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#1 2012-06-11 23:08:46

SammyJ.K
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Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Hi,
Ive been told it is really useful to learn songs by ear as it trains the ear. I'm struggling at the moment. I was just wondering if anyone knows of any easy songs to learn by ear? I'm happy with anything apart from Any modern rubbish like Rihanna or Adele, preferable Rock or Heavy Metal (not screamo) but im happy with Blues, Folk, Jazz, Reggae, Heavier Grunge (Nirvana), etc.
Thanks, Sammy big_smile

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#2 2012-06-11 23:26:24

beamer
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Most of the Scorpions early stuff is pretty easy.  Try rock you like a hurricane, Cant live with out you, and black out.  (if you need help, the stuff is in the library here in chordie and on youtube) to get you on your way.

tom petty last dance with mary jane.

a county boy can survive by hank williams jr.

hope that helps some.


Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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#3 2012-06-12 10:42:25

SammyJ.K
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Thanks!!! smile

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#4 2012-07-30 20:40:50

baynton90
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Well, any songs can be lean, but mostly it depends on your mind capacity. But when I lean ant song, I play my song on electric Mp 4. Then I can make it easy to lean by my ears.

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#5 2012-07-31 00:24:51

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

It`s kind of old and dated but the easiest one to memorize is ABACAB by Genesis. The title is the chord progression A  B  A  C  A  B.  How easy is that to memorize.


Enjoy Every Sandwich - Dr. Lee Lipsenthal

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#6 2013-06-06 02:45:03

dino48
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

You might try too get the blues scales memorized a bit then you would be able too play alot of blues tunes by ear.


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#7 2013-06-06 16:36:47

Baldguitardude
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

For what it's worth.

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#8 2013-06-12 03:54:11

Tenement Funster
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Some older & easier folk stuff from America, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, etc. are not too complex to defy you, as long as you have reasonably good command of your major & minor chords.


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#9 2013-06-13 20:19:27

christopaul
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Cat Stevens? Don't go near Morning Has broken, it will tie you.up in knots.

Pretty Vacant by The Sex Pistols is a lot of fun ans only a handful of chords.


I see friends holdiong hands, saying "How do you do"
They're really saying, "I love you"
Louis Armstrong. Wonderful world.

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#10 2013-06-13 20:26:51

Tenement Funster
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

Right you are about MHB ... it's much more complex than most of his material. I play it on classical using fingers, and it's not bad. Some of his tunes that I was thinking of were "Moonshadow" and "Where Do the Children Play".

I understand that Rick Wakeman (former YES keyboardist) is the composer of the music portion of MHB itself. A person never knows how much of this is gossip / hearsay / misinformation / etc.

Last edited by Tenement Funster (2013-06-13 20:27:26)


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#11 2013-06-13 20:35:09

christopaul
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

It does sound very Rick Wakeman like.
The time and place would have been about right too.

Last edited by christopaul (2013-06-13 20:36:54)


I see friends holdiong hands, saying "How do you do"
They're really saying, "I love you"
Louis Armstrong. Wonderful world.

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#12 2013-06-13 20:39:43

christopaul
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Re: Any songs that are easy to learn by ear?

That would have been before he joined Yes and he was doing quite a bit of session work then. Also did a bit with David Bowie.


I see friends holdiong hands, saying "How do you do"
They're really saying, "I love you"
Louis Armstrong. Wonderful world.

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