What have you learned but probably won't play?

Blrfl

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The other day, I transcribed and learned Good Girls Don't by The Knack. It's a fun song, but other than for my own entertainment and maybe my wife's, I can't think of anywhere else I'd ever play it. Family gatherings? Nah. Church picnic? Unlikely. Class reunion? Maaaaayyyybe, but only because we'd all have listened to it.

So what songs have you learned that aren't likely to be played in front of other people?
 

Fretting out

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After 60+ years of practice, I probably only perforn %5 of all that stuff. For example, I once knew all of the Venture's songs (20+ albums) and I don't play any of that now.
“lost venture” makes sense now

You’ve actually lost the ventures!
 

Chiogtr4x

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I'm just talking playing the rhythm/chord changes ( not the leads)
for Pink Floyd's
"Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" ( I'd like to sing them too!)

I think both of these are beautiful, but I really just play in a bare bones R&R/ blues trio. We ( I) could never pull these off.

Still, I like cycling thru the changes at home on acoustic, for kicks- good practice!
 

elihu

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ABBA- Knowing Me Knowing You

I learned it after I heard Evan Dando do it. He made it cool.
 

brookdalebill

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I know a number of chord melody “recital pieces”.
I love playing then for my own entertainment/enjoyment.
I no longer have any outlets for playing them.
My solo and “lounge” gigs have dried up.
Stuff like Satin Doll, Cherokee, Stompin’ At The Savoy, Moonlight In Vermont, Christmas Time Is Here, and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.
Hopefully that will change.
 

Milspec

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I think one of my first 5 songs I ever learned was "Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald". I am not really sure why at the time, but it happened.

After so many years later, I have never felt the need to depress an entire room with the song....likely never will.
 

SuprHtr

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Bon Jovi - Dead or Alive
Mellencamp - Jack & Diane
My instructor gave me these to learn after making very bad assumptions about my musical taste, based probably on my age.
On the bright side, he was right about ZZ Top - Just Got Paid.
 




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