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- Week 117 -

- new crazy week, let's get the challenge started -

 

READ THIS FIRST =>> How and Why to Join the Championships
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Last weeks winners:


Lead:
Beginner: @@Sebastien92
Intermediate: @@koffein
Advanced: @@Gamut
Masterclass: @@then3verend


Rhythm:
Beginner: @@Vodka

Intermediate: @@koffein
Advanced: @
Masterclass: N/E

Bass:
Beginner:  @@slooker
Intermediate:  @@kb10
Advanced: @@genobadass
Masterclass: @@albatross213

Congrats to all the winners

 

 

Honorably Mentions to @@albatross213 and @@fiddlesticks for achieving 100% on MC bass.

 

Here is

by @ and here is
by @@NoonyDeloony.

 

This weeks songs are:


Lead Path:
Beginner: The Breeders - Cannonball (3) chosen by @@fiddlesticks
Intermediate: The Fratellis - Henrietta (5) chosen by @
Advanced: Free - Mr. Big (7) chosen by @@lduperval

Masterclass: Eric Calderone - Prince of Persia Meets Metal (9) chosen by @@firekorn


Rhythm Path:
Beginner: The Breeders - Cannonball (3)
Intermediate: Free - Mr. Big (4)
Advanced: -

Masterclass: Eric Calderone - Prince of Persia Meets Metal (7)

 


Bass Path:
Beginner: Eric Calderone - Prince of Persia Meets Metal (2)
Intermediate: The Breeders - Cannonball (5)

Advanced:  The Fratellis - Henrietta (8)
Masterclass:  Free - Mr. Big (9)

 

Share with us your opinion on this weeks songs difficulty scores (1-10).

 

Instead a Da Capo Challenge we add the next Exercise

 

Exercise Challenges:

1st Exercise: Blues Comping 1 in A major shuffle
2nd Exercise: Blues Comping 2 in A major - straight 8ths

3rd Exercise: Blues Comping 3 in G major

 

Everyone can bring up new scores that will be added to the

exercises scoreboards

 

Tribute to David Bowie: + 10.01.2016

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DAVID BOWIE - CHINA GIRL chosen by @missis sumner



Honorable list Diehard Member:

Honorable list FreeBird Member:
Participating as a FreeBird, without a class     ;)

P.s. Please, see changes in Championship Class Lists!

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Cool, i dont think i know any of those....

 

Let's see.

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On 11/8/2016 at 8:32 PM, Vodka said:

I hated Royal Republic prev. time. I hate it this time too.

UPD: OK. I hate every song. I guess I need to stop.

 

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Let's start with Henrietta:

http://s2.postimg.org/ekjpbcmll/2016_01_16_00001.jpg

Weird song, and that bass is... wow.

 

Free - Mr. Big:

http://s29.postimg.org/ndmltmu87/2016_01_15_00001.jpg

http://s23.postimg.org/sle4hegi3/2016_01_16_00002.jpg

What a great song, lead is so fun and that bass! When I played it 1st time, I was "ok, this looks like solid Intermediate" and then big smile on my face, it became a beast. I love it!

 

Prince of Persia:

http://s8.postimg.org/yxu6tz9lx/2016_01_15_00002.jpg

http://s8.postimg.org/5l8e7t8px/2016_01_16_00003.jpg

Bass is cool. It's really easy but sounds very cool.

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First bass playthroughs and comments:

 

Beg:

http://i.imgur.com/p8LsH58.jpgMostly root note chugging after the intro, but some nice grooves to keep you focused.

 

Int:

http://i.imgur.com/p0bvJ0u.jpgI'd say most of the slides would make more sense as unpitched, but whatever. Not bad for learning the fretboard.

 

Adv:

http://i.imgur.com/ren38J3.jpg

When I started playing this, I was kind of impressed with how the slides were charted. Then the chorus came, and I absolutely hate how that was charted. Also seemed like the sync was pretty far off in places. Don't think I'll be playing this again.

 

 

MC: Sightread (in which I screwed up my hand position for a while in the solo), then

http://i.imgur.com/Zby8BsZ.jpgI definitely wouldn't say this is a 10. It's not easy, but it's definitely easier than The Lemon Song, from what I remember many people didn't consider that to be quite a 10. I'd put this more in the 8.5-9 range.

 

Anyway, I'll almost be surely adding more sections to the instrumental part of the song. One long section for the bass solo stuff is kind of ridiculous.

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Why is prince of Persia rhythm in masterclass when its only a 7 in difficulty?

( i have not tried it yet so i don't know where i think it should go)

Hmm, weird, I thought that I put 9 there... ohh, you're talking rhythm, well because it's 7 but it's more like really easy + few (3?) very tough parts.

 

@@albatross213 Yeah, that one big section for all that difficulty would be crazy, good that it's only a lie, and there are quite few sections, so you should check it out ;)

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1st: How do you guys play a chords like this one?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/maztor42/Rocksmith%20championship%202014/th_Chord_zpscjnllvw1.jpg

I cant for the life of me bar the 3rd fret on b and e without muting something else. There is no problem getting note recognition with muted notes or even with leaving either e or b open tho. Sometimes Rocksmith is just a little to lenient.

 

2nd:  How do you strum the long arpeggio part? I did it with all downstrums now but it felt weird and sounded awful even when i hit the right notes.

 

crappy score.  I'm hoping for a big improvement on this.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/maztor42/Rocksmith%20championship%202014/Mr.%20Big%2078_zps9qci6s7h.jpg

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Arpeggio's - I'm struming them with a sweep motion (holding frets all the time), except that I was making many misses, it sounded ok to me.

Chord - We need @'s help here. I was playing it with open E shape and 4th finger on both B and e string, but I'm always muting that G string.

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1st try int, fun song

 

http://i67.tinypic.com/2wqg6q0.jpg

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On 11/8/2016 at 8:32 PM, Vodka said:

I hated Royal Republic prev. time. I hate it this time too.

UPD: OK. I hate every song. I guess I need to stop.

 

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2nd - lots better ..

 

http://i64.tinypic.com/vrssif.jpg

 

noe lets hope those 4 austrians have some good skiflights at the Championship

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On 11/8/2016 at 8:32 PM, Vodka said:

I hated Royal Republic prev. time. I hate it this time too.

UPD: OK. I hate every song. I guess I need to stop.

 

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First goes and first impressions:

 

http://i.imgur.com/koLkZHR.jpg

 

For some reason, I thought it'd be a great idea to play this song I have never heard before with no guitar audio! :sweat_smile: Let's just say that performance was anything but dazzling. The chord shapes are all easy but the speed and strumming patterns sure are hard for Intermediate.

 

http://i.imgur.com/fpHDsQe.jpg

 

Solid vocalist, solid tune. Was nailing it, and then suddenly arpeggios.

 

http://i.imgur.com/UT503wu.jpg

 

Video games! I had a blast with Sands of Time back in the day. Mmmm, that tone is delicious.

 

http://i.imgur.com/7KzskAu.jpg

 

I was never a huge David Bowie fan, but I really respected his prowess and his intrepidness to be whatever he wanted to be in a time that was much more judgemental of people who acted atypically. Here's to you, Ziggy.

 

1st: How do you guys play a chords like this one?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/maztor42/Rocksmith%20championship%202014/th_Chord_zpscjnllvw1.jpg

I cant for the life of me bar the 3rd fret on b and e without muting something else. There is no problem getting note recognition with muted notes or even with leaving either e or b open tho. Sometimes Rocksmith is just a little to lenient.

 

What's most comfortable for me is index on G string, middle barring A and D, and the other two on the other two. If you've got a buff pinkie, you could bar B/E with it and finger the rest like a standard E major. :muscle:

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This chord is an E7#9 and possible but very uncommon in the shown shape. It works like Mortalo said as normal E chord with pinky on the b and e strings, but I never saw it played like this. You need to place evey finger as upright as possible on the strings except the pinky to avoid muting or pressing down the G string. More common and comfortable in this shape is just to omit the A string, but I guess RS won't like this. If you would play the e string open it would be just an E7, but I need to listen first. Another way for the E7#9 in the 6th position, I'll check this later.

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I even listened to it, and definitely it is an E7#9, but the A string is just redundant. This shouldn't be, makes it just harder and less fun.

this is the recommended shape with 4 strings, also the E string can be hit while A string is muted

http://thumbs.picr.de/24310055fm.jpg

this one is like it's charted

http://thumbs.picr.de/24310099tc.jpg

this one is Gamut's version, even harder than the charted one

http://thumbs.picr.de/24310163we.jpg

and this one is the alternative in the 6th position, very handy

http://thumbs.picr.de/24310185jq.jpg

But I'm pretty sure the song uses shape from 1st picture

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1st: How do you guys play a chords like this one?

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/maztor42/Rocksmith%20championship%202014/th_Chord_zpscjnllvw1.jpg

I cant for the life of me bar the 3rd fret on b and e without muting something else. There is no problem getting note recognition with muted notes or even with leaving either e or b open tho. Sometimes Rocksmith is just a little to lenient.

 

 

I bar across the A and D with my second finger then first finger on the G and third and fourth on B and e. Don't get it every time but RS doesn't seem to care

 

​Alternatively you could play it the way I just described but just mute the D string and play the low E as they're the same note an octave apart. That doesn't help on this situation with Rocksmith but whatever  ;)

 

EDIT: Serves me right for not reading ahead into the thread, @ just explained the same thing

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Some guitar playthroughs.

 

Adv lead:

http://i.imgur.com/QO23mA1.jpgThe chord's pretty awkward, but I'm OK at getting RS to recognize it. Spazzy picking hand strikes again during the arpeggio part (for what it's worth, I mostly downpicked everything given the string order). Some of the pitched slides during the arpeggio section don't make sense given the hand positions (finger 1 position to finger 3 position) and probably should be unpitched anyway.

 

MC rhythm:

http://i.imgur.com/McgEZTU.jpg

 

MC lead:

http://i.imgur.com/m3Xvr9v.jpg

 

So, this was actually on my first playthrough, and since then despite lots of RR (especially on that big solo run based around the whole/half diminished scale) but haven't been able to improve. I think a lot of that's because the lead parts are (for me) of extremely high variance. Even at 80% speed I can go from 4 misses to 25, or at 96% speed (haven't done much practice at full speed yet) I can go from 14 to 40.

 

Some of this comes down to the extreme speed (most of it is at 16th note triplets at 150 bpm, or ~15 notes per second), which neither my picking hand or my fretting hand is used to (fretting hand intensive bass stuff often tops out at 16ths at 180 bpm or so, and even that's pretty rare), some of it's the triplet feel which seems to confuse my picking hand a bit at that speed, some of it's the fretboard positioning and small fret spacing (often a majority of my misses come after it moves exclusively to the e string).

 

Definitely gives me a lot to chew on. I feel like I should be able to make lots of progress on this, but that might only be apparent with the speed in RR that I can hit 100%, rather than showing up in my accuracy percentage at full speed.

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Cannonball 94.65%. Definitely not my kind of music but I like the different style of bass.

 

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=603119491

 

And this one is probably my proudest moment so far on Rocksmith. This is the first time I manage to complete HSA on Mr. Big! Yeaaah!!!

 

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=603147383

 

And I still gots 5 days to improve!

 

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The nice thing about high variance tracks is that sometimes you have big breakthroughs.

 

http://i.imgur.com/TUhvj5s.jpg

 

And a bonus screenshot of my phrase status. I keep screwing up the little slidey bit on the high e string for some reason and slide to the 15th fret rather than the 16th, so that should be an easy place to cut out a few misses. The middle octave chords thing I forgot to go to the 10th fret so picked up a couple unnecessary misses there. Also felt like I butchered the last solo a bit more than I usually do. With a bit more practice I think I can hit 94% on this (~8 fewer misses). Might be able to do more by the end of the week if I find time to just keep drilling myself on these solos during the week.

 

I'm coming for you, @@then3verend...

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