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trippinbillyrmc
02-03-2007, 11:46 PM
I must say, I really enjoy playing Raven! Although I just started and havent learned the whole catalogue yet.

Fan#41
02-04-2007, 09:18 AM
#41 and Minarets

thestand
02-04-2007, 11:26 AM
When I pick up an acoustic, my hands enjoy going right to LIOG.

DMBTex10101
02-04-2007, 01:08 PM
When I pick up an acoustic, my hands enjoy going right to LIOG.

Yes, LIOG is one of my favorites. Followed very closely by Drive In Drive Out.

Those are my two favorites. I also enjoy Raven, JTR (sounds surprisingly great on my new 12 String), Stone, & WWYS.

trippinbillyrmc
02-04-2007, 02:14 PM
I still cannot get the following chord on 41

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Fan#41
02-04-2007, 02:23 PM
The breakdown on LIOG is extremely fun.

Ledge
02-04-2007, 03:46 PM
The breakdown on LIOG is extremely fun.

Love it. Also love me some Stone.

Per553
02-04-2007, 10:37 PM
grey street. oh wait, the question wasn't what is the ONLY dmb song you can play on the guitar :(

alexbunke
02-04-2007, 11:12 PM
Nanices, Billies, Butterfly

taylordb
02-05-2007, 02:11 PM
Too many to list, but the ones I find myself playing lately are Rhyme & Reason, Recently, Granny and #41.

taylordb
02-05-2007, 02:14 PM
I still cannot get the following chord on 41

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Just stretch it out. You'll get it with time. It actually becomes quite easy.

Guyute
02-05-2007, 02:30 PM
Lately? It changes frequently...

On the 6 - Raven, The Stone, So Damn Lucky

On the 12 - Grey Street, Big-eyed Fish (just got the 12, so I'm playing it a lot these days)

Raised B - Stay or Leave (hands down). Working on You Never Know...should be a while :lol

Fan#41
02-05-2007, 02:52 PM
On the 12 - Grey Street, Big-eyed Fish (just got the 12, so I'm playing it a lot these days)


Try Granny and OSW on the 12, they sound awesome.

slugmother
02-05-2007, 02:57 PM
stone or sugar will

Guyute
02-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Try Granny and OSW on the 12, they sound awesome.
I've played Granny on it. Never thought to try OSW....I'll check that out tonight.

Funny thing is, I like Raven better on the 6 than the 12 (which was unexpected). I've been playing some old traditional stuff on the 12 and it sounds really cool....sort of like having a mandolin playing along :)

Guyute
02-07-2007, 12:51 PM
You're right...OSW is cool on the 12 :)

bobblehedjesus
02-07-2007, 07:11 PM
Say Goodbye everytime I pick the ol Taylor up. THen #41 would have to be next.

flyersfanatic02
02-07-2007, 10:14 PM
I enjoy playing #34, it's kind of relaxing for me.

That's it, Sir.
02-07-2007, 10:53 PM
I'm getting to the point where I can almost nail the stone perfectly so it's a great feeling. It's between that and stay or leave. It used to be Raven, which is fun as other have said. I love Recently and JTR but I have trouble with these sometimes.

walrusstapler
02-08-2007, 02:29 PM
Recently, LIOG and Jimi Thing are probably my favorites.

monkey
02-08-2007, 08:54 PM
right now I am playing tripping billies alot. I also really enjoy playing the stone, cry freedom and the verse part of satellite. I also play most of stay or leave, but I play it standard tuning, not raised B, no capo.

thestand
02-09-2007, 04:25 PM
So Damn Lucky is so much fun.

PJdays40
03-24-2007, 03:02 PM
I am playing a three song set at a Star bucks at my college.
I can cover a good portion of their song catalog but what I am going to go with is either one of these two, let me know what you think.

1. Bartender (I think its the best acoustic opener)
2. Satellite
3. Ants Marching

OR

1. Bartender
2. So Much To Say
3. #41

As far as my favorite song to play when I pick up the guitar I automatically do Warehouse with the stop time parts...its a habit.

Guyute
03-25-2007, 02:01 AM
If you're playing a 3 song set, consider playing at least 1 non-DMB song.

PJdays40
03-25-2007, 11:03 AM
If you're playing a 3 song set, consider playing at least 1 non-DMB song.

Yeah man, good advice. I have been playing for like three years, got pretty good but my biggest thing is all I know is Dave's Catalog of songs. I want to start playing some bars at my school but a "DMB cover night" IMO should be done with a band or two guitars, no just me.

Guyute
03-26-2007, 01:47 AM
Yeah man, good advice. I have been playing for like three years, got pretty good but my biggest thing is all I know is Dave's Catalog of songs. I want to start playing some bars at my school but a "DMB cover night" IMO should be done with a band or two guitars, no just me.
Branch out ;)

Seriously, a DMB cover night should probably be a full band, but a Dave Matthews cover night could include everything from full bands to duos to solo artists. If you want solo inspiration, just listen to some solo Dave stuff.

As for other material, just think of songs that you consider great and arrange them for solo guitar (tons of tab on the web for every conceivable artist). I play everything from Dave to Bill Withers, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, and recently I've added a couple Lionel Richie tunes. Believe it or not, I'm about to add a Bee Gees tune to my list :lol

dmb8021
04-01-2007, 01:56 PM
I got a 12 string not too long ago and like to play Crazy Easy and Minarets on it

As for the 6, it usually changes, sometimes it's #41, it could be LIOG, other times it's granny

Guyute
04-02-2007, 12:30 AM
I got a 12 string not too long ago and like to play Crazy Easy and Minarets on it

As for the 6, it usually changes, sometimes it's #41, it could be LIOG, other times it's granny
I've decided I like SOL better on the 12....Spoon, too.

Perko
04-02-2007, 12:21 PM
not dmb, but Up and Away is easily one of my favorites to play.

PJdays40
04-04-2007, 01:33 PM
I don't know if anyone saw the Idea of You/Shotgun thread of the guy breaking the songs down on YouTube...but it looks to me like Dave is getting a lot more complex in his guitar style. Besides new tunings, guitars and more use of a capo, I can't think of THAT many songs that are as difficult looking as IDOY and Shotgun...

I can play just about all of his more difficult songs, but when I saw the video I was a little intimidated by his skill.

Only songs I can really think of that are as complex may be: Rhyme and Reason, verse to Billies, jam on WWYS and the Stone (it takes time to figure out timing on that one)

Anyone with me?

cnfloyd84
04-04-2007, 03:20 PM
Not really, I didn't think it was that difficult..what was hard for you?

PJdays40
04-04-2007, 03:44 PM
Rhyme and Reason, Satellite fluently and surprisingly STJL even tho there all open chords, it took a bit to sounds good on that one.

cnfloyd84
04-04-2007, 04:04 PM
I can play just about all of his more difficult songs, but when I saw the video I was a little intimidated by his skill.


I meant about this, what was intimidating? The guy who posted it's skill?

PJdays40
04-04-2007, 05:39 PM
I meant about this, what was intimidating? The guy who posted it's skill?

Yeah him, mainly because he can point out everything he is playing note for note and that he did it by watching footage and not seeing it written out.

also, IMO I think Dave has really stepped it up on the last couple of new songs I have heard. We haven't heard a guitar driven song like Drive in Drive Out, Stone or Warehouse on the last two albums (maybe minus bayou and what you are)
It's great to see some fresh stuff that is really complex (to me at least)

hope I haven't completely lost you.

cnfloyd84
04-04-2007, 10:30 PM
No you haven't lost me, I guess it's just easy for me to play something from footage/by ear and not tabs, so I don't feel intimidated or anything.

DMBTex10101
04-05-2007, 10:00 AM
Lately . . . I just can't stop with Stay or Leave . . .

Carter41
04-12-2007, 01:33 PM
....Spoon, too.

:upyours :upyours :upyours :upyours :upyours :upyours

som3d3vil34
04-17-2007, 10:54 AM
I still cannot get the following chord on 41

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That chord is a bitch. I usually put my 4th finger on on the 2nd string 8th fret first, and let the rest of the fingers fall into place just in time to hit the bass note.

Woody Boyd
06-05-2007, 04:48 AM
warehouse will always be number one. sometimes angel (I know how you guys feel about it.. teehee) is kind of fun to improv a little with, just because its so basic and you get to throw your own fills in, sometimes I'll just do a stupid little transition into Yellow Ledbetter.

Moses
07-27-2007, 06:20 PM
Shotgun has been a favorite of mine latley. I learned it from a guy who posted a video on how to play it on you tube and it worked great suprisingly. You have to put a capo on 10 to get the soprano guitar sound which can be hard fingering if you dont have a cut away.

trippinbillyrmc
08-01-2007, 05:53 PM
A small easy but fun riff to play is the gravedigger intro he did in europe!

SweetDownAndUp
08-07-2007, 06:49 PM
A small easy but fun riff to play is the gravedigger intro he did in europe!

That intro is fun to play. I have really got into playing Oh in standard tuning without a capo. Its more of the way Tim plays it but still sounds good.

Josh.0
08-10-2007, 09:10 AM
I like #41. Simple, sweet, and great to play without vocals.

I also really enjoy The Last Stop. Fun to see your hand flying around the fret board like that.

Ambrose Mensch
09-20-2007, 08:26 AM
Tripping Billies. The verse riff is just awesome. Lie in our graves is awesome to use with a loop pedal and do improv to though.

greykitkat36
09-30-2007, 12:55 PM
Lately I've been playing GIG a whole lot.