Next year I’m going to apply for an education to become a music teacher in the rock/pop orientation. I’m free to play any song under 5 min to a backing track, but I’m really insecure on which song to choose. I don’t know who will be the judge/judges so I can’t take that into consideration.
I’ve been thinking lately about either:
-Technical Difficulties by Paul Gilbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkoPfV5tjWo
-Scarified by Paul gilbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZu37HvAciw
-Altitudes by Jason Becker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lR1tt24mo4
-The Arena by Lindsey Stirling with Jason Richardsons arrangement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDl-x-2BWlk
My thoughts are that the 3 first mentioned songs are more technical and highlights right hand technique. The Arena might fit the rock/pop genre a bit more, might be a bit easier/catchier to listen to for the first time if they’ve never heared it before, maybe a better chance to stand out in terms of playing a song that was originally written for violin and then combining it with a rock/metal sound of a guitar. Though a song like Altitudes shows more a variety of techniques.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on which one to choose and why, or just any tip at all! I’m also open for anything else if you have any suggestions.
Edit: added links to the songs