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cebuguitarist
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what was your first and/or easiest song you learned to play when you were a beginner? thnx for responding.

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olive
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The first song I learned to play was Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.

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quarterfront
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Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead


   
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djdubb
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The first song I learned to play was Hurt by Johny Cash, took me 3 months to learn.

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smokindog
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House of the riseing sun. Then street corner talking by Savoy Brown.-the dog

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PappaJohn
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'Danny Boy'

-- John

"Hip woman walking on a moving floor, tripping on the escalator.
There's a man in the line and she's blowin' his mind, thinking that he's already made her."

'Coming into Los Angeles' - Arlo Guthrie


   
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art&lutherie
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Wish You Were Here Took me 4 month's

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Artistx13
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I first learned "I walk the line" by johnny cash. My grandpa told me that if I learned to play a song on this 30 dollar guitar I got at the jockey lot that'd he'd give me his guitar. So I learned his favorite song. I spent 2 days straight learning that song only breaking for food and sleep.

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djdubb
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Artistx13 How long you been playing guitar, I see your from Belton; I'm from Honea Path!!!!

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undercat
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Although I was inspired to play guitar by the wild high gain antics of Joe Satriani, my first song was "Tears In Heaven" because I thought the rhythm part sounded beautiful and it looked pretty easy when Clapton did it :roll:

It took me about a month to learn it with help from my guitar playing friend. Afterwards I learned "Time" by Hootie and the blowfish, and it was AMAZINGLY easy, followed by "Breakfast at Tiffanys" (just D-A-G, then D-G-A) also amazingly easy.

Kinda funny about this topic is that most of these "beginner songs" people are listing are so fun, and I didn't learn them until just recently. "Wish you were here" I just learned a few weeks ago. Learned "Hurt" last week, took me about 3 minutes, but I wish I'd learned it so long ago! My first month was nothing but pure frustration, and all the while I could have been picking up these simple but awesome sounding songs!

I'm jealous of every beginner who finds this site! :D

Great topic.

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Vic Lewis VL
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First song I ever learned properly was "It's All Over Now" by the Stones... D all the way through the verse, A and G for the chorus...then a mate showed me "Knockin' on Heavens Door"...G, D and Am....then a whole raft of songs that went G/Em/C/D. Round bout the same time, I bought the "Beatles Complete" song book and worked my way through that....I cheated though, on most of them I only used the top 3 strings!!!!

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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My 1st was sunshine of your love, Cream Friend showed me the simple licks , followed by House of the rising sun, then some grand funk RR

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canucks12
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Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn


   
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Rush2112
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My first songs were Big Balls by AC/DC, Wish You Were Here (I guess that's a standard for acoustic guitarists) and Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin. I still love to play them, though I often forget I know them at all.

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Mr. Mervyn
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It was European Son by Lou Reed that got me into playing but the first thing I learned to play was a lesson on this site about simple riffs. Then the first song was The Ocean by Zeppelin i think.

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