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If you’ve learned a new song in the last week - what was it ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mike Eskimo, Feb 11, 2019 at 3:51 PM.

  1. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Learned a new cover I mean.

    I learned When I Write The Book by Nick Lowe this morning.

    I wore that Rockpile record out when I was a teen.

    I doubt it would work with our band but it keeps the mind sharp anyhow...

     
  2. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    'Shut Up and Dance' by some goofy pop band whose name I can't remember.

    That should give you a clue as to how good the song is. :lol:

    - D
     
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  3. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2006
    Space
    I started working through "Yesterday" well... yesterday. I'm about halfway through it.

    My cousin and I play a lo9t of Beatles songs together (he's on bass) and he's out of town for a bit, so I'm going to surprise him with this one when he gets back.
     
  4. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    ?????
     
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  5. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    I woke up with this song in my head this morning, so i figured it out.

     
  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut---Bo Diddley.
    1 chord.
    Great hook.
     
  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Working on this one at the moment, should not take long to get down reasonably decent
     
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  8. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Jan 6, 2005
    Iowa USA
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    Windy and Warm done as a surf instrumental.

    Chet Atkins made it famous.

    The Ventures May have twanged and ‘verbed it, but I am not sure

    Written by John D Loudermilk
     
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  9. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    it's neat that this thread appeared now because i'm actually trying to learn a song all the way through with all parts: band on the run.

    I've been playing over 45 years and I can't think of a single song I can play al the way through. but I play guitar All The Time. it's a mental disorder.

    but, by golly, this time...
     
  10. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France


    they re goofy but pop ????

    edit : and that s why you should read previous posts before posting.
     
  11. mad dog

    mad dog Friend of Leo's

    Jun 27, 2005
    Montclair, NJ
    Still working on this one. On baritone and regular guitar:

     
  12. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Texas
    I challenged myself to learn a song in an hour. After mulling over my favorite Tom Petty songs I chose Even the Losers.

    It took a half hour.

    Tom plays it in D so I just capoed up two frets and used all the C chords.

    Sounds good for solo acoustic.
     
  13. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Holic

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    Apr 15, 2016
    Australia
    Gary Clark Jr's 'Things Are Changin.'

    It's only two chords but my hands don't like the reach with those hammer-ons. It's a very rhythmic song, and that tapping is also harder than it looks. For me anyway.

     
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  14. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    51
    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    I had to learn Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody".

    Don't ask...the things we do for the people we love. :rolleyes:
     
  15. beninma

    beninma Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    41
    Mar 17, 2017
    Massachusetts


    This song has been my main attention point the last couple weeks. I've got a lot of it down but I can't say I've "learned it". I have the intro & chords down and a bunch of the riffs but I don't improvise it all that coherently and I could probably practice this the rest of my life considering where the bar has been set by Mr. Burrell and SRV.

    The other two that have been getting a lot of attention lately are:

    - Wild Horses by the Stones
    - Small Town by John Mellencamp

    Mostly just playing chords on those, I have them down fine but again have only been playing a couple years, I need to keep working on making all the changes smooth, etc..
     
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  16. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    Vulfpeck Dean Town. This was a tough one. I had to record it into my DAW so I could slow it down and learn it a section at a time, then put it all together. Also, it's kind
    of a strange, syncopated line, not intuitive, so it took some time to get it into my head so I could play it all the way through. Took me
    probably at least eight hours of work to get this one down. It was actually a few weeks ago that I learned it but I'm still proud of myself. Waiting for my bass player
    to learn the part as well so our band can do it. I will double the bass part on guitar...

     
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  17. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    Yeah, I know...
     
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  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    Azzurro
    Grande, Grande, Grande

    what can I say, we're playing charming Italian tunes lately
     
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  19. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    i am working on a few

    in bloom - nirvana

    china grove - doobies

    in my eyes - minor threat

    rain - the cult
     
  20. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    51
    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    If you could somehow come up with a mash-up of all four that would be epic. :D
     
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