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guitarsong
01-14-2013, 02:23 PM
What song or riff are you working on?I just started in on Mason Williams Classical Gas a song I have wanted to learn for years but never did.
You?

Shawn@PRS
01-14-2013, 02:41 PM
I wish I had the chops for a song like that. I'm working on some Tom Petty songs.

Rango
01-14-2013, 02:46 PM
Working on both of these at the moment
Thin Lizzy "The Boys are back in Town"
Rick Derringer "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo"

Dancing Frog
01-14-2013, 03:02 PM
MLK day is coming up. Big service for the choir.
Godspell, "God Save the People." Garth Brooks, "We shall be Free."

Mikegarveyblues
01-14-2013, 03:23 PM
Gary Moore 'The Loner' with my new SEC24

Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa. Tough! Still a long way from nailing that beast!

veinbuster
01-14-2013, 03:50 PM
A timely topic in that last week I decided to learn to play one song a week as it was written for a little while.
Last week was a Carulli waltz in Em, 3/8 time.
This week is Yankee Doodle Dixie (Chet Atkins).

rschleicher
01-14-2013, 07:52 PM
I'm an intermediate-player (maybe at best!), to put things in context.

My teacher has me working on a variety of things related to the old jazz standard "Autumn Leaves - the chord progressions, as well as the melody, using arpeggios instead of the chords, plus some improvisational phrases to substitute for the chords, or to link them. Although the song isn't necessarily my cup of tea, it's proving to be a good learning vehicle.

In the meantime, I'm spending some time here and there on:

- "Back in Black" (AC/DC)
- the solo from "Sunshine of Your Love" (the last third of it, at this point)
- "Rock This Town" (Stray Cats)
- "I've Got A Feeling" (Beatles - basically trying to merge the two guitar parts in a way that makes sense)

Herr Squid
01-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Rush's "Headlong Flight" is a hoot to play. I've been dinking around with that one for a week or two.
Zep's "Rain Song" found its way back under my fingers this weekend. I can zone out for a looooong time noodling that one!

slang05
01-14-2013, 09:09 PM
Wow! I should be embarrassed but I have a Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean and a Dierks Bentley song to learn for band practice Wednesday.

geese_com
01-14-2013, 09:09 PM
What song or riff are you working on?I just started in on Mason Williams Classical Gas a song I have wanted to learn for years but never did.
You?

Classic song! I love playing this. Once you get the muscle memory, it pretty much plays itself.

slev
01-14-2013, 09:15 PM
Whipping Post
Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Chili Peppers)
Various ZZ Top Tunes

LSchefman
01-14-2013, 09:17 PM
Writing music for a car ad.

slang05
01-14-2013, 09:24 PM
Writing music for a car ad.

Really? Is that what you do for a living? Sounds fun? Is it?

justmund
01-14-2013, 09:30 PM
Hmm nothing, may be a reason why I'm in a bit of a rut (again).

alantig
01-14-2013, 10:05 PM
What song or riff are you working on?I just started in on Mason Williams Classical Gas a song I have wanted to learn for years but never did.
You?

It has been many years since I played that. I thought I had it pretty well - until I heard Tommy Emmanuel play it.

Currently working on recording Zappa's "Sofa" and Ozzy's "Goodbye To Romance". And I've been playing along with Rush's first album. There are a couple songs there I've always wanted to learn. And I'm gradually working on parts of Sweaty Teddy's "Stranglehold".

But after "Sofa" and "GTR", I've got a new original song boiling and an urge to try to finish it...

cjmwrx
01-14-2013, 10:26 PM
Just finished working on 2 songs.

Foo Fighter's Learning to Fly
Cream I Feel Free -- Really looking forward to this one live.

guitarsong
01-15-2013, 02:08 PM
I wish I had the chops for a song like that. I'm working on some Tom Petty songs.

Pssst Shawn.....did I fail to mention it's the one string single note version.:p

swede71
01-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Black Sabbath-Fairies wear boots and The wizard

sergiodeblanc
01-15-2013, 02:20 PM
Disco songs of my own design.

LSchefman
01-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Really? Is that what you do for a living? Sounds fun? Is it?

Honestly, I love it!

Scoring to picture is great fun; the clients are usually tremendous to work and hang with; and every project is a bit different, so there's a lot of room for creativity and variety.

I like the fact that it's a collaborative process, where the clients have creative input - some musicians have trouble with that, but it's part of the deal and that interplay can be really rewarding. After all, it's their project, and their picture, and they usually have a sense of what will work.

I'd say the only issue is that you have to remember that it IS a business. You can't just sit in the studio, you have to get out and have face time with clients.

I've made great friends over the years, including with my competitors, and I'd say to anyone: if you have composing skill, good people skills, and you enjoy sharing ideas on a project with folks in the other disciplines who contribute to a project's success (writers, directors, art directors, producers), there is no better gig in the world.

Edit: I forgot to mention, I have plenty of free time, and control my own schedule. ;) There are deadlines, and when there are it can be frantic, but it's all good.

slang05
01-15-2013, 04:14 PM
VERY COOL! LSchefman

acidreign1026
01-15-2013, 05:13 PM
I'm working on "A Song for life" by Eric Johnson. I cant get the second fast lead/fill, but have most of the rest. Good stuf!

gush
01-15-2013, 05:57 PM
the pot by tool. not a hard song to play but it is a hard song to get tight.

gush
01-15-2013, 05:58 PM
also spirit of radio by rush. cool song

slev
01-15-2013, 06:41 PM
Just finished working on 2 songs.

Foo Fighter's Learning to Fly
Cream I Feel Free -- Really looking forward to this one live.

Learning to Fly is a fun one play. Foo Fighters have such tight rhythms, great band.

vchizzle
01-16-2013, 05:08 AM
We're an all original band, but we actually just put together a medley that goes in & out of different parts of:
Tool - Sober
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Zep - Kashmir

its been an interesting process and I really like the way it's come together. If I get any good audio/video and we don't screw it up too bad, I'll post something.

Albrecht Smuten
01-16-2013, 05:44 AM
We're an all original band, but we actually just put together a medley that goes in & out of different parts of:
Tool - Sober
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Zep - Kashmir

its been an interesting process and I really like the way it's come together. If I get any good audio/video and we don't screw it up too bad, I'll post something.

Wow, that sounds fun! Make sure to record & post it! :)

TJIann
01-16-2013, 07:26 AM
Gov't Mule - Monkey Hill and Mr. High & Mighty
Led Zeppelin - Sick Again & Ten Years Gone

Steve59
01-16-2013, 07:52 AM
Last week I learned the lead solo to "Let the River Flow" by Darryl Evans. Played it Sunday during church service and give myself a 95% on it. I don't think anybody else caught a couple small misses. For the past month I've been working on the lead to "Reelin' in the Years." I've got the introduction down pretty well and started moving on to the next set of rifs. Love the song. It's stretching my ability.

clcwarlock
01-16-2013, 03:52 PM
I am going to start adding drum tracks to a song I have been working on. I have a plan for a whole concept album. I have been writing riffs that I thought were pretty cool for a while and I would record them so I dont forget so I have a lot to go through. Lately, I have been working on one that fits together as a song which is what promted me to get my home studio in order. I have been concentrating on writing things that I really think i would listen to if it werent mine.