#1
Hey, I'm doing my ensemble gcse music performance soon.
This one is an ensemble, so it'll be me on electric guitar accompanied by someone (possibly another guitar?) it can include a backing track I think? Anyway, I need ideas for songs to perform. I need to play a main part on electric guitar and it shouldn't be too difficult (grade 3-4-5). I like blues and classic rock, I was thinking maybe 'While my guitar gently weeps' but not sure how id arrange that for two guitars or arrange any sort of accompniment. Thanks! need ideas fast!
#2
Wrong place to ask, but for any guitar performance I always suggest Sultans of Swing. Incredibly dynamic song with exceptional phrasing that is very difficult to do justice, but very impressive if you pull it off
#3
Nickelback - How You Remind Me

everybody loves Nickelback
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#5
Whip It by Devo

or My Sharona

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#6
I second both Nickelback and Erasure.

Maybe something like Samba Pa Ti by Santana? Seems easy enough to arrange for just two guitars and you've got some room for playing around with regards to difficulty, techniques etc.
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pref smth twinkly ofc




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#13
Pyramid Song by Radiohead

Failing that, try any Katy Perry song. They're pretty easy to play, and are somewhat tasteful.
#15
I read this as 'any good fedora songs to play'. I'm gonna just go ahead and pretend thats what you want, k?


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#18
Find something and make it your own. Cross genres a bit.

I cum blood is a comical suggestion, but actually reworking some extreme metal might work.

How about "Where Dead Angels Lie" by Dissection? That'd be awesome on acoustic. Everyone would be all, "Ooh, what was that? It was so pretty!"

Then hit them with the title.

Blow their minds musically and then be all, "Yah, that was satanic as all ****!"
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#19
I did 'Run to the Hills' by Iron Maiden as my GCSE ensemble piece and got 92% on the performance.

Then again, I played both the solos from the studio version perfectly and the other guitarist forced some solo he'd 'written' with his guitar teacher into the song and got something like 65% for his performance, cause he was rubbish.

Doesn't need to be anything particularly hard. Sweet Child O' Mine would do, if you can pull off the solo.
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I did 'Run to the Hills' by Iron Maiden as my GCSE ensemble piece and got 92% on the performance.

Then again, I played both the solos from the studio version perfectly and the other guitarist forced some solo he'd 'written' with his guitar teacher into the song and got something like 65% for his performance, cause he was rubbish.

Doesn't need to be anything particularly hard. Sweet Child O' Mine would do, if you can pull off the solo.

Or you know.. a good song
#21
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Sultans of Swing

I second this.

But if not, maybe a duo rendition of Classical Gas?
Breakfast, Breakfast, it's great for us
We eat, we eat, we eat
That frozen meat
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#22
Quote by digman50
I did 'Run to the Hills' by Iron Maiden as my GCSE ensemble piece and got 92% on the performance.

Then again, I played both the solos from the studio version perfectly and the other guitarist forced some solo he'd 'written' with his guitar teacher into the song and got something like 65% for his performance, cause he was rubbish.

Doesn't need to be anything particularly hard. Sweet Child O' Mine would do, if you can pull off the solo.


How did you do run to the hills? By that I mean, how did you make it an ensemble piece. Presumably you were lead guitar, but what else?
#23
I hope he beatboxed the intro drums.
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