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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

I vant to be alone...I just vant to be alonnnneee

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

I vant to be alone...I just vant to be alonnnneee

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

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.