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StrangeJam's Challenge Riff of the week #3

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Alright, who's down for SJ's challenge riff 3rd Edition.
If you master it I guarantee your technique will improve big time.
This week I challenge you with an original riff which will, if needed, improve your right hand picking.

MP3 Sample:

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


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, as well as getting the right to select the next challenge riff! but that's just for fun, the real reward will be towards your own guitar technique.


Bundled Files:

http://www.mediafire.com/?pwreph5w1itrpbl


Individual Files:

http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/ChallengeRiff3.mid
http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/ChallengeRiff3.gp5
http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/ChallengeRiff3.mid
http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/StrangeJam/Challenge3BackTrack.mp3

This melodical and relatively riff will for the most part require strict alternate picking motions, specially once the 32ths kick in, which is what I consider the tricky part of this week's riff. Good luck and have fun!

Current Entries:

Guetaminute:

cpxAzn:

Deadline: Thursday 12th 23:59

Probably a stupid question,

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

Probably a stupid question, but just making sure. Do we play the clean part as well or just the lead?

Just the lead! A good

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Just the lead! A good question Ranulf lol.

reaper doesn't record my

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

reaper doesn't record my podfarm sound ;-;

Oh yes. This riff. I'll get

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Oh yes. This riff.
I'll get practicing tonight or something.

Dem Bass note change

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Dem Bass note change riffs.
so what IS the problem Salem? 1:

Re: StrangeJam's Challenge Riff of the week #3

bleedingfingers

Joined: May 18 2010

strange i do this with my feet!

Then you might just be our

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Then you might just be our next winner~

strange i do this with a

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

strange i do this with a broken pinky melting face and just before killing your goddamn mother too

I made Tokyo Tower orgasm

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

I made Tokyo Tower orgasm when I played this riff.

Laon saved santa while

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

Laon saved santa while playing that riff

I just notice that you didn't

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

I just notice that you didn't play those 32nd notes in measure 10 in your tindeck recording.

yeah they were added after

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

yeah they were added after the recording to the tab for the sake of extra funfun

I'm ready

guetaminute

sag my pants yo

Location: lumberfucks

Joined: Jul 26 2011

I don't think I'll win but I had fun doing this.

it's there.. somewhere


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Lol bronies.

(No subject)

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Updated master entries list.

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Updated master entries list.

Rule 1 of gametabs contest:

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Rule 1 of gametabs contest: every entry must end with pinch harmonic or you're disqualified for 1000 lives.

Re: Rule 1 of gametabs contest:

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

But pinch harmonics at the end are so cliche :O

Yeah, that's my excuse for

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Yeah, that's my excuse for sucking at pinch harmonics. They're cliche. I suck at them on purpose.

Yep!

...

:-D

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Auriplane!!

Pinch harmonics are hnnnng

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

I don't accept your excuse l'escargot, pinch harmonics are hnnnng and that's a general truth which at least everyone's subconscious fully agrees with. True story.

But... but... my excuse!!

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

But... but... my excuse!! ;-(

Yeah, I like pinch harmonics sometimes too. :-D

(BTW, if it wasn't clear, I *was* just joking. I was trying to make fun of myself. Hehe.)

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Auriplane!!

(Oh I understood that dw, was

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

(Oh I understood that dw, was playing along and also took the opportunity to post dimebag, not to actually show you that they can be hot, but just for the hell of posting how red beards makes you nail them.. Figured the 'true story' would give those vibes)

*insert message relevant to the topic*

(XD)

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

(XD)

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Auriplane!!

Where's your entry Plane. And

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Where's your entry Plane. And Hakoria. Post it up :|

I don't believe in time

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I don't believe in time limits. I still need to work on the first two :-D

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Auriplane!!

@hakoria, plane: But you can

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

@hakoria, plane: But you can submit this week's entry too!

I

guetaminute

sag my pants yo

Location: lumberfucks

Joined: Jul 26 2011

Kinda fucked up on the last pinch harmonic but Idk, it's something that I do unconsciously.

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Lol bronies.

you an still re-record lol,

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

you an still re-record lol, specially now that you've learnt moar about tones

Frack. My guitar suddenly got

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Frack. My guitar playing suddenly got crapper.

plane but your life has a

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

plane but your life has a time limit...

Only the good die you, all

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Only the good die youg, all the evil seem to live forever.

edit: looool totally unintentional but Maiden's Bassist looks badass in that stillshot.
Steve Harris da baws.

25 hours remain, Fine Gents.

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

25 hours remain, Fine Gents.

The countdown begins.

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

The countdown begins.

Let the best man win Shru.

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Let the best man win Shru.

Shit. I think I'm late

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Shit. I think I'm late lol.
Anyway, I actually recorded something, but apparently Tuxguitar and Guitar Pro's tempos are different or some shit and I don't know what tempo I recorded it at lol.

well post it up anyways

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

well post it up anyways then!
Hm so we have 3 entries.
THIS IS A FIRST.

If you really want to destroy

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

If you really want to destroy your ears that much...
No backing track and uhh...the volume is probably off. I made a few mistakes as well orz


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Well I guess this week's

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Well I guess this week's winner is once again CPX! let's see how he tortures our hands this week.

I wanted to submit something,

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

I wanted to submit something, but my altpicking still needs work to play this accurately :|

Re: I wanted to submit something,

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Ranulf said

I wanted to submit something, but my altpicking still needs work to play this accurately :|

You could of still submitted something.
I'm the same as you (Alt picking needs work) but i still put something up xP

Well, my recording software

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

Well, my recording software was acting up, and, besides, I would have been embarrassed by the mistakes XD

Re: Well, my recording software

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Ranulf said

Well, my recording software was acting up, and, besides, I would have been embarrassed by the mistakes XD

lol dw i played mine at...60-70 bpm when the actual riff was at 90 bpm.
Just play as slow as you want ^w^
I still made mistakes in the recording i put up anyways lol.

This was strangely easy

Gnilp

Joined: Jul 07 2008

This was strangely easy compared to the previous two. I gave up on the first one after raising the bpm to somewhere around 105 and after that it didn't sound clean anymore. I didn't even try the second one because CpxAzn is clearly insane. The first riff is still the best one as I still find myself playing it from time to time. Nice warmup.

lol yeah last week's riff was

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

lol yeah last week's riff was intentionally easier to give more people a better chance, and it actually met that purpose! week 2 riff is the hardest to date indeed.

Alright! Here.I had to

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

Alright! Here.
I had to convert the midi to an mp3 to get it to work with Ableton, but for some reason whenever I put it in Ableton it set the tempo as 84.97 and I never changed the tempo in gpro, so I can't tell if the tempo was really changed or not o.O This was the best one I could manage even though I think I went out of time at one point near the end...

I enjoy these challenge riffs :D

that was pretty damn good

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

that was pretty damn good ranulf! you've improved a lot since the last time I heard a recording from you, even the guitar tone is pretty nice lol, keep it up, and it's a good thing you find them enjoyable, hope they are indeed helping your technique as intended lol

Re: that was pretty damn good

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

Hehe, thanks, man! Also, thanks for starting these challenges, I could use some serious practice for once XD

i cant =[

Ragna1999

Location: Brazil

Joined: Oct 21 2011

im too noob to play this...my alt picking is like shit and i tried to play this with downpicking ( but im not james hetfield =/ )