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#1
So whenever some oldie wants me to play guitar, I get confused and start making motorbike noises with whammy bar. Any suggestions on what old farts may like?
inb4 br00tal riffs in drop A
#2
Protip: play good music.
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#4
How old, like people in their 50's? Classic rock, obviously.
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#11
I have to say, this is a rather stupid question but oh well.
Play anything that is played on your local classic rock radio station
#12
If you know how old the person is, play stuff that they probably listened to in their twenties. Or some SRV. can't ever go wrong with SRV
#13
Serious answer: try some blues improv. Pick a key (A is is probably easiest) and go at it.
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The Less Than Jake cover of Surrender by Cheap Trick went down pretty well for my band when we had to play in front of older crowds.

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#18
How old are we talking here? In my experience, once they hit 75 or so they just stop liking music altogether.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSJc_8LVWSo



That was wonderful.
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I have to say, this is a rather stupid question but oh well.
Play anything that is played on your local classic rock radio station

I live in a third world country. There's no classic rock radio station here And the old farts here don't know who SRV, Rolling Stones and Beatles are
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#21
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That was wonderful.


yeah, i have to give that guy props. it's one of the few medium swing chord melodies i've seen that didn't compromise the feel of the song. usually they're so busy trying to remember where their fingers go it really breaks the swing. that dude is sick though. makes it look so effortless and every nuance and substitution he does fits the song perfectly.
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#22
Blue Oyster Cult. the oldest guy i know loves that band.
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#23
Jazz standards, wartime-era songs, etc.

Always goes down well.

EDIT: though this completely depends on exactly how old you're talking. This is more for 65+.
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#24
Nobody hates Johnny Cash.
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Quote by primusfan
things that are way too hard for you to play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSJc_8LVWSo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V04OCsmj930

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpyDDvpOLMc

i've seen old people cry listening to these songs.

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#26
If you plan on playing often, invest in some books by Robert Yelin. He has a bunch of standards arranged for solo guitar, Johnny Smith style. Also, educate yourself about Johnny Smith, not for the old people, for yourself.
#28
Free jazz, TS. Just let yourself go completely apeshit on the guitar and play anything and everything that comes to your mind, whether or not it sounds "good" or not.
#29
Uh... Beatles, CCR, The Who, Led Zeppelin, early Rush. Pink Floyd if you're feeling dramatic.
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Uh... Beatles, CCR, The Who, Led Zeppelin, early Rush. Pink Floyd if you're feeling dramatic.

Old farts here have no idea about these bands so I guess I'll stick to motorcycle noises.
#31
Play them "Comfortably Numb". They'll either fall asleep or whip out lighters.
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#32
Dust in the Wind

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#33
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This I play this whenever my grandpa comes over usually he just likes to hear me put random chords together and do little riffs.
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#34
There's no one answer, just play something you thought they liked when they were your age. Our just play something you like to play or wrote, some older people think that's cool too.
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#35
Play some Glenn Miller.
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#39
Old farts eh? That must stink.
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gotta watch which kind of jazz you play. old people HATE any type of melody you cannot hum along to.

Which is why he should play free jazz to IRL troll them.

And that's not necessarily true. There are plenty of avant-garde musicians and composers who are old, although they acquired their tastes while young.
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