#1
On August 19th, we're having a staff party for all the employees where I work. In addition to the usual drunken mayhem, they've decided to have a talent competition. I'd like to play guitar as a solo act, considering it's the only real talent I have with the patience to work on.

My question is this: What songs/artists should I look into performing? There's about a month and a half before this thing goes down, and I just want some input as to how I can pull off a solo guitar act without making it boring or repetitive. I was thinking of maybe even writing something, some blues or shred perhaps.

I'd appreciate any input, and just try not to recommend anything too difficult; the hardest song I've yet to manage is Master of Puppets, so please keep that in mind.
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#3
Just take a few chord strums and sing to them. That always works well on a crowd
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#5
to threadstarter, where do you work? Because I work with a guy who owns a destroyer and i live in calgary.
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#7
#41 by dave matthews or the cover by howie day, both are great songs that are fun and easy to sing. or some third eye blind, such as hows it gunna be, or semi-charmed kind of life. lifehouse has some ewasy songs as well. or, my favorite to cover.. last kiss by pearl jam
#8
"Always With Me, Always With You" by Joe Satriani
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#9
if you can manage the solo in MOP, you should try eruption by van halen. that always works!
#10
Yeah sure that works.. personally I think if he gets up there without a drummer, rythm, and bass, and starts MOP, it will sound lame, and also I think eruption is overrated and overdone. I still stick to my earluier post, if you can sing half-decent, strum a few easy songs and sing to them
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Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Line 6 Echo Park Delay
Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
#11
Thanks for the recommendations, I guess I should have mentioned that my singing voice is... well, for lack of a better term "****". I really never practice singing, so unless I can find someone at my work who does (we can do group acts) then I'm boned (at least for songs with lyrics). It would be a short set (probably less than 10 mins) and it shouldn't be too hard to impress them seeing as how they're all guitar illiterate.

to threadstarter, where do you work? Because I work with a guy who owns a destroyer and i live in calgary.


Lol, creepy. No, I don't live in Calgary, but as is in my sig I do have a destroyer.
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#12
i played stairway to heaven for a crowd and they went absolutely nuts. it may be an overrated song but everyone will know it and everyone will love it
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