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I'm going to live my dream of playing guitar infront of a big crowd in two weeks. I get to play the National Anthem infront of my whole high school at the Homecoming game assembly. I need some ways of jazzing the song up. Any ideas?
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just take mad acid and play it for 15 minutes like hendrix
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#7
Awesome man. Look at people on youtube or even someone famous who has played the anthem live and try jazzing it up like that. Also put in your own ideas.
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Also sing. Everyone will think you are so awesome.
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play the first 5 secs then play icumblood the crowd will go wild
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#12
(assuming you are American) have you heard the star spangled banner by Jimi Hendrix?
yeah that probably wouldn't be appropriate for homecoming.
Or you can add some subtle (or not so subtle, up to you) vibrato with a whammy bar.
but seriously, listen to Jimi Hendrix do the national anthem. he throws in trills and slides in some places, just it probably wouldn't be good to add the massive feedback divebomb sounds-like-a-bombing-dropping-and-going-off type stuff after the part "and the rockets red glare".
like i said, assuming you are american.
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do the steve vai version
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Wah pedal.
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Or play the borat version of the kazakstan national anthem
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Start with the Hendrix version as a base, and then add some shrediness to it. Top it off with some cool harmonics/whammy tricks.

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just take mad acid and play it for 15 minutes like hendrix

That'll go over real well, taking acid before playing the national banner for homecoming. (The italics mean sarcasm. don't do drugs!)
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#20
play it normally, but warm up with some shred-tastic songs
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Hendrix version is the only way to go here, but if you ask me, some people might whine and bitch about you messin' with it.
But Hendrix version would be awesome...
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#23
Play it normally then halfway through play Serrana (arp) then do Hendrix's version.

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