Need some help choosing a song to play at 'Talent Quest'. (Yes, I'm lame.)

#1
Well, a few of my friends and I have decided to play something at this year's 'Talent Quest' at school. Well, It's mostly for fun since this year's 'Talent Quest' will be the first and will probably be the last opportunity we have to take part in it since we'll be too busy next year to do something like this.

We need help choosing a song to play. I'll be playing lead and I'm not exactly the best guitar player around. (Pretty shit, actually. Our bassist kicks my ass at playing the guitar but he wants to play bass for fun.) Since I already said that we're doing this for fun please don't leave comments such as "OMGWTFBBQ YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ON STAGE". Let's leave that for the audience to say.

Okay, well the first song we thought of playing was 'Another Day by Dream Theater' but I don't think i can play the solo. It gets a bit too fast for me. (Yes, I'm a noob ) The second song that we thought of was 'Through her eyes by Dream Theater'. I quite liked this song (Actually, I liked it A LOT) mostly because I could actually play it . One of my friends brought up 'Creep by Radiohead' but I don't really like the song but I'll still play it if my friends really wanted to play it.

So could UGer's give me advice on which of those songs to play or name song songs that you think we should play. Keep in mind that I'm noob at playing the guitar so the song choice is limited. Please don't say something that you know I'd never be able to play. I've only been playing for 6months.

Thanks in advance for any help

Edit: The other people playing with me are average musicians.

We also have roughly TWENTY weeks to practice. o_o;

Edit2: Whatever the song, we'll probably get the bassist to write a solo that I and the other guitarist will probably perform.
Last edited by Adv at Jan 23, 2007,
#2
At most "talent quest" of this sort a 3 chord song is all you need.

EDIT: most, not "at most"
Last edited by xyber56 at Jan 23, 2007,
#3
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At most "talent quest" of this sort a 3 chord song is all you need.


Some friends of mine are playing 'Bittersweet Symphony' and their vocalist is apparently really good so we'll have to play pretty well to beat that and any other teenybopper acts other students are doing that will please the judges.
#4
Through her eyes by Dream Theater is not fast enough. Try Home by Dream Theater! It's insanely fun playing that song on stage!
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#5
Seven by Necrophagist


...or assuming that you cant play that, my friends and I are playing Say It Aint So by Weezer, which is quite simple.
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#6
I'm going to get 'Home - Dream Theater' and 'Say It Aint So - Weezer' and ask my friends tomorrow if they're interested in playing any of those. Thanks for the advice xyber56, Cynoxx and Ackj.

Other advice will be greatly appreciated.
#7
If you want something easy and nice sounding, try some Oasis, like chamagne supernova. It's very fun to improvise to.
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#9
I'd play something well known that rocks. Hendrix, AC/DC, Zeppelin, etc.
#10
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Seven by Necrophagist


...or assuming that you cant play that, my friends and I are playing Say It Aint So by Weezer, which is quite simple.


i assume if he can cover it he wouldn't be speed wanking in a Talent Quest...

like speed wanking is so hard...
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#11
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Through her eyes by Dream Theater is not fast enough. Try Home by Dream Theater! It's insanely fun playing that song on stage!

It's even better when you get people to make the background noises.
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like speed wanking is so hard...

I find that most morons who say this kind of shit can't play guitar at all.

If it's so easy, let's see you do it.
#12
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It's even better when you get people to make the background noises.

I find that most morons who say this kind of shit can't play guitar at all.

If it's so easy, let's see you do it.


...i was just kidding

i'm a fan of Suiçmez....
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#14
Fuel - Hemmorage

why not? People love that song.
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#15
smells liek teen spirit - nirvana ... piss easy and its for fun right ! ???
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#17
Spirit of radio - Rush, might be fun

Pull me under -dream theater, if you can play it. Otherwise, don't try. Or, play something a bit more mainstream, such as something by RHCP, IE under the bridge.
#18
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

nice place to start man it aint that hard to do and the line up is simple and plus its pretty famous so you can get your school to join in lol. thatll get high scores with the judges
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Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

nice place to start man it aint that hard to do and the line up is simple and plus its pretty famous so you can get your school to join in lol. thatll get high scores with the judges


Chicks will dig that.
#20
I'm going to listen to the songs mentioned above.

Iris seems like a good song to play. Thanks sky-high.
#21
no boundaries by michael angelo batio
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#22
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no boundaries by michael angelo batio


Lol. I wish I could play Michael Angelo Batio's stuff.

Oh, we have the same guitar. Crappy Ashton starter guitars ftw.
#23
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Lol. I wish I could play Michael Angelo Batio's stuff.

Oh, we have the same guitar. Crappy Ashton starter guitars ftw.
haha! yes! crappy ashton starter guitars FTW indeed! + 10 points to you good sir
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#24
A group played Johnny B. Goode to my school last year. They were just playing it for fun, made a few mistakes, but they sounded awesome and the school went nuts.

A friend of mine thought they wrote it.

Bonus points for the Back to the Future reference too.
#25
Just think of a song you can play that is always kick ass live...

And if the other band members are up for it then play that.