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Need to impress a chick...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by 'JC', Sep 6, 2005.


  1. 'JC'

    'JC'

    Mar 14, 2000
    a pianist to be specific ;)

    There's a girl wanting to hear me, but I have no material to let her hear, nor do I know what would be appropriate.

    I like her music and want to play with her, but I don't think "I can play YYZ - look!" is going to work with her caliber of music.
    Think Alicia Keys sans the R&B/soul giving Norah Jones lessons.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    The rolled up sock trick usually works for me.
     
  3. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Find a couple of pieces of music she likes playing and practice at home with this music. I'm sure you can figure out something that will fit.

    Remember, just don't overplay. Keep it simple and all will be good.
     
  4. I suppose you could always ask her what kinda tunes she might want to hear and any examples. You could always say, "I can play a number of tunes, I just want to know what would suit your music best so you can hear what you're looking for." I don't know how true that is, but it might cover up that you don't know what to play.

    I like this piece of advice.
     
  5. I know referring to her as a "chick" won't impress her. :smug:

    beyond that, just sit down and play along with her and see if it sticks. Improv is a good source of showing ability.

    Good luck.
     
  6. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    i played what little bit of "midnight sonata" i knew for this girl once. i dont mean to be a typical alpha male, but that will get you most places a good dinner and a movie wont. :D
     
  7. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    Some billy sheehan solo going into a mark king slap solo into the intro of smoke on the water then end..
     
  8. thewanderer24

    thewanderer24

    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    If the goal is to play with her, I strongly advise asking her directly what songs she likes to play or is interested in playing. Learn those. Of course you can jam on whatever comes up, but if you want to impress her, the best way is to show her you can play what she likes/wants to play.
     
  9. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Throw in a crack about your "twelve inch pianist." That's a guaranteed in. :)
     
  10. BWAHAHAHAH!

    So are you trying to impress this girl, or play along with her, or get a gig? I'm confused. If you want to impress her and she's a classical pianist, why not whip out some Bach Cello Suites. It was working wonders for me the other day with this violinist girl!

    Oh yeah, and I don't date girls that have a pianist so I can't help you there.

    :hyper:
     
  11. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Fretless...ideally without lines. Pianos can't mwah.

    Marshall
     
  12. Tell her your sword has +1 against orgres. :p

    See how I linked the Matt Till thread to this one. Cool eh? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Say "Excuse me while I whip this out."

    Works every time.
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    How to impress a chick?

    Well, I got two ways; the first is not to refer to her as a "chick" and the second is to not post about it on the internet.
     
  15. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    give her a playfull nickname ie: smellybottoms
     
  16. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    ....dude your forgot the soulfull rendition of freebird.
     
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Ding!

    Here's another idea:

    Impress her with your mind.
     
  18. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, yeah, but the existence of this thread proves that one's already out.
     
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    ZING!
     
  20. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Touch up on your Tori Amos and other Lilith Fair type crap.