#1
Yea, so I was wondering what u guys choose to play for someone who hasent heard u lickin the guitar before. Like do u play the fastest solo ever just to show off what u can do? Or just jam something random? Cuz I reckon if I have a girl over I cant be shreddin like freakin Petrucci.
#2
Depends on mutual taste and purpose. If it's to show how fast you can play then pick something fast you both know. Or if it's for a girl or something then write something for her.
#3
Thickfreakness by the Black Keys is probably up there, come to think of it.
Otherwise, just some random jamming/improv I guess?
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#4
Your Revolution Is A Joke by Funeral For A Friend or the acoustic solo from Blindfolds Aside by Protest The Hero.

If the person is into heavier music then I might also play Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour by Enter Shikari or Polaris by The Human Abstract.
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#6
Djent.

Bitches love djent.

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#8
either play something she knows or something with a beat. don't start playing shit you couldn't make sound right without a band - ie; stuff with random breaks in it etc.
#9
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Djent.

Bitches love djent.


I did that and they loved it. I shit you not.
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#11
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I did that and they loved it. I shit you not.

I got loads likes from girls when I put up a cover of Tesseract's "Concealing Fate part 2" on facebook
Its on my profile in case you wanna give it a listen.
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#12
I do a few quick warmups running 50% on the neck pickup, coil split, so it sounds smooth and jazzy. I'll purposefully fumble and act frustrated. I keep this act going for about 20 seconds and then look up and say "just kidding" with a smile and whip out any solo I've been working on making or learning. Opeth solos usually hit all crowds nicely if I put a smooth delay over slight distortion. Nothing too fast, but extremely melodic. It's like a modest approach. I could play something extremely fast and technical but it would look like I'm trying to be a show-off.

We all remember the first time we saw someone really talented play... The ones you remember the best way are those that were modest and encouraging. We write-off the show-offs.
#13
I'll play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCjJyiqpAuU
using one finger and as simple as it can be.The person will not be amazed but will laugh.The person will not expect too much (at my guitar skill).

Maybe bec. I didn't pick/studied guitar to impress someone.But to fill something empty.


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#14
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Djent.

Bitches love djent.


Best phare ever! I lol'd.

Anyway, if it's other guitar dudes I usually don't bother even playing in front of them because my trick bag isn't very impressive. If it's a girl and I've got a shot at someone warming my bed for the night, I'll just play some pretty chords that I've noticed that go well together and stuff that goes well with those, and when asked "Wow, what's that?" I'll be all "**** yeah"-faced and say "Oh, this thing? I don't know, just playing off the top of my head", like a boss.

It never works.
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#15
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someone who hasent heard u lickin the guitar before.

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Depends on mutual taste

#16
I start off with the beginning of the stairway to heaven solo and just improvise from there.
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#17
If it's a chick, under the bridge and snow work wonders
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#18
For females : Something catchy, riffy and tidy. Obvious Acoustic arpeggiated songs work just as well.

To impress a fellow guitarist : Some cool licks you know and some tough rhythm parts.

To impress your friends : Use those cool techniques that are simple but look awesome.
Legato, Divebombs, pinches, tapping etc.

Or just pull out some popular riffs.
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#19
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#20
Play some Megadeth. Seriously play some of the really tight stuff off Rust In Peace. If the persons not completely brain dead and you don't try to sing like Dave then they'll think your god.
#22
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Play some Megadeth. Seriously play some of the really tight stuff off Rust In Peace. If the persons not completely brain dead and you don't try to sing like Dave then they'll think your god.


Tornado of souls.
Yes.
If I could play this solo, I would do this one first of my list to impress, cause it's so bad-ass.
On playing the Paul Gilbert signature at the guitar store extensively, my missus sighed:
"Put it down now, It's like you love that guitar more than me!"
In Which I replied.
"Well it has got two F-Holes!"
#23
Quote by Nameless742
Tornado of souls.
Yes.
If I could play this solo, I would do this one first of my list to impress, cause it's so bad-ass.

Indeed, Tornado of Souls has THE most bad-ass solo ever. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that allegedly, Marty Friedman did it as a one-shot in the studio, right on the spot. Pretty sick if true.
Gear:

Guitars: Ibanez SV5470F, Ibanez Xpt700, Fender MIM Standard Stratocaster ('04-'05), Jackson Ps-2
Ashton AG200,
Amps: ENGL E530, Bugera 6262-212,
FX: TC Electronics G-major 2, Behringer EQ700, Morley Volume / Wah
#25
I just play some Guns n' Roses, Extreme or whatever pops into my mind at the moment. Sometimes I just improvise few riffs and licks.
#27
I'll play the Smoke on the Water riff,mess up a few times, then say "No wait I got this" and repeat the process for a few hours.