#1
I have a 3-5 minute music solo in a couple of weeks and I need some good Funk, Jazz or Blues songs to play... It only has to be one song, but I want to keep my options open.
I know I only have 3 weeks or so, and that I've left it heaps late, but if anyone could suggest some advanced funk, jazz, blues etc songs that would be great!

By the way, I'm 17 in year 11 and previous music solos I've done include:
Deep Inside - Incubus, Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa, and more (I can't remember right now)...



P.S. I was thinking of doing Layla by Eric Clapton (unplugged version) because it has some nice solos in it and I can find a backing track on the net (www.guitarbt.com)... not sure though
#2
cliffs of dover-eric johnson

one massive guitar solo essentially
or
surfin with the alien-jo satriani

essentially the same concept
#4
Lenny
Little Wing
Blues Deluxe
Rude Mood
Hideaway
#5
cliffs of dover-eric johnson

one massive guitar solo essentially
or
surfin with the alien-jo satriani

essentially the same concept

Good songs, but how do they qualify as blues/jazz/rock?
Try a few of these:


Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
Sleep Walk - whichever version you like best
Wonder Who - Rory Gallagher
One Rainy Wish - Jimi Hendrix Exp.
Another Kind Of Love - Joe Bonamassa's cover is ace
Hell Hound On My Trail - Robert Johnson
Tin Pan Alley - Stevie Ray ('Double Trouble' by the Bluesbreakers is very similar too)
Beck's Bolero - JB/Page

Maybe listen to some Robben Ford as well, best of luck...
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Quote by kyle62
Good songs, but how do they qualify as blues/jazz/rock?
Try a few of these:


Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
Sleep Walk - whichever version you like best
Wonder Who - Rory Gallagher
One Rainy Wish - Jimi Hendrix Exp.
Another Kind Of Love - Joe Bonamassa's cover is ace
Hell Hound On My Trail - Robert Johnson
Tin Pan Alley - Stevie Ray ('Double Trouble' by the Bluesbreakers is very similar too)
Beck's Bolero - JB/Page

Maybe listen to some Robben Ford as well, best of luck...

Best out of that list but isn't becks bolero the only instrumental(is it instrumental)?

The ones that I bolded sound like the best fit for what you're looking for.

Some other good ones are:

Driving South- Jimi Hendrix Exp
Misty- Wes Montgomery Trio (or was it Joe pass?)
Some Derek Trucks (The only song that comes to mind is D Minor Blues.)
#9
+1 to anyone who said:
Lenny
Little Wing
Hideaway
Beck's Bolero

+1/2 to:
Cliffs of Dover

Also see:
sections of Maggot Breath by Funkadelic - that could be altered/blended well
Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
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Traynor YCV 50 Custom Blue

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#10
do cocaine by clapton, 1 normal solo, an outro solo, and inbetween the powerchord riff there are quick little blues licks, download it and listen
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#11
If you want something a bit funky, How about Supertition by Stevie Wonder, or if you want to play it in a more bluesy manner, try SRV's version.
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#13
Original Poster, sound like you have some pretty sweet tastes in music.

If you really want to challenge yourself (read: here's a near impossible task) Learn Charlie Parker's song Donna Lee. My other really challenging suggestion would be learn You Enjoy Myself by Phish. Either of these songs would drop jaws and melt faces.

Otherwise, I'm sure you could find some suitable tune in the Zappa catalog. Also I'm really partial to Incubus' Sink Beneath the Line (you could try to the riff harmonies on one guitar) or maybe Hilikus for more of their old funky style.
#14
"Kid Charlemagne" by Steely Dan could easily be turned into an instrumental adaptation (have done it myself). The Larry Carlton solo that takes up a solid 1/3 of the song will put you to the test! His phrasing is incredible.