Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Songs I've Learned (Or Will Learn)

I don't have too much to talk about today.  Sure Carmelo Anthony is now a Knick (I could care less) and sure the Kings really are probably kind of sort of headed out of town (that'll be disappointing) so instead I'm recapping some of the new songs I've learned how to play.  Here is the list:

"Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates - One of my friend groups LOVES Hall & Oates.  They are always asking me to play songs by them.  Their love has rubbed off on me and now I fully enjoy learning new songs by this fantastic duo.  Their chord progressions are much more difficult than I originally thought they would be- they make it sound easy when it's not:

"Molly (Sixteen Candles)" by Sponge - My friend John suggested I learn this, and it took me a whole 14 minutes to get down. Still, it is a great song and fun for people to sing a long. I have to believe this song is referencing Molly Ringwald, right?:

"Little Black Backpack" by Stroke 9 - I know I mentioned this the other day, but this song is damn fun to play. I've now played it a couple times and people really get in to it and sing all the words. Now I have to figure out if I can get down to SF on April 15 to see their show!

"Lisztomania" by Phoenix - First off, this song was damn hard to learn. The lyrics are streaming and hard to get down. The chords are easy but chord arrangement is difficult. However, I wanted to learn some more modern songs to put in my collection, so this is the start of that. Great song:

"The Cave" by Mumford and Sons - Another great modern song that I'm in the process of learning. Can't wait to finish this one off:

So that's it. As always, leave suggestions. I'm still working on that Temple of the Dog suggestion, G$. It's a tough one acoustic.


GMoney said...

It is my job to challenge you. I am way more difficult than Sponge.

Just a couple other 90's alt rock songs that I like that might be worth a gander/attempt:

Cracker - Low
Mad Season - I think it's called Mad Season, too, and sounds Alice in Chains-y
Nada Surf - Popular

Tony B. said...

I can already play Low by Cracker.

I'm not as familiar with Mad Season's music, but I'm fairly certain Jerry Cantrell from Alice In Chains is in that band along with Mike McCreedy from Pearl Jam. I'll check it out.

Nada Surf is SO easy to play on guitar and SOOOOO tough to play and sing together. Because the verse is mostly talking it is damn tough- and I've tried it previously. Maybe I just need to put in some more effort.