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What a good punk song to learn(hard)???

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by joeyang761020, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Hi, I am just getting into the punk music, what would be a good song to learn?? It has to be challenging, because I had be playing for about an year now.


  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    "Kiss", by Prince.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Maxwell muder is the only Rancid song i like really, solo is nice.
  4. live anti-flag songs
    still easy, their songs have "movement" and are fast, especially live.

    spaz's house destruction party
    tearing everyone down
    bring out your dead
    die for the government

    theres a few
  5. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Two Words,


  6. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    White Knuckle Ride by Rancid. That should be hard enough for ya.
  7. Thanx, guys, I will get my hand on it soon.
  8. Mostly any Rufio songs. Good bass in that band.
  9. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Axiom- Rancid

    When you have agot a general feel for punk, learn some simple stuff, ie blink 182. Then you can begin to experiment with fills and so forth.
    *professional attitude on*
    Punk is good for a beginner learner IMO, the progression show them the patters on the fretboard, and gives them a *basic* idea of shape and keys.

    *professional attitude off*
  10. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    i just learned time bomb by rancid last week. i think it's a great song to learn for lots of reasons. great groove, well chosen notes, somewhat challenging... but most importantly: when i first learned it i was all over the neck and it was like doing calastenics. i then realized that the entire song can be played in 2 positions - verses on the 2nd to 5th fret, and choruses on the 4th to 7th fret. played like that using one finger on each fret it's a great scale like exercise and lotsa fun to play.

    if yer playing with a pick all ramones songs are real easy to learn, and great practice for the downstroke only punk method of playing :).
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Why does it have to be punk. Sorry for stereotyping but 90% of punk isn't very challanging. Speed-wise sometimes, but... oh, why do I bother.

    Rancid as Indicated earlier
    Green Day
    Minutemen/Firehose/Mike Watt

    ... I think that's about it :p
  12. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    try The Four Horseman, fast, semi difficult, Burton is amazing

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