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MorganS



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So at the audition I played a few jazz songs. He said no.

He ask for rock and I said I guess I could do that.

I played him angel and he said that was ok and that I should to that.

I don't know if I can pull it of still.

I'm not comfortable with rock.

I talked with my guitar teacher and he said that he didn't know what I should to, but we talked a lot about the world of performing.

WHATEVER I do there will be people that don't like my performance.

I just feel like if I play angel and its bad NO one will like it.

Is it too late in the game for me to tell him I want to still do some jazz.

I really like these songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRiC1cbM4f8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp-lTgapo_E&feature=related

and I found a transcription.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!

My parents say I should do angel because my principal wants it.

Morgan
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castles made of sand or Little Wing if you're going to play by yourself.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm tellin' ya, say you'll do the lame-o rock, then when you get up there bring the jazz. What are they gonna do?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the principal, whos asking me, and I have a little brother going there soon. My parents I think would be disapointed.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah, conformist. Razz Wink

Funny, eh. Rock and roll, previously considered rebellion epitomised, has become totally mainstream and conformist, even establishment. It even has its own Temple to Glorified Mediocrity (aka, Rock & Roll HOF, which I've visited and laughed at).

A young kid passionate about playing jazz while rejecting rock? Why, that's nearly punk.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

generic has an excellent point...if you're not mic'd into a p.a. system, just guitar and amp, they'd have to literally yank the plug from your amp to stop you. you could even play a little of the intro to angel, and then launch into a tune you're comfortable with, a jazz thing. and if you really want to mess with their heads, finish it off by coming back 'round to the outro section to angel...Wink I wouldn't go up in front of a large audience with a number that didn't feel natural with.

and the way most people listen, you're just as likely to have people afterwards comment on the really interesting arrangement you came up with--"so which hendrix tune was that anyway?" heh. bring it. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://youtube.com/watch?v=M56QwDjE6PQ&feature=related

Pretty amazing Hendrix presentation.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The booklets have been printed:

I' playing Angel

3,000 pamphlets have been produced

2,500 people estimated be watching, that is not including the kids.

One man, one amp, and a whole lot of pressure.

I think this is my biggest performance ever.

I'm excited but its on friday and there is one walk through and a rehearsal.

Walk through on monday, rehearsal and performance on thursday.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Good luck with "Angel" Reply with quote

You'll do fine with "Angel." Stanley Jordan did a fine solo version of it on one of his early albums--admittedly, it's all two-hand tapping, but the point is that it's solo guitar and sounds good.

Next time around, though, I'd agree that "Castles Are Made of Sand" or "Little Wing" are perfect for solo guitar. They tend to get audience recognition factor (Arf!) going, too.

Advice: go with a pretty clean tone on the guitar. SRV did some gorgeous stuff with Hendrix in which he did clean tone things--Little Wing is awesome.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well todays the big day.

The nerves started kicking in last night.

I'm sure after the soundcheck/rehearsal, with the people I know, I will feel better.

So I'm bringing my twin, but they still say they should have it mic-ed?

Well its off to school to set up.

Thanks guys.

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