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welcome to the CF Rocksmith 2014 Championship

-= Week 250 =-





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Last week's winners:

  • Lead:

Beginner:       @@mackaybre

Intermediate:  @@Hughmonty

Advanced :     @@MaZtoR

MasterClass:  @@Stark_Knight

  • Rhythm:

Beginner:        N/A

Intermediate:   @@Hughmonty

Advanced:       @@Rodman

Masterclass:    N/A

  • Bass

Beginner:         @@diceslinger

Intermediate:    @@wrentheseedling

Advanced:        @@Anwyn

Masterclass:     @@fjon



Congrats to all winners. Well done!



This week's songs are:


Lead Path:


Beginner:      Motorhead - Louie Louie (3)   

Motorhead? Beginner? With Fast Eddie's solo? Yes it is a reality :)


Intermediate:  The Beatles - Help! (4)

One of the biggest classics of one of the biggest bands of all time.


Advanced:      Scorpions - Wind of Change (6)   (@PC Plum's version)

Big song that happened when communism was leaving Europe to give us some freedom.


Masterclass:   Santana - Europa (8)

How long it took us to finally play some Carlos Santana? Way too long. Prepare your bending skills, 'cause you will need them.


God of Guitar: Racer X - Scarified (Eb Standard) (10) - we are going to play both Lead and Rhythm as a GoG - winner will be selected by the best sum of both arrangements!

Don't be scared, try it at least :lol: What an amazing and short instrumental. I wish you all 100% here one day.


Rhythm Path:

Motorhead - Louie Louie (2)

Beginner 2:     The Beatles - Help! (3)

Intermediate: Scorpions - Wind of Change (4)

Advanced:    Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade of Winter (6) as played on week 84

I know only two S&G songs and that's one of them. And it's so good.


Masterclass: Pantera - Cemetery Gates (8) (official song) as played on week 148

Pantera - one of the greatests metal bands of all time. Sadly, on June 22nd, Vinnie Paul, Pantera's drummer and brother to late Dimebag Darrell died. Week 250 is a great way to pay a tribute to him.


Bass Path:


Beginner:     Motorhead - Louie Louie (2)

Beginner 2:     Scorpions - Wind of Change (2)

Intermediate:  The Beatles - Help! (4)

Advanced:     Santana - Europa (6)

Masterclass:    Racer X - Scarified (Eb Standard) (10)


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)
5th Exercise: Blues Comping 5 in E major (dirty Texas Blues style, shuffle) (more challenging lead guitar (adv), rhythm and bass more intermediate with a real audio track (no GP RSA converted)

Everyone can bring up new scores that will be added to the  exercises scoreboards
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Great choices this week! 


I'm trying to focus on making the solo sound "good", musical rather than just correct hitting the notes. Any solo I play always sounds like crap so far if I ever listen to it on it's own. Any tips appreciated   :). 


This is a clip without the backing track, best I can get it sounding after a couple hours.




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I'll just drop my first two bass tracks here for today...

100% on Louie Louie - The original version has a much more challenging bass part, but Lemmy was not known for embellishments.

99.3% on Help


I'll move on to Europa, but need some time to transcribe it to my bass VI tuning.  Transcribing on the fly was a train wreck.

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First plays and I like this week's songs :)


1. Missed a damn note somewhere!



2. Listened to this song many hundred times so it was really easy to play with sightreading



3. Surprised, I thought this would be easier to play :)



4. Deceiving simple beginning but could barely keep up by the end of it, it has some weird structure



Also tried playing other songs, even though they aren't in the challenge. Pantera would be Int-adv, 5 or 6



Tried the MC... Paul Gilbert is insane! Oh wait, released by Shrapnel Records - not surprised!


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Had a crack at the Scorpions solo... feel like I'm getting better with bends, sounds almost like a real solo  :lol:.


I still find it hard to tell while actually playing, but at least I can hear when listening back afterwards when the bend is not quite in tune. I feel like I am maybe over-bending a bit to make the notes register.



One bit I am not sure about is this though... how are you supposed to do those pull offs? to the 9th and then to 7th fret but with different fingers



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