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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

No Need To Be PARANOID, Phil's Safe

Phil's safe everyone, even though I posted this song a day late (I threatened to sue). FOR AWESOME REASONS. WHICH YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT LATER.

Anyways,

PARANOID

Easy up until the solo, hich even then deals strictly within the pentonic scales. I learned the first half from this thing I got for Christmas one year.

Other than that, this is what you'll be doing for most of the time:
B----------------------------------------------12-
G----------------------------12---------------12-
D-14------14------12------12---12-----14--12-
A-14-x8--14-x8--12-x8--10--12-----14------
E-12------12------10-----------10-----12------pm................................................................................

Sunday, July 26, 2009

DURRR...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TRANSCRIPTION OF A PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE RHYTHM BASTARD, AND HIS ACCOUNTANT, PHIL.

Rhythm Bastard: Hey, Phil from Accounting, it's me the Rhythm Bastard.
Phil From Accounting: Hello, sir. You can just call me Phil, you know, or Mr.-
RB: Whatever, the page containing my setlist has for some reason went down, and I want a new one.
PFA: OK, then just re-type it.
RB: NO, DAMMIT! I want a blinged out one, made of gold, and, what the hell, throw some spinners on that.
PFA: But this is a website, you can't just-
RB: I saw it on MySpace!
PFA: Yes, but Blogspot doesn't have those features.
RB: I also want a boat!
PFA: A boat? Why? We don't even have enough money for your pod-
RB: If Andy Samberg can have a boat, then sure as hell I can!
PFA: But-
RB: I also want T-Pain.
PFA: To appear in one of your songs?
RB: No, I mean like own T-Pain.
PFA: ...God...
RB: I'll feed him and shit if that's what you're worried about!
PFA: This is an egregious waste of money!
RB: You insubordinate bastard! Remember how I saved you from jumping off that ledge after you got fired from VH1? Or when Alan Moore rampaged through Scotland, and I gave you a job?
PFA: Yes, but-
RB: No! I'm tired of you're shit Phil! You're fired!
PFA: What?
RB: Oh, and by the way, last night, I saw your ex-wife and we [DELETED FOR... EW...]
PFA: [sobbing, gunshot noises heard]
RB: Huh, turns out while adding the Green Day songs, I accidentally saved the Setlist entry as a draft. Silly me!
PFA: ...
RB: Hello, 911?
911 Dispatcher: We'll only save Phil if you update with a song tomorrow.
RB: Jeez, fine!

Yeah, so anyway turns out while adding the Green Day songs, I accidentally saved the Setlist entry as a draft.

All is well.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's Gonna Be OK...

I just realized all I have to do is look up the tags with the tiers, and I'm good. Unfortunately, it'll probably be up within the next couple days.

Monday, July 20, 2009

West Satan Somewhere

EAST JESUS NOWHERE

Eh, no tips really, but the part that messes up everyone in the chart is that part with all the tremelo picking after the solo. Nothing for that other than PICK FASTER,
but here's the sequence on the high E string for easy transfer (~ means tremelo picking):

E-0~-4~-7~-10~-8~-5~-4~-

I would but setlist updated here, but apparently, it's been deleted. I'll get to work on it.

I'll go see if I have enough money in the budget to make a new one.

Where's Phil from Accounting when you need him?

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Question Is, Do YOU Know The Enemy

Well, ya gotta know the enemy, right? (or Rah-ay if you go by the RB lyrics).

KNOW YOUR ENEMY
We've heard of 3 Chords and the Truth, but this is TWO chords.

G-------------9-9---------
D-9-9---9---9-9----9-9--
A-9-9---9---7-7----9-9--
E-7-7---7-----------7-7--

That's the basic rhythm, the full tab will show you more.

Overall, fun song, but there are alot of part with reptitive notes that have weird timing, like:
e|-7-7-7---7-7------|---7---7-11-7-----|-7-7-7---7-7-7----|-9-9---9-9---9----|| B|-------7-----7-7--|-7---7--------7~~-|-------7-------7--|-------7-----7---7--||

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fire 'Em Off

Other songs will be coming soon, but I figured it'd be good to throttle down the difficulty for a bit, and cover songs from one of my favorite bands (that are not from Australian and are known for fuck-awesome guitar solos).

First is a song from chord practice:
21 GUNS

Easy:
Dm (---231)
DO YOU
A# (-13331)
KNOW WHAT'S WORTH
F (--3211) OR (133211, barre chord)
FIGHTING
C (-32010)
FOR

And repeat as such.

I find that going from the regular Open F chord to the C is much easier than from the barre chord. Just sayin'.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Green Day DLC Impressions

Know Your Enemy- Pretty easy on vocals, was able to FC it first time around on Hard. Guitar is a bit harder though, as there are two notes between chord changes and than always throws me off. Overall, pretty easy song. Drums are hella fun, though. I love that primal rhythm.

21 Guns- Easy FC for guitar on Expert, haven't tried drums or vocals yet. Overall it feels a lot like "Say It Ain't So"

East Jesus Nowhere- Singing wasn't that hard if my Dad can do it, and drums were OK, but let me tell you about guitar. Pretty easy up until a certain point, in fact it's the best song to practice Voxtar (vocals and guitar) with, because of the green/red chucks whenever Billie Joe is singing. But after the solo, it's "Knights Of Cydonia" from GH3 all over again, with tremelo picks up the wazoo.

So far I'm 75th in the Battle Of The Bands for the Green Day DLC battle.

Lessons to come for the next 3 days, with a special announcement thereafter.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Extremely Wanted In California

Hey everyone!

So recently I've been changing up my training regiment, working on permutations and chord shapes so at least are the skills are there, and one exercise I've been able to complete are the chords to "Wanted Dead Or Alive".

Wanted Dead Or Alive Chords by Bon Jovi, www.Ultimate-Guitar.Com

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Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi

D C G
It's all the same , only the names will change
C G F D
And ev'ry day , it seems we're wasting away
D C G
Another place , where the faces are so cold
C G F D
I'd drive all night , just to get back home

C, G, F, D Progression is used for the chorus. There's still more to the song, and that intro is a killer, but any update is better than no update.

Also, the fact that I happened to find a YouTube video of the Guitar Hero Setlist and bothered to type it up continues to get me dozens of hits, and one of the referalls brought to my attention something called CAX, an arcade expo in California.

California Extreme is an arcade show this coming weekend. I, being in NYC and poor, am unable to attend, but they'll be having a Guitar Hero Arcade tourney, so hopefully those of you can send pics and vids and whatnot.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Finger Permutations

I've done this in practice before, but now I've actually found a name for it.

Basically, take 4 notes, and play those up and down the neck.
Ex: 1,2,4,3
e---------------------------------------------------------1-2-4-3-----
B-----------------------------------------------1-2-4-3--------------
G------------------------------------1-2-4-3-------------------------
D------------------------1-2-4-3-------------------------------------
A------------1-2-4-3-------------------------------------------------
E-1-2-4-3------------------------------------------------------------

Start by working the picking hand, and play one note per beat, then play the same note twice in one beat, then work up to 16th notes (4 notes/beat).

Then work the fretting hand the same way, by playing a note per beat, work your way up to playing the tab above as eights, triplets and 16ths.

A good metronome to use would be Online Metronome. If you have a DS Homebrew card, you can use DSMetronome. You can even change the backing drum pattern.