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Help Me Learn a Few "Easy" Songs!

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Baird6869, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Hey fellow TBers,

    I have a gig coming up that will have a large crowd that is older than normal for a gig my band plays. It is a Legion gig (favour for my dad) and I have to learn some old school tunes.

    My band plays lots of ZZ Top, Doobie Brothers, U2, Stones, etc, but we also play a few Green Day and RHCP tunes and the latter will have to be pulled out as they are too heavy.

    Here is my question.......

    What are a few REALLY EASY songs to learn that would cater to a 50+ year old crowd? I am talking Sweet Home Alabama, 3 chord easy as my gig is a couple of days after I get back from Mexico and I won't have much time to practice.

    I am trying to avoid playing tunes like Mustang Sally, but I will play whatever is basically really easy to learn on bass.

    I have had to learn 80+ for two bands in the last few months, so I am not interested in learning any more hard ones at this point.:bassist:

  2. Busker


    Jan 22, 2007
    Simple Man by Skynrd is nice.

    Wonderful Tonight by Clapton.

    A few 50's and 60's tunes would probably be good, too.
  3. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Helpless - Neil Young
    Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
    Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs
    Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
    Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
    Further on up the Road - Clapton
    Before You Accuse Me - Bo Diddley
  4. Fortunate Son - CCR
    Can't Always Get What You Want - Stones

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