Had to Play Today (Order Doesn't Mean Terribly Much Here)

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Bunch of good songs, here. Gonna compile a list or seven of the songs I can competently play on guitar. I might be happy to teach these, or at least provide some tabs

1June:actually was playing these all in D tuning. When not jamming along to the recording, I tend to use whatever key is my open string / 7 up, a strategy which may change if I ever get around to singing at the same time
5June:still D-ish. Just wanted to add that I am not a user of GuitarPro or any other downloadable tab program. Used to use Power Tab Editor... not bad at all... I'd dl it again if I knew where to get it. Speaking of... same applies to Sibelius, though I think that's meant to cost a bit (if it still exists)
6June:shit happens again. D string broke, now I'm back to 4 strings... how inconvenient
15June:3 strings down. *cennnnsssssooorrrred* I hadn't even touched it today! ...this may explain a few things...

Created by: Syk | 01.06.2012

1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
1969 - Cinnamon Girl - D bluesy minor. Is this D Dorian mode? May be D modal, open D or "double D" tuning but I'd normally just play this in E standard
2. Blind Faith - Blind Faith
1969 - Can't Find My Way Home [electric version] (059-108) - D bluesy minor. Dominant? Something like that. Standard tuning
3. Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age
1998 - You Can't Quit Me Baby (first 5 minutes) - F[m] blues with more accidentals later on. C tuning, I believe [C F Bb Eb G C 654321]
4. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006 - The Wolf Is Loose - Dm in D [DGCFAD]. I figured out the main riff back around when I first heard it, and today worked out the rest of this great song in <15 minutes. GREAT song on a fantastic album, I can't recommend it enough. Cool. Memorable. Fun!
5. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
1961 - C. Or... F. Or... whatever the hell you want
6. The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun
1964 - [EADGBE] Am C D F Am C E7 / There Am used to be space C for people like D Don Rickles F/But Am not, Em not anymore Am E7 (that's Am in standard. crappy joke lyrics ©Syk 2012)
7. Metallica - Load
1996 - Thorn Within (first 4 minutes) - Ab/Fm in Eb tuning
8. Metallica - Master of Puppets
1986 - Master of Puppets (first 8 minutes) - Em in standard. Can also play Orion which uses same key and tuning, along with about 66.6% of the rest of this prog/thrash metal cornerstone
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
1969 - Bad Moon Rising - D in standard. Halfway through playing this, I started to figure out...
10. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
1970 - Gallows Pole - A[m] in standard. Or actually something else, I may report back later
11. The Beatles - Help!
1965 - Yesterday - F (really solo Paulie M to the C to the Car to the T to the N to the E to the Y. Dm frequents this semi-complex tune... and according to wiki, this ol' bastard was down-tuning before Iommi, Chuck, Azagthoth, Steer, Jennings or any of those guys)
12. Men at Work - Down Under
1982 - D/Bm in standard. Good chords, with an improvised lead... let's just forget everything else, huh? Apparently 'Business as Usual', the album was received somewhat like an Aussie 'Thriller', on a little... smaller scale. Hmm... Keep ears + eyes open for what's coming up...
13. The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
1972 - Listen to the Music - same key as above, though it may be easier to play in another while using a capo
14. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
1988 - Can I Play with Madness - re: key? D, like #1 or 2, not 3; 12 or 13, it'll be one of these (and please, just a little more time till I'm sure of the leads) does it seem like I've re-entered one of my psychoses? Syko sees... oh come on Syk, it must be time to get more sleep
15. Altar - Youth against Christ
1994 - 'Cross the Bridge of False Prophecies - Dm in D (E standard, then each string down a whole step/two semitones). Okay, I didn't really play it all, completely, yet... just all the bass-work on the lowest string. But hey, it's still awesome - even Ma enjoyed it
16. Extreme - Extreme II: Pornograffitti
1990 - More Than Words - G in standard. This song was all the rage, I mean ALL the rage with a bunch of guys back in my high-school music class. I got sooo damned sick of it... but now I can play it too, and when taking in the lyrical concept instead of trying to block it out to high hell, I've found it really is a decent song. Still haven't found for myself how unrepresentative the song is purported to be, in regards to the rest of the CD. I really wish this album's title had one fewer "t" than the band / art guys gave it, especially when considering the popularity and acclaim it achieved...
17. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
1984 - For Whom the Bell Tolls - Em. Most of the rest of RtL's wonderful songs have also been committed to memory for... seven-odd years, now
18. Eric Clapton - The Cream of Clapton
1995 - Wonderful Tonight - G in standard. Of course this song came out much earlier, appearing on 'Slowhand' of the late '70s, and though Rolling Stone declared that one of the top 350 albums nine years ago, I've yet to add it to my collection
19. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
1969 - Bring It On Home (middle 2 minutes, the bulk/more-rock-than-blues part of the song) - I believe the album version's in E. I took around half an hour to find a nice way of playing it somewhere around Bb, with the bass string tuned close to Eb, 3rd string at F and string 2 bang-on Bb. Hopefully my strings won't be going "bang" again for a while... Damn, this song owns!
20. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - BBC Sessions
1998 - Driving South - C# pentatonics, I would hazard a guess in standard tuning. Again, I was playing Bb-ish in my wickedly-almost-useless three-string setup. With more strings or an electric, the leads'll sound even better
21. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
2000 - Feel Good Hit of the Summer - as above (19x20, Bb[m])
22. Heathen - Breaking the Silence
1987 - Goblin's Blade - F#m in standard (minus solo) another great tune to play

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