#1
As part of my AS-level music course, I have to perform a song in front of an examinor and maybe a few people, and it has to be 5-8 minutes. I was thinking of doing Free Bird and cutting it down a little to make it fit, or trying to do Orion (Even though it focuses quite a bit on the bass) or The Call of Ktulu by Metallica, or maybe some relatively short Opeth song. But, I don't have many ideas, so anyone know any good songs to play?


By the way, I've been playing for about 6 years and I love metal to give you an idea of any songs. As taste is subjective, I could do anything from Simon and Garfunkel to Deicide, as long as it has some good guitar.
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#3
can you write your own? that would impress them more than some run off the mill metal song
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Does it have to be electric guitar?


No, it can be acoustic as well.

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can you write your own? that would impress them more than some run off the mill metal song

My music teacher said that we would probably get shit marks if we wrote our own.
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#5
Call of Ktulu, acoustic or electric it'd be badass.
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#7
afterlife by avenged sevenfold, the only thing that would impress them would be the solo.
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#8
I'm doing AS music too. I am doing For the Love of God by Steve Vai, and a grade 8 piece. I decided against piano; I really want to show the examiner my 8-string! Ha! Good luck,

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I'm doing AS music too. I am doing For the Love of God by Steve Vai, and a grade 8 piece. I decided against piano; I really want to show the examiner my 8-string! Ha! Good luck,

- Adam

You have an 8-string guitar? I only thought they existed in cartoons and Meshuggah albums.

Good luck with yours too
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maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#10
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No, it can be acoustic as well.


My music teacher said that we would probably get shit marks if we wrote our own.

Really? I would have thought different.

If you wanna do Orion try the rodrigo y gabriela version, it's different from the original metallica one and you can just say you came up with the idea of doing it acoustic
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Really? I would have thought different.

If you wanna do Orion try the rodrigo y gabriela version, it's different from the original metallica one and you can just say you came up with the idea of doing it acoustic

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maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#13
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Really? I would have thought different.

If you wanna do Orion try the rodrigo y gabriela version, it's different from the original metallica one and you can just say you came up with the idea of doing it acoustic

i must look that up
you could do shogun IF you have seven string its pretty good since it has a lcean passage and the heavy passages, or you could do the crusade its 8 minutes, orion is quite good as well, look up something by pelican, or anything off of Protest the Hero Fortress they have instrumental cuts of each song. maybe the white sea by The sword. and the last song i have to say is instrumental cover of hallowed be thy name.
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Do a three-song mash of Tainted Love, I'm No Angel and Light My Fire
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You have an 8-string guitar? I only thought they existed in cartoons and Meshuggah albums.

Good luck with yours too



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#19
Thanks everyone, I think I may go with Hallowed Be Thy Name.
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maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#20
do a medley of orion and call of ktulu

or do orion, it's shorter than ktulu.
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Thanks everyone, I think I may go with Hallowed Be Thy Name.



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#23
cemetery gates-pantera
aces high-iron maiden
glasgow kiss-john petrucci (is not hard till the fast stuff)
tornado of souls.

i know you like metal, but if you play confortably numb or money (by pink floyd) and you adapt the sax solo to guitar then they will be impressed...i guess...
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