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Gametab's Challenge Riff/Lick of the Week #7 (FINISHED!)

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

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 give you my absolute favorite diminished lick/solo. This is solo #2 of the Nevermore song The River Dragon Has Come. It may seem like a lot but this solo is just played twice. Once, then again a half step lower. There are 3 major things I'm trying to have accomplished here. 1. Get you all to use your pinky finger more often which is something that use guitarist tend to avoid especially in diminished stuff. 2. Improve your position changing ability. 3. Learn an awesome Solo that can be broken down and be applied to your improv solos as well!

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 March 10th 11:59PM EST

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

Guitar Pro

Backing Tracks for those without GP

60 BPM
70 BPM
80 BPM
90 BPM
100 BPM
110 BPM
120 BPM
130 BPM
140 BPM

Additional Info
On the guitar pro and the backing tracks I have given you the over dub over the guitar just for fun.

Tip

USE YOUR PINKY!!!

Tab

Gametabs Lick/Riff Challenge #7

Track 1
      S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
E||--18-15-------------------------------------------|
B||--------17-------17-16-15-------------------------|
G||-----------18-15----------18-17-18-15----------15-|
D||--------------------------------------17-14-17----|
A||--------------------------------------------------|
E||--------------------------------------------------|
B||--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
--------------------18-21-18----------------------|
-----17-------17-20----------20-17-------17-16-15-|
--18----15-18----------------------18-15----------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
-----------------------------------------15-18-15-|
-----------------------------17-------17----------|
--18-17-18-15----------15-18----15-18-------------|
--------------17-14-17----------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
--------------------------------------------------|
--17----------------------------------------------|
-----18-15----18-17-16-15----15-------------------|
-----------17-------------19----17----------17-20-|
-----------------------------------19-16-19-------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
--17-14-------------------------------------------|
--------16-------16-15-14-------------------------|
-----------17-14----------17-16-17-14----------14-|
--------------------------------------16-13-16----|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
--------------------17-20-17----------------------|
-----16-------16-19----------19-16-------16-15-14-|
--17----14-17----------------------17-14----------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
-----------------------------------------14-17-14-|
-----------------------------16-------16----------|
--17-16-17-14----------14-17----14-17-------------|
--------------16-13-16----------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  
--------------------------------------------------|
--16----------------------------------------------|
-----17-14----17-16-15-14----14-------------------|
-----------16-------------18----16----------16-19-|
-----------------------------------18-15-18-------|
--------------------------------------------------|
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Tab

Guys how do I make the tab

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

Guys how do I make the tab look better on this post?

Edit: I just put the Tab on a pdf but I still wanna know how to put the tab as text.

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Visual snow makes you want to go boom.
""jajajaja?" are you trying to make yourself sound like a fatass?"

(pre)(/pre) With () being <>

RexLeRouge

IMPACTO

Joined: Aug 15 2008

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Re: Guys how do I make the tab

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

fatalfable said

Guys how do I make the tab look better on this post?

Edit: I just put the Tab on a pdf but I still wanna know how to put the tab as text.

Use the <.blockquote> and <./blockquote> commands (Without .)

Electricans!! Y u so lazy ?

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Electricans!! Y u so lazy ?

Re: Guys how do I make the tab

natenmn

I haven't had a chance to trim my hedges recently. Thanks for visiting anyway...

Location: United States

Joined: Jul 17 2009

fatalfable said

Guys how do I make the tab look better on this post?

Edit: I just put the Tab on a pdf but I still wanna know how to put the tab as text.

Just use <,[email protected]#$fsnm<.:,$36lo0)pre><,[email protected]#$fsnm<.:,$36lo0)/pre> without the ",[email protected]#$fsnm<.:,$36lo0)"

River Dragon by Nevermore...I

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

River Dragon by Nevermore...I doubt we'll be seeing many entries for this one...but I could be wrong.

We lazy cause school/work is

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

We lazy cause school/work is owning our asses :(

Yeah i thought it had been

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

Yeah i thought it had been too hard But thats why i gave all those backing tracks so anyone can do it at whatever tempo they would like. Strange is right too. School is very time consuming -_- although thank god i am on break right now.

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Visual snow makes you want to go boom.
""jajajaja?" are you trying to make yourself sound like a fatass?"

I didn't even see this posted

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

I didn't even see this posted up until today. Not sure how it slipped by me.

Still Open?

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Is this challenge still open? I was practicing this last night and had some recordable takes but as soon as I broke out the camera my anxiety got the best of me and I repeatedly made slips and mistakes until I became frustrated enough to put it down. I get nervous when it's recording and start messing up. I plan on posting a video today however, once I man up! Also I'm using an iphone which seems to have decent quality...I also have a built in webcam in a netbook but it's really laggy and blurry with hand movement. I can record an audio clip but I feel a video is better, even if from a phone. Has anyone submitted a video yet?

The contest is still open

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

The contest is still open until someone submits so yes you can still enter :) For either one of the contests on this site the entries will be put up on the thread and since this one has no entries therefore there are none. I'm looking forward to your entry! Also unless someone else enters at the same time you will be the winner. I will just judge you on your performance and you will start up the next one.

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Visual snow makes you want to go boom.
""jajajaja?" are you trying to make yourself sound like a fatass?"

My Entry

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Tempo ~ 120 bpm
This is my first video ever, I see the need for an audio improvement...

Oops!

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Ok

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Ok what am I doing wrong?

(No subject)

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

">

The tabs are actually

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

The tabs are actually incorrect positioning than the original, but I guess it still works. Also it is suppose to be economy picked.

Cool

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Damn that's gotta be full speed, 140 bpm I'm assuming...and his arrangement is better suited for a faster tempo. Economy picked indeed...only way to reach higher tempos eventually...

Well I'm glad that someone

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Well I'm glad that someone else decided to take the cake. I was getting ready to record.

So is this contest over fatalfable?

Yeah the contest is over.

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

Yeah the contest is over. Great job speedfeak. Of course you won! :D congrats! As for judging you I don't have much to say as you played it perfectly according to my tab at 120bpm. The only thing I can say is that I think If you worked at it a bit more you could have easily hit 140bpm. Other than that great job! Thanks for pointing that out CpxAzn that its a tad bit incorrect. Start the next thread and try to keep this contest alive!

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Visual snow makes you want to go boom.
""jajajaja?" are you trying to make yourself sound like a fatass?"

Thanks

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Thanks for the compliment and encouragement Fatalfable!

About the next contest:

If this contest was a challenge riff from a song by a real band, can I do the same or should I stick with game riffs/tabs?

What do people think about where we can pull challenges from?

I really like Fatalfable's "This is NOT a I betcha can't play this thread!"

I'm for keeping it in the game world, where you can still get pretty creative I think...

Either way I'll try to get the next one started either today (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday) by the latest.

There are no limitations to

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

There are no limitations to where you get your riffs/licks from.

Speedfreak I didn't come up

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

Speedfreak I didn't come up with "This is NOT a I betcha can't play this thread!". I just copied the Q&A like everyone has been doing for each contest :P As for what lick/riff you want. It can come from anywhere such as this site, another band, or something you created yourself. When choosing the lick though try to have a goal achieved such as my main one was to get people to use their pinky. Don't worry about posting immediately. I'm sure most of us are on a packed college or work schedule so we understands :)

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Visual snow makes you want to go boom.
""jajajaja?" are you trying to make yourself sound like a fatass?"

Roger That

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Awesome :), I'll make it interesting. I'll have it posted by this weekend, hopefully sooner. St Patrick's Day is taking up some of my time, throwing a giant Irish Breakfast party. I'm sure I'll be useless later that day...

Source doesn't matter indeed.

StrangeJam

Da Manliness

Joined: Aug 23 2009

Source doesn't matter indeed.

Late post of this

CpxAzn

Lurker

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Joined: Sep 21 2007

Late post of this challenge...

Sweet

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Of course!! I'm glad you waited to post that now that it's over :)