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Everything posted by Orkkongen

  1. Finally I got time to play this weeks song. I'll probably don't have much time (again) with exams and such. Based on my scores from first play throughs, the beginners song is the second most difficult one!?! (to be fair, I practiced a bit during Suffer). Especially the end was crazy, and quite out of the difficulty level of the songs... I think that leads to another discussion. Should the difficulty be based on the hardest part, the average or what? If based on an average, you can risk meeting song at your level, where half of it is way too difficult and another that are too easy...
  2. Busy week... Yesterday I managed to improve the Zombies.
  3. After a lot of practice... I didn't manage to improve the Muffin Man... It's a rather difficult song. Well a lot of it is okay easy, but to get it the final way, there are some rather difficult parts... BTW... is it (relatively) easy to open the file and change a few notes/fingerings? I think some parts are played/noted wrong, and I want to change it, as to not get so confused when I play my own fingering with the shown dots. The only song I managed to improve was the Zombie Barricades (and the mistakes were stupid...): I also tried the advanced song, and I think I impro
  4. To day I only looked at the intermediate songs... Now, when they go to dif. 6, they might be my league, but lets see. The Muffin Man is rather difficult some places... and I think there are some wrong placing of notes (wrong use of strings). Dif. 6. I'm a bit surpriced by the accuracy. I didn't feel like playing it so well... And the bonus song is great fun. Though not in any way as difficult as Muffin... dif. 5 I think I'll nail it soon.
  5. Another week have begun, and the appendix has begun. Starting with the beginners song. Not that difficult, but also rather boring song... not so much the bass part as such. Well the song is just not my cup'a tea. The Muffin Man was on the other hand not really that easy. I might spend some more time with it... but what are you supposed to play around here (I have long fingers, but I don't think I can pull a long slide with one finger, and still be playing in the other end of the bass The Bonus song is quite easier, but also a great riff. It might feel like
  6. A small step for me... a even smaller step for humanity... well and for the animals as well. I've moved up, 0,09% since my last high score. And that's a few days ago... Couldn't improve Megadeth. I think this is my level for this song. It seems like this is as good as it gets. But my fingers are tired, so I can at least feel I have practiced.
  7. I do! But mostly because I'm curious about how it goes for you. I think we are rather close level-wise. Again to day, I couldn't improve my accuracy scores. And that is a bit annoying. I'm only playing the two advanced songs, but I can't seem to improve it, no matter how much I try. When it comes to Megadeth, I think it comes down to luck, but with Animals I can't get that first riff certain. I miss just one part or another most times, and I've practiced it slow. Especially the upward movement (blue 5-7-9, orange 7-8-9) is annoying. I can play it, but not tight and precise, so in tempo
  8. A bit late practice, and again only with the advanced songs. But they are really great. Though I must admit, i'd like to see how people are fingering the first (main) "riff". I'm really having problems with it. Sometimes I'm more lucky than other. I really like the end riff! It's awesome... maybe because I can play it. And I also have a feeling of Victory with Megadeth. I'm very close on making it perfect! And Steam has been repaired, so it's easier to share screenshots again!
  9. I've given the advanced songs some attention again today, and it pays off (and I don't have to tune my bass all the time ). They are great songs, and about the level I can manage to play convincing... About the animals, I must say, I have some difficulties to get the main riff right, and it goes on a few times, so that pulls me accuracy somewhat down. Since I'm capable of learning this, it has to be around 6.5 in difficulty. I'm quite happy about the results so far though: I even got a better high score, but with a worse accuracy. On the other hand, I gave also some a
  10. The appendix is moving... upwards. I must say, that this Muse is a great song. I think it's a bit difficult, but I'll get closer. But it was also all I managed for today.
  11. Another week has begun, and another group of very different songs has been downloaded and now tried. Thanks! As usual I start out with the beginners songs. First time I had to find out what happened, but at second play through I managed the 100%. It had it's places. I'd say 2½-3. The other beginners song was a bit different, but I managed 100% first time, so it's not that difficult. 2. This was second time with score attack. Then started the tuning. There should be a law against it! The Rivals was a bit tricky, but I just have to figure it out, I guess. Not sure how
  12. Did some early practicing today. It went quite well. First I got the Elevation song perfected... Then I went for the White Limo. I agree, that the sliding seems wrong, and that the fret 13 should always be played at yellow 8! But I got this great playthrough: Then there was this Bad Reputation. I can't figure out what the real rhythm is. I'm guessing a lot... and nobody would accept my playing from a stage. The palm mutes a all muted from the fret, and the sound is not very good. I would benefit immensely from some note sheets (or at least synced rhythm visually) on th
  13. I didn't manage to improve the beginners song (well a better score, but I wan't to make it perfect... maybe tomorrow), but the Beach Boys went even better. I've got the hang of it (almost). The rhythm makes sense, and you get the riff, and can play it from many positions... then the fingering changes how to play it. The main reason for this to be so difficult is the different way the same riff moves around (one half tone up, and a whole new fingering!). I spent some time with the Foo Fighters today, but I didn't manage to improve my score. It's like the sliding don't matter, so I
  14. After a bit more practice, it seems I begin to understand the Beach Boys. First I've got a new score for U2. It's not perfect, but getting closer: And then the Beach Boys. They got almost all my attention today. And it is a tough one. I think it's more difficult than the Foo Fighters... But as I said, with a lot of focus and attention my playing in this style has improved. It's a fun song, but not easy. It'll get even a bit better. The advanced song is also fun... Though I can't seem to get the small slides to work (it's lot easier to let the hand stay put). And the ju
  15. So now I've tried most songs... though not Thin Lizzy, but she's been downloaded now. But I must say, that the levels are rather confusing. First of: The beginners song. It's okay... first time I got 96% and now 98%. For a beginners song, I think it's a bit ind the difficult end... diff. around 3 And then came the Beach Boys... Bitchy Boys Mostly because I think this is a very difficult song for bass. I started with 76%. Second time was a bit better (shown here), but it's still rather difficult. I think with some practice I can get to understand it, but it's still a tough one. I'd
  16. I get an error, when I try to download Thin Lizzy. That is, when I try to use the link. It says: "Secure connection failed". Apart from that, I'm looking forward to try the new songs, and I'll be happy to give a difficulty score to the lowest levels of bass. I really can't say so much about the higher levels. And finally... my "frog leap" in last weeks advanced has not been noted in the list. Not that my placement gets any better, but I'll feel like a closer appendix with 97,87% accuracy rather than the 95%. My final score from the intermediate bonus song is also not in the list
  17. Time for some "frog leaps". The bonus intermediate song I managed to get perfect, though I play a lot on different strings. I feel that the fingering is quite wrong, but without knowing the original musician. I got a really nice score in the intermediate (relative ). I really like the "movements" of the bass, but some of the more solo-ish parts I have no chance of getting right. I would really enjoy a song with similar bass motifs, but just a bit easier (and without crazy solo-things). Seems like Steam has changed the way it works... I hope it's just a fluke. It was r
  18. Yeah... it's probably the same, but I think none the less, that this is a better option. At least for the first two groups. But, yes, I'll probably stay in adv. Yes, I might give you some fight in some months... unless you also begin improving (but then you might advance).
  19. And now a little about what I've been trying to tell you... though you are tired of hearing about it. I think this first part is mostly to @Rodman. Have you ever been playing chess with a friend who always wins. Yes, it's a challenge, and yes, you get better. But it's just not as fun, as when you sometimes win and sometimes don't. It's not fun to always win (and you learn less), but it's not fun either to always loose (in my opinion). Yes, I'm only talking about the bass-groups. I only play bass, and know nothing about the competition for lead and rhythm. And as foreseen, I'm not rea
  20. Pfew... what a load of posts. It's been a busy week for me. I've got some better scores after practicing today. But I'm quite a long way from joining the real competition. Here I'll share some new scores, and then I'll write a bit about the competition (as a response to some of the great things that have been written (and some lesser great )). So first the beginners song. I think it's a bit difficult song, but a nice one. The intermediate was also fun. I could make it a 100% with a bit more time, but this is nice and okay. Fun to be playing in the high register. Th
  21. Good point. I mentioned it when I was the new one... but I can't remember where I did it. But I agree. I'm not sure where the template for the competition is, but maybe one of the nice organizers sees it and is able to update it. Good afternoon fits with me.
  22. @jellisjeniusOne of the main problems in this debate is, that I ague based on what other writes, but different people react to my reactions. So my reply to @Rodmanmay not fit in to the way you see this debate. Your answer is (in my opinion) a bit out of context. So far I've accepted to move up, but noting, that it means I'm really out of the competition for a while. I'm advancing mainly as to not be annoying for the intermediate group. Not to "gain" all those "wonderful new challenges". I got the challenges before, thank you. This has not really changed. But as I wrote before (in ano
  23. All links miss "/index.php?" after .com
  24. I just came to think about this sentence (after the computer was turned off)... You've had this situation a couple of times. And it has never made you think, that we/you might have to do something about it? That maybe how it works is not the best way...? Somehow some participants stops participating, because of this exact situation. Then the right question should not be, how to persuade me to accept the situation, but how to ease the "transition"? For me and those others coming in this situation... As I see the problem, the first two groups are not stationary groups. If you play them for
  25. Luckily the bass was tuned for Eb-standard, so I got practice this song first... and it's all I could but. But my guessing is all ready become more qualified. But I must say, this is a wonderful song and a wonderful bass part.
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