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    Default Which 7 songs would you choose?

    My friend and I were talking today about which songs that,
    if we could all play accurately, would make us feel that
    we had technically mastered the guitar up to this point.

    It was funny how our lists had a lot of the same artists, but
    different tunes. We are primarily rock players, so my list is
    primarily rock guitar-based.

    I thought this might be a fun discussion topic. This is OPINION-based, so feel free to contribute yours if you wish. Also notice I said "technically mastered" for I know all too well that it takes a lot more than technique (thanks Kirk Hammett ).

    Anyway, my list:

    1. "Eruption" by EVH. This will never be duplicated note for note.
    2. "Metropolis" & "Under a Glass Moon" solo by John Petrucci.
    3. "Attitude Song" by Steve Vai
    4. Any Albert Lee song
    5. "Little Wing" by Stevie Ray Vaughan
    6. "Leyenda" by Andres Segovia
    7. "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen
    How open-minded do I have to be before my brains start spilling out?

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    Well dude you're way more acomplished then me. I can't play any of those tunes.
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    whooooaaa! I never said I COULD play those tunes, just "hypothetically."

    Trust me--I would never boast about my skills (or lack thereof)!
    How open-minded do I have to be before my brains start spilling out?

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    how about '316'? i hear if you learn how to play that, people then consider you a virtuoso!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5 View Post
    whooooaaa! I never said I COULD play those tunes, just "hypothetically."

    Trust me--I would never boast about my skills (or lack thereof)!
    Just bustin your balls a bit bro
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    I don't know about seven songs. There's so many from many genre's of music. I like a lot of your choices.

    I've always been impressed with Steve Vai's musical knowledge and ability to read, write, and transcribe music. He's been at it a long time too, he transcribed a lot of stuff for Zappa's band when he was basically a kid.

    "Bangkok" & "Fire Garden Suite" set the bar pretty high imo. He wrote a lot of it including the orchestrations on the fly in his tour bus, just paper and pen. When I read that years ago it reminded me of the Amadeus movie when he's writting the Requim .

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    Accomplished in virtuosity, or in technique???

    If you could play "Since I've Been Loving You" and "The Song Remains The Same" like Jimmy Page does live.... then that would be something! ! ! !

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    1 Please Warm My Wiener--Bo Carter
    2 Roll And Tumble Blues--Hambone Willie Newbern
    3 Death Letter Blues--Son House
    4 Baby Please Don't Go--Big Joe Williams
    5 Bottle Up and Go--Sonny Boy Williamson I
    6 Let Me Play With Your Poodle--Tampa Red
    7 44 Blues--Howlin' Wolf
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    "I used to play the blues alone in all the local joints," he explained. 'The only thing that I can really play on guitar to this day is the blues. I heard Doc Watson and his son playing 15 years ago, and from there I got into Leadbelly and John Lee Hooker."--DLR

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthadv View Post
    how about '316'? i hear if you learn how to play that, people then consider you a virtuoso!

    Had to think about that one for a second but.... !!!
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    If I had to choose 7...not 6....not 8...but 7 songs in which I would love to play perfectly!

    1. I'm the One (actually it's more fun to improvise on early VH because there is more room for it...but this songs kicks ass!)
    2. Pleasure Dome (the solo in that song is RIPPIN')
    3. Baby Please Don't Go (Aerosmith cover...I'm sorry but I don't know who originally did this...Willie Dixon...I don't know why but that name rings a bell...so I'm not sure)
    4. Hangman Jury (Aerosmith; this song might be my fav. Aerosmith song; no other rock band can pull off the shit that they can)
    5. Me Wise Magic
    6. Fire in the Hole
    7. Mine All Mine

    I'd say Spanish Fly...but...let's not get crazy! I'd say Eruption but so MANY PEOPLE play it...it really isn't an accomplishment to play it...however...I have yet to see ANYBODY who has played it right.
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    Man in the Mirror - Tuck Andress Version, if I could play this one song, I'd be happy.
    Your favorite band sucks.

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    ...seven?!? Just give me TWO:

    "I'm the One" - At my VERY BEST, I'm only hitting about 85% of this song at any one time. There are obviously some passages from other VH songs that give me fits (and probably always will), but as a whole, start to finish, this song will give me fits until the day I die, I do believe.


    "Little Wing", SRV - 100% completely untouchable. In those very rare moments where I delude myself that I can even attempt to learn SRV's take on this song, seven seconds into it I'm lost by the sheer magnitude of his playing.

    And my mind is simply boggled to think that SRV played that song routinely on early '60's "boat-oar" necked strats with 0.11 string sets on 'em...

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    Baby Please Don't Go...down to New Orleans an' get some cold ice cream...

    Baby Please Don't Go...a blues WARHORSE...was written by Big Joe Williams...legend has it that he stole the idea from The Empress Of The Blues...Bessie Smith...

    http://www.wirz.de/music/willjfrm.htm

    http://www.emusic.com/artist/10560/10560030.html

    FORD says...an' it's hard to argue...that no one can beat AC/DC's version of Baby Please Don't Go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blind Lemon Loons View Post
    Baby Please Don't Go...a blues WARHORSE...was written by Big Joe Williams...legend has it that he stole the idea from The Empress Of The Blues...Bessie Smith...

    http://www.wirz.de/music/willjfrm.htm

    http://www.emusic.com/artist/10560/10560030.html

    FORD says...an' it's hard to argue...that no one can beat AC/DC's version of Baby Please Don't Go...
    Yeah I was wayyyyy offf! I don't really even know who Willie Dixon is. Why I said that is beyond me.

    Either way the original and the Aerosmith version...is BALLS TO THE WALL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    If I had to choose 7...not 6....not 8...but 7 songs in which I would love to play perfectly!

    I'm the One (actually it's more fun to improvise on early VH because there is more room for it...but this songs kicks ass!)

    That's The One !

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