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guitar lessons: what song should I learn?
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MrBiggs
Last week my guitar teacher asked me to come in this friday with a song I want to learn. I've been taking lessons since February and I have learned barre chords in the first, third and fifth positions, some scales, Orbison's "Pretty Woman" and some progressions. He suggested "Day Tripper" which is my default right now, and which would be fine (though I've already figured out parts of it).
I've been listening to a lot of guitar along with the normal synth stuff. I've been liking the Raconteurs, Black Keys, PJ Harvey, Raveonettes, Pixies, and I love Eels. Almost anything with a gritty fuzz (though not Eels -- I just like Eels). The problem with these is that Lou the Guitar Teacher doesn't know any of these. He knows of the Raconteurs but is more into the older blues stuff and classic rock stuff.
So...
Anyone have any suggestions? What's a fun tune to learn, not too difficult, and will impress my fiancée? help
Somatic
Crowded House. Weather with you


Intro:
e|--3/5-5555----3/5-5555---7-8-7-5-3-2-3-2-0-------------------------- -----|
B|-------------------------------------------2------------------------ -----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------- -----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------- -----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------- -----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------- -----|

Verse:


EM A
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------- -----|
B|------------------------------3-2-0-2------------------------------- -----|
G|--------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------- -----|
D|--2-2-2-2-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------- -----|
A|--2-2-2-2----------------------------------------------------------- -----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------- -----|

Walking 'round the room singing Stormy Weather
EM A
At 57 Mount Pleasant Street
EM A
Now it's the same room but everything's different
EM A
You can fight the sleep but not the dream

Dm C
Things ain't cookin'
Dm C
in my kitchen
Dm C F
Strange affliction wash over me
Dm C
Julius Caesar
Dm C
and the Roman Empire
Dm C F G
Couldn't conquer the blue sky

EM A EM A

EM A
There's a small boat made of china
EM A
Going nowhere on the mantlepiece
EM A
Do I lie like a loungeroom lizard
E A A7sus4
Or do I sing like a bird released?

A7sus4 D
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
A7sus4 D
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
A7sus4 G
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
F#m EM
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
A Em7
The weather with you


A EM A A7sus4


A7sus4 D
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
A7sus4 D
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
A7sus4 G
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
F#m EM
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather
A D
Take the weather with you

Those chords in full:
EADGBE
Dm xx0231
C x32010
A7sus4 x02030
G 355433
F#m 244222
EM 022000
A x02220
D xx0232





| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
Chuck E. Jesus
i think if you learn a bunch of Beatles and Stones songs it should be fairly easy to learn stuff by the bands you mentioned, especially if you check out the online tabs...
MindMachine
I had two Aersmith books when I was a youngster. 'Rocks' and 'Toys in the Attic'. They had the chords, words, bass line, lead line and vocal line. I learned 'Round and Round' which at the time was super heavy acid rock... and it was easy for a fifth grader. Those books were great. You could learn something like 'Uncle Salty'. It is a mostly rhythm guitar/chord song and tells a wonderful tale. Those books rock for learning. They are the Hal Leonard books from the 70's.

You cannot go wrong with Beatles 1964-1966.
Just me
Stairway to Heaven. (Running and ducking!)

(Freedom by Bread was one of the first ones I ever learned.)
hdd
everything from the pixies is pretty cool for beginner; but won't impress your fiancée without drum and bass behind lol
caribou would be one of the best choice

wanna say some django, there's always lot of learn with him !
MrBiggs
If I could play Here Comes Your Man on the guitar, there would be no wrong I could do with her. It's got enough going on that drums/bass wouldn't be missed to much.

(As an aside, a few years ago I was asked to play my accordion at a show where I used to teach illustration. One of the students "challenged" me to play Here Comes Your Man. Here's the result.)



Thanks for the suggestions so far. I think it's between Here Comes Your Man and Day Tripper right now. Weather With You is a great tune...
Christopher Winkels
Some stuff by The Who is pretty good for learning because Townshend -though very musical - was not the most gifted technician on the guitar. "Pinball Wizard" was one of the first ones I was taught.
infradead
freebird?

just so you can ya'know play some skynard
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