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So, my school is having a talent show and the 1st place prize is $100 and I really need $100. So I'm trying to think of songs that I could play that would really impress people. I've been playing for 3 and 1/2 years but I want a song that I know I will be comfortable with and not a song that will be still hard for me. I still want to challenge myself, but I need to be able to learn it in a month(January 12th to be exact). It would really help If you guys could recomend songs.


Thanks,
Josh
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#3
Stairway, Freebird, Sweet Child O' Mine, etc. (The classics)


Also...why couldn't MY talent show pay ME 100 smackers!
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#4
um...ERUPTION!!!!...duh
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#5
Well, my band played Dammit by Blink-182, Ice Ice Baby, and I Kissed a Girl (It wasn't my idea) at my HS's talent show and we were pretty much the best band there, although we really don't really have much talent and we've never played in front of an audience before. Play something that people know but not something that's overplayed at talent shows and such.

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Bass or Geetar?

Also...why couldn't MY talent show pay ME 100 smackers!

Agreed. I think this is an outrage. My school has money out the ass and no one gets paid ****.
#9
Wait, will it just be you all by yourself up there?
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#11
dont fear the reaper, thats what we're doing, and im soloing
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#12
I can't play with a band because I'm in a bad position with my band. Basically, my drummers in China and I got into a huge fight with my Rhythm guitarist that ended in a fist fight in school and we both got suspened for two days.

Extra Info: I play Guitar. I was looking for something with preferably no singing or something that would sound good with me playing over a CD but idk if they'll let me do that.
I'm really into classics, from 60's through mid 80's. And I like some new stuff. Mainly Foo Fighters for new stuff.
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Wait 5 hours
Be accused by the promoter of being late
Get told we have only a 10 minute set
Play pure noise for 10 minutes

Worst and most amusing gig of my life.

Anyone else had this kind of **** happen?!

Dimebag had a worse gig.
#14
Soul Stripper by AC/DC

Look it up
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#16
if you talent is a good hj, you'll be able to make that money on the streets every night (even more) without having to worry about a talent show
#17
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Well, my band played Dammit by Blink-182, Ice Ice Baby, and I Kissed a Girl (It wasn't my idea) at my HS's talent show and we were pretty much the best band there, although we really don't really have much talent and we've never played in front of an audience before. Play something that people know but not something that's overplayed at talent shows and such.


Agreed. I think this is an outrage. My school has money out the ass and no one gets paid ****.


I appreciate your modesty.

And anyway. Talent shows aren't that big of a deal. The general school populous will probably be swept away by even the simplest of guitar solos, so don't worry about it. Just learn a song you like and play it well.
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sounds like you need cliffs of dover by eric johnson

^^


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#19
The problem is that my school has integrated Guitar into there music program so there are about 350 students in the school enrolled in Guitar. A bunch of the kids in the guitar program will be playing.
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Wait 5 hours
Be accused by the promoter of being late
Get told we have only a 10 minute set
Play pure noise for 10 minutes

Worst and most amusing gig of my life.

Anyone else had this kind of **** happen?!

Dimebag had a worse gig.
#20
ERUPTION by Van Halen.
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Gear:
STARcaster Strat
Dean Tradition Acoustic
03 B.C. Rich NJ Warlock Speedloader
Xaviere XV-599
Epi 1984 Explorer
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Epi Valve Jr
Bogner Alchemist Head
Marshall 1960B
#21
I think I'll either put together a randon medley of songs I like or maybe a Hendrix medley.
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Wait 5 hours
Be accused by the promoter of being late
Get told we have only a 10 minute set
Play pure noise for 10 minutes

Worst and most amusing gig of my life.

Anyone else had this kind of **** happen?!

Dimebag had a worse gig.
#23
Anybody know any good Led Zeppelin songs that will sound good with no vocals/bass/drums? Just guitar.
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Wait 5 hours
Be accused by the promoter of being late
Get told we have only a 10 minute set
Play pure noise for 10 minutes

Worst and most amusing gig of my life.

Anyone else had this kind of **** happen?!

Dimebag had a worse gig.
#24
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The problem is that my school has integrated Guitar into there music program so there are about 350 students in the school enrolled in Guitar. A bunch of the kids in the guitar program will be playing.

Wait... really?

Sick society, I suppose.
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#25
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Anybody know any good Led Zeppelin songs that will sound good with no vocals/bass/drums? Just guitar.


Impossible.

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#26
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Wait... really?

Sick society, I suppose.

I think the guitar program is a good thing. My comment was to someone that sayed people will be amazed if you play something simple.
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Wait 5 hours
Be accused by the promoter of being late
Get told we have only a 10 minute set
Play pure noise for 10 minutes

Worst and most amusing gig of my life.

Anyone else had this kind of **** happen?!

Dimebag had a worse gig.
#27
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Anybody know any good Led Zeppelin songs that will sound good with no vocals/bass/drums? Just guitar.

play heartbreaker
Scar tissue that I wish you saw
Sarcastic mister know it all
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you cause
With the birds I'll share
This lonely view
#28
Glasgow Kiss, Wishful Thinking (skip the last two mintutes unless you want to bore the crap out of everyone) , or Damage Control by John Petrucci. You want a challenge, you got one (or three).
#29
If you have a bassist;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLw_IP9m2mI

If you get two people who play acoustic and you play electric;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUycnwlxd34

All I could really think of right now.
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Dream On. No singer? COPE! Or, Surfing with the Alien/ten words/cliffs of dover.
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Anybody know any good Led Zeppelin songs that will sound good with no vocals/bass/drums? Just guitar.
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#33
How much does a crap violin bow cost? I kinda want to do the solo from Dazed and Confused and then probably improv some stuff.
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Wait 5 hours
Be accused by the promoter of being late
Get told we have only a 10 minute set
Play pure noise for 10 minutes

Worst and most amusing gig of my life.

Anyone else had this kind of **** happen?!

Dimebag had a worse gig.
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i cum blood
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#37
Are you a proficient alternate picker?

You could try do some John Petrucci - for example, Jaws of Life, and Glasgow Kiss.
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#38
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I appreciate your modesty.

Haha yeah... I didn't say we were any good, just better than pretty much everyone else. There were two bands that are really good, we didn't hold a candle to them.
#39
far beyond the son by yngwie malsteem or canon rock by jerryc

...o wait...something you can learn in a month
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