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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.
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.
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!
Deadline: Thursday 12th 23:59
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 question Ranulf lol.
Joined: Sep 22 2011
reaper doesn't record my podfarm sound ;-;
Joined: Dec 01 2010
Oh yes. This riff.
I'll get practicing tonight or something.
Dem Bass note change riffs.
so what IS the problem Salem? 1:
Joined: May 18 2010
strange i do this with my feet!
Then you might just be our next winner~
strange i do this with a broken pinky melting face and just before killing your goddamn mother too
Joined: Apr 03 2011
I made Tokyo Tower orgasm when I played this riff.
Laon saved santa while playing that riff
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 the recording to the tab for the sake of extra funfun
sag my pants yo
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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Updated master entries list.
Rule 1 of gametabs contest: every entry must end with pinch harmonic or you're disqualified for 1000 lives.
But pinch harmonics at the end are so cliche :O
Joined: Sep 06 2008
Yeah, that's my excuse for sucking at pinch harmonics. They're cliche. I suck at them on purpose.
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!! ;-(
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.)
(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)
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Where's your entry Plane. And Hakoria. Post it up :|
I don't believe in time limits. I still need to work on the first two :-D
@hakoria, plane: But you can submit this week's entry too!
Kinda fucked up on the last pinch harmonic but Idk, it's something that I do unconsciously.
you an still re-record lol, specially now that you've learnt moar about tones
Frack. My guitar playing suddenly got crapper.
plane but your life has a time limit...
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.
The countdown begins.
Let the best man win Shru.
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 then!
Hm so we have 3 entries.
THIS IS A FIRST.
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
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, 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 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.
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 intentionally easier to give more people a better chance, and it actually met that purpose! week 2 riff is the hardest to date indeed.
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 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
Hehe, thanks, man! Also, thanks for starting these challenges, I could use some serious practice for once XD
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 =/ )