#1
I'm thinking about taking part in my local's Open Mic night soon, but don't know what to play. I can't sing, so I want to do something instrumental.

Backing tracks are no problem, as long as there's a GP tab of the song with drums in it :P

Ideas?
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#2
Have a look at loads of SRV stuff..
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#4
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, followed by the Alphabet song.
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#7
I suggest you play acoustic, learn some interesting arrangements of Micheal Jackson/Stevie wonder and that kind of thing. That's what i'd do anyway, fun to play and people will enjoy it more than some guy jamming to a backing track.
#8
Something the typical audience at said bar would easily recognize. Perhaps you could get some drunk chick to come sing for you, it will be terrible but funny.
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#10
Quote by BlackVoid
Something the typical audience at said bar would easily recognize. Perhaps you could get some drunk chick to come sing for you, it will be terrible but funny.


If it's a well known track the whole pub sings along, no need to worry about that.

I would play something acoustic, but I don't have an acoustic :P
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#14
Quote by BlackVoid
Something the typical audience at said bar would easily recognize. Perhaps you could get some drunk chick to come sing for you, it will be terrible but funny.

Or play something to get said drunk chick into the sack...
#15
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Or play something to get said drunk chick into the sack...

That's the idea...
#16
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That's the idea...

Well since that's the case, play something like Sweet Child Of Mine.
#17
If you're thinking about running fake drums through the PA, don't use GP. Use Superior Drummer or something like that, sounds better than GP.
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#21
Do theme songs or something easily recognizable and fun for the crowd.
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#23
Since your happy to have a backing track i'm gonna guess you'll include vocals in the back up. So i'd recommend something crowd pleasing like Band on the Run or Don't Let Me Down.
#24
1. Get electric guitar.
2. Play how you feel, with emotion.
3. ???
4. profit.
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#27
Just play some slide guitar.
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#32
Classical pieces are always good. If you have GP6 there's a few good example files, especially the Paganini one.
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#33
I have a repertoire of mainly 80's hair metal songs I play on acoustic... You know, Home Sweet Home, Don't Know WHat You Got, Every Rose, etc

But I also got some Cash, Beatles, Alice Cooper, etc... Just a little everything with varying emotions (I had to stray away from 80's power ballads since they were all depressing lol)
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