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Questions about learning songs thread
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4 May 2011
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Cool, right now I'm learning Mother Nature's Son and I'm wondering if Paul used a pick or not. I personally don't use a pick on it, but maybe he did.

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5 May 2011
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I've tried teaching myself Martha My Dear on piano by watching videos on youtube - I can play up to the "hold your head up, you silly girl..." part, but I'm not an actual pianist, so it's pretty shabby a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

What would be considered the "easiest" song to play on [acoustic] guitar? A family friend gave us his, but again I have no guitar playing experience - it would still be awesome if I learnt how to play a Beatles song...a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Le cousta racha?
Blackbird. a-hard-days-night-george-10
There are a lot of pretty easy songs if you're just strumming, a good example would be Girl which you can hear really well, but you would need to get a capo, which would be a good investment anyway because you can't really play certain fun songs without one like Here Comes The Sun or Michelle or Norweigan Wood.
But in terms of a song in standard tuning using open chords, I'd say You've Got To Hide Your Love Away or Hey Jude would be pretty easy to translate over.
And thanks for the tip paulsbass, I think I remember you saying you knew over 200 songs by memory which is just insane. I'm always looking to learn new songs, so do you have a few that you just completely love playing that would be worth learning? They don't have to be Beatles tunes.

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I'm a huge Bulls fan so hopefully we'll see Dirk and the Mavs in the finals. a-hard-days-night-george-10
It's tough to remember all the words to songs when you're playing because of everything else you have to be thinking about. I've been listening to
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away for a decade and still tend to forget some words when I'm playing it.
"How could she say to me, za ze do da de day."

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