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  1. solacematt

    solacematt New Member

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    An old friend and I were talking like night who is primarily a 7-string player and told him I was having trouble figuring out the fingering for a chord. So I played him the song and he was like man, I haven't figured out a cd by ear in forever. So what was everyone's first album that they figured out themselves by ear. Mine was in 1998 and was a tossup between Creed's My Own Prison and Godsmack's self-titled disc. Can't remember which one I figured out first since I was figuring them both out at the same time.
     
  2. Audie

    Audie a.k.a. Charlie

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    Still working on it... for forty years now. Led Zeppelin II and Chicago II. :redface:
     
  3. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I figured everything out by ear till about 2010. Lame, I know.
     
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    Disturbing Manor New Member

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    Fastway's self-titled debut, circa 1983.
     
  5. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    Right on!
     
  6. Moose6

    Moose6 New Member

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    Tesla - Great Radio Controversy
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Verbal Assault- Trial

    I would guess it was about 1989/90?
     
  8. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Highway to Hell by AC/DC. Killer riffs, knew most of it back in the day.
     
  9. mapleleaf14

    mapleleaf14 New Member

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    "Rip It Out" by Ace Frehley from the 1978 Solo album...it had to be around 1985 - first song I knew I had to learn to play, as it was Ace that made me want to play in the first place. I still play that song in the band I'm in now too! I still have the most fun playing old Kiss stuff - "Rocket Ride", "Shout It Out Loud", Love Her All I Can", etc.
     
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    The Viking Gangster New Member

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    Reelin' in the Years by Steely Dan back in 1981.
     
  11. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    The first song that I was able to figure out by my lonesome was acoustic. 1988 or so, I would have been 18.
    Cocaine, by DVR. Then it was a short trip to Deep River Blues by Doc Watson and then Doc's Guitar.

    First electric was Crossroads by Cream, same timeframe.
     
  12. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    RATM - RATM. Riffs yes, solos and crazy noises, no.
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East - Started figuring out these songs in the mid 70's and still working on many of them from time to time (OK - I forget some of the rifs and then have to relearn them - such as with Whipping Post, which is in progress right now)
     
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    Um, because I'm that old, it was _2112, but not the leads. Still haven't done that...
     
  15. mezzio

    mezzio The Force is weak in ^^

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    I think the first I learned by ear would be Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. After I thought I got the album down, my dad bought me the book, and I was pretty far off.

    Even after 'taking a break' from playing the guitar, after I got my SE, I was still able to play parts of Shine on you Crazy Diamond
     
  16. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I can't help myself. I grew up listening to kiss so I know a lot of that material. I would love to play shock me in our band.

    Once you get past the makeup and goofy antics, some of the music is pretty good.
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    The first time I remember trying to work out a song by ear was an assignment from my guitar teacher. "Dancing Fool" by Frank Zappa. Followed by "Since I've Been Loving You". Don't think I ever got either of them all that well.
     
  18. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    1966 Peter, Paul, and Mary, followed by Bab Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel. Acoustic finger picking.

    Damn, I'm old.........

    CD's weren't invented yet.
     
  19. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Don't know if I've ever figured out a whole album but The Wall contained the first songs I worked on.
     
  20. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I've never figured out an entire album Just songs here and there. Never had the urge to learn a whole album. Lot's of Pearl Jam, AIC was learned. When I first started playing GnR Appetite For Destruction was what I wanted to learn. I never tried learning the whole thing though. I think I bought a tab book for it at some point. I used to rent these videos from our local music store. :biggrin:

     
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