Originally Posted by padlin
can only play Margaritaville so many times before it gets old.
I hear you, I haven't been inclined to play that song for many years now.
Bob, is there any particular genre or time period that you prefer songs from? There is soooooo much good music out there, one just needs to pick some favourites and give them a go.
My process for learning songs now (which I seem to rarely do these days), is to first find a song I like, and would like to learn on guitar. I then check out the chording and tabs from a place line https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/
. If too complex, I usually move on, as at my skill level I don't want to make it too difficult, I just wanna have fun.
YouTube is a great resource for learning now, as there are tutorials on most any song out there, that can lead you through the songs. Many simplify the song a lot for your average campfire singer, while others carry the picking to waaaay beyond where I am at.
I copy these songs to a Word doc, and format them in a way to easily read. My brother has taken a lot of these songs, both ones I did up as well as ones he did, and formatted a bunch of them to PDF's, which he loaded on his tablet to use as a songbook.
My biggest problem lately is that I just don't play enough. I have forgotten the times more songs than I have learned lately. If I use the music sheets, then I can make it through them, but there are sooooo many now that I nolonger can play by memory. I either forget the music (which I can slowly figure out), or more commonly I forget the words (and humming doesn't cut it).