#1
So my friends have this band and they're sort of like an Incubus style. Anyways, they want me to open for them. So I'm trying to decide what to play. Criteria:

1. No singing.

2. A guitar song that isn't too classic rock. But good and impressive soloing.

3. Nothing too shred metal. I hate guys like Steve Vai or Paul Gilbert. The only person who I'll really consider from this style style is Buckethead.

4. Something around 3-4 minutes.

5. Nothing that must require 2 guitars (Ex. I think playing something like The Strokes would sound bad. With them, you really need more than just a guitarist).
#3
Hendrix?

Voodoo Child?
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you could do the Stevie ray Vaughan version because it has no lyrics
or you could do the Jimi version and just not sing it
#10
What about some Joe Satriani - Love Thing, Surfing With The Alien, Summer Song, Into The Light, Mind Storm, to name a few.

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#11
Although I know how to play most of the suggestions you guys named (besides the Satch one) I'm looking for something more modern.
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or just improvise dude. i always sound best when i improvise becuz no one can tell when u make a mistake

maybe improvise little wing? haha i'm out of this thread, its getting a little over my head. good luck with the show!
#14
Or Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson

lot of people will dig it due to its appearence in GH3
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#17
Some classical maybe? By the looks of your profile you're a classical guitarist.

EDIT: Woops I didn't see the modern thing. Cliffs of Dover or something maybe?
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Some classical maybe? By the looks of your profile you're a classical guitarist.
Yeah, but I don't really think they'll like classical.
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I'm not sure yet. Maybe a drummer or a back-up guitarist.
#23
Play the live version of Whitewash, the one with the solo..that'd be cool.
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Yeah, but I don't really think they'll like classical.


Well, if the soloing is impressive enough then they might...
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#26
You should make a rock version of a popular dance song or something. For instance; I saw a band that covered Sexy Back and people went crazy for it, and of course you could add your own solo.
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You should make a rock version of a popular dance song or something. For instance; I saw a band that covered Sexy Back and people went crazy for it, and of course you could add your own solo.


Without vocals this won't work too well. Unless the song is really well known and you play the melody.
#28
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Wonderful idea for a Guitar song.

there is a guitar part, and its easy to solo over


you didn't thinik i didn't realize he played gutar, did you?


genius.


EDIT: And i didn't say Bonzo's Montreaux either.
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#29
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I understand there's a guitar part, but a great majority of that song except for a good minute is solely dedicated to drums. If you're playing as a solo guitarist it's probably not a first choice.


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May I suggest Steve Vai, regardless of you classifying him under "shred metal"? He's more than that...

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How do they expect to sell those DVDs if the people selling them put the whole thing on youtube?


I'm not complaining...
It's an old DVD anyway, by showing some vids from that one he might get more sales from his newer DVDs... Idk.
#35
Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah if you go acoustic. You don't really need vocals for it to work.
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#36
Jam in a scale for a bit?
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