Most difficult song to master?

SwanseaSimon

Junior Member
I apologise to encroaching into 'Marr' territory on a Morrissey forum, but for you guitarists out there, what has been the most difficult song to master? For me, Girl Afraid, took ages - still not quite there yet, but thanks to Lord Daniel Earwicker, not far off!!
 

mozully

i keep mine hidden
i found girl afraid to be one of the hardest, and i still cant play back to the old house because i've never been able to get the hang of finger picking. the verses of barbarism begins at home were difficult at first
 

SwanseaSimon

Junior Member
i found girl afraid to be one of the hardest, and i still cant play back to the old house because i've never been able to get the hang of finger picking. the verses of barbarism begins at home were difficult at first

Girl Afraid is very hard even with Daniel Earwicker's excellent tutorial
 

mozully

i keep mine hidden
i didn't know he did a "how to". I thought I had it more or less down but after watching that I need a bit more practice
 

SwanseaSimon

Junior Member
i didn't know he did a "how to". I thought I had it more or less down but after watching that I need a bit more practice

Yers, he's got an excellent one on Youtube - not for beginners but for intermediate level, very good. He's a great player and does some awesome Smiths covers on there.
 

EPbabe

Active Member
i found girl afraid to be one of the hardest, and i still cant play back to the old house because i've never been able to get the hang of finger picking. the verses of barbarism begins at home were difficult at first

I would've picked this one. Then again, I don't even know why I ventured in here, I don't play the guitar. :blushing:
 

mcrickson

Reckless Endangerment
strange that barbarism has multiple mentions as i've always found it to be one of the easiest

I think for me, it's just the switching between Marr's multiple guitar parts. It's like being a child at a candy store, there are SO many choices in that song to pick from and while you're playing, you're like, 'Oooh which riff do I want to play next??' :D
 

egosheep

Member
strange that barbarism has multiple mentions as i've always found it to be one of the easiest

I guess I can see the barre chord bits being described as easy, but the arpeggios and picking parts during the verses, the slides?

I think for me, it's just the switching between Marr's multiple guitar parts. It's like being a child at a candy store, there are SO many choices in that song to pick from and while you're playing, you're like, 'Oooh which riff do I want to play next??' :D

Thats the thing, when he plays it live, he plays every part, seamlessly. I wouldn't call it easy.:guitar::squiffy:
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bagface

Member
I think for me, it's just the switching between Marr's multiple guitar parts. It's like being a child at a candy store, there are SO many choices in that song to pick from and while you're playing, you're like, 'Oooh which riff do I want to play next??' :D

haha that's very true. and egosheep those slides are so FUN.
 

Wobble

Wythenshawe Waltzer
This thread just made me quite happy, since it took me a few days to master Girl Afraid :D

Eight years of classical guitar pays off.
 
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