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I do this a lot. I have a few favourites and am always looking for new favourites. I've been told it's not good to play along with YouTube videos because I'll never develop on my own, but I don't know if I believe that or not. I think it's just another way to have some fun playing guitar. If you do play along, care to share your favourites? Here are two of mine.....

Gunnin' For You by Hang Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec7kLmC57jo

Play Something We Know by Adam Hood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLoNE-QxRH8

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I do this a lot. I have a few favourites and am always looking for new favourites. I've been told it's not good to play along with YouTube videos because I'll never develop on my own, but I don't know if I believe that or not. I think it's just another way to have some fun playing guitar. If you do play along, care to share your favourites? Here are two of mine.....

Gunnin' For You by Hang Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec7kLmC57jo

Play Something We Know by Adam Hood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLoNE-QxRH8

 

i dont 'play along' but i use it a lot for learning to play songs , after 20 years of buying song books / fumbling for ages looking for that elusive chord in a song ..... to just look at a video and watch someones hands , its just fantastic

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i dont 'play along' but i use it a lot for learning to play songs , after 20 years of buying song books / fumbling for ages looking for that elusive chord in a song ..... to just look at a video and watch someones hands , its just fantastic

Yeah, I always think how much easier it would have been in my teens if I'd had YouTube! We learned songs from word of mouth..... someone's brother knew a song and we'd get bits and pieces of it then try and put it together. We couldn't afford books! [biggrin]

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I think it's a good idea. Once you know the key someone is playing in, you can pick some scales or a melody to go with it. Kind of a quiet jam, and you don't have to put-up with any rude people. Good way to practice.

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I think it's a good idea. Once you know the key someone is playing in, you can pick some scales or a melody to go with it. Kind of a quiet jam, and you don't have to put-up with any rude people. Good way to practice.

 

ah so the rude jam people are in america too huh? thought it was just here :-)

irish singer christy moore intro-ed a song once talking about how he learnt a song from a fellow musician playin live , saying " how in those days you didnt have a tape recorder or a camera , you had to just watch his hands and write the words and chords down on a piece of paper with a pencil ! "so i followed this guy around for about three weeks to get this song" lol

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I have to say I'm proud that I learned "family" by the stones just by listening to the acoustic version on "Acoustic Mother F'ers"

I do look at peoples hands too but I like to challenge myself sometimes.

 

It's a pretty hard song to learn by ear so I feel a bit proud about that one

 

 

 

 

 

JC

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GG,

 

I don't play along with YouTube videos yet, but I have played the Adam Hood song at an open mic. I really enjoy doing a breakdown/sing a long(are there supposed to be dashes between those words) during the chorus to get the crowd involved, and they seem to enjoy it as well. Or maybe its the beer they enjoyed.

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Ha,

I remember ruining so many records as a kid lifting the needle up and down to

hear riffs and lyrics over and over .

Back then I thought a cassette player was a god send !!! [blink]

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I think youtube is a fantastic resource tool.

 

 

I only wish we had this when me and my friends first started to play, I think there was about 8 guys learning the accoustic and about 5 songs between us. A couple of years ago i noticed ultimate tab, but you tube is by far the easiest way to learn.

 

If you've never heard this kid, then give him a listen.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34r0ZcaOYdw&feature=related

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Yeah, I always think how much easier it would have been in my teens if I'd had YouTube! We learned songs from word of mouth..... someone's brother knew a song and we'd get bits and pieces of it then try and put it together. We couldn't afford books! [biggrin]

I agree with this, Karen. I imagine I'd be a much better player now if this resource was available all those years ago.

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I do this a lot. I have a few favourites and am always looking for new favourites. I've been told it's not good to play along with YouTube videos because I'll never develop on my own, but I don't know if I believe that or not. I think it's just another way to have some fun playing guitar. If you do play along, care to share your favourites? Here are two of mine.....

Gunnin' For You by Hang Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec7kLmC57jo

Play Something We Know by Adam Hood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLoNE-QxRH8

 

I don't know how to load videos from You Tube here but there is a couple of beautifull Smiths songs covered by a guy on You Tube

"Pandaprops"..who has some videos.

The two I will be taking on soon I really recommend ( Johnny Marr was a wonderfull guitarist/Smiths)..

"William it was really Nothing"

"Heaven Knows Im Miserable now".(The non tutorial is worth seeing first though the video lags somewhat)

Also a nice one ithat comes up when searching "Till there was you Rythmn acoustic guitar" posted by mtorres767 who does it right on the money.

Cheers

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