Hi! Thanks for your interest in auditioning for us! We really look forward to hearing you.
Its important first that you understand that this scholarship is for students who must be interested in being successful as students first and performers second. All Sound Fuzion members must maintain good grades and pass their classes! So, grades are also reviewed as well as your audition before we award a scholarship.
You should come with your own guitars, amp, and any pedals you may want to use. We are asking you to prepare 5 guitar parts.
We're doing the guitar auditions a little different this year in that there are choices in what you prepare for us. Its divided up into EASY, MEDIUM, and DIFFICULT. We want you to choose the ones that best match your ability. If you choose a HARD one and can't really play it very well, it would be better to choose a MEDIUM one and play it really well. There is one HARD one though that we want everyone to try to play.
You will be judged on your ability to play the pieces with the following criteria: musical accuracy, timing and feel, and the correct tone and amp sound for the genre. That means learn the parts as close to the original as possible! For the acoustic guitar parts we would prefer to hear it on an acoustic guitar but if you don't have one you can play it on clean electric.
Don't get discouraged! Some of the pieces are difficult and we don't expect perfection but the best attempt will get you the gig.
The pieces to prepare are:
1) HARD John Mayer Trio - Who Did You Think I Was (beginning up to 2:00)
2) PICK ONE OF THESE TWO
MEDIUM Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (beginning up to :58)
sounds better on spotify: spotify:track:2aibwv5hGXSgw7Yru8IYTO
EASY Are you gonna go my way? – Lenny Kravitz (first :30 seconds)
sounds better on spotify: spotify:track:45Ia1U4KtIjAPPU7Wv1Sea
3) PICK ONE OF THESE
MEDIUM Jax – Cory Wong (beginning - :51)
HARDLight as Anything – Cory Wong (beginning - 1:04)
HARD Hard Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn (starts after intro at 3:57 – 4:42 incl solo)
MEDIUM Scuttle Buttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughn
(start at :21 - :58)
4) ELECTRIC GUITAR SOLOS pick one or two
HARD(its also long) Hotel California solo (4:19 – 6:04 ….for the harmony parts just pick which ever you hear as the dominant note)
Original only on spotify:track:40riOy7x9W7GXjyGp4pjAv
MEDIUM OR HARD Sultans of Swing (either solo medium3:27-4:13 or hard4:58-5:38)
MEDIUM OR HARD Comfortably Numb (medium2:38 – 3:21 or hard5:05 – end…times are different on spotify)
5) ACOUSTIC GUITAR pick one
HARD Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac (beginning - :51 play the high guitar part in the right speaker…note there is a bass part played with your thumb!)
MEDIUM Black bird – The Beatles
EASY I see fire – Ed Sheeran
Youtube sounds best here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fngvQS_PmQ