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#1 2013-01-02 17:56:16

dalejrnut
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Beginner - help me with song selections please

I have a guitar my grandfather gave me before he passed way. I am just beginning to learn - we are talking GREEN!! Any tips / great beginner songs would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 2013-01-02 18:15:46

Baldguitardude
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

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#3 2013-01-02 18:30:37

dalejrnut
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Country, Blues, Gospel - I'm easy lol

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#4 2013-01-02 18:51:18

bensonp
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

If you like old classic ciountry, almost anything is good to start with.  Most of the old country have easy chords.  Take youe pick.


You can see all my video covers on http://www.youtube.com/bensonp1000
I have finally found happiness in my life.  Guitars, singing, beer and camping.  And they all intertwine wonderfully.

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#5 2013-01-02 19:37:36

dalejrnut
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Thanks Pete!! I'm super excited.

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#6 2013-01-02 21:04:47

Baldguitardude
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Easy ones for newbs are For What Its Worth & Knocking on Heaven's Door

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#7 2013-01-03 00:54:39

beamer
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

as I have posted b4,
all along the watchtower( I play it Am, G, F, G, Am -just listen to the bob dylan version)

Hey Jo, Play it with root 5th power chords (index and 3rd finger look them up on youtube) or Open.  this is the basic rythm version w/ out all hedrixes magic. -  C, G, D, A, E


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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#8 2013-01-03 01:18:15

dalejrnut
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

thanks everyone . big help

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#9 2013-01-03 21:09:37

Astronomikal
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Welcome to the forum.  Here are some sites you might find useful:
http://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/index.html
http://www.cowboylyrics.com/
Some of the songs have lyrics only, but most have chords as well.

In addition, one of our members created this.  You can enter chords that you know and it will bring up a list of songs which use those chords.
http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19967

Enjoy the journey!


"Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid." - Despair, Inc.

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#10 2013-01-03 23:33:02

bensonp
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Just let us know which songs you picked out and how you are doing.


You can see all my video covers on http://www.youtube.com/bensonp1000
I have finally found happiness in my life.  Guitars, singing, beer and camping.  And they all intertwine wonderfully.

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#11 2013-01-05 17:33:37

lucebert
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Listen to the radio. And wait for songs to come of which you can say: "I would like to play this song!" In the meantime learn some easy chords and songs like:
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/?url= … ranspose=0

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#12 2013-01-05 22:36:23

dalejrnut
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

great help . I'll let you know how things are going

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#13 2013-01-06 16:10:44

mekidsmom
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Here's my list of beginner songs, the ones I personally started with:  http://www.chordie.com/songbook.php?sel … did=269030

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" was the very first song I learned.  Just three chords, and for the most part you're just playing two back and forth and then throwing the E in there occasionally.  I liked it, because it was simple enough to figure out and made me feel like I got somewhere soon enough. 

FYI - best FREE place to learn online is www.justinguitar.com - no one here is affiliated, we just plain like his method.  Start with the beginning, and go through the steps.  You'll learn proper chord fingering, and how to practice.  He's great!

WELCOME TO CHORDIE and enjoy the guitar!!!


Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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#14 2013-01-07 04:48:45

beamer
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Just to tagalong to amy,,
I also like Pappastasch and marty schwartz,  both on you tube.

https://www.youtube.com/feed/UC6QjcB_u_-DpPi60e8oi3jw

https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarjamzdotcom

and this is justins link  https://www.youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoe


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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#15 2013-01-07 23:18:25

zguitar
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Amy, your link to your songbook didn't work.

Don't forget about Yourguitarsage on Youtube.


Keep Rockin!!!!!!!!!!!

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#16 2013-01-08 16:26:41

mekidsmom
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please


Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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#17 2013-01-12 02:13:59

dalejrnut
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

Sorry I haven't responded.  My brother in law took my guitar home to change the strings for me.His house burned last Saturday night. My guitar was in the house. Amazingly enough it was undamaged - only the case was destroyed. I am telling you since I have not been able to try any of your suggestions yet. Once our  lives are back in order some I'll take your advise. Thanks again.

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#18 2013-01-12 02:40:26

dino48
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

dalejrnut wrote:

Sorry I haven't responded.  My brother in law took my guitar home to change the strings for me.His house burned last Saturday night. My guitar was in the house. Amazingly enough it was undamaged - only the case was destroyed. I am telling you since I have not been able to try any of your suggestions yet. Once our  lives are back in order some I'll take your advise. Thanks again.

Thats too bad hope the damage too the home was not too bad.


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#19 2013-01-12 13:47:02

mekidsmom
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

88 - (I'm nicknaming you above and beyond your username DaleJrNut... as happens often around here) - I am so sorry to hear about your Brother in law's home.  Very sad.  Since the guitar wasn't harmed, I hope that the damage to the house wasn't too terrible as well.  This post will still be here when you're ready for it.  Positive thoughts for your family!

Amy
aka:  MeKidsMom
aka: MKM


Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.

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#20 2013-01-12 13:49:11

Zurf
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

How terrible!  I hope no one was hurt.  I think I speak for everyone that we will certainly accept that as a reasonable excuse for why you haven't tried our suggestions.  Wow.


"Forced means you're painting a train blue."  - Jets60
"If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome!" - Mekidsmom
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#21 2013-01-12 17:18:06

bensonp
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Re: Beginner - help me with song selections please

I hope everything turns out good for your brother in law.  Sorry to hear of the incicdent.  Good luck to you guys.


You can see all my video covers on http://www.youtube.com/bensonp1000
I have finally found happiness in my life.  Guitars, singing, beer and camping.  And they all intertwine wonderfully.

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