How Long Does It Take You To Learn a Song?

Milspec

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I have worked really hard at being able to figure out the changes to a song. What takes me a whole lot longer is actually "learning" the song. For me, it often takes me an entire month to put it all together.

The other thing it taught me though is this: It is a lot harder to learn to play like somebody else than it does to play like myself.

Once I realized that, I started spending a lot more time writing than learning songs by others. I don't have an chart toppers, but what I wrote, I can play really well.
 

57joonya

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Good for you that you can write . I always did alot of covers . I guess I’m just not that creative , but I enjoy it. And I can typically learn them pretty quick , depending on the songs complexity. It sort of took me years to learn ten years gone by Led Zeppelin.I played a backyard party tonight and did a song I have never played before , “I think I’ll just stay here and drink” by Merle haggard . But it’s 3 chords…still for some reason my bass player friend got lost on it somewhere .
 




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