posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by NotApplicable
When I was giving guitar lessons this was a tool I used.
I would pick a hit off the radio that was just 3 or 4 chords.
When someone only knows 4 or 5 chords and are just learning,it becomes a shock that such a famous song would be that easy.
So my lessons were always about it not being that hard.
If people could make a few million from 4 chords....good for them.
Its funny when the person looks at you dumbfounded saying "thats it??"
My reply..."yes,thats it,its not as hard as it seems"
It was like watching a baby take its first steps when the person uses those same chords and learned a song by ear off of the radio.
I don't mind it as it has its uses but i do wish people wouldn't do the same thing over and over again.
I like riffs because they are more original....I try not to do the 4 chord thing because it is irritating to me and doesn't seem that creative
But if it works for you than good for you is my attitude about it.
Blues is a PERFECT example!!!
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