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HolyHandgernade
07-23-2012, 11:52 PM
1. Is there a good free site out there for finding guitar tabs?

2. My son (13) and some of his friends want to start a band and we're trying to get a decent playlist together for them. What are some good songs/bands to start out with? Most have some experience but not playing together. I'm guessing Ramones would be one. Looking for songs not too difficult to learn but enjoyable to listen and move to. Kind of rock to punk rock type music. Something like "What I Like About You", "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", maybe some Greenday. Any suggestions?

Dayze
07-24-2012, 07:20 AM
Ultimate-guitar.com. Sometimes the tab isn't 100%. Accurate but gets close. Its usually submitted by people, so not necessarily a one to one match from a tab book at times. Ad they have a large catalogue of music.

Dayze
07-24-2012, 07:23 AM
Green day would be easy. All power chords. ACDC is good. They use a lot of standard chords in the 1st position.

STP is good, though depending on their level there is some parts a beginner may struggle with in terms of rhythm and chord structure. Same with AIC.
Tesla has some good ones that are good starter songs.

jspchief
07-24-2012, 07:37 AM
You tube has a lot of covers that link tabs

HolyHandgernade
07-24-2012, 10:55 AM
Thanks guys.

QuikSsurfer
07-24-2012, 11:09 AM
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com -- for tabs

When he has interest in learning more than tablature, this site is fantastic: http://www.justinguitar.com/

Dayze
07-24-2012, 11:14 AM
a lot of of songs on Metallica Black, Load & Reload are farily simple too. (Not sure if they're into that). earlier Metcallica might be biting off more than they can chew.

Dayze
07-24-2012, 01:08 PM
and as silly as it may sound, Dio has a lot of cool riffs and a lot of songs are easy to play.

....they could break it out, and people would think they wrote it.....since I'm sure most of their 'fans' wouldn't have a clue who Dio is. lol.
Holy Diver is a good album ; Gypsy, Straight Through the Heart, Caught in the Middle. whole album is good IMO.

assuming they're into that sort of stuff / would be interested etc.
However, they'd have to tune down a full step, or sing and octave lower lol. Ronnie could belt it out.

mr. tegu
07-24-2012, 01:10 PM
It has been said but just to confirm ultimate-guitar is a good one.

mr. tegu
07-24-2012, 01:13 PM
Oh and I don't think guitar hero counts as experience :)

Anything Boston has pretty cool rythym and riffs that are pretty simple and still sound good. Foreplay/long time and More Than A Feeling come to mind.

Demonpenz
07-24-2012, 01:15 PM
Tabs are cool, watching someone play it on youtube is really good or ideas how to Jazz it up or Dumb it down. It's like the tabs and your left hand get good, but your hand to strum is the last thing that comes along. Be Patient it could be awhile before they know songs up and down and on comfortable enough to just jam with.

Dayze
07-24-2012, 01:17 PM
yep; I think people would be surprised to find out just how many cool songs are out there that are basically the same chord structure, but at a different timing or tempo.

HolyHandgernade
07-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Great advice, thanks, again.

Demonpenz
07-24-2012, 01:28 PM
The most important thing is just time, if think you get the chops needed just listening play to a song once, you may be wrong. I sat there for hours changing my chord hands between C and G and I still kinda suck. Although my song "Keep chiefsplanet free" became sensation.

DMAC
07-24-2012, 01:29 PM
ultimate-guitar has a great iphone app too. I use it all the time.

Lzen
07-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Another vote for ultimate guitar tabs. Seether or Godsmack are fairly simple.

Detoxing
07-24-2012, 05:06 PM
I use a combination of Ultimate Guitar Tabs and Youtube. You can then read the tabs, and watch someone else play it.

Often, the free tabs aren't 100% accurate, so I try to watch what they're doing on Youtube and see how it differs from the tab, use your better judgement on which is more accurate.

Detoxing
07-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Also.....NIRVANA...Smells like Teen spirit is easy and kicks ass.

Dayze
07-25-2012, 08:36 AM
I use a combination of Ultimate Guitar Tabs and Youtube. You can then read the tabs, and watch someone else play it.

Often, the free tabs aren't 100% accurate, so I try to watch what they're doing on Youtube and see how it differs from the tab, use your better judgement on which is more accurate.

yep. I've been playing for 20 years, and sometimes I'll look at the tab and say "WTF....that's not even close". alot of times I'll just use tabs to get in the ball park, then figure out the rest by ear on my own.

ZepSinger
07-25-2012, 12:11 PM
yep; I think people would be surprised to find out just how many cool songs are out there that are basically the same chord structure, but at a different timing or tempo.

Great example of this here:

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patteeu
07-25-2012, 02:11 PM
John Peel had this Undertones song (Teenage Kicks) played at his funeral, which would be a good bit of trivia the band could share with it's audience. Green Day covered it at one point too, although I don't know if they ever recorded it.

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Jawshco
07-27-2012, 12:39 AM
I use the program Guitar Pro (which shows both music and tab and allows you to easily play along with the tab. I love the Droid app "Tab Pro" it's like a mini-Guitar Pro and it feeds off of Ultimate Guitar's tabs.

On my iPhone, I love Guitar Magazine's 'Lick of the Day" app.

I liked beginning with songs like the Immigrant Song from
Zep. Any early Sabbath is good and easy. Journey's Any Way You Want It is very simple. Pink Floyd is great for learning both acoustic and lead- Comfortably Numb is a masterpeice.

Grunge songs tend to be easy. Jeremy was one of the first songs I learned, and my band still plays it live. Collective Soul's "Shine" is a cool riff to learn with a great lead line. Outshined from Soundgarden is fun- but it actually sounds easier than it is- it's got some interesting rhythms.