having just come back from an audition with a covers band based in the north west i can probably confirm that i've failed it!
the reason maybe because i'm a metal player who has just learned some rock covers from their setlist and thrown a few mad solo's in here's highlights of the tracks!
rock and roll, led zeppelin. great solid chugging riff, triplet picked G to A and C to D section with mad in the head solo sarting zeppliny, ending with a flurry of shred with rapid fire hammer ons, pick squeels and dive bombs.
paranoid, black sabbath. after two bars the cry was SLOW DOWN! TOOOO FAST! my response being "i've come to kill your drummer and i can go far far faster!" continued up until solo then i got the e minor mixolydian + jazz augmented scale out to play then rapidly whizzed around the neck like a mad man ending in bar flutters with the obligitory dive bomb and harmonic screams with the bar.
teenage kicks, the undertones normal upon till the solo (do you notice a pattern forming?) when i cleverly stuck in a shreddy solo with a few double stops, pinched harmonics, harmonic divebombs and a flurry of tapped notes to finish. well its better than those bleedin out of tune bends in the origional!
These were just a few of the tracks i went through. After the performance the singer said "you can without a doubt play, we've just seen that. However i'm worried that you might be a bit fierce for what we are looking for, you have some movement in a guitar solo but people want to turn up and want to listen to something played in a particular way".
The bass player was loving the music man and after the bass player and singer left the room the drummer said "you don't have a problem moving your fingers do you? You're a bit on the speedy side, i've not head anyone do it quite like that before"
I love drummers
. although i do think i'm not backwards compatable but it was immensely funny! I think the guys need a guitarist that is somewhat more housetrained than myself (bless em).