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Fingerstyle Challenge of the Week #6 FINISHED

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

Start of CELES - FINAL FANTASY VI

-- Tune the 6th string up 2 frets to F#
-- Use a Capo on first fret, or it you don't have one, just play with out it, but a couple of stretches might be a bit more difficult.

-- I have bolded the notes that need to be accented, they are the melody, and need to be held longer then the accompaning notes, which are just the harmony. It is important to seperate the melody and harmony voices to make it sound like the original track in the game.

-- The left hand finger numbers under the tab along with the capo markings where to hold down bar chords are what i found to be the most fluid way of making all the notes connect in the left hand.

HERE IS THE COMPLETE TAB in .pdf and a .midi file to listen:
http://oron.com/362d1tyjzlrj

FOR THE COMPETITION play only this from the start:

      |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|   
      E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
E ||--------------------------------------|
B ||--------------------------------------|
G ||--5-----------------3-----------------|
D ||--------3--------3--------3--------3--|
A ||-----4--------4--------4--------4-----|
F#||-----------4-----------------4--------|
      4  3  1  2  3  1  1
      Capo 3rd fret on 3rd and 4th string
      with first finger



  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|     |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|   
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|--4-----------------2-----------------|
--2-----------------3-----------------|--------1--------1--------1--------1--|
--------1--3--1-----------3--------3--|-----2--------2--------2--------2-----|
-----4-----------4-----4--------4-----|-----------4-----------------4--------|
-----------------------------4--------|--------------------------------------|
  2  4  1  3        1                    4  2  1  3        3        4
                    Same left hand as
                    first bar

 

  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|     |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|   
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------------------------------------|--2-----------------0-----------------|
--1-----------------2-----------------|--------0--------0--------0--------0--|
-----------1--------------1--------1--|-----0--------0--------0--------0-----|
-----2--4-----4--2-----2--------2-----|-----------2-----------------2--------|
-----------------------------4--------|--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
  1                                      3        2 
  1/2 Capo 1st fret



  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|     |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|   
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   
--------------------0-----------------|--2-----------------------------------|
--4-----------------------0--------0--|-----2--3-----2--------0--------------|
-----------4-----------0--------0-----|-----------2-----4--------0-----------|
-----5--7-----7--5-----------2--------|--------------------4-----------4--2--|
--------------------------------------|-----------------------------5--------|
--------------------------------------|--0-----------------------------------|
  1  2  4  1                 2                 2        4  3        4  3  1
  1/2 Capo 4th fret                      1/2 Capo 2nd fret



  |--3--|  |--3--|                                       
  E  E  E  E  E  E  Q    Q         E  E  H        E  E   
--------------------2----3----||---5--------------2--4--|
------------------------------||---------3--------------|
------------------------------||*-----2-----------------|
------------------------------||*--4--------------------|
-----4--2-----2--0------------||------------------------|
--3--------0--------0---------||------------------------|
  2  3  1                                          1  4



  E  E  H        E  E        
--5-----9--------7--9--|
-----------------------|
-----6-----------------|
-----------------------|
-----------------------|
--0--------------------|
  1  2  4        1  4  

                         

PLAY AT WHAT SPEED YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH, it is pretty fast, but it is better to play musically then sloppy.

musicality is the most important thing for me, and this can be achieved even with fret noise, scratchy nails, and out of tune guitar, or playing slowly. (but obviously try to avoid the first 3!!)
its better to make it musical then play it fast beyond your technique and sloppy.

This song is beautiful. I

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

This song is beautiful. I will try to find time to practice it.

A video of you playing it if

amz181

Joined: Oct 07 2008

An example video of you playing it if possible?

And I'd go ahead and release the tab, and just put "Based on Stamen47's Celes (link)". He very rarely visits these forums anymore, you could be waiting years for a reply.

amz181, i was hoping to hear

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

amz181, i was hoping to hear peoples interpretations first before releasing my recording!

i feel an important part of musicianship when doing a 'cover' of another piece is listening and also creating your own interpretation. but i see everyones playing level is at different levels, so i will see, maybe i will do an example.
but i would prefer not to, instead, i would hope anyone that enters this week 6 competition, will listen many times to the original track from the game (on youtube is an easy way to do it), and then try to bring their own feeling and interpretation to the piece into a guitar performance, whatever their playing level is at.

if stamen47 doesnt write back in a couple of days, i may just upload the tab, if i hadnt mentioned it was based on his, no one would have noticed anyway, as it is a total reworking, made more comfortable to play on the guitar, but i wanted to be fair to him and recognise that he was first to arrange to guitar.

nice, i will record this time

Clanver

Pixelfingers cant play

Location: Germany, Kiel

Joined: Jan 03 2009

nice, i will record this time again =)

This is nothing less then my

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

This is nothing less then my favourite theme of all final fantasy series!

Does stamen even visit gametabs anymore ? I mean, he wrote a comment a couple of days ago but except that isn't it really quiet around him ?

I probably would have

natenmn

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

Location: United States

Joined: Jul 17 2009

I probably would have dissuaded against hosts using one of their own tabs for a contest, but it's not a rule or anything. I'm not completely against it, it just isn't a trend that I'd enjoy seeing continue.

Anyways, I really like how this contest centers on accentuated notes. I think accentuation is a relatively easy concept that a lot of people neglect, and it often shows. Accenting notes can make a large impact on someone's playing.

Nate, when will we finally

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Nate, when will you finally join this contest ?!

When I get some recording

natenmn

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

Location: United States

Joined: Jul 17 2009

When I get some recording equipment D:

Unfortunately, due to financial issues, it isn't a priority for me at the moment.

How long is the final

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

How long is the final assigned tab going to be? We only have 4 more days, unless everyone wants to extend the deadline.

Actually nate, I'd be fine with a person presenting their own tab. I actually thought of doing it, because I have a couple that are difficult enough and also exercise new skills, but have received very little attention simply because the games aren't popular among the folks here. I think winning would be a good chance for a person to give one of their own tabs some air time, as long as it was fitting for the competition.

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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.

I'll be submitting on the

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

I'll be submitting on the final day just to let you know. My classical guitar had a tragic accident where the head completely snapped off. I just fixed another classical guitar i had never used cause it was broken. So now i can begin participating again :)

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

Im confused about the capo

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

Im confused about the capo notation. Am I changing the position of the capo while playing?

A video example would be awesome if you could provide.

I kinda assumed that meant

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I kinda assumed that meant where to barre your index finger. I was considering asking about the use of the word "capo" there, but since I'm not participating I decided to keep quiet :-)

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Auriplane!!

Re: I kinda assumed that meant

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

auriplane said

I kinda assumed that meant where to barre your index finger. I was considering asking about the use of the word "capo" there, but since I'm not participating I decided to keep quiet :-)

oh okay I thought that might be the case but I wasn't sure.

Yes, you only use a capo on

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

Yes, you only use a capo on the first fret (for the whole song) - but the other parts where i wrote Capo i mean barre with first finger. sorry about that, thats the terminology im uses to.

The competition is just that start of the song, whats in the first post, so the intro and first couple of bars of the theme. im upload now the whole tab to gametabs for anyone that wants the whole song. ill put up a recording of the whole song after the competition ends.

Ok, in the first post, i

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

Ok, in the first post, i added a midi file and also the whole tab for anyone interested.

Didja know you can upload a

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Didja know you can upload a file to your profile and link directly from gametabs for folks to download with no wait time?

*Poof!*

Celes.zip

Also, I'm gonna give your SoundCloud page a plug. You should link everybody to it here! That is my opinion. :-) Fantastic stuff.

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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: Didja know you can upload a

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

ahh ok, ie also submited it to the main site now too in the tabs section.
my souncloud page? maybe, but my more popular site (2000 views a day) is youtube.com/kpcart
i set up soundcloud just to share some audio on facebook, but why not, the recordings on their are pretty good.

ahhhhh that's right you did

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

ahhhhh that's right you did mention that before! Shucks, I should check that out.

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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.

Well, I'm not entering this

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Well, I'm not entering this week, mostly because my (injured) left hand can't take the stretching...but I do hope SOMEbody enters! I mean hell, maybe if nobody enters I'll re-sightread the thing and win. ;-)

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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.

If we extend this deadline

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

If we extend this deadline till tomorrow I'll enter, just came home late today and if I play now my room-neighbours will smash my door and throw me out of the window (third floor! °_°")

Well I've been busy all week

Bhael

Location: Newcastle, UK

Joined: Feb 18 2010

Well I've been busy all week working on my own arrangements. I think when the amount of contestants start dropping it's a good time to take a break; extending the deadline for the piece indefinitely until numbers are restored.

I know kpcart would like to record this himself, so perhaps after you guys are finished with this one, and the next is created; a short break can be administered to rejuvenate peoples' motivation.

I would love an extension :)

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

I would love an extension :) I will learn it tomorrow!

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

Ill give a 30 hour extension

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

Ill give a 30 hour extension from now.

Or more. Maybe just wait till

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

Or more. Maybe just wait till 3 or 4 people enter?

I barely started on this

surreal

Eric: tank,godlike

Location: Arizona

Joined: Jan 04 2009

I barely started on this right now, since I've been drunk all week, you see.

just finished !

monkeydyo

Joined: Mar 12 2012

Hello,
I'm just registered on gametabs and it's a pleasure for me to join its community.
It was a little hard to play the start of Celes fluently but I finally succeeded in recording it.
As an evidence I hope there will be a few more challengers on this post.
Thanks, hope you'll like this take!

Re: just finished !

Bhael

Location: Newcastle, UK

Joined: Feb 18 2010

You awesome person - very nice playing. What make is your guitar?

Also, welcome to the site!

Well, is the 30 hours from

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Well, is the 30 hours from now timelimit still valid ? Or do I need to submit a recording NOW ? :P

I would go by the thread

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I would go by the thread title. The original due date is Sunday night. Add two days = Tuesday night. Give or take, due to the fact that he lives in Australia.

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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.

Ooookay!! Sorry kp, no

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Ooookay!! Sorry kp, no recording for you today :(

And welcome to gametabs, we have bananas!

Re: Ooookay!! Sorry kp, no

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Ennea said

Yes, we have no bananas!

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Auriplane!!

Don't listen to her!

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Don't listen to her!

Re: Ooookay!! Sorry kp, no

Ranulf

I will not join your gametabs.

Joined: Oct 15 2009

auriplane said

Ennea said

Yes, we are bananas!

Re: just finished !

monkeydyo

Joined: Mar 12 2012

Bhael said

You awesome person - very nice playing. What make is your guitar?

Also, welcome to the site!

Thank you,
This is a classical guitar with a cedar top. This guitar was made in 2011 by a friend who became a luthier. He's young but so talented! I would really like to get this guitar which isn't mine yet.

I seriously doubt that the

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

I seriously doubt that the day will ever come, where I'm satisfied with my recording... It seems I always have to choose from bad, very bad and horrible versions...

However, mah entry

Damn I forgot to screen the

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Damn I forgot to put the banana on screen...

guys my strings just broke.

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

guys my strings just broke while doing a few retakes. should i just upload a crappy version ?

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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 Here's my entry. My

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

My entry

Here's my entry. My guitar strings broke while I was practicing before a recording so here's the one I had done beforehand. My video is also out of sync. sorry about that.

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

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surreal

Eric: tank,godlike

Location: Arizona

Joined: Jan 04 2009

MONKEYDYO - welcome to the

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

edit

MONKEYDYO - welcome to the

kpcart

Joined: Feb 12 2012

MONKEYDYO - welcome to the site.
good work, a couple rough notes, but mainly clean, you held all the important notes the correct length. the end of fast section sounded choppy but, its the first 6 notes of bar 8, you repeat the thumb, but a different combination would sound cleaner, such as thumb, middle, index, thumb, middle index - that order would then be easier to play fast when you eventually play the piece faster. also in the faster section sometimes you played rest stroke, when its more consistent sounding to just do the whole thing in freestroke - you can hear the sound contrast when in the last 2 bars of fast section, you started restroke index and middle fingers then switched to freestroke thumb.

ENNEA - good clean sound. you brough out the top notes well, except for in bar 3 the first note that you play with finger 4 on the left hand should be held for 6 notes, you only held for 3, as you lifted the 4th finger to play the fourth note of the bar, this made the top melody sound disconnected, 3rd finger should have been used on the 4th note of the bar (its a hard stretch i know). again in bar 6, the first note also wasnt held long enough (but i thing your bar with the first finger just slipped). also, like monkeydyuo, the right hand could have had a better fingering to not have to repeat the thumb quickly i.e. in bar 4 for the lower notes (note 2,3 and 5,6) you did all with thumb, but a smoother combination (from 2nd to 6th note) would be for example something like thumb, index, middle, thumb, index. alot of fret noise at start of bar 8.

FATALFABLE - The fast section sounded relatively smooth, but the top voice in the fast section was too inconsistent, in bars 1 and 4 and 7 you didnt hold the first note of each bar long enough, also that top voice was too quiet a lot of the times, the top notes should be louder then the accompaning notes. you repeated the second last bar!, but that might be my fault, it didnt need to be their, that repeat sign is from the complete tab, and it is an open repeat, meaning you first have to see the closed repeat sign (which comes in later in the song, and then you repeat from this point).

SURREAL - good right hand fingering in fast section which helped you to play at speed and made it quite fluid. the change from the end of the 1st bar to the start of the second bar is difficult at speed, and you lifted a bit fast or something and made the open D sound. also in bar 4 you doubled a note. the top f# in bar 7 was too weak - that was the climax of the top melody in that section. going from the second to third bar in slow part sounded disconnected because you used the 3rd finger for the last note, which then quickly had to jump to the fifth string for the next bar, thats why 4th finger should have been for the last note of bar 10, to better connect the melody.

sorry i mainly named the bad points, but that is just to help you guys now what to improve.
i toss a coin...

and Surreal gets it - on first impression, his sounded more impressive mainly because of fluid right hand in fast section... and he slipped a 50 in my backpocket ;) just kidding

I hope all you guys re-enter the next competitions, you are all capable of winning

haha, yeah! The takes where I

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

haha, yeah! The takes where I didn't make these mistakes mentioned, something else sounded incredibly awful! I'll try to make a full recording some time later when I praticed more.

Kpcart its not at all your

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

Kpcart its not at all your fault with the repeats. Like I said earlier when I posted it was not at all a final draft as I had broken a string while I was doing some retakes hence the mediocre recording. I just uploaded the previous one I had done before I broke the string. The repeat was just because I forgot the final part not because of a confusion. Very nice arrangement btw :)

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

Kpcart its not at all your

fatalfable

Location: New York, New York City

Joined: May 13 2009

Kpcart its not at all your fault with the repeats. Like I said earlier when I posted it was not at all a final draft as I had broken a string while I was doing some retakes hence the mediocre recording. I just uploaded the previous one I had done before I broke the string. The repeat was just because I forgot the final part not because of a confusion. Very nice arrangement btw :)

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

Very articulate grading.

Yogurt

Joined: May 23 2011

Very articulate grading.

Which is good.

N00b here . . .

Downy

Location: Peachtree City, GA

Joined: Mar 25 2012

I just registered like ten minutes ago. Could someone tell me more about this fingerstyle challenge? It looks interesting and I'd like to participate but I don't know the rules.

Next One

Speedfreak

Location: Albany, NY

Joined: Feb 27 2012

Here check out the current one, Fingerstyle Challenge #7:

http://www.gametabs.net/forum/topic/15719