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Brandon Earman
post Sep 14 2009, 02:50 AM
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Hey guys, I need your advice for songs/improv ideas for playing in restaurants. I might have the opportunity to play for a really nice wine/steak restaurant with a guitarist/keyboardist friend of mine. Last night I played around with Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Lenny," and got a pretty good response from it. After that I just fiddled around with some basic blues and soft stuff.

I just need some suggestions of songs or lessons within GMC to look into. Just sweet to the ear chill music is what I'm aiming for. The music could potentially use a backing track, or my friend playing acoustic or keyboard, but I'll be using my electric Ibanez.

Any tips/advice are appreciated greatly, thanks a lot.


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post Sep 14 2009, 12:42 PM
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Possibly some evergreen vintage melodies could be nice, like Bob Dylan's tambourine man, blowing in the wind etc..


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post Sep 14 2009, 01:43 PM
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Jazz usually seems to be the standard in restaurants Ive been in, maybe some acoustic fingerstyle too.
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post Sep 14 2009, 05:11 PM
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I would also aim at some classics, what about stuff like Dust in the wind from Kansas for example?


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post Sep 14 2009, 05:14 PM
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I'm looking for more of instrumental pieces since I can't sing. Dust in the Wind is a possibility. I'll have a look at some jazz lessons and get some ideas. Thanks for your input so far.

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post Sep 14 2009, 05:14 PM
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post Sep 14 2009, 05:17 PM
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Just blow them away with some nice death metal laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Sep 14 2009, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Sep 14 2009, 11:17 AM) *
Just blow them away with some nice death metal laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


haha yes I'll start with some Tears in Heaven which will lead into Master of Puppets! Perfect.


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post Sep 14 2009, 08:46 PM
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Brandon for up scale type restaurants, Jazz is a must in the repertoire. Go for standard jazz tunes, I will give you a list of couple of them to get you going :

- All the things you are
- Autumn Leaves
- So What
- MR P.C
- Night in Tunisia
- Grooving High
- Caravan
- How high the moon
- Impressions
- Green Dolphin Street
- Donna Lee
- Girl from Ipanema
- Five hundred miles high
- Four
- Night and Day
- Oleo
- Ornithology
- Nardis
- My favorite things
- All blues
- Blue in green
- Round midnight
- Solar
- Stella by starlight
- There will never be another you
- What is this thing called love


I can give you a lot more tunes but this is just from top of my head songs that I think you should play and learn from them. There is plenty of more depending on which direction you want your repertoire to go with.

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post Sep 26 2009, 11:59 PM
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I agree with Pedja that list looks reasonable smile.gif
Cheers mate and good luck with playing wink.gif


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post Nov 30 2009, 06:57 PM
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Make sure you toss some picks into your crowd tongue.gif


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