Just a guitar and band update

So I haven’t been posting lately because I’m really busy. And most of that business is because of band. So this is just an update on band stuff.

First of all, I am responsible for three solos this show (well technically four but it’s basically just noise to play for the bass and drum solo) and one in which I don’t even know. We have 2 practice sessions left before the show.
My instructor is begging me to make up a solo for House of Wolves. The problem is that the solo for that song is literally inaudible. You can’t hear what he’s playing – it’s basically just an E minor scale with a bunch of wah, but it’s so fast that I’m definitely not capable of that.

There’s that, and then there’s the riff at the end of I’m So Sorry. I guess this is the perfect time for my alternate picking to plateau, eh? I can’t do it, and neither can the other guitarist haha! And it’s really simple, just fast.

Then there’s the Man In The Box solo. That is my songgggg!!!! I chose that song (and I’m So Sorry) because the theme is Student’s Choice (of songs.) Man In The Box is my bop. The other guitarist and I are splitting a solo, and lucky me can play my part, but he can’t really play his. Granted, he had to learn it like 2 weeks ago because he was sick and all that…

Anyway, I can do that solo almost flawlessly. Man In The Box is sooo easy.

Then there’s Dogman. That song overall could be called hard, but there’s no solo so it’s the easiest song we’re doing in my opinion.

Then there’s Thnks Fr Th Mmrs. See, what happened with my second band was the drummer and the singer were twins. They never practiced and they didn’t know the songs. So, for the Student’s Choice show, they chose really emo and pop-ish songs (hence House of Wolves) but then they left the band. Agh that still makes me mad.
So now we have a new drummer and a new singer who kinda suck, but at least they’re trying. Besides, they’re new!

So Thnks Fr Th Mmrs is easy. Too easy. House of Wolves is hard. Especially for the new drummer and singer. And then there’s Electric Feel. That is easy but there’s all these weird sounds so I have to use my synesthesia power and figure out some sort of noise to play in between it.

There’s that. Here’s a list of songs that we have done and we’re doing.

First band:

Zombie (The Cranberries) Say It Ain’t So (Weezer) Cannon (The White Stripes)< 90’s Show aka my first show

Come On Feel The Noise (Quiet Riot) Lonely Is The Night (Billy Squire) Smooth Criminal (Alien Ant Farm)< 80’s Show aka my second show(also Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm isn’t 80’s but its a cover of an 80’s song… we cheated.)

Dogman (King’s X) I’m So Sorry (Imagine Dragons) Man In The Box (Alice In Chains)< Student’s Choice show aka this show

Double Vision (Foreigner) Call Me (Blondie) A Beastie Boys song… we haven’t decided which yet. <Next show, Tri-State Area.

Second band:

Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC) Working For The Weekend (Loverboy) Refugee (Tom Petty)<80’s Show aka my first show with this band.

Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (Fall Out Boy) House of Wolves (My Chemical Romance) Electric Feel (MGMT)<Student’s Choice show aka this show.

Another Blondie song, Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper. Also we will change that song if we can find something better. I hate that song.) 18 and Life (Skidrow)<Next show, Tri-State Area.


 

 

So, sorry if that was a bore lol. I just had to get that out of the way.

See you next time!

5 thoughts on “Just a guitar and band update

  1. Sounds like you’re coming along! I’m picking up on learning the fretboard.. if only there were more hours in a day.

    I’m into trying to build a small pedalboard right now. And while looking at effect pedals, I stumbled onto synthesizers… so now I have a new obsession…

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