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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by NickyDeez, Jan 17, 2014.
Just wondering what songs you guys like to play along to. Looking for any genre! Thanks!
This one is a great finger and dexterity exercise, espeically if you play it as Lee Sklar did on the original recording.
I'm gonna be having some fun later!
Here are some I have been working on lately (they are all on Spotify):
All Blues by Miles Davis -- Classic. Unusual 3/4 time, came up with a cool walk.
Dreams by Allman Bros. -- Find a live version with Derek Trucks & Oteil Burbridge, they often work in "All Blues".
On That Morning by Robben Ford -- Great jazz number with at lot of room for the bass. Fun solo, too.
Spooky by Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Good introduction to syncopation.
Low Rider by War -- A little more syncopation, up tempo.
Down By The River by Neil Young -- Tough syncopation, slower actually makes it more difficult.
Led Boots by El Groupo (Jeff Beck originally) -- The bridge is a bit tricky.
Spanish Moon by Little Feat (Waiting For Columbus version) -- Just a lot of fun. Cool solos toward the end.
One Room Country Shack by Buddy Guy -- Great 12/8 blues. Bassist Jack Myers was one of the best.
Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young -- Pretty straight ahead, but very fun
Voodoo by The Neville Bros. (Live from Planet Earth) -- Let it fly...
That's my list. I have a bunch I am working on, too.
Very cool! I'll see if the band wants to go for it. It's right up our alley.
Cars by Gary Numan
Season of the witch - Donavon
Super Freak - Rick James
Have love will travel - sonics
7 nation army - White stripes
City was gone - Pretenders
Blitzkrieg bop - Ramones
Louie/Louie - Motorhead/Kinks
Wild Thing -Troggs
Peaches - Stranglers
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
GLORIA - Them
Another one bites the dust - Queen
Manish boy - Muddy Waters
These are all easy songs, quick to learn and are my go to warm-up tunes. One to three riffs, fun to play before getting down to business and wood shopping something that isn't as melodic. My GC riffs to drown out the teens are Bitch by the Rolling stones, Living Loving Maid by zep, Sunshine of your love - cream and Money by Floyd. Something about GC brings out the 70's brit rock god in me
Josie - Steely Dan
It's My Life - No Doubt
Rocking Down the Highway - Doobie Brothers
Those Words We Said - Trisha Yearwood
Across the Line - Robert Cray
Right as Rain - Tommy Castro
Couldn't Stand the Weather - SRV
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Cold Hard Bitch - Jet
Supremacy - Muse
In One Ear - Cage the Elephant
Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
Hotel California - Eagles
Paralyzed - Rock Kills Kid
Lucy in the Sky - Beatles
Keine Lust - Rammstein
I'm all over the place when it comes to genres!
Garbage Truck - Sex Bob Omb
Higher Ground - RHCP
Holiday In the Sun - Sex Pistols
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
If You Want Me to Stay - Sly and Family Stone
Soul to squeeze - RHCP
Hotel California - Eagles
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Santeria - Sublime
Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - RHCP
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Boogie Wonderland - EWF
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Lovesong - The cure
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Close To The Edge by YES
Upside down -- Dianna Ross / Chic
Day of the Eagle- Robin Trower
Custard Pie- Led Zeppelin
In the Meantime - Space Hog
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Santeria - Sublime
Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
Love Song - The Cure
Just a few, but I could go on forever.
I practice through headphones so sometimes I just put my Ipod on shuffle and play whatever plays next. It has about 5,000 songs on it.
Too many to list but here are some of my favorite songs to play
"Strut" - Jimmy Smith
"Fool For The City" - Foghat
"New World Man" - Rush
"The Real Me" - The Who
"Tough Guys" - REO Speedwagon
"Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas
"Black Dog" - Led Zeppelin
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"- Queen
"Dragon Attack" - Queen
Me too, here are some that rarely have me reaching for the skip button -
Led Zep - Custard Pie, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same (live), How Many More Times (live, Albert Hall)
Eagles - Hotel California
Band - Tears of Rage
Chic - Good Times
Parliament - Flashlight
Pretenders - Ohio, Message of Love
Fabulous Thunderbirds - Big Money, Scratch My Back
The Nighthawks - Moving Up in Class
Pink - Who Knew
Paramore - Still In To You
SRV - Ain't Gone n Give Up On Love, Shake for Me
Queen - Under Pressure
Perfect - Don't Need to Know Where, Little Drum
Paul Westerberg - Stain Yer Blood
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces
James Brown - Good Foot
Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff