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Old 12-07-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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easy u2 songs

hey guys, ive just started playing guitar and would love to learn some of my fav u2 songs. r there any easy ones out there?!
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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Vertigo is really really easy.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:06 AM   #3
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sunday bloody sunday is pretty easy, that was one of the first U2 songs i learned how to play
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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I Still Haven't Found is probably the easiest. WOWY, Desire.
SBS's main riff is easy to learn, I just wish I knew how to do the chords!
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:45 PM   #5
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uh, all of them
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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SBS's main riff is easy to learn, I just wish I knew how to do the chords!
e--7-7-x-x-x--x----x---x---x----x---x
b--7-7-5-5-5-12-12-12---12-12-12
g--7-7-5-5-5-12-12-12---12-12-12
d--9-9-5-5-5-12-12-12---12-12-12
a--9-9-0-0-0-10-10-10---10-10-10
E--7-7-x-x-x--x---x---x----x----x---x


Bm5 - D5 - F5
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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Thank you.
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:59 AM   #8
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e--7-7-x-x-x--x----x---x---x----x---x
b--7-7-5-5-5-12-12-12---12-12-12
g--7-7-5-5-5-12-12-12---12-12-12
d--9-9-5-5-5-12-12-12---12-12-12
a--9-9-0-0-0-10-10-10---10-10-10
E--7-7-x-x-x--x---x---x----x----x---x


Bm5 - D5 - F5
That's G, not F

It's good in two ways:

B5-D5-G5
or
F#5-A5-D5

But Edge plays like this:

B5-D5-G5 once
B5-D5-G5(slide to A5)
e--x-x---x-x-x----x----x---x----x---x--x--
b--x-x---x-x-x----x----x---x----x---x--x--
g--x-x---7-7-7---12-12-12---12/14/12-
d--9-9---7-7-7---12-12-12---12/14/12-
a--9-9---5-5-5---10-10-10---10/12/10-
E--7-7---x-x-x----x---x---x----x----x---x-

And again
B5-D5-G5

Then the main riff
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:34 PM   #9
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"All I Want Is You" is pretty easy, it's A... D... A... D and then the chorus is D... Em... D.... Em.... D.... A... D... A, look it up for all the details
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That's G, not F

Ooops You're right
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"All I Want Is You" is pretty easy, it's A... D... A... D and then the chorus is D... Em... D.... Em.... D.... A... D... A, look it up for all the details

its actually F#m, not Em
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:27 AM   #12
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Oh, alright, in the U2 book it says F#m is played like Em though, i'll have to check it out again
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:28 AM   #13
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dont forget to tune down 1/2 a step for AIWIY. F#m is:

e---2
b---2
g---2
d---4
a---4
E---2
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You don't have to tune it down.
It sounds the same to me.
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if you want to start off at the easiest level, with no chord knowledge learn E, A and D. That will give you Desire.
Then once you get those down you can add the F#m and you'll have All I Want is You. That's a good of a starting place as any.

Progressively you can learn most of their songs in a relatively short period, if you just want to play chord versions. But you need to get the basic chords down or you will be so frustrated you won't want to play any tabs by anybody.
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I remember desire being a real bitch to learn starting out. It's tough to get the chord changes and strumming pattern at the same time. Especially when you haven't got switching between chords fast down yet.
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The fly is easy ... The solo and main riff is soooo fun to play though
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I remember desire being a real bitch to learn starting out. It's tough to get the chord changes and strumming pattern at the same time. Especially when you haven't got switching between chords fast down yet.
that's a good point about the timing and switching on Desire, that will take some time and practice outside of merely learning the chords.

so I guess I'd just go with All I Want is You, I had a tough time with that F#m for awhile, so I guess it's going to be tough for anyone from the ground up. It was for me. But once it clicked, I can play all the songs pretty easily.

It's like everything else in playing, it comes with time and practice.
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