A few months back I ordered the Justin Guitar Rock Songbook and started learning some of the songs. I was inspired by @alexisduprey’s AVOYPs.
I’ve messed around on-and-off with a few of the songs occasionally, learning some of them while mainly working on other stuff. Those that have seen Justin’s songbooks know that there are three tick boxes for each song: Started, Learned, Performed. Well, I had no performed ticks, and a few started and learned ticks… I figured I’d better finish some songs.
The other thought that was kind of related I had, was I was working on a whole bunch of different songs. Some developer songs, some dreamer songs. Too many dreamer songs. Some songs I’ve played almost every day for months and still have a long way to go to get to a decent level. So I’ve decided to try a bit of a different approach, and that’s basically: volume. Trying to learn lots of songs that are very close to my skill level to build my skill level up, which would theoretically make the much harder songs easier to play in time.
The idea is to take songs to what I would call “Pub cover band level”. Not album level, not live concert from the original band level, but a performance quality that would keep a bunch of punters at a pub listening to a cover band happy and enjoying their drunken night. Certainly the playing needs to be good enough to do that, but no need to be perfect.
So here we go. With the new AVOYP rules, I figured why not make a thread, and just post things when they’re ready. Frequent, infrequent, whatever. Mainly rock songbook songs, maybe some other ones at times. Oh yeah, and I’m not going to do all the songs either, some of them I just don’t like that much.
Here goes, first one incoming.