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#1
Like bad manners at dinner, there are songs you shouldn't play at a music store. What songs at a shop make the cashiers cringe, salespeople sour and make dealers dread the thought of them.

You get the idea.

Go!
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#4
Stairway, for some reason. It has such a beautiful intro, and yet I get yelled at for playing it. I like the way it sounds, damnit!
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#5
Theres like a fourteen page thread about this somewhere.

Sweet Child O' Mine, Most Metallica songs (we get it, you can play the Master of Puppets riff...), Stairway, smells like teen spirit, don't sweep if you can't (not that I can but that's part of the reason I know it sounds bad), so many more
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#6
Stairway to Heaven
Back In Black
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Enter Sandman
Master of Puppets
Smoke on the Water
Iron Man
Paranoid
Crazy Train (unless you know the whole thing WELL)
Eruption
Sweet Child o' Mine.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
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#7
Quote by JWD32792
Theres like a fourteen page thread about this somewhere.


My bad I looked at the first two pages of "Not to play" in the search bar and I got nothing.
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#8
I Cum Blood
Smoke On The Water
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#9
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Stairway to Heaven
Back In Black
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Enter Sandman
Master of Puppets
Smoke on the Water
Iron Man
Paranoid
Crazy Train (unless you know the whole thing WELL)
Eruption
Sweet Child o' Mine.

But thats all I know how to play


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#10
i find it ridiculous that ppl cringe when you play some songs in the store. You are a potential customer , let me play what i want.
#11
um i played the intro of "make them suffer" by cannibal corpse... got yelled at by some hippie dude rofl.

also played dying fetus one shot one kill with two friends (song itself is mad easy) and we played it on almost max volume. Then we had like 3 metalheads headbanging rofl. There were these parents with their little kid, and they said to their son, "do you want to become like them? ugh wasted teens." kid said, "they look cool though" hell yeah

good times... now I don't play in music stores anymore
#12
sandman
crazy train
eruption tapping riff
iron man
smoke on the water
most songs from guitar hero

just imporv and you wont sound like a noob.
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#14
No Eruption?! why not
.....wait
*reminds self of butchery by noobs*
*facepalm*
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#15
stairway and puppets are already covered...another big no-no: DONT SING IF YOU CANT. i get yelled at for that alot lol
you know, ive owned 8 different guitars over my lifetime, and right now i have 3. i wanna know what the hell happened...i mean the picks and cables are understandable, they disappear into thin air all the time, but guitars?

#17
Quote by JWD32792
Theres like a fourteen page thread about this somewhere.

Sweet Child O' Mine, Most Metallica songs (we get it, you can play the Master of Puppets riff...), Stairway, smells like teen spirit, don't sweep if you can't (not that I can but that's part of the reason I know it sounds bad), so many more

But its ok to sweep if you can sweep?
#19
Any covers. Do something original dammit! Unless you're trying out a delay. In which case you have full right to play any U2 song.
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#20
Quote by necrosis1193
Any covers. Do something original dammit! Unless you're trying out a delay. In which case you have full right to play any U2 song.


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#21
or ataris. kris roe uses like three reverbs at once.
you know, ive owned 8 different guitars over my lifetime, and right now i have 3. i wanna know what the hell happened...i mean the picks and cables are understandable, they disappear into thin air all the time, but guitars?

#23
I played alot of Metallica sh it and was fine. Some little kid came up to me and was like "holy crap, are you gonna buy that guitar? You're really good." I mostly improvise and sh it last time I went
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#24
Enter sand man
Raining blood
Iron man
Smoke on water
Given up
Sweet dreams
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just play ur own music peoples
#25
harmonics and divebombs
crank up a 1000 watt amp and do it they just love it
#26
People bitched at me for playing my balls to the walls awesome 58 minute rendition of Hey There Delilah, EVEN ON THE OBOE SOLO, I was personally appalled by their attitude.
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#27
i'm not trying to be funny. i'm dead serious.
anything by tokio hotel.
i dont know how the people know it, but somehow they realize what you're playing, and they stare you down.

unholy confessions gets really annoying quick, too.
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#28
"You Made Me Realise" by My Bloody Valentine. Nothing three tritones to have everyone telling you can't play.
#29
i really dont see what the big deal is about playing whatever song you want to play, your just there to try out a guitar or amp to see if you want it, its not like your competing who can play the song the best or if you just butchered the song who cares. And for the volume, always crank it up when you play it, its just like a car when your buying. You burn off with the car to see if anything happens, if nothing bad happens then its in good shape, but if it craps out then you know your getting a lemon. With and amp crank it up play some heavy ass power chord and it craps out then its a crap amp. Its whatever i just dont see whats the big deal with playing whatever you want.
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#30
^from a workers point of view-

imagine you're working at a guitar shop. and all you hear all day long is the intro to stairway, sweet child, or any other huge 70's, 80's song.
it doesn't matter if you love the song, it's going to get annoying.

that's the way i see it.
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#31
Crazy Train
Enter Sandman
One
Stairway to Heaven
Raining Blood
Walk
Iron Man
Smoke on the Water
Eruption
Master Of Puppets
Sweet Child Of Mine

Basically any popular song.
#32
Quote by mikko 9119
^from a workers point of view-

imagine you're working at a guitar shop. and all you hear all day long is the intro to stairway, sweet child, or any other huge 70's, 80's song.
it doesn't matter if you love the song, it's going to get annoying.

that's the way i see it.


yeah i see your point, but i USED to be a cashier a long time ago, and I always hated getting bitchy ass people who wanted to be pampered, but to be completely honest, it was a job, i HAVE to deal with stuff i dont want to, if i dont like it, then i quit and get a new job.

Now I dont have to worry about that, I work in a monitoring room where i make sure the plant block dosent blow to **** and we dont all die. So basically what im saying is, if you work there you have to deal with everything you dont like, so you have to get used to it.
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#33
there were these metal heads near me the other day playing on Line 6... and they were blaring so i just kept playing the Californication riff louder and they went away... then went back to improvising... at a lower volume of course...
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And let go of regret
You've got to bet on yourself now star
'Cause that's your best bet" - 311
#34
"Mary had a Little Lamb". Heard it on three occasions in a GC. You should be thrown out if you play this.
#35
unless its the SRV version right?
"You've got to trust your instinct
And let go of regret
You've got to bet on yourself now star
'Cause that's your best bet" - 311
#37
Quote by BGrem261
unless its the SRV version right?


Right, but it was the most basic version. Like only using the B and E strings individually to get the notes, played all choppy and with bad timing.

edit- LOL ya it was nowhere close to this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX7Y1GQl5w
Last edited by bigfoamfinger at Mar 5, 2009,
#38
I learned that playing country licks and chords, brandi carlile stuff, bob dylan stuff and deirks bently stuff with a strat on a fender amp gets you laughed at pretty easily. 'cept by the cute girl working the guitar section at GC, then you get the smile.

The bass area is where I have a lot of problems. Don't slap that bass if you don't know how, you just sound retarded when you try. Don't play Longview, blink 182 songs or anything like that. Don't try Jaco if you're not good or aren't going to play a dumbed down version and don't play the fretless basses if you can't. That's where I have the biggest issues. On the guitar side of the store, I don't have any qualms with what people play.
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#39
Honestly does it matter? Your testing an amp, guitar, or accessory play whatever you feel you need to to test it properly. Most of the other customers I doubt you are ever going to see them again so who cares what they think.
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#40
Most ac/dc songs. It's not that I don't love ac/dc. There songs are just too damn easy.
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