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My dads side of the family is having a family reunion in 2 days and he wants me to play for "background music" for the day, suggestions for what to play for so long?
my plans so far were to just loop some shit on my Boss Loop Station and play some bluesy leads over it. i figure that will get old, even though nobody will be listening anyway, do you have any tips for not so difficult songs to learn kind of quickly?
thanks

EDIT: no rock songs, just easy listening, haha
Last edited by dr.rock666 at Aug 2, 2009,
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Family Reunion by Blink-182
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#3
Don't be afraid to get cliche.

"Sweet Home Alabama"
"Crazy Train"
"Hang On Loosely"
AC/DC

That stuff would work pretty well.
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Play Don't Stop Believin' just for the hell of it.
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#7
inb4 I cum blood

damnit, beat me to it

anyway what kind of music do they like
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The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#8
say no? that sounds boring as hell. they make radios/ipods for a reason
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Play ABBA. The older ones will give you praise.
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family reunion - blink 182 seems fine

good plan


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#11
Play Jazz. It goes down well as backing music.
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#12
play death to all but metal
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
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Play Jazz. It goes down well as backing music.

i was gonna say this, if not then popular cliche stuff will go fine if you want to drag in a little more attention
#14
Don't play.


Honestly, it sounds like it's going to be a really lame gig.
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Don't play.


Honestly, it sounds like it's going to be a really lame gig.


Unless he plays Jazz or Blues. Then it will be epic. Takes skill though.
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#16
Play "I tamper with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin"
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#17
any dethklok song will do.

awaken (mustakrakish)

briefcase full of guts

birthday dethday

dethharmonic ( my personal favorite).

edit: ^^ @ jazzoon - that works too ^^
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Quote by dudetheman
Don't play.


Honestly, it sounds like it's going to be a really lame gig.


THIS.

dont play. family reunions are for getting drunk and making out with a second cousin, not guitar playing.

now if there were more family members who were playing and there was a jam session it'd be a different situation but if it's just you i'd recommend not doing it at all.
#20
play explosions in the sky
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#21
Just plug your ipod to the speaker and select some tunes and act like you're a busy DJ
#22
whack on some srv
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#25
Play Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs, its easy, instrumental, and your family will probably recognize it, or just play the chord progression to Sinatra Songs, they're usually really simple, but sound nice as background music.
#28
Mess around with a II-V-! progressions in Bb, use like an F9 as the V chord and you can get some really wonderul latin/tropical sounding background chords.

EDIT: My parents asked me do the exact same thing, play "background music" and this is what I did for the majority, and they said it fit perfectly.
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#29
I think you should just do what you plan on doing. Maybe prepare some wankage maybe like 5 minutes when you see that alot of people are paying attention (actually prepare 10 just in case your first 5 minute one gets more attention and they want more)
#32
1) if youve got a band, play if not, dont

2) how come all family reunions have tons of rednecks, but for the rest of the year, you never hear about them
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#34
^ you never no
Bands I must see in concert
Silvertide
The Black Crowes
Jackyl
Black Stone Cherry
AC/DC
StoneRider
Freedomhawk
The Darkness and/or the sideprojects of the band members
Buckcherry
The Answer

Theres more. But those are the main ones
#35
if you want people to notice you playing, try doing nine inch nails closer....bound to get noticed then
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#36
Free Bird... by the time you're done the reunion should be halfway over. Then when you fnish it some drunk cousin of yours will yell out Free Bird and you can finish the show with Free Bird again.
#38
Do, "I Love My Mom," by Buckethead.
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#39
Refuse, because you shouldn't need background music for an entire family reunion. A couple songs on an acoustic would be OK, but you shouldn't have to set up and everything for it lol.
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My dads side of the family is having a family reunion in 2 days and he wants me to play for "background music" for the day, suggestions for what to play for so long?
my plans so far were to just loop some shit on my Boss Loop Station and play some bluesy leads over it. i figure that will get old, even though nobody will be listening anyway, do you have any tips for not so difficult songs to learn kind of quickly?
thanks

EDIT: no rock songs, just easy listening, haha
background music =/= jamming to it on your guitar.

1 - Make several mix-cds. Let them play.

2 - Grab your acoustic an learn some old standards that everyone seems to know the words to. Spend a short amount of time doing that. Sing-along could be fun for a bit.
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