#1
Ok so the story here is that I have an upcoming audition at which I should play a song(s) that suit my personal playing style the best. I've thought of trying to fit 3 songs to the list, one being classical (played with piano), one being blues/jazz (guitar) and one being instrumental rock guitar kind of thing (Vai/Satriani/etc. kind of stuff).

The problem here is there's a time limit of approximately 5 minutes. So I'm asking for your help in finding songs that I could fit in the time limit and which would not be too complex or simple for that matter. To give a sort of guideline in I'd say the classical piano song should be around the same skill level as Bach's inventions (I'm not too good at piano as yet). The blues/jazz doesn't really have too much of a skill limit, just don't make it too sick. And, well, the instrumental guitar song can be quite challenging, just remembering it should also be quite short.

So all three songs should be around 1-2 mins long on average.

Thanks in advance ,
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#2
You could do Für Elise on Piano.
Stevie Ray Vaughans Scuttle Buttin' for Blues.
Instrumental.. Arpeggios from hell, haha
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I'm not sure if you might wanna do this, but you could write some of your stuff, thats what I'd do
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Quote by elvenkindje
You could do Für Elise on Piano.
Stevie Ray Vaughans Scuttle Buttin' for Blues.
Instrumental.. Arpeggios from hell, haha


Yeah I actually thought about playing Für Elise but I figured it's just a bit too lame cause they probably hear it from every other pianist there.

I'll be sure to give Scuttle Buttin' a closer look.

@johnm2k6: That's my plan B.
#5
Purple Haze

Just played that at my little school giggy last night! It went well.
#7
Do a cover of the South Park intro. Im not joking.

Errmm....Little Wing or Castles Made of Sand Intro are both about a minute long.
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#8
Alright thanks for the replies, I really appreciate the help. I found some suitable piano songs from some random books so that's in order now. Still missing the instrumental song most of all. Further suggestions are more than welcome.

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Do a cover of the South Park intro. Im not joking.


I gotta admit that playing a South Park song at an audition sounds really weird. But I'll think about it.
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try a short melodic modif thing, like Melodica by Neil Zaza - it's a very catchy melody, and it sounds great even without the backing track

or perhaps something like Wishful Thinking by John Petrucci

i wouldn't suggest going up there and playing something like No Boundaries or something; i believe that a song that grabs the audience (in this case, judges) in a way that virtually can't be done at 24 nps is needed for an audition...

or to be really leet, you can compose a song that switches genres...not only will it show what you can do, but also that you can smoothly make transitions and make your music much more creative and ambient
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i wouldn't suggest going up there and playing something like No Boundaries or something; i believe that a song that grabs the audience (in this case, judges) in a way that virtually can't be done at 24 nps is needed for an audition...

or to be really leet, you can compose a song that switches genres...not only will it show what you can do, but also that you can smoothly make transitions and make your music much more creative and ambient


True, I wasn't planning on playing anything near the lines of Batio. And yes, composing the song myself would be good in that I could actually combine the blues/instrumental guitar things into one 3-4 minute song instead of having to play bits and pieces of 2 songs.

Again, many thanks for all the suggestions!
#12
For a sweet acoustic song, you could do "Patterns In The Ivy" by Opeth, for blues you could try "Scuttle Buttin'" by Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the shortest rock song (actually, more like grindcore) is "Hungry Hungry Hippos" by Anal Cunt, but if you were going to do that, do vocals aswell. It adds more effect.

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