#1
hey, i need a song to play for a talent show. im gonna be playing guitar with a bassist most likely but we might get a full band. we play like classic rock to metal stuff. we want people to recognize it but be really impressive with a good solo. so any ideas would be appreciated. sorry if this is in the wrong forum

Thanks
#2
I don't have any suggestions on what TO play but I'm begging you not to butcher Eruption like every other person at a talent show in the history of the world.
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#5
Any song of jimi hendrix or rebel yell by billy Idol(or cob) you also do you're own version of paint it black with an oldies style and with a metal solo
#6
hmm womans a little too easy. We need something that is like "ZOMG amazing" if u know wat i mean haha.
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hmm womans a little too easy. We need something that is like "ZOMG amazing" if u know wat i mean haha.


how difficult on a scale from 1 to 10?

1 being like good riddance by green day
10 being fury of the storm by dragonforce

edit: but honestly war pigs is awesome and doesn't sound that hard

edit2: but you might need a vocalist, might not be so great instrumental. If all you have is instruments, then play something instrumental like Orion by Metallica
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how difficult on a scale from 1 to 10?

1 being like good riddance by green day
10 being fury of the storm by dragonforce

edit: but honestly war pigs is awesome and doesn't sound that hard

edit2: but you might need a vocalist, might not be so great instrumental. If all you have is instruments, then play something instrumental like Orion by Metallica


it can be 10 on a scale
yea most likely its gonna be instrumental so the music has to be good
and we want people to recognize it
and need an awesome solo
we played sweet child o mine last year and got first
#12
well i dunno about something that ppl will instantly recognize but heres my opinion:

Round and Round - Ratt...impressive solo imo.
Edisons Medicine - Tesla...the intro is sure to make sum1 say wtf!?!?
Seventeen - Winger..makes me wish i could play it everytime i hear it.

Or you could go with a classic from Jimi or GNR such as Paradise City.

Edit: err, scratch GNR there, didnt see that you did them last year. Mabey Girls Girls Girls would work for ya.
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You did GNR last year?

Then do "She builds quick machines" by Velvet Revolver. =/It's easy, but with enough stage-presence..... It's KICK ASS
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I played seven nation army and pimped out the solo; threw my guitar behind my head n ****. Just pick a song you like and is kinda popular, then go with it.
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well i dunno about something that ppl will instantly recognize but heres my opinion:

Round and Round - Ratt...impressive solo imo.
Edisons Medicine - Tesla...the intro is sure to make sum1 say wtf!?!?
Seventeen - Winger..makes me wish i could play it everytime i hear it.

Or you could go with a classic from Jimi or GNR such as Paradise City.


yea we were thinking about paradise city or nightrain
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yea we were thinking about paradise city or nightrain


Well if you want popularity go for Paradise City cuz even ppl who listen to mainstream poopie have heard it, and a fellow guitarist can appreciate it...ppl might think you have no variety if they know u did SCOM last year tho.
#21
Iron Man of course. It's simple, but powerful. Everyone will recognize it also, there are solo's also.
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You did GNR last year?

Then do "She builds quick machines" by Velvet Revolver. =/It's easy, but with enough stage-presence..... It's KICK ASS


No, do slither by velvet revolver. Much better song and people will be jumpin all over the place. And easy but kick ass solo. Just need a wah. Trust me, it will work like a charm. It's not hard to sing at all so even you playing and singing wouldn't be bad at all with some practice.
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I don't have any suggestions on what TO play but I'm begging you not to butcher Eruption like every other person at a talent show in the history of the world.



http://youtube.com/watch?v=yEsLNqwkmnY

my guitarist didn't =p

twas pretty damn awsome
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Just play something with a shred solo, every will be like "zomg hes l33t!!!!!111111111".
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#31
Any Van Halen, cause absolutely everyone knows them. Do Hot for Teacher, and have that wicked choreographed dance to go along with it. And the orange suits. Ultimate crowd pleaser.
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hmm womans a little too easy. We need something that is like "ZOMG amazing" if u know wat i mean haha.



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#33
bust out some Cliffs of Dover. faces will melt, people will die.

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#35
try smooth by Santana i played this at camp one year it was good
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unless you are on the coast or louisianna its bad taste try smells like teen spirit its not hard but its a crowd pleaser
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#37
Play some Pantera awesome solos there!
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#38
2112, all 20+ minutes

but, van halen's always good for those kinda things or ac/dc, like thunderstruck or hell's bells.
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