Author Topic: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)  (Read 488 times)

FerriswheelBueller

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Don’t Be Shy by Cat Stevens is a nice one. A lot of stuff by the Beatles. The solo from Til There Was You. A lot of Tom Waits stuff on the piano.

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Neomod

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Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
When my old band would rehearse we would swap instruments and play Rain by Les Beatles.

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Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 05:57:50 PM »
Dream a little dream of me on the ukulele

maett

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Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2018, 05:42:46 PM »
Substitute by The 'oo
and
Alone Again Or by Love  both badly and on guitar.

Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 08:27:07 AM »
The old snooker theme on the guitar.

https://youtu.be/7GkgoeKHsXI

Mmmmmmh, musty.

Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 08:46:17 AM »
I'm a bass player with a smattering of keyboards, but I can manage 'hotel california' (just the chords) on guitar.

SteveDave

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Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 10:16:40 AM »
Hold On Hope by Guided By Voices. Lovely chunky chords.

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Re: Songs you love playing (but actually, on the guitar or piano or whatever)
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 03:32:31 PM »
Speaking of nice chunky chords - Honeypie by the Beatles.

You can keep a bassline running with the low E-string and do the odd slide down to other chunky chords which is immensely satisfying. I think it’s after you play the higher Eb you can get a Bb slide down to the G bar chord. Mmmmmm.

When I was massively procrastinating on writing my dissertation, I taught myself to play most of the Yann Tiersen Amelie soundtrack on the piano - easy enough for someone like me with zero sight-reading skills/general musical ability to learn, but quite satisfying to plink out now and then.

Also, Go or Go Ahead by Rufus Wainwright on acoustic guitar (the intention was to attempt to sing along but I never got that far).