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(@zaiga)
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Try "Wild Thing" by the Troggs - it uses basically 3 chords - A, D, E

However, being a I-IV-V progression, this can be applied to thousands of other tunes - Summertime Blues comes to mind.

excuse me but A D E is not I IV V it's I V VII.

No. A-D-E is I-IV-V.


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(@greybeard)
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A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G# - A
I - ii - iii - IV - V - vi - vii - I
* * *

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(@dogbite)
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Try "Wild Thing" by the Troggs - it uses basically 3 chords - A, D, E

However, being a I-IV-V progression, this can be applied to thousands of other tunes - Summertime Blues comes to mind.

excuse me but A D E is not I IV V it's I V VII.

No. A-D-E is I-IV-V.

ok. I figured out the problem. when I refer to A D E as I V VII I am refering to the fretboard. it's the way I learned.
you are refering to scale. in that case you are correct.

most bands Ive played in use the same vocab as I do. A is I so D is V and E is VII.

I will remember that scale is used by this forum.

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(@rip-this-joint)
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I'm not sure what your talkinga bout dogbite. But I-IV-V is the way the whole world sees it :)


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(@dogbite)
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as the whole world sees it.....
ok. on line it's I IV V...but that's according to scale reading.

when I use I V VII it refers to the fretboard.
most bands iIve been in use the same vocabularry as I do.
from here out I will abide by the online usage.

essentially we're talking about the same thing; just different language.

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(@maged-farid-hosny)
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try weezers - no one else, it helped me
plus counting crows - mr. jones

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(@dogbite)
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how about the Kinks.."All Day and All of the Night"

or the Who's 'My Generation"

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(@stardust)
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She's Electric by Oasis was the first song I managed to barre properly. :)


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(@oktay)
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Try this version of California Dreamin': http://www.acousticguitar.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=003933

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(@reeve)
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Franz Ferdinand uses a lot of bar chords. I remember when I first started out their songs looked complicated cause of all those numbers heh but theyre really simple if you can do the bar chords easily. Start out with Jacquline, it has a simple beginning with a lot of good introdcutory bar chords.

Good luck to ya 8)

edit: haha wrote out my whole message saying bar codes instead of bar chords. ah what sunday nights and the looming monday can do to ya.

Well, I've had some requests, but I'm going to play anyway.


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