#1
Hey,
In September, there will be a public function that i'm going to and I would like to perform at (people at my church have this HUUUUUGE harvest party, like hundreds on top of hundreds of people will be there at once. It's seriously huge for a party). Anyways, since I have oodles of time, I was thinking of learning either EJ's Cliffs of Dover, or SRV's scuttle buttin (or maybe rude mood?). I really wanted to challenge myself, and since i have the time, I decided to learn something hard where I can work on it slowly.
Anyways, what piece would be more impressive to play? And are they both reasonably close in difficulty? Cliffs, just by looking at the tab, seems a bit more my style (kinda scalar runs, going from string to string without any HUGE skips all the time), but Scuttle buttin just generally looks easier, but looks a bit different from my style.
Thoughts?
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#3
ya it does
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My personal preference would be Cliffs Of Dover, just because I like the melody better than Scuttle Buttin', but you can't really go wrong either way.
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#6
scuttle buttin. SRV kicks ass
cliffs isnt a bad choice either, a little harder

people might recognize scuttle a bit better, idk
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#8
I was also thinking about doing some Yngwie stuff (maybe some icarus dream suite), since there will be a fullish orchestra there too. Maybe it'd be more pleasing to the hordes of classical-only audience members. Think some yngwie stuff like that would be harder than SRV or EJ?
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#9
it took me a year to teach a student Scuttle Buttin....

like seriously
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I was also thinking about doing some Yngwie stuff (maybe some icarus dream suite), since there will be a fullish orchestra there too. Maybe it'd be more pleasing to the hordes of classical-only audience members. Think some yngwie stuff like that would be harder than SRV or EJ?



no offence but yngwie has no feel. cocky as hell too..

EJ is a good player but SRV...
no one can match SRV's feel
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#11
if you are looking for more melodic solos and such check out gary moore....
he plays his songs with feel!
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#12
Anyone can put feel into a song. Yngwie is a cocky prick who wouldn't know what emotion and passion was if it bit him in the ass, but if you find a song by him that you really like, who's to say that you can't put emotion into it? It's the player that adds the feel.

You mentioned Rude Mood. I'd go with that. It's fun as hell to play.
#13
Rude Mood would be amazing.
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#14
i wanna hear someone belt out some derek trucks.


i'd say do a version of "Superstition". stevie wonder did it, but srv did a version that i like too.
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#15
Cliffs of Dover would be my personal preference, but it is probably harder. Get ready for some ridiculous picking methods and stretches.
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Cliffs I'd say. It's very hard though.
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no offence but yngwie has no feel. cocky as hell too..

EJ is a good player but SRV...
no one can match SRV's feel

His vibrato alone makes him quite the feel player. His style of playing and use of speed lead people to judge him to quickly.
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scuttle buttin. SRV kicks ass



Yeah. definately scuttlebuttin. That song is amazin
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#21
I'd say to go for Cliffs Of Dover man. It sounds more suitable. Scuttle Buttin' doesn't sound like that crowd's kind of music.
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#22
Cliffs of Dover is way less difficult than people say... if you've got any flexibility in your fingers at all, you should easily make the "crazy stretches."
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#25
Yngwie will NOT appeal to the "classical" crowd.

Either choice will suit the occasion.
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Cliffs of dover has impossible stretches and big string skips for the record


You must have small hands.

Middle finger on the 8, pinky on the 11. Biggest stretch in the song.

Cliffs of Dover is impressive, but doesn't have that "soul" feeling that SRV has. I'd say learn the intros to both, and see which one YOU like playing better. The better mood and energy you put into a song, the more responsive the crowd will be.

Oh, and Cliffs of Dover isn't alltogether a hard song. It's got some really tough licks, but once you get past those (all you need is some time) it's quite easy.

For the record, i love playing Cliffs of Dover, and people are incredibly impressed by it. But i play to the same crowd that plays Guitar Hero, so they know that song already and like it.