What are you learning to play?

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    Neutron

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    So I was curious if any of you are learning to play anything new like me :D I'm learning to play this:



    ... which is way above my level, but I'm taking my time and really enjoying it. I'm actually almost through it, and then I just need to gain a little more speed. Of course I'm also learning to play something more easy... What about you? ;)
     
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    I'm working on a very simple song from the Eagles album Desperado, Saturday - simple chords with some inversions, will add guitar and bass from the keyboard, and some background guitar sounds from the keyboard, and finally my own vocal (transposed to a key I can sing). By the way, how do you find it to follow the notes being played in the diagram and transferring it over to the keyboard? For me, it's hard to see and use. Do you hit pause and check out the notes?
     
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    Sounds nice - do you often just choose a song and then split it up in parts and try to play the whole thing?
    I do, my ability to read notes isn't yet good enough for me to be able to read the sheet music. I am working on that as well, though. This is just a for-fun side project.
     
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    To be honest, I'm not a proficient keyboard player that plays a song all the way through by itself. I do one part at a time and then add the layers as I go. I'm not a good "live" player, I just have fun creating things as a hobby. The guitar comes easier to me as far as playing a whole song all the way through.
     
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    Currently working on "Just a Girl" by No Doubt, and re-learning "Joker and the Thief" by Wolfmother and "Dogs" by Pink Floyd.
     
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    Rayblewit Do you think Ray blew it?

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    Um! 'Scuse me . . Are you doing the vocals too? :eek:
    lol . . . Cowboy in a skirt:p

    That tune to me sounds a lot like splitenz . . But with female vocal. Cool tune;)
    I like it.
     
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    Rayblewit Do you think Ray blew it?

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    Wow! That song is so convoluted!
    That is an awesome challenge.
    I envy you if you can accomplish it.
     
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    Both of those concepts are something no-one wants to see/hear.

    I do not, repeat do not, sing. Ever. A man's gotta know his limitations. Fortunately we have a very fine female vocalist who does a great job.

    We've done it before but it's been over a year so I'm having to re-learn it. Challenging for the guitarists too as you can imagine. Amazing track though.
     
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    That sounds awesome. Good luck with it!

    You've got your own band? :D
     
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    Oriane Lima Hold on

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    WOW! Paul. Killer stuff, just simply amazing.:eek:
     
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    That's very kind, thank you Oriane. I'm lucky to be surrounded by some great musos and mates.
     
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    I'm far along on Foreplay - Long Time by Boston, next big one might just be Tarkus by ELP
     
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    That's awesome :D Must be nice to have a team to play with.


    Let us hear when you are done? ;)
     
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    [QUOTE="Neutron, post: Let us hear when you are done? ;)[/QUOTE]

    Well, due to changing situations I will not be able to get some real time with my Hammond until January (had to go abroad to finish my studies) but here is a video I did this spring. Not perfect but it had gotten better since then. Will probably have to start from the bottom again when I finally get to my Hammond again. https://www.facebook.com/hansfridrik/videos/vb.1299169371/10206688630716619/?type=3&theater
     
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    Great job Hansi. Looking forward to hearing Tarkus too.
     
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    I love it! Great thread idea too.
     
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    Still don't have "here without you- 3 doors down" yet but working on it some. I can't get the bass notes right. Those cool little slide ups sound good even on piano or synth sounds but I've been playing it with a 12 string preset. Also doing "year of that cat." It sounds easy but I hate that main intro chord and keep forgetting it. Also been workin' on my "famous hit song" lol. Well famous here anyway even though no one has heard it yet :)
     
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    WOW! That's all the stuff I like. This reminded me I'm also working on "Because the Night." It sounds really good as a piano solo. Never saw so many pretty girls in one place either.
     
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    One of the definite collateral benefits of playing in a rock covers band - lots of pretty girls on the dance floor. If we keep the girls dancing and the blokes drinking, it means everyone's having a great time and the bar's making money. Mission accomplished!
     
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