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Gametab's Challenge Riff/Lick of the Week #4

CpxAzn

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Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Gametab's Challenge Riff/Lick of the Week #4

Who's down for Gametabs's challenge riff/lick of the week.
If you master it, I guarantee your technique will improve big time.

This week I challenge you with strict alternate picking riff from one of Kobayashi Shinichi's grinding song.

I turned the level down a little because I really hope to see a lot more people participate in these competitions.

Please do participate and post a video even if you have not mastered this riff so feedback can be provided to help you improve!



Deadline January 21 Saturday 11:59 PM



Q&A

Mastering? What counts as mastering?
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/lick with just audio or audio with video(preferred). If you do not record with the backing track, please at least use a metronome so we know you are playing at the right tempo. Once you meet the criteria above, post a reply and your entry will be posted at the bottom of this post.

How many times do I play it?
Play licks once. Riffs will be specified by the poster.

Can I play it differently than how it is tabbed?
Sure. You can change the positioning of the notes, but do not add or remove notes, or do anything that can be considered cheating.

What do I get if I win?
Winner of each week will be featured on the front page with a link to his/her entry as an article. Winner also gets to choose next riff or lick. But that's just for fun, the real reward will be towards your own guitar technique.

What riff or lick can the winner choose for the next challenge?
Anything that the winner is able to play and believes that it will help people improve their technique.
This is NOT a I betcha can't play this thread!

What anti-trolling rules are in place for the winner?
If requested, the winner will have to post a video of himself playing the riff/lick he chose in case his riff/lick seems impossible!



Downloads

Tab Files
.gp5 file

Backing Track
.mid file
No Guitar .mp3 file
Quiet Guitar .mp3 file

Sample Video



Tab

Shinichi Kobayashi
Take Riff              


                             H        E  E   E  E   
E||-------|-------|-------|------------------------|
B||-------|-------|-------|---------------------5--|
G||-------|-------|-------|-----------------/7-----|
D||-------|-------|-------|------------------------|
A||-------|-------|-------|------------------------|
E||-------|-------|-------|------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
--4-5---4-----------4-5---4-------|------4-5---4-----------4-5-7-5-4-|
------7---5-7-3-5-7-----7---5-7-3-|--5-7-----7---5-7-3-5-7-----------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
--5-7---5-----------5-7---5-------|------5-7---5-----------5-7-9-7-5-|
------9---7-9-5-7-9-----9---7-9-5-|--7-9-----9---7-9-5-7-9-----------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|----------------------------------|


  S S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S  
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
--7-9----7-------------7-9----7--------|
------10---9-10-7-9-10-----10---9-10-7-|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|


                     |--3-| |--3-| |--3--| |--3--|  
  S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S S  S  S S  S  S  
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
-------7-9----7-------------7-9-10---------9-10-12-|
--9-10-----10---9-10-7-9-10--------9-10-12---------|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|


  S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--9-10----9---------------9-10----9---------|
-------12---10-12-9-10-12------12---10-12-9-|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|


                        |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--|   
   S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S S  S  S   
------------------------------------------------8-10-12-||
----------------------------------------9-10-12---------||
--------9-10----9---------------9-10-12-----------------||
--10-12------12---10-12-9-10-12-------------------------||
--------------------------------------------------------||
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Current Entries

LynyrdSkynyrd4

StrangeJam

Ofk. this sounds fun, let the

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Ofk. this sounds fun, let the best man win once again. WILL SOMEONE STEP UP AND STOP US?.

I want to see someone beat

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

I want to see someone beat cpx or sjam lol.

I wish I could say it was going to be me but my electric skills are GARBAGE. ;-;

Even so, show us some

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Even so, show us some progress and post a vid!

yeah, even though the amount

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

yeah, even though the amount of entries we get per week is relatively low, response for these weekly riff challenges has been more than positive, i'm even seeing a huge improvement in people who have showed me their progress over with these weekly riffs over irc and msn, we all gotta thank Ash though, our gracious new Overlord of the tab for giving his full support towards these events as well, in the end the only real objective with these is to motivate people to practice and have fun. now then!

I always thought it would be

Giogiogio4

For all the dreamers: Our planet's dream is not over yet...

Joined: Jun 10 2010

I always thought it would be neater to make a chord progression and have the people write over it. and the winner makes the next one. So atlease the winner does not have to go out and work to make a video and everything for the next week.

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Latest Recording:Man of the World

Yes, but, everyone plays the

Kiku

No Sympathy

Joined: Mar 21 2010

Yes, but, everyone plays the same riff so that judging is fair and mostly objective. Also, the competition is about improving people's technique, not their theory/compositional skills. Not that I'm saying improving theory would be a bad thing, it's just not the focus of the challenges.

Yes Kiku is right lol, albeit

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Yes Kiku is right lol, albeit I was thinking if I took this one I would change it so that people solo over a backing track to see what kind of stuff people would come up with. but then as kiku has stated, it kinda beats the point of these challenges.

Just letting you know. I

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Just letting you know.
I can't improvise for shit.

I would love to win one of

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I would love to win one of these and then post some really difficult classical guitar lick. But I won't, because I am so far behind the field for using a pick that I'd never catch up. Which is okay.

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And then I realized that the chord progression from Chrono Cross's Another World is the same progression as the chorus from Peace of Mind by Boston, and life was never quite the same.

Re: Just letting you know.I

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

Shrurikam said

Just letting you know.
I can't improvise for shit.

me too yo xL i'm still learning the notes on the fretboard

ENTRY

LynyrdSkynyrd4

Joined: Oct 03 2011

I hope the note that got cut out at the end doesn't affect my score lol

o snap. A new challenger has

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

o snap. A new challenger has arrived

Sounds really clean with the

iamHoustonian

You don’t need to see my identification…

Location: Jacksonville, Fl

Joined: Oct 03 2011

Sounds really clean with the hammer-ons Skynyrd!

lynrd what guitar do you

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

lynrd what guitar do you have??

looks some ibanez RG series,

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

looks some ibanez RG series, i think.

my old bandmate used to have one, if its the same guitar im thinking of; which specific model im not sure, i just know it was RG

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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

also, cpx, this is some

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

also, cpx, this is some really awesome practice for alternate picking and overall technique.

id take part if i had means of recording, but alas, i have not. i enjoy kitting up this threads now and then though, to see what new licks have arisen, and try my hand at some of em. tricky stuff in each so far, practice wise, this is my favorite though i think.

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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

yeah it looks a lot like my

soundsandstuff

Joined: Sep 27 2009

yeah it looks a lot like my ibanez RG120, it's a really awesome guitar,

I think it would be

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

I think it would be beneficial if there were .mid files that had the backing track at 50% and/or 75% speed for practice. Not everyone has programs to reduce the tempo.

You can reduce tempo in

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

You can reduce tempo in guitar pro or tuxguitar so the mid file is just there to actually record the song.

For those who want to hear this riff along with actual instruments...

i will try and if im not to embarassed

Ragna1999

Location: Brazil

Joined: Oct 21 2011

i will post the audio...but, can i play without effects and withouth plugin my guitar into physical amplifier? just like acoustic guitar?sounds better here, i just put my mp4 behind me and play lol

argh

Ragna1999

Location: Brazil

Joined: Oct 21 2011

why i am so badddd =[

I made an account :V

Multi

Joined: Jan 20 2012

I made an account :V

Re: I made an account :V

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

Multi said

I made an account :V

oshi-

I almost made a good

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

I almost made a good recording, but my hands keep tripping over themselves, so I gave up o.O

I'll record tomorrow, been

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

I'll record tomorrow, been busy all week lol

new rule, a person can win

Multi

Joined: Jan 20 2012

new rule, a person can win riff of the week every 2 weeks. you're banned jam.b you too cpx.

http://tindeck.com/listen/wwm

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

http://tindeck.com/listen/wwmz


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K here's my entry.

EDIT:
And another version without doubled guitars if you want it raw lol.


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Btw I played it entirely with alt picking.

For what it's worth. I

Shrurikam

Joined: Dec 01 2010

For what it's worth. I recorded something.
Once again Tuxguitar's tempo was different to GuitarPros so no backing track lol.
Also, my 12th frets have a lot of buzz hence the...incredibly crappy sounding ending.
Enjoy!


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Alright Lynyrd, now post up a

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Alright Lynyrd, now post up a riff following the weekly Riff Challenge Format!

ok, ill have it up tomorrow.

LynyrdSkynyrd4

Joined: Oct 03 2011

ok, ill have it up tomorrow. still need to do the tab and backing tracks