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  1. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    07 Jul '16 21:48
    What song would you try to learn?

    I've started practicing my guitar every day after not playing for years. My finger tips are slowly starting to harden up, and i've picked a couple of songs as my targets. For now they are "Street Spirit" by Radiohead, and "Zombie eaters" by Faith no more. They're not exactly intricate, but they're hard enough while at the same time being attainable.

    What song would you listen to and think "I wish i could play that"?
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    07 Jul '16 22:171 edit
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    What song would you try to learn?

    I've started practicing my guitar every day after not playing for years. My finger tips are slowly starting to harden up, and i've picked a couple of songs as my targets. For now they are "Street Spirit" by Radiohead, and "Zombie eaters" by Faith no more. They're not exactly intricate, but they're hard enough whi ...[text shortened]... e time being attainable.

    What song would you listen to and think "I wish i could play that"?
    Depends on what style you are aiming at. There is Jazz (Charlie Christian) rock (Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn,etc), flamenco (Manitas De Plata, Paco Pena) classical (Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, Sharon Ibson), folk (Doc Watson, Martin Simpson, John Fahey, Backwards sam Firk, Blind Blake), Brazilian (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Yamandu Costa) Russian (Estas Tonne, Andre Krylov) French (Pierre Bensusan). There are so darn many virtuosi in all those fields!

    I think there is an explosion of virtuoso's these days.

    Ry Cooder in an incredible guitarist, both rock and folk. My fav, Into the Purple Valley, Paradise and lunch, Crossroads, Paris Texas, Talking Timbuktu (with Ali Farke Toure (RIP), what a great album!
    Then there is the great Madagascar guitarist D'Gary, plays like nobody else!

    The Andros Island guitarist Joseph Spence was a force all his own on guitar.

    Sam Ashe went down to the Bahama's (Andros Island also, where I used to work) and he came across a construction site, a house being built and he heard these guitarists.

    He walks around and sees this dude taking a break from carpentry and looks and says, where's the other guy? Joseph says, It's just me....

    Ry Cooder learned a lot from him after the recordings came out like "The real Bahama's"

    To my chagrin, I never met either the Pindar family or Joseph, even though I worked at AUTEC only a few miles away. I had taken my 12 string Martin with but found nobody else playing guitar there. I think Joseph was already in the folk circuit when I lived there.
  3. Standard memberapathist
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    07 Jul '16 22:35
    Anything on Guitar Hero seems a safe bet. Not my speed, but its fun watching others play. I realize the system doesn't mimic real playing, but the music is all golden.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_in_Guitar_Hero
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    Wish You Were Here
  5. Subscriberlemondrop
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    Asturias by Albeniz.
  7. Subscriberrookie54
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    08 Jul '16 20:31
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    What song would you try to learn?

    I've started practicing my guitar every day after not playing for years. My finger tips are slowly starting to harden up, and i've picked a couple of songs as my targets. For now they are "Street Spirit" by Radiohead, and "Zombie eaters" by Faith no more. They're not exactly intricate, but they're hard enough whi ...[text shortened]... e time being attainable.

    What song would you listen to and think "I wish i could play that"?
    revolution, the beatles...
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    08 Jul '16 20:45
    Originally posted by rookie54
    revolution, the beatles...
    Michelle, the Beatles
  9. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Jul '16 22:10
    Originally posted by rookie54
    revolution, the beatles...
    Used to be able to play Working class hero.
  10. Subscriberrookie54
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    08 Jul '16 22:33
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Used to be able to play Working class hero.
    well,
    that's something to be...
  11. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    08 Jul '16 23:45
    Because i can...

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  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    09 Jul '16 05:3014 edits
    Here is a bit with James Taylor showing his licks on guitar.

    YouTube

    YouTube


    Some more on James Taylor:

    YouTube

    YouTube

    The making of Sweet Baby James

    James and Carly Simon singing together, only his guitar: "Close your eyes"

    From 1977 when they were married, 1972 to 1983. Very intimate arrangement and his great guitar.

    YouTube

    YouTube

    Same era, great guitar, Going to Carolina in my mind:

    YouTube

    YouTube

    Another genius: Jim Croce, RIP "Time in a bottle"
    great guitar duo with Maury Muehleisen,
    who also died in the same plane crash in Louisiana. A great loss.

    YouTube

    And this one live, 'Operator', guitar duo

    YouTube
  13. Subscribersonhouse
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    09 Jul '16 06:313 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is a bit with James Taylor showing his licks on guitar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXj9DcjjWZE

    [youtube]dXj9DcjjWZE[/youtube]


    Some more on James Taylor:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K0ScTc4a68

    [youtube]0K0ScTc4a68[/youtube]

    The making of Sweet Baby James

    James and Carly Simon singing together, only his guitar: "Close you ...[text shortened]... OmM

    And this one live, 'Operator', guitar duo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPu_G-T28iU
    Didn't get the last two in time: Time in a bottle and Operator.

    YouTube

    YouTube

    Just found this really nice young girl singing the Lenard Cohen song Hallelujah with a nice guitar backup, don't know who these people are:

    YouTube
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