#1
Because I have a guitar workshop on December 1st to prepare me for my audition for a scholarship into Transylvania Uni.

I know it's about the performance more than the piece but this is my last chance to audition to get in free

Please recommend some pieces I could play.

Anyone that has auditioned for a guitar college and/or got in please share any information
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Ocean by John Butler Trio
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Smooth-Santana
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Free Fallin-Tom Petty
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Ect...something you think they'd like....good luck...
#4
Try to find the book "20 Preludes" by Ferdinando Carulli. They are easy to learn and memorize, but they're pretty short so you might want to learn like 4 or 5 of them. That's what I used and it got me in.
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Try to find the book "20 Preludes" by Ferdinando Carulli. They are easy to learn and memorize, but they're pretty short so you might want to learn like 4 or 5 of them. That's what I used and it got me in.


Thanks, I'll check it out

Of course man, your the college guy
lol

I was thinking of improving off a backing track aswell
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Wait is this a classical guitar college or a jazz one or contemporary or what?
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Something by as i lay dying
Ect...something you think they'd like....good luck...


most music schools won't even listen to you if you start playing something like that. they want to hear songs which show technical proficiency, not something they heard on the radio.

Ocean by John Butler could work
my friend played an Al Di Meola piece (forget which song) and he was accpeted
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#9
I would say it's classical. I'm not really sure, it's not exactly like Juliard but then again it's not exactly like Atlanta Institute of Music.
So I don't know, but I'll find out
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most music schools won't even listen to you if you start playing something like that. they want to hear songs which show technical proficiency, not something they heard on the radio.

Ocean by John Butler could work
my friend played an Al Di Meola piece (forget which song) and he was accpeted

Sorry....didn't know...well i just like iprovising on jazz chords...
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most music schools won't even listen to you if you start playing something like that. they want to hear songs which show technical proficiency, not something they heard on the radio.

Ocean by John Butler could work
my friend played an Al Di Meola piece (forget which song) and he was accpeted

Sorry....didn't know...well i just like improvising on jazz chords...
#14
I don't want to play something classical or anything I don't feel, I'd rather play something "crappy" but just make love to it then play the stereo typical classical song.

I'm thinking of a funk rendition of "Egyptian Danza" by Al Di Meola
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#15
look into some of the bach lute suites or cello suites perhaps? i like them and they show technical proficiency haha

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#16
How would some acoustic BTBAM go down?
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Double post: Thread Revival:

Any recommendations??

I was thinking of also trying Konstantine on piano because I just learned it but it's really simple.. soo I doubt it.
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#18
I recommend anything Classical, that you can play well. I'm going to assume you know the correct positioning of the hands, guitar pillow/foot rest, etc. You want to show them your technique is practical. Often times guitarists like Tommy Emmanuel or Andy McKee play music that is difficult for people to play, but they still use a few impractical or begginer techniques. So a piece that also displays many techniques of guitar playing. Plus, the dynamical change of string plucking depending on the positioning of the right hand. Some I might recommend:

"Danza Espanola" - Manuel De Falla (hard to find sheet music)
Etudes by Villa-Lobos
A Bach piece is never a bad idea
The work of Barrios. People who are classical guitarists know his music is always more difficult than meets the eye, and he is always a challenge to learn. "Las Abejas" is a great short study piece.
#19
Those pieces are all "great" but they don't appeal to me. Maybe that is a flaw, I do enjoy listening to classical music and jazz and the type of music colleges look for but I don't like to play it.

It's not something that I feel so I really wouldn't want to play it- but I don't want to be just another "rock guitarist"
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#20
Try Discipline by King Crimson. It's impressive and smart but it's also got a really cool groove to it.
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Try Discipline by King Crimson. It's impressive and smart but it's also got a really cool groove to it.



actually due it seemed pretty bland IMO
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#22
uggh

this is TDK on Mdudes name


I need some songs

also

does anyone know a site where I can learn to read sheet music easier than if i took a class- I have until Dec 1st
#23
If you're looking for a piece to use to get into college, go with something classical. College professors don't care how well you can play Jimi Hendrix or Michael Hedges.

I'd suggest going with one of Segovia's Bach arrangements.
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#24
http://www.notationmachine.com/how_to_read_sheetmusic/ Try that.

Try this piece: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johann_sebastian_bach/sonata_bwv_1003_allegro_power_tab.htm

It's not too super hard and it's really catchy for a classical piece. Plus it's in Powertab so you can learn it pretty quickly. If you don't have powertab you can download it for free.
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#25
Actually one of the ladies that came to our school said they didn't care too much about the piece but if I asked the people at the workshop they could give me more info.

But I'm not really into classical it just doesn't flow with me.

The important thing is to play a piece they have for you
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Ohhhh so you have to sight-read? That sucks balls, man. You better work on reading sheet music every day. Learn the notes on the fretboard and the notes on the staff and take it slow.
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Ohhhh so you have to sight-read? That sucks balls, man. You better work on reading sheet music every day. Learn the notes on the fretboard and the notes on the staff and take it slow.



yeah it sucks

But I'm not 100% sure if we have to- at least I hope not

It's not a classical college but they play alot of chamber music and stuff
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#29
For Sephora. If the school is slightly more contemporary, throw very light distortion on it.
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