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I usually just post my scores and split without giving much feedback, but i wanted to add to the Rodman appreciation society and give my owns words of encouragement and advice to everyone. When I fir

Our own @@Rodman in the News!   http://customsforge.com/index.php/topic/55305-customsforge-september-update-newsletter-issue-11-interview-with-rodman-championship/

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There has been feedback about the way the "how to participate" is written. It seems to be too long and people don't understand what they are supposed to do.

 

We surely do not want players to get driven away by not knowing what to do. I tried to simplify it in the opening post and the linked How.... document walking the thin line trying to avoid that we get asked all the questions over and over. lets see and please give feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

welcome to the CF Rocksmith 2014 Championship


- Week 310 -



just READ THIS FIRST: How and Why to Join the Championships and start posting scores!

Before asking you can get updated about the complete Rocksmith 2014 Championship Rules here

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There has been feedback about the way the "how to participate" is written. It seems to be too long and people don't understand what they are supposed to do.

 

We surely do not want players to get driven away by not knowing what to do. I tried to simplify it in the opening post and the linked How.... document walking the thin line trying to avoid that we get asked all the questions over and over. lets see and please give feedback.

 

 

I think the new one reads more clearly, so good job there. 

I also will say, I wouldn't take it as a bad thing that you get the same questions over an over.  Sometimes people ask the safe questions to judge the response.  If the forum is friendly to newcomers, those safe questions will give the answers the new person expects.  If they get harsh reactions to those questions then know that the forum isn't open to newcomers.  It isn't just about the information.

 

I think you organizers do a great job in being friendly and encouraging to new participants.  Keep it up!

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Great work @Rodman.  I don't think i have ever read that "how to" before.  I joined the CS before Customsforge even existed. And i have just never gotten around to it.

 

 

 

A little improvement on Rainbow.  Those damn bends are stealing my accuracy.

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@@diceslinger thx, yeah,  we will never be harsh on rules questions, i hope!

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let´s go

 

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I usually just post my scores and split without giving much feedback, but i wanted to add to the Rodman appreciation society and give my owns words of encouragement and advice to everyone.

When I first joined the championship I wasn't sure if my place was in Advanced or Masterclass. All my noob questions were answered with patience and understanding and I felt very welcome just to give both a try and fit myself in at my own pace. I knew I could play blues licks pretty well, alright at fingerstyle playing, the faster metal rhythms... but I'd very rarely practice the really blitzy lead solos. I was probably right on the line of both classes, sometimes I could handle MC, sometimes I really couldn't.

 

Trying the higher difficulty songs, even if you feel they are far beyond your current skill, even if you think you don't really like the song... is definitely recommended, because even if you don't do very well it'll at least help you recognise exactly what your current weakness' are.

(Sweeping and tapping, raargh! I've said it before and will undoubtedly say it again! This weeks song.... RAAARGH!)

 

If you've been playing a long time and you get to a certain level, it's easy to get comfortable with what you know and, without realising, drift into only playing to your strengths, because that's what will obviously sound best, and nobody likes to intentionally sound bad do they!? I quickly realised I'd been avoiding practicing these techniques because they always sounded so terrible! Much easier to just play some blues licks, or a bit of fingerstyle....

I've since re-learned it's important to keep pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. This is how you will make the most progress. I would post an MC score and it wouldn't be great. Then I would see someone else post a much better score and I knew it was therefore possible, just not for me... yet. I didn't feel disheartened, I felt inspired. Time to practice.

And I made progress. Very substantial progress, in quite a short time-frame, especially compared to my overall time playing guitar, entirely down to this championship. I worked really hard on the sections I kept failing, slowing it down, building it up, try it again. Rinse, repeat. To my pleasant surprise I quickly started improving, started getting comparable scores. I even started winning some weeks... then I finally won overall MC 1st place.

 

However, in the back of my mind, I didn't feel it was an entirely deserved win because other notably better players had stopped competing. I didn't really know where to go from here either. I started to lose the motivation I'd had to keep pace because I was now the pacemaker. I'm guessing this is why the various previous champions eventually leave. As I myself did.

 

Then quite some time later I received an unexpected email, from none other than Rodman. Merry Xmas all, it's been a good year, all the best for the next... Rock on!

 

I'd been going through a bit of a rough patch in my personal life, I remembered how much fun I'd had playing previously and decided I'd rejoin to cheer myself up. I probably would not have done so without this email.

Upon returning I was really pleased to find there were better players around again. I quickly found that same inspiration from before and dug in. People who know me have said I was pretty good before, but recently they have said I'm getting very good. I don't say that to blow my own trumpet, just to point out it's further proof this championship really does help improve, quite dramatically at that.

 

Once again I set out to win. Once again I won. Once again I questioned whether it was fully deserved. Once again I considered leaving. I almost did.

But I thought about the inspiration I took from the leaders in my class I had worked towards beating. I never said anything, but I saw various people trying really hard to beat these scores, perhaps in the exact same way I myself had done previously. Yes I was 1st place, but some of you are regularly VERY hot on my heels and I enjoy being kept on my toes.

 

Then I started to get beaten, regularly! Ahhh nooooo. Better get practicing, even harder! It's the weeks with the back and forth rivalries that have seen me improve the most and I think it's really important to say that while it is nice to win, it's the constant noticeable improvements that are most pleasing.

 

Every now and then someone will drop in on a GoG song and thrash me, that's a nice humbling reminder that there is still room for improvement, especially with the new personal rating system to reference. We may be competing against each other, but we are mainly competing with ourselves.

 

I'm still picking up little hints and tips from people along the way, still regularly being introduced to cracking songs from cracking bands I haven't discovered before, still many reasons to keep at it.

 

Having recently ran a week myself, let me say it's surprisingly difficult finding a selection of songs to keep everyone at every level in every subclass happy. With only a finite selection of songs to source from it only gets harder avoiding repeats as time goes on, so kudos to all tabbers who continue to add to this and the organisers who find ways around it.

I haven't posted scores this week because I broke another high e string, and a low e string, and an a string (guitar techs put it down to my acidic sweatiness), then run out of old spares to reuse, but amazon have literally just delivered my multi-pack of new ones, so time to get back at it!

I just want to wrap this up by saying a very, very big thank you to everyone involved, for all the above reasons.

A very long post, no TL:DR, because a short summery wouldn't make up for my relative silence over previous years or give the competition the full recognition I feel it deserves.

For anyone still on the fence... Join the Championship - cause the Championship is good for you - Stay in the Championship - cause it's even better!

While you're at it, don't forget to ROCK!

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thats good

 

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@@shaggy_malagy 1) yeah, i like xmas 2) thx for being here rocking out with us and those very to the point words up there, you Rock!

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better, rhy

 

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Bam! A lot of Mars Volta, a bit of Slayer.... great, would have never heard or played without the CS...

 

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I usually just post my scores and split without giving much feedback, but i wanted to add to the Rodman appreciation society and give my owns words of encouragement and advice to everyone.

 

When I first joined the championship I wasn't sure if my place was in Advanced or Masterclass. All my noob questions were answered with patience and understanding and I felt very welcome just to give both a try and fit myself in at my own pace. I knew I could play blues licks pretty well, alright at fingerstyle playing, the faster metal rhythms... but I'd very rarely practice the really blitzy lead solos. I was probably right on the line of both classes, sometimes I could handle MC, sometimes I really couldn't.

 

Trying the higher difficulty songs, even if you feel they are far beyond your current skill, even if you think you don't really like the song... is definitely recommended, because even if you don't do very well it'll at least help you recognise exactly what your current weakness' are.

(Sweeping and tapping, raargh! I've said it before and will undoubtedly say it again! This weeks song.... RAAARGH!)

 

If you've been playing a long time and you get to a certain level, it's easy to get comfortable with what you know and, without realising, drift into only playing to your strengths, because that's what will obviously sound best, and nobody likes to intentionally sound bad do they!? I quickly realised I'd been avoiding practicing these techniques because they always sounded so terrible! Much easier to just play some blues licks, or a bit of fingerstyle....

 

I've since re-learned it's important to keep pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. This is how you will make the most progress. I would post an MC score and it wouldn't be great. Then I would see someone else post a much better score and I knew it was therefore possible, just not for me... yet. I didn't feel disheartened, I felt inspired. Time to practice.

 

And I made progress. Very substantial progress, in quite a short time-frame, especially compared to my overall time playing guitar, entirely down to this championship. I worked really hard on the sections I kept failing, slowing it down, building it up, try it again. Rinse, repeat. To my pleasant surprise I quickly started improving, started getting comparable scores. I even started winning some weeks... then I finally won overall MC 1st place.

 

However, in the back of my mind, I didn't feel it was an entirely deserved win because other notably better players had stopped competing. I didn't really know where to go from here either. I started to lose the motivation I'd had to keep pace because I was now the pacemaker. I'm guessing this is why the various previous champions eventually leave. As I myself did.

 

Then quite some time later I received an unexpected email, from none other than Rodman. Merry Xmas all, it's been a good year, all the best for the next... Rock on!

 

I'd been going through a bit of a rough patch in my personal life, I remembered how much fun I'd had playing previously and decided I'd rejoin to cheer myself up. I probably would not have done so without this email.

 

Upon returning I was really pleased to find there were better players around again. I quickly found that same inspiration from before and dug in. People who know me have said I was pretty good before, but recently they have said I'm getting very good. I don't say that to blow my own trumpet, just to point out it's further proof this championship really does help improve, quite dramatically at that.

 

Once again I set out to win. Once again I won. Once again I questioned whether it was fully deserved. Once again I considered leaving. I almost did.

 

But I thought about the inspiration I took from the leaders in my class I had worked towards beating. I never said anything, but I saw various people trying really hard to beat these scores, perhaps in the exact same way I myself had done previously. Yes I was 1st place, but some of you are regularly VERY hot on my heels and I enjoy being kept on my toes.

 

Then I started to get beaten, regularly! Ahhh nooooo. Better get practicing, even harder! It's the weeks with the back and forth rivalries that have seen me improve the most and I think it's really important to say that while it is nice to win, it's the constant noticeable improvements that are most pleasing.

 

Every now and then someone will drop in on a GoG song and thrash me, that's a nice humbling reminder that there is still room for improvement, especially with the new personal rating system to reference. We may be competing against each other, but we are mainly competing with ourselves.

 

I'm still picking up little hints and tips from people along the way, still regularly being introduced to cracking songs from cracking bands I haven't discovered before, still many reasons to keep at it.

 

Having recently ran a week myself, let me say it's surprisingly difficult finding a selection of songs to keep everyone at every level in every subclass happy. With only a finite selection of songs to source from it only gets harder avoiding repeats as time goes on, so kudos to all tabbers who continue to add to this and the organisers who find ways around it.

 

I haven't posted scores this week because I broke another high e string, and a low e string, and an a string (guitar techs put it down to my acidic sweatiness), then run out of old spares to reuse, but amazon have literally just delivered my multi-pack of new ones, so time to get back at it!

 

I just want to wrap this up by saying a very, very big thank you to everyone involved, for all the above reasons.

A very long post, no TL:DR, because a short summery wouldn't make up for my relative silence over previous years or give the competition the full recognition I feel it deserves.

 

For anyone still on the fence... Join the Championship - cause the Championship is good for you - Stay in the Championship - cause it's even better!

 

While you're at it, don't forget to ROCK!

You rock man! Your scores keeps pushing me to the limit of my skills, and sometimes i'm amazed of how far can i go

P.S: Our rivalry in one picture

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