#1
Hey all,

Found myself in a little bit of a quandary today. The parents of a good friend of mine are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this coming Saturday and, knowing I dabble a little with guitar, have asked me to play some songs for them at their garden party. This isn't a paid gig, or anything, just a favour for some good friends, and I'm more than happy to do it. The trouble is my repertiore is pretty limited. I know a few John Butler songs (Ocean, Under an Indian Sky, and Mist), Drifting by Andy McKee (although I'm not quite confident with this one to play it in public yet. Same with Ritual Dance, by Michael Hedges, which I also kinda know), Romanza, a couple of songs I've made up myself, the theme tune to Popeye the Sailor Man (my opener) and...well, that's pretty much it. To be honest, I don't generally bother learning new songs because I generally play for my own enjoyment, don't particularly care for performing in front of people (except when asked by my friends, of course) and am usually quite content just sticking a random playlist on and just jamming with whatever comes up.

But...this is their 40th, and I want to give them as good a performance as I can. So, I turn to you, the teeming millions, for help. I've got, including today, six days to learn some new songs. The songs must fit the following criteria:

1) They absolutely must, must, must be instrumental. When I sing, I sound like a cat being drowned in a bucket of petrol. So absolutely no singing at all. Not even humming.

2) They must be easy enough for a middlingly competent guitarist to get down pat in a short space of time.

3) They should be well-known, although that's certainly not essential.

Ideally, they would also be in Open-C, as that would then require less retuning. This, I must emphasise, is most certainly not essential, but it would be nice.

I am DESPERATE for your help here. Any suggestions you may have would be enormously appreciated.

Cheers!
#2
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Devin Townsend Band might have some instrumentals in Open C.
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Oh, forgot to mention:

1) I play a semi-acoustic, but since this is a garden party in a quiet suburban neighbourhood, I'll probably just play an acoustic set.

2) Some easy classical stuff would be very nice, if you have any suggestions.

3) Spaztikko's mom is currently sitting quite comfortably here on my dick, and will be at least 'til the cigarette burns out. She takes all major credit cards. Just run 'em down the crack in her ass.

Cheerio.


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you're opening with the theme from popeye?

Abort mission and return to base



Yeah, it's kind of a joke. I'm gonna give them this big speech about how this first song is "A classic instrumental that's very dear to my heart". Then I'm gonna bust out the Popeye. It's gonna be a good crowd. I reckon it'll get a laugh.


Originally Posted by Deliriumbassist
Just mess around a bit and fingerpick. Open C is one of the easiest tunings to play something and make it sound good.



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Last edited by World Eater at Jul 23, 2013,
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dat triple post
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#9
could you do us all a favor and ask someone to film it so you can post it here?

EDIT: Or in the cringe thread...
#10
Spanish Romance


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#11
EDIT: JUST NOTICED THIS WAS FOR A WEDDING. Probably discredit like half the songs lol. If only Call of Ktulu was appropriate for a wedding ;(
Just learn every classical song ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFeDoDrAEHs (ignore the female singing and i think it'd be really nice)

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6ISy5t-PF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPThc0N5Fy4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSMF2ZBm5BU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWGOEWdV13M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOEy7IR_kgk

I'll add any more if i can think... Tough to find ones with no singing. I'd like to think of what I've linked though that you might like at least one. Also pretty much all video game music..
Last edited by vayne92 at Jul 23, 2013,
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#14
vayne92 and mjones1992 - You are gentlemen and scholars both! That is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks a million, and then some!

Harmonious - A beautiful song, but I would quibble with your definition of easy
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Ideally, they would also be in Open-C, as that would then require less retuning. This, I must emphasise, is most certainly not essential, but it would be nice.


Cheers!

#16
Blackbird by the Beatles can be done as a pure instrumental and still be recognized.

Not to mention it's quite easy to learn and play.
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#17
Pretty Little Ditty by RHCP is a nice one. Would be even nicer if you could have an bass with it.
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