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Posted: 07 Nov 05, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, any acoustic gitbox experts out there? Yeah, well, I am like fresh, raw meat on the guitar, and I've learned some chords and tabs...But yes, what's the easiest Queen song to learn on acoustic?

I've only gotten one bit of God Save the Queen, The Prophet's Song, and Bohemian Rhapsody. But this is kind of difficult, and my mind can't seem to decipher these tabs on Olga.net.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, CLTCL is easy, '39 is pretty easy to learn too, Love of My Life etc.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 05:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I for the life of me can't seem to play that Bb chord properly in Crazy Little Thing. Have to keep practicing I suppose. Or maybe I'm just a lousy guitar player, that's certainly a possibility.

'39 is certainly playable, even by me, leaving out all the little ornaments Brain puts in there and the wacky middle section. The Ebdim is kinda funky at first, but easy once you figure out to slightly change your fingering for the preceding D7 chord, leaving your index finger open to make the xx1212 Ebdim shape right after that.

Another one that's easy is "I'm In Love With My Car", although it lacks a bit of power on just an acoustic.

I haven't yet tried Long Away and Las Palabras De Amor, but I remember that the chords in those songs didn't look particularly daunting, meaning: a lot of open chords that even I can play. Some goes for She Makes Me, but that is such a boring song to do.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someday One day is really simple to play, and a nice one to sing too!


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most bluesy influenced or rockabilly ones: Sleeping On The Sidewalk, Lost Opportunity, Man On The Prowl, Loser In The End, See What A Fool I've Been, Dreamer's Ball - omitting passing chords -, and several of Brian's: Hammer To Fall, Las Palabras De Amor, Sweet Lady...


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By far, the easiest to play on acoustic is Calling All Girls.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

crazy little thing
just some nice easy chord progressions.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The B flat chord can be a little daunting for beginners in guitar. Keep practicing and you will eventually nail it. However, if for some reason you just get burnt out on trying to get that right, look on a chord chart for other ways to be the B flat chord. When I first started playing guitar, I found the B flat (and even the basic B chord) tough to get right. A guy I knew showed me that there were other ways to play the same basic chords on the guitar. He showed me another Bflat which I found to be much easier to play. After this, I nailed Crazy lil thing... over time, I didnt eventually learn the song the regular way. If you watch some old Queen Concert, Brian didnt always play the normal conventional way... many guitarist find the basic chords to be rather boring and try to incorporate extra notes, etc... Remember the number one rule in guitar playing... play what feels good to you. Who cares about the rules! Its bloddy Rock and Roll!!!! Good luck. Keep rocking man
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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Little_Queenie wrote:

Yes, CLTCL is easy, '39 is pretty easy to learn too, Love of My Life etc.


Yeah i agree.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy Little Thing (first song I ever taught myself on the guitar - I did it in about an hour - and it was the first time I ever even picked up the guitar. I had ambition way back then...I'm too old now.)

Have to agree with Calling All Girls, and also, I'm in Love w/My Car is pretty simple, too.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can play alot of Queens songs on acoustics and eletric guitar x)


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Yeah"

More seriously, try AKOM or IWTBF - both sound decent (although the Dmaj7 in AKOM can test beginners).

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tie your mother down sound amazing acoustic

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Night Comes Down might work.

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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, these sound great. Thanks.

And also, my G string is out of whack! I've been trying to tune it, but I seem to be a crap tuner as well as guitar player.

I think there is something wrong with me.


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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilletos)
I cannot play guitar to save my life, but this one is really easy.
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Posted: 08 Nov 05, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 06:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definately the easist song to learn has to be CLTCL. Either that or Long Away was the first Queen song I learned. Drowse is another easy one. If you need help learning new ways to finger chords try going to www.chordfind.com
It is en excellent site loaded w/ chords as well as variations on each chord up & down the neck.
Good Luck!


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Posted: 09 Nov 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Calling all girls is easier than CLTCL....