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Ok, so this post is slightly Rocksmith related - hope I've put it in the right place!

 

Some of you may know that I have basically (no pun intended) learnt to play bass, pretty much using Rocksmith alone.  I think I started January 2014, and with a lot of help from the Championship on here, and some excellent Charters, who keep this place going, made massive improvements.

 

Well, about a year ago, I joined a covers band.  It was a good learning experience, and with a few one to one music lessons, it managed to wean me away from Rocksmith, at least a little.

 

Anyway, last December I was kind of headhunted by a "proper" band.  After umming and ahing over Christmas (was I good enough?), I joined them in January.  We were in the studio (!!!) in February recording four original songs, three of which my band leader is happy for me to publicise.

 

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So can Rocksmith teach you to play?  Perhaps.  ;)

 

Keep on rocking, guys!

 

*Disclaimer - they're not my lyrics, I just play the bass!  :lol:


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https://docs.google....WP8/edit#gid=37


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Would you mind posting this on https://www.reddit.com/r/rocksmith/ ? There are questions there constantly about "can I actually learn to play with Rocksmith" - this is the kind of post I'd love to point to.

 

What instrument are you playing in these songs?



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:D So glad you took the leap. I'm still too afraid to join a band  :lol: Congratulations @missis sumner I am not feeling tiny pangs of jealousy at all :D


 Mortalo, on 11 Feb 2015 - 11:36 AM, said:

Ok, because of poor results and overall lack of skill @NoonyDeloony gets downgraded to Advanced. She would be forever remembered as shameful person... and then she'll make another charming video and we'll forget about that.

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@missis sumner

Very cool stuff the Malice song reminds me of something Golden Earring would play. Your timing is great (imo is the most important thing when it comes to band stuff, especially on bass).  I've been playing Bass umm 12 years now.  I didn't learn from Rocksmith but playing Rocksmith itself basically help me by playing more days in a week instead of before Rocksmith when I only practiced on weekends.  Making Rocksmith charts surprisingly helped me train my ear (further at least) more than anything really lol.  I've been in and out of a few bands, mostly cover bands.

Here's a recording of my old band jamming, myself on Bass (not trying to be one to one cover, just playing for fun)
Very First recording take too lol :D

Rolling Stones - Saint of Me - https://soundcloud.c...nt-of-me-mixbus
CCR - Fortunate Son - https://soundcloud.c...nate-son-mixbus

Anyway, I love this site, community, and I'm glad to be apart of it.  Everybody here is very supportive of others and tries to help improve their music skillz in some way lol.

Thx for sharing your progress and encouragement B)
 


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Would you mind posting this on https://www.reddit.com/r/rocksmith/ ? There are questions there constantly about "can I actually learn to play with Rocksmith" - this is the kind of post I'd love to point to.

 

What instrument are you playing in these songs?

 

I'm not on Reddit - but will look into it. :)

 

I'm playing bass, just bass.  They are fairly simple bass lines.  They have to be - at the moment, I have to memorise them! lol


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https://docs.google....WP8/edit#gid=37


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:D So glad you took the leap. I'm still too afraid to join a band  :lol: Congratulations @missis sumner I am not feeling tiny pangs of jealousy at all :D

 

Now, I thought you were, or had been, in a band?  This very thing was one of my inspirations for joining a covers band a year ago?


All about the bass, no treble...

 

https://docs.google....WP8/edit#gid=37


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I'm playing bass, just bass.  They are fairly simple bass lines.  They have to be - at the moment, I have to memorise them! lol

 

 

Don't sell yourself short. You had the guts to step into a studio and record - there are a hell of a lot of people here that don't have that.



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Very cool stuff the Malice song reminds me of something Golden Earring would play. Your timing is great (imo is the most important thing when it comes to band stuff, especially on bass).  I've been playing Bass umm 12 years now.  I didn't learn from Rocksmith but playing Rocksmith itself basically help me by playing more days in a week instead of before Rocksmith when I only practiced on weekends.  Making Rocksmith charts surprisingly helped me train my ear (further at least) more than anything really lol.  I've been in and out of a few bands, mostly cover bands.

Here's a recording of my old band jamming, myself on Bass (not trying to be one to one cover, just playing for fun)
Very First recording take too lol :D

Rolling Stones - Saint of Me - https://soundcloud.c...nt-of-me-mixbus
CCR - Fortunate Son - https://soundcloud.c...nate-son-mixbus

Anyway, I love this site, community, and I'm glad to be apart of it.  Everybody here is very supportive of others and tries to help improve their music skillz in some way lol.

Thx for sharing your progress and encouragement B)
 

 

 

Thank you for your lovely comments. :)

 

Strange you should mention Golden Earring and Fortunate Son - in my old covers band we used to play Radar Love and Fortunate Son... so I know you have great taste! lol

 

Love your tone on Saint of Me, and I like the variations on Fortunate Son - I can hear the bass straight through laptop speakers, but will revisit with headphones!


All about the bass, no treble...

 

https://docs.google....WP8/edit#gid=37


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I'm playing bass, just bass.  They are fairly simple bass lines.  They have to be - at the moment, I have to memorise them! lol

 

 

Don't sell yourself short. You had the guts to step into a studio and record - there are a hell of a lot of people here that don't have that.

 

 

I don't want to put anyone off, but it was nearly, possibly, the most stressful day of my life (and I'm nearly 50...)

 

Still, I don't regret it - I just want to do it again, but better!  :lol:


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It was a brief dalliance with a couple of "friends" ... I kinda got jibbed off for more "musicianny" bassists as my memory is my downfall. I need to join a original song band where I make up the bass lines, I can't be trusted with covers :D Plus I take way too long to learn a song. If it wasn't frowned upon to take pre-recorded videos of rocksmith charts to a gig I'd be sound as a pound, but sadly it's not cool to read charts... maybe if I dressed it up like I was reading sheet music that might be acceptable  :blush:

 

:D So glad you took the leap. I'm still too afraid to join a band  :lol: Congratulations @missis sumner I am not feeling tiny pangs of jealousy at all :D

 

Now, I thought you were, or had been, in a band?  This very thing was one of my inspirations for joining a covers band a year ago?

 


 Mortalo, on 11 Feb 2015 - 11:36 AM, said:

Ok, because of poor results and overall lack of skill @NoonyDeloony gets downgraded to Advanced. She would be forever remembered as shameful person... and then she'll make another charming video and we'll forget about that.

Youtube: https://www.youtube....yDeloony/videos

Twitching bass unskillfully, here: https://www.twitch.tv/noonydeloony

 


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maybe if I dressed it up like I was reading sheet music that might be acceptable  :blush:

 

 

Ahem... I've just bought a music stand - sick of reading my notes off the floor.  Of course, I won't use it live, I hope I'll have the stuff memorised by then.  It also helps to have a rhythm guitarist who is happy to shout chords at you...  then the problems only really come when I can't remember the rhythm...  :blush:


All about the bass, no treble...

 

https://docs.google....WP8/edit#gid=37