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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. Ian T

    Ian T Tele-Holic

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    Jan 11, 2013
    Tampa Bay
    Had to learn "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede and revisit "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts for wedding gig. Also learned "Sailing" by Christopher Cross and "This is it" for upcoming Yacht Rock gig. Also revisited Minuet in G for an upcoming wedding ceremony, as well as In My Life, and started learning "Till there was You" and "I Will" by Beatles for another upcoming wedding ceremony. I also brushed up on "Tonights the Night" by Betty Wright an "Yearning for your Love" by Gap Band for R&B gig. I also learned "Hot House" by Bird & Dizzy, for my own New Years resolution of learning 20 Bebop heads this year to do as a daily warmup. Damn, I guess I learned a bunch of stuff last week, though I end up resenting that I have to learn so much music for these gigs rather than working on stuff I'd like to be working on. Not that I mind learning some of the tunes that are cool, but "Hooked on a Feeling"....ugh.....
     
  2. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky

    I love that song!
     
  3. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2010
    Northern NJ
    "Here comes your man" by Pixies - I had to learn the singing too. Nice simple song.
     
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  4. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    each song individually is mashed up with my playing it
     
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  5. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    51
    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    I have to admit, it was kinda fun to play and it also turned into a bit of an earworm for me.
     
  6. Random1643

    Random1643 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    575
    Mar 11, 2015
    Upper Midwest
    Our trio added Hank Williams' Honky Tonk Blues for the last gig after playing acoupla times @ practice. Not a complicated number - 3 Chords No Waiting - but a great funky song with story line lyric.
     
  7. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    The good news about learning songs that you aren't excited about learning is that the more songs you learn,
    like 'em or not, the better you get at learning songs.

    I finally learned how to completely memorize songs as part of my learning process. No more lugging around
    cheatsheets. I still sometimes make cheat sheets, to help me if I don't play something for a long time and
    want to remember how to play a lick or the chords on the bridge or whatever. But if it's in our band rotation
    I get it in my brain.
     
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  8. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Apr 1, 2011
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    Old Folks Boogie - passable solo version not all the words by heart yet
     
  9. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    Good one. You reminded me I want my band to do I Knew the Bride.
     
  10. E5RSY

    E5RSY Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    51
    Mar 5, 2009
    Georgetown, TX
    Learning them is often the easy part. But, it's the bandleader's oft-changing arrangements that keep me addicted to cheatsheets.
     
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  11. WelshBluesMan

    WelshBluesMan Tele-Meister

    173
    Apr 2, 2018
    Wales, UK.
    Been listening to it all weekend, couldn't get it out of my head, so I just had to learn it.

     
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  12. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    We've added this recently. It's a little tricky, plus we lowered the key(s).
     
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  13. Snfoilhat

    Snfoilhat Tele-Holic

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    805
    Apr 8, 2016
    Oakland, CA
    One Fine Day veering between how the Chiffons played it and how Even in Blackouts played it. Fun to sing.
     
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  14. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 21, 2017
    B
    I’m not all he way there but I’m working on an arrangement of the Lonely Man (The Incredible Hulk closing theme).
     
  15. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    love that song

    crowd pleaser, too

    isolate them backbeats!
     
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  16. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    London
    At least everyone will know the songs I’m learning.

    I’m taking an adult-ed acoustic blues class and the instructor is teaching us a simple slide country blues song in open D. For fun, I’m making and adding on to it open-D slide versions of Bad Moon Rising, These Boots are Made for Walking, and Folsom Prison Blues.
     
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  17. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    59
    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    Roy Orbison's Blue Bayou.

    I can sing Roy pretty good.
    I hit the high notes.

    :)
     
  18. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    Two this week: don't you touch me baby cos I'm shaking so much by motorhead/pirates cos it sounds wicked through the Marshall and shoals of herring by Ewan mccoll in the Oscar Isaac style. On the bouzouki.
     
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  19. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    63
    Mar 30, 2016
    Florida USA
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