Each song for the ‘songbook’ format, I’ll either mark up as:
- Planning - on my ‘to do’ list, including the dreamers.
- Practising - usually played in the past during or supporting Justin’s course.
- Playing - can play and sing these, at home, no pressure on most attempts.
- Performing - have performed a version at an open mic and it not be a total disaster.
- Perfected? - not sure about this one, was thinking maybe an edited video with guitar and vocals performed separately, multiple takes to ensure a ‘best I can do’ presentation. Not sure if I really need this, probably happy with reaching the performance point to be honest. We’ll see.
Eruption - Van Halen
Well not all of it
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
Justin’s lesson: https://www.justinguitar.com/songs/dire-straits-brothers-in-arms-chords-tabs-guitar-lesson-st-342
Backing track: Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits - Custom Backing Track - Karaoke Version
Why Worry - Dire Straits
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
Good Times bad Times - Led Zeppelin
White Room - Cream
Plug In Baby - Muse
Unintended - Muse
Do You Remember the First Time - Pulp
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Atlas - Coldplay
Bring Me to Life - Evanesence
Enjoy the Silence - Lacuna Coil
Black Hole Sun - Sound Garden
Bring it on Down - Oasis
Tuyo - Rodrigo Amarante
Tardei - Rodrigo Amarante
Mon Nom - Rodrigo Amarante
A stretchy one
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Drive - REM
What’s the Frequency Kenneth - REM
Falling Down - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
One - U2
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
A Million Dreams -P!nk
What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes
Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
Cocaine - JJ Cale
With loop of main riff for pentatonic solo
Creep - Radiohead
The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
Child in Time - Deep Purple
Looper and Solo mix in progress
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Ain’t Talkin 'Bout Love - Van Halen
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Cast no Shadow - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Mad World - Gary Jules
One Day Like This - Elbow
Hotel California - Eagles
Running to Stand Still - U2
Nobody Knows You - Blackberry Smoke
As I work on any of the above I’ll pick some highlights and share over on AVOYP.
OK, so just posted in the AVOYP area
… this will be my last ‘show off’ one, I’m heading back to grade 2 beginner and although been playing a while I am ‘missing’ some of the basics, I noticed a few on here are singing already too so might take the opportunity to start posting some songs with the added dimension of singing along!
I’ve noticed on many a trip down the Youtube rabbit hole that guitar channels can be very specific and while being awesome at guitar is well, awesome, you have to be pretty damn good to get away with not singing, while on the other hand a few simple chords and a well known song may well be more useful…in the pursuit of fun times
At the moment, I’m on a tone quest. I started on the acoustic and liked the simplicity, but I’m after a warmer tone from the electric. I’m into Rodrigo Amarante at the moment (Narcos Theme Tune and ,wow, Cavalo Album) and … OK maybe one more show off video to show the progress there.
Apart from the singing, I would like to get to grips with the lead guitar. I’ve dipped in and out of the blues lead modules in the past, but did so having skipped the blues rhythm modules so aim to take my time and do things properly this time.
Hopefully, I will be able to help out others in the earlier modules as I revisit them…