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Extreme Newb

ApolloKaytor

Joined: Aug 15 2008

Guys I just started playing guitar about 3 days ago and really I need some basic songs to learn. I can play Away To Zanarkan (Amazing song BTW) and simple songs like that. I have having MAJOR problems trying to play chords so can someone recommend me some songs to start me off?

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Waladuz

Der Kritiker

Location: Germany

Joined: May 31 2008

Try "We shall overcome",

Very basic song with about 5 chords: G, C, Emol, A and D,

I hope you know them...The song has an easy rhythm, too.

We shall overcome...somedaaaaaaaay

Ah, I just love that song! :)

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Re: Extreme Newb

ApolloKaytor

Joined: Aug 15 2008

lol I would but I know zero chords and my father tried teaching me how to do some and moving from one to another is just way to hard for me (at least at this time)

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chewy7719

Gamer/Metalhead

Location: Lehighton, PA

Joined: Jul 14 2008

Try "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock, a really cool 60s psychedelic rock tune.
It goes: Eminor, A , Eminor, C.

chord tip: before changing chords, visualize where the next chord will be.
good luck :)

Re: Extreme Newb

ApolloKaytor

Joined: Aug 15 2008

ok let me reword.

What video game songs on the site would you recommend me to start off with (please no chords lol)

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ReallyTallDude

Joined: Aug 20 2008

*also interested*

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chewy7719

Gamer/Metalhead

Location: Lehighton, PA

Joined: Jul 14 2008

Some of the transcribed ocarina tunes from LoZ:OoT might be a good place to start. Song of Time, Song of Storms, etc. They sound really cool too :)

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monkeymen987

Joined: Jul 15 2008

err i would suggest the kirby song.. from super smash brothers, fountain of dreams. it helped me with my weak pinky and stuff.

http://www.gametabs.net/nintendo-64/sup ... dream-land

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Krimson

Much nerdy love

Joined: Jun 01 2008

Some of the easier stuff I started with, no chords included (been playing for about half a year now):

Morrowind title theme:
http://www.gametabs.net/pc/the-elder-sc ... main-theme

Zelda's lullaby:
http://www.gametabs.net/nintendo-64/zel ... by/archard

Far Off Promise (Chrono Trigger):
http://www.gametabs.net/super-nintendo/ ... se/archard

Aeris' Theme (ff7):
http://www.gametabs.net/playstation/fin ... eris-theme

You'll notice 3 of the 4 are tabbed by Archard, who is pretty much overlord of this site ( :D ). He does really good work and alot of his tabs are on the easier side, especially nice for people just starting out. As for having trouble with chords, I'm the same way. It's just something you have to practice every day.

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ApolloKaytor

Joined: Aug 15 2008

yea I noticed. Keep up the excellent work Archard.

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Werts

Joined: Aug 06 2008

You can't run away from chords forever. ;)

I made that mistake.