What songs by other people have you been teaching yourself to play lately?

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John Fahey - Requiem for John Hurt -- not as hard as it sounds once you realize the tuning (CGCDCE) but has some tricky rhythms

Doc Watson - East Tennessee Blues (massively slowed down obv)

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:30 (seven years ago) link

Down Through & Evil by Red House Painters

MaresNest, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 22:27 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

Switched to bass this summer. Been learning a lot of great stuff I've always wanted to play. This morning its Heartbeat by Taana Gardner. Thank you disco poll.

how's life, Tuesday, 24 December 2013 13:35 (six years ago) link

I got Mountain's "Never in My Life" down pretty good on bass or guitar, but I can't get my vocals to sound right. It's just a bit too high for me in standard tuning.

earlnash, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 03:45 (six years ago) link

Did a vocal take of Cocteau Twins "BlueBell Knoll" a while back, to see if I was capable of singing that way. One gets thrown by basically having to make silly phonetic sounds instead of sing words, but I think I did ok. Its a real challenge to do all those trills and runs up and down scales tho!

the Bronski Review (Trayce), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 05:47 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is basically all i do now that i'm fast enough

i'm on my third playlist. this one is dedicated mainly to Nuggets I/II but it's already getting kinda boring. i played mary j blige's "family affair" the other day and it was super fun.

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:24 (six years ago) link

i can't find the thread for the newest ilx comp but here is a poorly recorded drum part of chocolate watchband's "are you gonna be there (at the love-in)"
if anyone wants to use it, lemme know! i think it has a little bit of moldy midwestern basement charm.

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 January 2014 19:16 (six years ago) link

learned "annie" by elastica with a couple other people the other night. really fun to play

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 03:22 (six years ago) link

I've been teaching myself the main melodic riff to "She Will" by Savages, which is great because it's basically just a minor scale

Fight the Powers that Be with this Powerful Les Paul! (DJP), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 15:02 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

Been having a hoot playing the theme to x men the animated series lately.

underrated aerobies I have flung (how's life), Saturday, 7 June 2014 00:36 (six years ago) link

"Under African Skies" by Paul Simon.

banjoboy, Friday, 20 June 2014 07:55 (six years ago) link

Ooo, nice.

how's life, Friday, 20 June 2014 09:46 (six years ago) link

think i'll try to learn 'freight train', though i suspect i'll give up in frustration and self-loathing.

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 21 June 2014 04:52 (six years ago) link

This morning, The Who's 'Success Story'.

Welcome to the dessert of the real (snoball), Saturday, 21 June 2014 12:17 (six years ago) link

Lately when I've been really drunk I'll play like a stoner rock version of the Law And Order theme.

Dreamland, Saturday, 21 June 2014 12:44 (six years ago) link

four weeks pass...

my old band covered hangin' on the telephone (nerves version), we used to have a live recording of new songs on our websitebut that site doesn't exist anymore ,the first was an analysis of one of my own songs. I love this kind of thing, but it takes a lot of effort to write and I have no idea if anybody else is interested or understands what I'm going on about, so feedback is welcome.

DJTrinity, Saturday, 19 July 2014 12:30 (six years ago) link

nine months pass...

Admittedly pretty simple but "That's Just the Way It Is" by Dead Moon. Now I just need to figure out the lyrics.
I covered "Off You" by the Breeders when I played last month.

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 8 May 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

johnny b. goode

brimstead, Friday, 8 May 2015 21:11 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Walk Away Renee and Sunrise Sunset as guitar instrumentals; and Sir Duke for solo voice/guitar.

banjoboy, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:18 (four years ago) link

I have been learning to play "don't talk" by the beach boys on the piano lately. Pure bliss. I could play it forever !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:31 (four years ago) link

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