Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Donations


Contact Methods

Profile Information

  • Gender

RealityPixels's Achievements


Apprentice (3/14)

  • Week One Done
  • One Month Later
  • One Year In
  • First Post Rare
  • Collaborator Rare

Recent Badges



  1. SuperGlue (Cyanocrylate) :D Although the best course is, indeed, take a rest and give time for the skin to develop callouses to avoid blisters. But if you really can't avoid playing (i.e. you're a professional musician), taking proper care of the blisters and sealing them with super glue (or just protect the skin from the burst of the strings) really works. But I repeat: do it as a last measure only. Health issues (even minimal ones like aching skin on the fingers due to playing) are not a laughing matter.. and Internet shouldn't be the preferred health consultant :lol:
  2. This week so far. I know I could do better but I'm playing slower than usual lately, not only on this song http://i.imgur.com/ESwy1zf.jpg
  3. This is the second time this happened: I play a bass arrangement without a custom tone, so I got the "no tones" bug, that one when you don't get the custom tone on every song you load after and you have to restart Rocksmith. After I restart: poof!, the profile is corrupted and I need to make a new one... and I'm almost sure both times this has happened with the same song!!. Damn getting CDLC on batches and forgetting them on another folder of my HD :D Sorry, for the rant, I just needed to vent it out.
  4. @@missis sumner I hope not, all my tries to this song have been without a pick :D And gratz of the 100% btw, I already gave up on that
  5. Well, after playing some classic rock songs (and I mean classic as in "they fit in a Fallout soundtrack" way) finally my ring finger has more comfort in the covens of the witch ;) http://i.imgur.com/VQLE2s2.jpg
  6. @@NoonyDeloony Thanks for the advice! Will try to watch a playthrough of Pistol Switch and play along (don't have original RS). And I have some Ska songs: they are so fun to play. But my "problem" is with the left hand mostly. My right hand has improved a lot, I think, and I don't have too much struggles to set the rhythm with it
  7. I get the brain farts too! :lol: Just curious, do you play with colour blind mode on? I do, because I usually find it impossible to id orange notes unless there's a yellow close by for comparison and even then... :wacko: It does seem to make it harder for me to deal with greens + blues on the same fret though. Until the day I'm good enough to play by not relying on what I see, my conclusion is contrast matters, the more the better. I might have to try switching cb mode on/off depending on the song. If only there were a way to completely personalise your colour set! ^_^ Brain farts :D Yes, that's a good way to call them. I play with the normal colour scheme, will try the colour blind mode to see if I notice a difference. But, in my case is not about the color.. I don't know how to explain it: I can sight read at a glance changes from the 1th fret to the 16th or bigger and even nail them without looking at the fretboard (unless is a very fast song :D). But when I have to change strings on the same fret, or do constant arpeggios (like Muse's bassline last week) my brain kind of locks and I have to pause the song, riff repeat it slower or, as you say, rely on what I hear instead of what I see... But even then, sometimes i tell my ring finger to move but it don't want to :D I suppose it has to do something with my playing technique: I started playing bass about a year ago, but seriously and with a decent instrument since February. And I'm totally self taught. I know about the one finger per fret technique, but for me is harder to think what fingers goes where while I play. If i don't care about that my fingers just flow with the groove Now that I re read it that last sentence sound kind of arrogant, but you know what I mean :)
  8. First Bowie, then Prince, now Cohen.. wtf is happening up there? some kind of legends of music festival or what? Nice walking bassline but a bit tough for me. These basslines with notes on the same fret but different string make my ring finger stiff and I end up playing the note on the wrong string... That at best, at worst I got some kind of dyslexic attack and my sight reading goes totally off :D Anyways, here's my better try so far for this week: http://i.imgur.com/1P9ugYQ.jpg
  9. Singer: Serj Tankian Lead Guitarist: Eric Calderone (Eerock) Rhythm Guitarist: Izzy Stradlin Bass: D'arcy Wretzky Drummer: Dave Grohl Or something like that... Weird sounding? Probably, but I like weird things and find all those musicians very passionate in the ways they play.
  10. @@Mortalo well I didn't knew this band till now, but the song I knew the original (I think) by The B-52's. These Acid Drinkers have nothing bad, just they aren't my cup of tea :)
  11. No offense, but would you please consider looking a song two times before selecting it for the contest? I don't think it is correct a bass tone that uses a guitar amp instead of a bass one. And also a bassline that mimics every single note of the guitar, even in the "solo" Sorry for the rant, but it really pisses me off basses that play like guitars, I want to play bass dammit! :D http://i.imgur.com/bdchPFF.jpg
  12. This maybe will sound weird, but for myself it wasn't a band: It was a composer. I always liked bass but Galt MacDermot's Hair OST was the culprit to make me want to learn bass. I was totally hooked by the initial notes of the Aquarius bassline and how an instrument usually considered as support was the lead of the music.
  13. It's been a crazy week and almost no time to play. I will try to improve the score later http://i.imgur.com/QsTqs7m.jpg
  14. Damn slide from 5th to 2nd fret: I keep doing it but the game keeps saying i don't :D http://i.imgur.com/1NOcF27.jpg
  15. This is the best I've managed with a cdlc with no bass tone and bad note detection http://i.imgur.com/OnbXan0.jpg
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. - Privacy Policy