Super Easy Songs

Discussion in 'BBG Questions' started by MikeS, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
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    Griff got this started so I thought I'd copy the song list to this stickie.
    1. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
    2. Take it Easy - The Eagles
    3. Brown Eyed Girl (except the intro) - Van Morrison
    4. Ball And Chain - Social Distortion
    5. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
    6. House of the Rising Sun.
    7. Tulsa Time using just A and E7
    8. Last Kiss (G, Em, C and D)
    9. Folsome Prison,  ( E A7 and B7)
    10. Stand By Me > A - F#m - D - E (a,d & e are open F# is a barre)
     
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  2. SunnyOne

    SunnyOne Blues Newbie

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    ok, we have a list...now what happens???
     
  3. MikeS

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    Well... you pick up your guitar....
    Nothing really "happens" it's just a list of easy songs if you want to play some of them.
     
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  4. Roger

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    Thanks for the list Mike.  lets face it, your kids, friends, or wife are not too impressed with sittin on the porch blues (even though i am very proud to be able to play it).  So, you want to be able to pay a riff that they all go " i know that song".  This is a good list, i would like to add another VERY easy riff that most everybody will know and be able to play in about 2 minutes.  "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield.  Sounds good, easy to play.  Roger
     
  5. Cynicure

    Cynicure Blues Newbie

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    Now, Sunny, you download the chords and lyrics and start to play the songs... If you listen to them it should be easy enough to put a simple rhthmic strum to them and then you have something to entertain the troops next time you have a campfire get-together...

    When you get bored with the above list of easy songs, let me know and I'll find some more for you.

    ;)
     
  6. CJ_Allan

    CJ_Allan Blues Newbie

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    Were's the Best place to get these chords & lyrics...??
     
  7. wgabree

    wgabree Blues Newbie

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    There's some links in a sticky some place, but I usually start here:

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

    :cool:
     
  8. CJ_Allan

    CJ_Allan Blues Newbie

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    Thanks Wayne......... :)
     
  9. Cynicure

    Cynicure Blues Newbie

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    Currently the best place is:

    chordie.com

    Ultimate Guitar.com used to be, but ain't any more...

    :)
     
  10. househunter

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    morning good pepes This is a site Ive used for songs, cant play any yet but its the enthusiasm  here goes chordie.com loads of songs  in tab  not always genuine written by other musicians ,but its a good start and its free go for men  :D
     
  11. Lame_Pinkey

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    UPDATE :

    1) Margaritaville
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/jimmy-buffett-margaritaville-guitar-tab-s1405t0
    2) Take it Easy
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/eagles-take-it-easy-guitar-tab-s6959t0
    3) Brown Eyed Monster
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/van-morrison-brown-eyed-girl-guitar-tab-s309t0
    4) Ball & Chain
    you're guess is as good as mine  :-/
    5) Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/bob-dylan-knockin-on-heaven-s-door-acoustic-guitar-tab-s67t0
    6) House of the Rising Sun
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/animals-the-house-of-the-rising-sun-guitar-tab-s63t0
    7) Tulsa Time
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/eric-clapton-tulsa-time-guitar-tab-s3802t1
    8) Last Kiss
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/pearl-jam-last-kiss-guitar-tab-s454t0
    9) Folsom Prison
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/johnny-cash-folsom-prison-blues-guitar-tab-s61250t1
    10) Stand by Me
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/ben-e-king-stand-by-me-guitar-tab-s61064t0
    11) Louie Louie
    http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/motorhead-louie-louie-guitar-tab-s47814t0

    yeah I had nothing to do  ;D

    LP
     
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  12. Ray_UK

    Ray_UK Blues Newbie

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    A lot of work went into putting that together LP & it's going to be really useful for present BBGers & those who will follow.

    Thanks man and as Dave [Cynicure] would say... you deserve one of these  [smiley=beer.gif]
     
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  13. Schnook

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    Being even lazier than you  ;D are you going to find Rick Sprinfield's "Jessie's Girl"?

    Thanks awfully, mate! (Actually, in England that would be "old son".)
     
  14. Jon3b

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    I'd never checked out Songster before. lol That was kinda fun. Thanks for the list Mike, and for the links LP  [smiley=beer.gif]
     
  15. giayank

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    thanks for the post guys and  lp a special thanks for the list of tabs. [smiley=beer.gif]
     
  16. SunnyOne

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    OIC! Thanks for the list and yes, LP, thank you for the links. Thanks to the others too who have posted their links. (I had to specifically mention LP otherwise he'd get his nose out of joint.) OK, Ok, just kidding you LP!!!
     
  17. giayank

    giayank Just another day in paradise

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    Sunny that explains why LP looks as he does.Nose out of joint.I'm not happy when I'm out of joint either ;D ;D
     
  18. fsmosca

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    Gotta love those easy songs, that's what keeps you coming back for more. Playing a good song that people recognize makes it fun for everyone. After learning them I try to add an embellishment or two and kind of add my own flavour to the mix.

    Heck if it wasn't for easy songs I couldn't play any at all!!

    Neil Young is also a good choice and has several great songs that could be on the list. "Helpless", "Heart of Gold" and "Rockin' in the Free World" are all pretty easy to get the hang of and are a lot of fun to play.
     
  19. Lame_Pinkey

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    just checked in on this thread again & I noticed I had still not found any TAB for Janis Joplin's "Ball & Chain"...well I still have not found anything reliable but have come across this book 'The best of Janis Joplin' a Hal Leonard publication.It is available from Musician's Friend postage free but is almost $5 more thab what it sells for at Amazon - so don't believe the postage free stuff from MF !
    And it contains "Ball & Chain"   [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
    http://www.amazon.com/Janis-Joplin-Guitar-Recorded-Versions/dp/0793598079/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315755084&sr=1-1

    LP  - best I can do  ;)
     
  20. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    I cut my teeth on Neil Youngs music, first learning the basic usually simple chords and then all the hammer on's, pull offs and picking technique that made them sound complex. That and drop D and double drop D tuning! You can add "Cowgirl in the Sand" and "Down by the River", there's two you can jam out on.

    Barry