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StrangeJam's Challenge Riff of the week #1

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Who's down for SJ's challenge riff.
If you master it I guarantee your technique will improve big time.
This week I challenge you with an alternate picking riff, a slight variation of Rough Edge's intro, with a twist.

Mastering this riff? What counts as mastering it?
Playing with precision and cleanly at the given tempo, not going offbeat at all.


But StrangeJam this riff loops itself 24 times!

Just play the entire loop like 2 times .


Okay so what do I have to do?

Record yourself playing the riff, just audio, audio with video, doesn't matter, once you meet the criteria above. Winner of each week will be featured on the frontpage with a link to his/her entry, as an article. but that's just for fun, the real reward will be towards your own guitar technique.


Bundled Files:

http://www.mediafire.com/?556d3qgrvc5humm

Individual Files:
http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/ChallengeRiff1.mid
http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/ChallengeRiff1.gp5
http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/ChallengeRiff1.pdf

BackingTrack: (Converted and uploaded by CpxAzn)
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BznZU3zlCSXgZDY3NDgxMTQtMTU1Yi00YTk0LTg...

Oh yeah. If you're wondering i'll only challenge you gais with stuff I can play myself. so it shouldn't get too hard.

HARD MODE:
Do the pinched harmonic at the end.

Current Entries:
CpxAzn:

fuck you jam

guetaminute

sag my pants yo

Location: lumberfucks

Joined: Jul 26 2011

Almost got it, actually, but not completely mastered it yet. Well played, Jam.

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Lol bronies.

this. sounds. hard. i think i

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

this. sounds. hard.

i think i might just give it a try and do an epic musical faceplant hehe

gueta i like your display

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

gueta i like your display picture

me too thats one funny ass

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

me too thats one funny ass dog haha and beetle apparently

hes teaching a bug how to

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

hes teaching a bug how to dance

Practicing it. I have no

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

Practicing it. I have no hope of playing it at the right tempo but fuck it I need practice.

EDIT: Question: Do you think if I suck with a pick and/or alternate picking I would be better off grinding out things like this or just playing random songs that have alternate picking?

man i wish i could record,

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

man i wish i could record, damn, id be in on this shit in a heartbeat. keep this comp going SJ, ill be in when the time comes.

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Ooooh, Mintjam. :) I'm going

BacardiBreezer

The belonging you seek is not behind you; it is ahead

Location: NE Ohio

Joined: Aug 16 2010

Ooooh, Mintjam. :) I'm going to check this out tomorrow or whenever my guitar is out

kara: yeah this is indeed

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

kara: yeah this is indeed trickier than your average alt picking riffs, so practicing it will give you a better edge over most random songs which have alt picking.

wayfaerer:even if you can't record the practice is pretty useful~

Bacardi: This is actually from Sengoku Basara! Mintjam used a different version of the same song, which still rocked ofc.

Jacob,Gueta:The dog is boss.

tis fun to play, little bit

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

tis fun to play, little bit tricky to pick up on, but this typa thang is my main regime for guitar anyways.

i like this though, it has a warm up feel to it methinks.

i havent a good riff to jam with for awhile, so thanks for the introduction!

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"i seem to be find a lot that apparently dont contain the .exe actually" -Anonymous

"Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to look more like?" -Pherioxus

Is the last note of measure 3

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Is the last note of measure 3 picked or legato?

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Auriplane!!

plane: Picked wayfaerer:Yeah

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

plane: Picked

wayfaerer:Yeah it's also a nice rife for those times when people go. "PLAY SOMETHING WITH YOUR GUITAR".

Measure 1 too then? Just

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Measure 1 too then? Just asking since they're marked differently.

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Auriplane!!

Oh wait sorry lol. I read

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Oh wait sorry lol. I read while i was walking outside with my phone ; i cant really check right now, but if i recall correctly measurpe 3 features a slide slide right? Something like 12 into 15, that part is indeed a slide, and i believe i left the picking notation in the repetition of the same slide riff so that people be careful on how they pick after said slide.

So the question is, do people

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

So the question is, do people have to play it exactly how it is tabbed out or can they change positions. I would play that first bar differently.

Haha werd. So this is the

BacardiBreezer

The belonging you seek is not behind you; it is ahead

Location: NE Ohio

Joined: Aug 16 2010

Haha werd. So this is the original then, cool!

nah CPX, doesn't matter,

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

nah CPX, doesn't matter, albeit playing it this way does push people out of their comfort zone which is a good thing sometimes.

i want my comfort zone back.

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

i want my comfort zone back. do we have to loop or do we just play the riff once through?

Twice imo.

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Twice imo.

it's easier to sweep the

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

it's easier to sweep the start of the 2nd and 4th bars

Re: it's easier to sweep the

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

SalemJenet said

it's easier to sweep the start of the 2nd and 4th bars

I would play that part differently because I don't like barring when playing single notes.

Finally, a challenge. i think

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

Finally, a challenge. i think my bigger problem would be with palm muting. I'll take it though...after I low life on Skyrim.

that, on my classical guitar

Clanver

Pixelfingers cant play

Location: Germany, Kiel

Joined: Jan 03 2009

that, on my classical guitar with alternate fingerstyle picking - T_T

maybe some of the fingerstyle people here would do a challenge in that field?

I would ^ if someone can give

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

I would ^ if someone can give me instructions on which fingers and blahablahblah

This on Acoustic is LEGEND

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

This on Acoustic is LEGEND mode.

Here's my entry

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Here's my entry

Oh snap as expected of

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Oh snap as expected of CPX,well played indeed,grats. Dun' worry next time I'll make it moar interesting! btw did you play the pinch harmonic at the end? my speakers are too terrible atm to tell lol.

So we have our first entry! but still a while left before the deadline, let's see who else completes this before the fat lady sings! remember if the need arises,there can be multiple winners depending on the quality of your playing~
however who shall step up and challenge CPX's entry for now hm?~~

So, yeah. i was jamming to

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

So, yeah. i was jamming to this until my big E string snapped.

Re: So, yeah. i was jamming to

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

zen03y said

So, yeah. i was jamming to this until my big E string snapped.

that happened to me once, i felt awesome

Re: Oh snap as expected of

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

StrangeJam said

Oh snap as expected of CPX,well played indeed,grats. Dun' worry next time I'll make it moar interesting! btw did you play the pinch harmonic at the end? my speakers are too terrible atm to tell lol.

So we have our first entry! but still a while left before the deadline, let's see who else completes this before the fat lady sings! remember if the need arises,there can be multiple winners depending on the quality of your playing~
however who shall step up and challenge CPX's entry for now hm?~~

The pinch harmonic was slight which was why you couldn't really hear it. It was one of those half pinch harmonic half note kind of thing.

EDIT: BTW, you should put a deadline date in the first post. Kind of confused when it ends when you posted this thread on a Friday.

can't go wrong with being

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

can't go wrong with being specific when it comes to dates indeed.

Shi- I'm going to try this.

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Shi- I'm going to try this.

looking forward to that

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

looking forward to that Shru!

First post updated with a backing track for recording.
(thx cpx).

I've got a question. Are we

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

I've got a question.
Are we supposed to strictly follow the picking motions on the GP5 or just a strict alt pick motion will do?
Since the last note is an upwards picking motion and I do not know if we can do a pinch harmonic on an upward pick.

feel free to modify small

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

feel free to modify small bits like that. the core challenge remains even after modifications anyways

Alright. Will start

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Alright.
Will start practicing tonight. BD

Re: Oh snap as expected of

BacardiBreezer

The belonging you seek is not behind you; it is ahead

Location: NE Ohio

Joined: Aug 16 2010

CpxAzn said

StrangeJam said

Oh snap as expected of CPX,well played indeed,grats. Dun' worry next time I'll make it moar interesting! btw did you play the pinch harmonic at the end? my speakers are too terrible atm to tell lol.

So we have our first entry! but still a while left before the deadline, let's see who else completes this before the fat lady sings! remember if the need arises,there can be multiple winners depending on the quality of your playing~
however who shall step up and challenge CPX's entry for now hm?~~

The pinch harmonic was slight which was why you couldn't really hear it. It was one of those half pinch harmonic half note kind of thing.

EDIT: BTW, you should put a deadline date in the first post. Kind of confused when it ends when you posted this thread on a Friday.

I heard it, very nice job btw :)

picking rules?

strikexero

Joined: May 04 2010

so the rule is that we have to strictly play the whole thing with just alternate picking (up,down,up,down) right? If its like that it'd be impossible to get a P.H on that last note with an upstroke.

Re: picking rules?

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

strikexero said

so the rule is that we have to strictly play the whole thing with just alternate picking (up,down,up,down) right? If its like that it'd be impossible to get a P.H on that last note with an upstroke.

I have already asked this.
Strangejam has said that you can modify small things such as this.
So you can start with an upstroke. The challenge still exists even if you modify it this way.

it's not impossible to get

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

it's not impossible to get upstroke Pinched harmonics!
it takes practice but you can get to a point where you can do it at will too~

Re: it's not impossible to get

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

StrangeJam said

it's not impossible to get upstroke Pinched harmonics!
it takes practice but you can get to a point where you can do it at will too~

...O.O
I must learn that.

yes albeit it is insanely

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

yes albeit it is insanely hard at this speed, which is why I called it HARD mode joking about it lol, but yeah as stablished before, feel free to adapt such parts to your needs, as I said before no matter how you tweak some notes around you will still end up practicing your technique lol

Re: picking rules?

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Um, I ended with a downstroke, by playing downstroke for that first high note

yah, doesn't really

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

yah, doesn't really matter!
in the end simplifying a riff doesn't always make it super easy so it's awwwwright

I wanna see you shred pinch

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

I wanna see you shred pinch harmonics

Singing and dancing Harmonics

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Singing and dancing Harmonics to nyancat's beat.~

i'm going to try and downpick

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

i'm going to try and downpick every note just to set up for that pinch harmonic

you're gonna be downpicking

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

you're gonna be downpicking like James hetfield soon enough then.

haha i was kidding, that'd be

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

haha i was kidding, that'd be crazy, but yeah that guy hetfield, he's, just watch him play master of puppets, dont know how the hell he does it without getting tired

To faaaast ='/

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

To faaaast ='/

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