Guitar Arpeggio: Wake Me Up When September Ends, Green Day

There once was much debate about what this song was about, one of the most common initial beliefs, and still a very prevalent one at that, being that it is about 9/11. However, Billie Joe has confirmed to the public that the song was written as a memorial anthem about his father, a jazz musician and minor league baseball catcher, who died of lung cancer when Billie Joe was only ten years old. In this melancholy ballad, Billie Joe, backed by the support of the other members of Green Day, takes a trip back to his painful childhood and thinks about the day he lost his innocence when his father died. Like many faced with such a traumatic event, Billie…
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Guitar Chords: Late Goodbye, Poets of the Fall

A slow beautiful song which was developed as a theme song for the PC Game: Max Payne 2. It uses basic chords with an edgy short and sweet intro riff… This song is based on a poem by Sam Lake. Heard it for the first time when I completed Max Payne game on my computer. It played in the background of the credits. Liked it then & there and decided to play it on my guitar!INTRO RIFF e|-------7-----------5-|-------5-----------3---|------7-----------5-|-------5-----------3-|| B|-----0---0-------0---|-----0---0-------0-----|----0---0-------0---|-----0---0-------0---|| G|---7-------7---6-----|---5-------5---4------4/7--------7---6------|---5-------5---4-----|| D|---------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|| A|---------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|| E|-0-----------0-------|-0-----------0---------|--0---------0-------|-0-----------0-------|| (more…)
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My First On-stage Guitar Performance

Ok friends. I did it. I finally played my own guitar on stage in front of at least 200 people. In hindsight, it could have been managed in a much better way but probably it is better as it happened. It was a part of our annual forum of the college called ZENITH 2007. It was only a day before the actual event that I was approached to play guitar for the chief-guest as part of a set of events for his welcome. The situation was such that I had to perform due to shortage of other events. But this was not the only constraint! The song could not be romantic or extreme in any way as it was to…
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