Topic: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

Ok, this month after asking you the members, we have a new idea from one of our members ZURF, who has come up with this  idea.  Zurf has suggested we have a Challenge Theme that uses the FIRST SONG each of us learned to play.   A great idea!  He mentioned they most likely will be relatively easy songs to learn and hopefully more people will jump on-board and have ago at the challenge.

LET DO IT! Jump onboard, have ago at this!.  Whether you’re a singer, a guitarist, or  play any other instrument,  a song writer or any or all of the above, come join in and let`s see what we all learnt first!  It may just be a musical piece, you may be able to sing or not sing, it doesn’t matter, it’s the joining in and challenging each other to attempt that song that is the fun of it all.

READY, SET, GO!!!

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Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

Two songs I learnt at a ukulele class I attended ( from memory and I cant honestly remember which one was first) so putting them both down were ~Elvira~ and
~ Folsom Prison~.
On guitar years ago when I self taught myself I think it was ~Sylvia`s Mother~.

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

The first song I learned was Randy Travis' I'm Going To Love You Forever.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

I can't remember my first song, but I remember the Paul Kelly song "To her door" was amongst the first ... http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … 26227.html

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Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

Probably something like `Proud Mary` for me.At least the verse part anyway.GGGGGGGGGG.

The King Of Audio Torture

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Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

My first song is before I could remember as music was there from my first day. Having that background I still can't sing good. Both my parents loved music it was an important part of my growing up.

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

Great keep them coming folks smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

I learned a bunch of parts to songs!  7  notes to smoke on the water,  and stuff like that. but really first song, .....

A horse with no name.

and probably Gloria.  its Van but I was playing it to The Doors version. lol (a little more disjointed) or stepping stone by the monkeys

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

My first song was "Leaving on a Jet Plane".  I remember this discussion coming up years ago and could swear a bunch of people said their first song was "House of the Rising Sun".  When I was new, I couldn't understand how that would be chosen as a first, because I thought it was awful difficult but then again I've only ever played it somewhat the way I learned it (my Dad's way, not calm and cool like the original).  wink

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Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

beamer wrote:

I learned a bunch of parts to songs!  7  notes to smoke on the water,  and stuff like that. but really first song, .....

A horse with no name.

and probably Gloria.  its Van but I was playing it to The Doors version. lol (a little more disjointed) or stepping stone by the monkeys

I love A Horse With No Name. Four chords, three of which you don't really see anywhere else, and it has a terrific bass line that I've never been able to get right.  To quote Jimmy Buffett from God's Own Drunk, "It's so simple it plumb evades me."

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jambalaya as a first song. Two cheater chords each played with one finger.  That's the one I tried to teach my daughters.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

zurf..... we do Jambalaya in our ukulele group as a performance song for the residents in retirement homes or rest homes but never learnt that as a beginners one smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

Zurf wrote:
beamer wrote:

I learned a bunch of parts to songs!  7  notes to smoke on the water,  and stuff like that. but really first song, .....

A horse with no name.

and probably Gloria.  its Van but I was playing it to The Doors version. lol (a little more disjointed) or stepping stone by the monkeys

I love A Horse With No Name. Four chords, three of which you don't really see anywhere else, and it has a terrific bass line that I've never been able to get right.  To quote Jimmy Buffett from God's Own Drunk, "It's so simple it plumb evades me."

4??? I only used E and Em LOLOLOLOL

“Find your own sound.  Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”

– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

beamer wrote:
Zurf wrote:
beamer wrote:

I learned a bunch of parts to songs!  7  notes to smoke on the water,  and stuff like that. but really first song, .....

A horse with no name.

and probably Gloria.  its Van but I was playing it to The Doors version. lol (a little more disjointed) or stepping stone by the monkeys

I love A Horse With No Name. Four chords, three of which you don't really see anywhere else, and it has a terrific bass line that I've never been able to get right.  To quote Jimmy Buffett from God's Own Drunk, "It's so simple it plumb evades me."

4??? I only used E and Em LOLOLOLOL

When I replace my scanner, I'll send you a chord chart that came from the America website. I haven't been there in a while, but they used to have chord charts to a lot of their songs the way they played them.

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

Re: SUGGESTIONS: NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED SONG OF THE MONTH

Zurf wrote:
beamer wrote:
Zurf wrote:

I love A Horse With No Name. Four chords, three of which you don't really see anywhere else, and it has a terrific bass line that I've never been able to get right.  To quote Jimmy Buffett from God's Own Drunk, "It's so simple it plumb evades me."

4??? I only used E and Em LOLOLOLOL

When I replace my scanner, I'll send you a chord chart that came from the America website. I haven't been there in a while, but they used to have chord charts to a lot of their songs the way they played them.

Not sure if this will help, but I wrote a chord diagram program some time ago:

http://neophytte.mine.nu/chord/

Will also work for different stringed instruments (via settings) ...

Enjoy ...

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV