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I've got a talent show coming up ($200 grand prize), and I'm looking into a new acoustic) and I'm wondering what I should play. I want to play something good, so no emo, pop-punk, or Avenged Sevenfold, but I don't want to play anything too underground (AKA good). Basically, I need songs that are well liked, but I can keep my dignity playing.
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For talent shows you wanna do something simple to play, but can really rock the house if you do it right.. I dunno what to really recommend cause im dont know enough information.. What do you like? Are you playing with a band, or doing a solo? What kind of song do you want to play, a rock song? or something acoustic? .. Need to know these things..

A LOOOONG time ago (i graduated in 95) Me and 3 buddys formed a band and played in the talent show.. We played "Helter Skelter" By The Beatles.. Really simple song to play (the majority is just an open E chord) But we added more distortion too it, and really rocked it up.. Everyone loved it..
#3
maybe Cowboys from Hell(if ur good enough), or as much as u don't like avenged sevenfold.... everyone seems to love that stupid "unholy confessions" song.
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For talent shows you wanna do something simple to play, but can really rock the house if you do it right.. I dunno what to really recommend cause im dont know enough information.. What do you like? Are you playing with a band, or doing a solo? What kind of song do you want to play, a rock song? or something acoustic? .. Need to know these things..

A LOOOONG time ago (i graduated in 95) Me and 3 buddys formed a band and played in the talent show.. We played "Helter Skelter" By The Beatles.. Really simple song to play (the majority is just an open E chord) But we added more distortion too it, and really rocked it up.. Everyone loved it..

I'm into alot of stuff, but mainly blues, metal, and hard rock. I want to do a song everybody's heard, but can still show off. I was thinking of doing something from Zakk Wyldes acoustic solo career, but no ones heard of it. And yes, I'm good enough for CFH (That solo really isn't as impressive as it sounds) but I think it would be too heavy for anyone in my school to like.
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#5
Serrana by Jason Becker just to impress people.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=87Iz3RHZNDQ
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#6
Play "Walk" by Pantera then after the solo transition right into "F*cking Hostile" by Pantera and finish that song to end it. Or do it the other way around, either way that would be f*cking kickass.
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Serrana by Jason Becker just to impress people.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=87Iz3RHZNDQ

I would, but I can't sweep to save my life And walk/****ing hostile might be good, i just need a wah pedal, and an edited version of the ****ing hostile lyrics (school talent show :/). Any suggestions?
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#8
How about simple 3 string sweeping in C Major?(I'm talking about some Yngwie here, something pretty simple yet catchy, like Demon Driver.) It's actualy a pretty easy song.
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#9
try an AC/DC song, the're fast ,loud annd people know the popular ones. I would suggest Thunderstruck, Back in Black, or Highway to Hell.
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How about simple 3 string sweeping in C Major?(I'm talking about some Yngwie here, something pretty simple yet catchy, like Demon Driver.)

Its fun and simple, but again, will anyone recognize it?

How does an acoustic version of Simple Man by Lynard Skynard sound? I really don't know mainstream stuff, has anyone heard that song?

EDIT: AC/DC sounds good, I just need a good singer for that style.
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Its fun and simple, but again, will anyone recognize it?

How does an acoustic version of Simple Man by Lynard Skynard sound? I really don't know mainstream stuff, has anyone heard that song?

EDIT: AC/DC sounds good, I just need a good singer for that style.


Well depends, since Yngwie is one of the more popular mainstream shredders. Or you could do something everybody knows or has heard like not an overly complicated classical piece that lots of people have heard, and play it. Because always playing something complicated usualy will impress people.
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Seed Awakening by Nevermore is a pretty kickass song. Takes some skills, and I don't know of a tab for the solo anywhere on the internet...
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For talent shows you wanna do something simple to play, but can really rock the house if you do it right.. I dunno what to really recommend cause im dont know enough information.. What do you like? Are you playing with a band, or doing a solo? What kind of song do you want to play, a rock song? or something acoustic? .. Need to know these things..

A LOOOONG time ago (i graduated in 95) Me and 3 buddys formed a band and played in the talent show.. We played "Helter Skelter" By The Beatles.. Really simple song to play (the majority is just an open E chord) But we added more distortion too it, and really rocked it up.. Everyone loved it..


Ya, i was in grade nine last year and i got together with three grade 12s and we did Come Together by the beatles. It was the coolest thing ever and of course everyone new the song and could enjoy it. The solo was as easy as ever for me and we rocked the house. So the beatles are the way to go.
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anything by Neil Young is good.
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I've got a talent show coming up ($200 grand prize), and I'm looking into a new acoustic) and I'm wondering what I should play. I want to play something good, so no emo, pop-punk, or Avenged Sevenfold, but I don't want to play anything too underground (AKA good). Basically, I need songs that are well liked, but I can keep my dignity playing.


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#21
At out schools rock-off we played For whom the bell tolls by metallica, it's easy as cake but still a frickin amazing and extremely energetic song; people loved it and it was probably the most fun I've had playing on stage.
#23
Somethign that looks cooler/harder than it is. Tap with your ass backwards on a keyboard stand.
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Last year at te school talent show I played Like a Hurricane (12 min version) by Neil Young, we got yelled at for going to lon, but they said that we were too good to cut off. (our school doesnt have a winner)
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#28
Acoustic- you could do under the bridge by the chilli peppers, be cool to do, i think, even though it's not metal
or you could play faith, you do the limp bizkit's version NO FLAME, it's easy, same guitar riff over and over again, and the lyrics are awesome, well i guess it would be nice...if i could touch ur boddy...
#29
I say Hotel California latin style, and add little riffs and solos in between. I did it for my talent show, and people seemed to like it

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#30
Basically, if it sounds somewhat good, the audience is made up of non-guitarists, and you throw some tapping in there, they'll be impressed.
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#31
Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)?
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)?
TNT (AC/DC)?
Pittsburgh (Lemonheads; it's catchy)?
Smells like teen spirit (Nirvana)?
Rocking in the free world (Neil Young)?
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At out schools rock-off we played For whom the bell tolls by metallica, it's easy as cake but still a frickin amazing and extremely energetic song; people loved it and it was probably the most fun I've had playing on stage.


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I did that for a show at my school and when we finished we got a standing ovation, we were easily the best act. I sang and ****ed it up a few times but i didn't give a **** and still came out smelling of roses. It was the energy.
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#33
How about under the bridge by RHCP? That song has a cool intro, and some guitar work that has some GREAT rhythm in it to show off your skillz.
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#34
Nutshell by Alice In Chains if no one mentioned it...such a great song if you can get some one else to play the solos in it...that's if youre still gonna go acoustic

In My Darkest Hour by Megadeth if you're gonna go full-on ****ING METAL.
#36
Detroit Rock City demands people get up, everybody leave thier seats and move thier feet in the lyrics
#38
well this year in the talent show my band is decieding between orion or call of the klutu with a solo impov at the end those would be good songs to play no singing needed
#39
Uhh... some B.B. King? Thrill is Gone? Thats a nice tune.
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Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
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