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Song for guitar audition?

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 18:44:47    Popularity:     

Tags: Song  guitar  audition  

hi, so i have this music class in my school and i want to be in it (i play guitar) but i need to audition first. i've been play acoustic guitar for 8 months and electric guitar for 2 weeks. i can play the solo in Hotel California (it's not perfect

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actually im not self-taught. i dont think there's such thing as someone who is "self- taught', bc even if you learn a song or some theory online- youtube, or whatever, there's somebody who teaches you something. anyways, my dad plays guitar, so sometimes he teaches me some techniques and solos and stuff, and im taking lessons. and by "simple but impressive" i meant not somthing like Eruption, yet not something like californiacation. i asked some friends who auditioned and they told me i can play anything i want, that's why i want something that will impress them. im not gonna play anything that is beyond my ability, but i DO want something impressive.

Some half *** leads from a newbie, Playing 8 months OMG you don,t know **** yet,So are you going to use backing tracks, if not you standing up doing some lead to nothing will get you nothing.To get into a music class you need to NO real music, classical piece would do it, But you haven,t played long enough to know more than 15 chords at best,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OznS7X9BOxs

First of all, I VERY STRONGLY suggest you speak to the teacher and find out what the exact requirements of the audition might be. You may just need to know basic knowledge like how to tune your guitar or you may already need to know how to read tabs or even how to read conventional sheet music. None of us knows more than you unless someone who has taken the class at YOUR school just happens to see your question. Even then, they would not really know anything about your actual playing ability. Not only have you been playing for less than a year, apparently you are "self-taught" and you really have only your own opinions of how well you are doing. If you have been making mistakes in your techniques and even how you hold your guitar, then you've been practicing your mistakes for at least 8 months.
Here's the thing--no such thing as "simple, but impressive" when it comes to school auditions. Those people know full well what is difficult to play, and what is not. If you need to play a solo piece (not "song" which indicates singing), then you would, as a beginner, pick a beginner level piece but play it FLAWLESSLY and with good musical expression. Picking a piece beyond your current level just shows your weaknesses and even a touch of arrogance (thinking you are far better than you are, or thinking you can trick the people evaluating your audition performance). The audition may call for you to learn a specific solo, or demonstrate sight reading ability or improvisation skills--you HAVE to ask the teacher, not us! They WILL tell you. If your school has a website with audition information, it will even tell you there. If the auditions are very open (play anything), then just make sure you choose your very BEST solo, one you know all the way through with little or no glaring mistakes.

You is also a big difference between taking what may be a "music class" in high school meant for beginners and those wishing to amuse themselves, and a "class" meant for guitar majors located in a college or university conservatory.

What about something totally different that just might single you out and catch their eye?
Something classical perhaps, like the theme tune in the Deer Hunter movie.

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