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welcome to the CF Rocksmith 2014 Championship

-= Week 174 =-

 

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Read this second =>> Rocksmith 2014 Championship Rules

 

Last weeks winners:

  • Lead:

Beginner:        @mackaybre
Intermediate:   @MonstaS4
Advanced :     @MaZtoR
MasterClass:   @JokerTheAnarchist

 

GOG:   NW

  • Rhythm:

Beginner:        @missis sumner

Intermediate:   
Advanced:      @Mortalo
Masterclass:    NA

  • Bass

Beginner:           @Riffengud

Intermediate:     

Intermediate 2:              

Advanced 2:        @missis sumner   
Masterclass:      @JokerTheAnarchist

 

Congrats to all winners. Well done!

 

 

This week songs are

 

 

Lead Path:

Beginner:         Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom  (3) choosen by 

Intermediate:    Yellowcard - Always Summer          (5) choosen by @Vodka

Advanced:        RHCP - Dani California                    (7) choosen by @lduperval

MasterClass:    Blaze - Stare at the Sun                   (9) choosen by @Mortalo

 

Rhythm Path:

Beginner:           Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom  (3)

Intermediate       Yellowcard - Always Summer          (4)

Advanced:         Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be   (6) (Dstd) (@Nacholede`s version.

Masterclass:      Blaze - Stare at the Sun                  (8)

 

Bass Path:
Beginner:            
Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom  (3)

Intermediate :      Yellowcard - Always Summer          (6)

Advanced:          RHCP - Dani California                    (7) 

Masterclass :     Blaze - Stare at the Sun                    (9)

 

 

Da capo Lead path  songs from 58th week  : Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be (7-8) (@Nacholede`s version.

 

GOG:   NA

 

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

 
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 (funky)
4rd Exercise: Blues Comping 4 in E major (shuffle)

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

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

 

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Wow, thanks Mortalo and everybody for choosing my labour of love custom for this weeks' championship. I worked so hard on this one and I hope you guys enjoy it. It's tough but really rewarding in my o

Yo, back ;)   Poor me was stuck high alpine snowboarding with stunning weather but neither guitar nor internet for the week... ^_^   http://up.picr.de/28388315ob.jpg   Still the first in over 135 week

OMG, I just rented a United States Fender Precision Bass just for fun. Brought my score down by 7%  in Stare at the Sun for Bass.    But it was fun to play this behemoth instrument with huge fret sepa

Wow, thanks Mortalo and everybody for choosing my labour of love custom for this weeks' championship. I worked so hard on this one and I hope you guys enjoy it. It's tough but really rewarding in my opinion. What a great surprise on my birthday. I got AirPods today as a gift but by far the greatest gift was to notice this addition to the CS, perhaps partly due to this epic song completely going under the radar, both for the artist himself and as a CDLC with only 175 downloads. :) Yes, by all means as stated in the 2nd post of my custom my intention is to make a compilation of playthroughs video that I will send to Blaze himself. I have his personal e-mail, since he answered my request for tabs to his masterpiece song. So cool of him.

 

I have been looking forward to playing again and posting some scores here but I have spent much time in 2016 either creating this song or working on developing, testing the newer EoF chordify feature and now about to resume writIng the tutorial, a sort of sequel

to the Tech Notes tutorial, and spending the last month carefully and partly manually remastering my 3000 CDLC collection and manually fixing CFSM-labelled "corrupt" customs. With limited time of 1 or 2 hours a day it has meant completely stopping to play Rocksmith in 2016 but I will be back competing soon.

 

For now what a pleasure to put everything on hold and showing you that I can barely play my creation...LOL

 

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Well then, happy birthday!

  • "Oh no, not me, I never lost control, You're face to face with the man who sold the world" David Bowie - RIP
  • "Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my own way to be free" Leonard Cohen - RIP
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Happy birthday @@Berneer from the small section I have played in riff repeater you chart seems bob on perfect :) superb tune.

 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.com/user/NoonyDeloony/videos

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

 

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Your* ... flippin auto correct is doing my head in! 3 times I edited that because my phone insists you're called Bernera:(

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 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.com/user/NoonyDeloony/videos

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

 

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97.92 on Dani California

 

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/172663821548506835/4EAAE98185D91D0FA24D4095CCA38B677CA968CC/

 

Also, does anyone else have trouble selecting a section and having it stay there? When I move the selector around, it goes crazy at times. 

 

Does anyone know if just running the PSARC through the latest version of the Custom toolkit would fix that?

 

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Possibly my favourite Chilis song :wub:  - not sure I'll make much progress on it this week though.

http://i.imgur.com/WTvkwnT.png?1

 

Edit:  Gave the BEG & INT tracks a go...

 

http://i.imgur.com/S6YhWyV.png?1

 

http://i.imgur.com/Vu53612.png?1

 

 

I think Yellowcard might be rated too high.  I think it could be a 5 at most.  It's mostly straight forward apart from the couple of bits up the dusty end of the neck that took me a bit by surprise.

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First goes and improvements:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49Qq-EFnmrKazZOWFVIa2NTOTQ/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49Qq-EFnmrKcTN6UnY0OGxkRUE/view?usp=sharing (I liked this a lot, so had to play it again, first go was 98%)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49Qq-EFnmrKWGJJNFVIbEV3WFU/view?usp=sharing (I also liked this a lot, so gave it a couple more goes, first go was 97%)

 

And yeah, I really don't know what's going on in this at the 11th fret when about five or six frets are shaded...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49Qq-EFnmrKMHZLb2w1RklkUGc/view?usp=sharing

Anyway, I shall do doubt give it another go, as I also like it a lot. :D

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And yeah, I really don't know what's going on in this at the 11th fret when about five or six frets are shaded...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49Qq-EFnmrKMHZLb2w1RklkUGc/view?usp=sharing

Anyway, I shall do doubt give it another go, as I also like it a lot. :D

 

 

Nice score missis sumner.

 

Yeah, I was waiting for that comment for the bass arrangement of the Blaze - Stare at the Sun custom. Was just looking forward to seeing who it was going to be. :) PC Plum made the same comment to me during testing. It is the most "controversial" decision I took in that custom.

 

This song is quite challenging on all arrangements so I sought ways to make it easier to play with the help of some guidance. So the lead arrangement has some "evolving handshapes" that took many hours to get right and the bass arrangement has that passage that I think is best simplified/organized by making the handshape you are mentioning as 6 frets wide at the 11th fret. By doing the 6-fret-wide fret-hand position up the neck where the frets are closer together, the whole riff then is then more neatly presented, in my opinion, to be more easily sight-read and played with a more fixed handshape.

 

This is an animated gif of the passage in particular:

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad41/Berneer/Berneer%20CDLC/Blaze-StareAtTheSun-feedback/Blaze-SatS-6fretWidth_270pdrop2of3%20frames_zpspeoxbmaf.gif

 

As I don't have a bass (yet) I actually drove to a guitar store to make sure and took a picture of my fret hand to see if my preferred authoring was actually feasible on the larger-scale-than-a-guitar bass and the picture below shows the result. I deem it playable, though admittedly a bit of a stretch. However since the most of the riff is spread over 5 frets and then a fraction of a second adds the pinky for a 6 fret wide fret hand, I felt it was the best way to go and not too difficult to achieve.

 

If someone has a much smaller hand than mine and can't manage the 6-fret stretch, then of course this is just my recommended way to play and it is better to ignore the guidance and to play the way that suits the player. In that case, at least the flurry of notes is more digestible to the eye, being organized in a handshape.

 

 

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad41/Berneer/Berneer%20CDLC/Blaze-StareAtTheSun-feedback/GetFileAttachment_zpsmk8u9iad.jpg

 

Thanks for the feedback and I am glad you seem to be enjoying the custom!

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So I haven't played my custom since the mid-November release, since as any charter probably does, after releasing, could barely tolerate hearing the song for a long while, I am now playing completely cold. I like to start my CS weeks with unpracticed runs submitted to track the benefit of practicing.

 

Quite unimpressve but still enough to be having fun.

 

Lead - Attempt 1

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad41/Berneer/CustomsForge%20Championship/Week%20174%20-%20Ending%2025Feb2017/CF%20-%20Week%20174%20-%20Blaze%20Bayley%20-%20Stare%20at%20the%20Sun%20-%20Lead%20-%20Attempt%201_zpsbzhxbksv.png

 

Rhythm- Attempt 1

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad41/Berneer/CustomsForge%20Championship/Week%20174%20-%20Ending%2025Feb2017/CF%20-%20Week%20174%20-%20Blaze%20Bayley%20-%20Stare%20at%20the%20Sun%20-%20Rhythm%20-%20Attempt%201_zps4dou6fce.png

 

Bass - Attempt 1

http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad41/Berneer/CustomsForge%20Championship/Week%20174%20-%20Ending%2025Feb2017/CF%20-%20Week%20174%20-%20Blaze%20Bayley%20-%20Stare%20at%20the%20Sun%20-%20Bass%20-%20Attempt%201_zpswxynlwtb.png

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I've only just started on Dani California on bass for the week.  My measly 95% doesn't hold a candle to some of the better scores already posted.  I'll keep working on it.

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  • "Oh no, not me, I never lost control, You're face to face with the man who sold the world" David Bowie - RIP
  • "Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my own way to be free" Leonard Cohen - RIP
  • "Roll over Beethoven, Dig these rhythm and blues" Chuck Berry - RIP

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@@Berneer - When that section first came up, I thought it was chords, then thought it was indicating sustains, then kind of realised it might have been a fret hand position.

 

Could you play that same part on the 8th to 11th fret of the A and D string though?  Forget that.  I don't know what I'm talking about, do I?  I think I'm subtracting instead of adding - this is what happens when I try to transpose notes away from my bass.  :lol:

 

I do like the song, so will give it another go tonight. :)

 

Edit:

 

I tried it over breakfast (without my amp plugged in ;) ) and it's not too difficult to play.  I'm not holding that hand position throughout though. My index finger sits over the eleventh fret and thumb is in the same position as yours.  I leave my thumb where it is for the whole section but swivel to place my second finger on the thirteenth fret, then my little finger on the fifteenth and sixteenth.

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You can try to move A11 to E16. That should be right, but would make you play with pinky on low E, and I usually don't like that.

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You can try to move A11 to E16. That should be right, but would make you play with pinky on low E, and I usually don't like that.

 

Me neither.  Not that far up (down?) the neck anyway.

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Yeah after examining transposing permutations that can work I prefer successive strings due to the way it gets played almost as triplets at a brisk pace. I also agree with pinky on E-string being less than ideal. I can always cook up a new version with the E16 or other and post it here for you, keeping the original custom as is in the CF Ignition DB. Let me know if you'd like this. I do think Missis Summer's swivel technique is good if someone doesn't like the stretch I propose.

Edit: I just played it on my arm :) : G16 D13 E16 quasi-triplet would require barring, unbarring and barring the 16th fret... not very pleasant, but I can still make you a custom version.

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@@Berneer, I think the way you've done it is the sensible way.  I've only got small hands and the way I'm playing it, I don't have to stretch or move my thumb.  I've yet to try it at full speed, now that I know what I'm supposed to be playing, but I was up 80% speed this morning, without really trying. :)

 

Thank you for your effort!

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With that section of Stare At the Sun, I'd agree that the way it's charted is roughly the best way to play it (I might disagree about some of the fingerings, but that's another thing). If the 11-16 stretch is a bit much I'd probably either try moving it to the E string (16-21, or if you don't have a 21st fret barring the 16th and playing the high note there). It's a fairly tricky riff, but it's mostly in the handshaping (which most bassists aren't especially used to) since the plucking pattern is fairly simple and familiar (root-fifth-octave then mostly raking). Anyway, here's my best go at it, after a bit of practice on that riff:

 

http://i.imgur.com/mz9EGA0.jpg

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