50 Songs for B2B - Upgraded and Digital 🤖

@JoshFossgreen Is there a way we can request songs to be added to the 50 First Songs Pack.

More specifically, is there a way individuals (or groups of individuals) could pay to have more songs (or a specific song) added to the 50 First Songs Pack. Perhaps through membership to your Patreon?

Maybe something along the lines of… For each month patreon is over x amount we get a new song. I’ve seen other people with a Patreon do similar things. Even letting the supporters vote on what to get next.

Edit: My bad. I found where you answered @T_dub, who asked this same question at the bottom of the 50 First Songs Pack page.

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All good! A good question worth answering - as of now, I’m not planning on adding more songs currently, but if I do at some point, I’ll definitely throw up a thread here and take suggestions!

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Hello! I recently joined and I couldn’t find this info on the website or forum, so I figured I would ask here. In addition to the song difficulty, I was wondering if there was a matrix of modules to songs? E.g. You shouldn’t try to play Roxanne until you complete module 6 because of a technique covered in that set of lessons.

Thanks!

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Welcome to the forum @mckybob.

I think you answered your own question. IMO it’s best to just take the course in order and learn to play the songs in that sequence, rather than hoping ahead onto an advanced song that you might not be ready for. That’s just my opinion of course.

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Hi, Pam! Thanks for the warm welcome and reply. The reason I ask about the matrix is that in Module 3, you learn to play the riff for Sweet Home Alabama, but the song is in Difficult category - which is why I am confused. Thanks!

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@mckybobif you think you’re confused now? Wait 'til you get to Module 4 Lesson 6 LOL.

(Hint: It’s the most discussed song on this forum)

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:rofl: :joy: :rofl:

@mckybob Welcome to BassBuzz!

When you have time, join us on the Introduce Yourself thread.

Learning the full songs isn’t intended to be done as you’re going through the course. @JoshFossgreen has said that as soon as you can do the easy workout to keep moving forward. There will be a disparity between the portion of a song he uses to reinforce the lesson and what is required for the complete song.

I hope that helps.

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Welcome to the community @mckybob! Enjoy the course.

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Yeah, I can see why that’s confusing! The reason is along the lines of what @eric.kiser said:

There’s some way harder stuff elsewhere in the song than the riff we learn in Module 3. So the difficulty ratings in the Song Pack are always based on the full song, which often contains surprises. :slight_smile:

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Well, @Pete ain’t the only one :headphones::rofl:

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Bit of a resurrection of the thread, but I just wanted to clarify something. Is it safe to assume these are all in standard (EADG) tuning? I wanted to dig into these, but didn’t see tunings mentioned on any of the ones I’ve looked at.

EDIT: Nevermind. Just looked at Another Brick in the Wall and it says at the beginning it is DADG tuning…

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Alternate tunings are good for you :slight_smile:

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You know what? I’ve never done an alternate tuning. I just can’t be bothered and I don’t want to mess with my mental fretboard mapping. If I feel like learning a song and it is in an alternate tuning, I just move on to another song. I know it’s no big deal to do something like a Drop D in particular, but I’ve never wanted to learn a Drop D song enough to care. I mainly just learn other peoples songs to add more tools to my arsenal and there are plenty of standard tuning songs to choose from that provide the content I need. When I write my own songs, alternate tunings don’t even cross my mind. I know this may seem lazy or weird to some, but that’s just how I am about this. :slight_smile:

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I felt that way initially, and then got addicted to the sound of Drop D :slight_smile:

But it’s certainly valid to never use them.

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Like you caught, there are a handful of alt tunings. Another Brick in the Wall, Come As You Are, Feel Good Inc., maybe a couple others. Always check the notes at the top of the chart.

It’s really not that hard, if you pick an easy one (like Another Brick, that’s a good first drop D tune). Your other three strings stay the same, and you shift your brain around a bit on the D string. But there are only a few notes on that string in the whole song anyway.

+1 this, but also… you miss out on hearing that mighty low D. It sounds so good. And no, the 3rd fret of a B string does NOT sound as good. Open rocks more. :slight_smile:

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A great reason to own a 5 string. Leave the tuning on your 4 string be and just switch to the fiver when you want the low D. :smiley_cat:

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:slight_smile:

Gotta agree, there’s just something about wailing on that open string D.

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Yes! Got that extra rattle going on from the lower tension. Can really dig into it.

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I honestly can’t see me ever using a 5 string. My short fingers struggle enough getting to the lowest string on a 4-string! My fingers are basically the width of the fretboard.

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One interesting and unexpected thing is that it is easier to reach EADG on a 5 than on a 4, due to narrower spacing, and the B string just kind of works out. It might surprise you - my hands are dead average and had no problems with reach on a 5.

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