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"How To Play..." Suggestions!

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 04:10 AM by Squirrel

Hey guys! Due to the career path I want to take, I've been advised that I should start volunteering to teach people. After a lengthy discussion with my careers advisor about biscuits and music, we came to the conclusion that the best route to take would be teaching people how to play guitar since it's a strong passion of mine, it's fun, and it's relatively easy to do. I've already been teaching a few people I know offline how to play basic songs and chords, so I figured why not bring it here too? Now this brings me to the point of the blog - without further adieu...

How To Play!
really needs a better name

Basically, you guys suggest a song and I'll try my best to teach you how to play it by recording it and showing you what you're actually playing. The songs will be easy and for beginner level guitarists, since that's who I'm supposed to be focussing on, so hopefully they'll be okay for even the most inexperienced players. Then once each tutorial is done, you guys can post recordings of yourselves playing the song and it'll all be one big happy explosion of joy, yay! However before I can start, I need songs to play! This is where you guys come in:

What songs would you like to learn for guitar? Remember to keep them easy at first so that everyone can play them and then we can get some harder ones in the future. :D I'll aim for the videos to be weekly but what with a constant stream of work at uni it's debatable as to whether or not I'll be able to stick to that, but hopefully it'll be okay! I'll suggest a few of songs which are standard for beginners below which you can choose from, or feel free to suggest your own. c:

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Called Out In The Dark - Snow Patrol
Time Of Your Life - Greenday
Unintended - Muse
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon

I'd say the best to start off with is probably Use Somebody by Kings of Leon since it uses common chords which are pretty easy to learn and has a pretty easy solo, but it's up to you guys really! Just post saying what songs you'd like to learn and if they're suitable, we'll try learning them :D

Also as a side note, I really need a better name for the videos - any suggestions? xD
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    Hybrid Trainer's Avatar
    Wait what. Your career path would involve you volunteering to teach? ARE YOU GOING TO BE A TEACHER WITH ME??? :D
    Posted October 19th, 2012 at 05:57 AM by Hybrid Trainer Hybrid Trainer is offline
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    Hikamaru's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Hybrid Trainer View Comment
    Wait what. Your career path would involve you volunteering to teach? ARE YOU GOING TO BE A TEACHER WITH ME??? :D
    Well Davie, you are a CSS Teacher here as well as a mod.

    As for which song, try Use Somebody.
    Posted October 19th, 2012 at 06:15 AM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    Squirrel's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Hybrid Trainer View Comment
    Wait what. Your career path would involve you volunteering to teach? ARE YOU GOING TO BE A TEACHER WITH ME??? :D
    Not quite xD I'm aiming to be a research chemist but an important part of that is being able to relay data/findings to others and tell them what you've found, what they need to do to replicate it, what it means, why you did it, etc, and the easiest way to practice is apparently by teaching :3 So I need to practice :D
    Posted October 19th, 2012 at 06:57 AM by Squirrel Squirrel is offline
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    But I already know all of those songs :<
    Posted October 19th, 2012 at 07:50 AM by Olli Olli is offline

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