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52 Songs

The songs have really fallen behind in a big way. Other things have just been more inportant of late. BUT – the songs are back on my list this week and this is a special! A while ago a friend… Continue Reading →

I’ve been a bit preoccupied with other things so song-learning has been top of my agenda lately, but there has been some progress. I struggled with “Mr Jones“, not with the words, as you might have expected, but with the… Continue Reading →

I have a bit of a thing about songs with complicated words. I enjoy the challenge of learning them, and I’m a bit of a show off at heart (have you noticed?) so I’d rather learn something that makes people… Continue Reading →

If I was embarrassed about song 5 because it’s such a bog-standard anthemic piece of indie pop. Song 6 (last week’s song) fills me with even more dread! I can’t even remember why Deep Blue Something’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” became… Continue Reading →

I’m not really sure what to make of the fact that I’ve put Wonderwall on the list. It’s the quintessential, moany, groany Oasis track that all sing-along guitarists should know how to play. Yet, at the same time, I’m a… Continue Reading →

So, finally, here we are at song 4. I’ve been a bit lazy about it (it’s week 7, I think), but, frankly, I’ve had more important things to do. I’ve chosen this one because I mostly know it already –… Continue Reading →

OK, so I should make it clear at this point that, in my head at least, if not on paper, “52 songs” is a concept, not a target. I never thought I’d learn 52 songs this year, but the idea… Continue Reading →

MOSTLY learnt all of the words and the chords were pretty simple. It’s been a busy week and this will roll on to next week now. Looks like I’m only make 51 songs. 🙁 Oh well – at least I… Continue Reading →

Last week was a bit of a write off week, but I’ve just about learned the chords to “Angels” including the odd F#m. I’ve also done a bit of rehearsing Song 1 to bed it into my brain a bit…. Continue Reading →

Last week was fun AND challenging, songwise. I picked a tricky one to start but it’s mostly nailed. The trick will be remembering it in a week or so’s time. This week’s been a bit of a nightmare with busy… Continue Reading →

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