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Epic sampling project!

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

In an effort to find more guitar material, I am alphabetically (by tabber) going down the list of every fingerstyle tab on the site.

Mostly I'm just going for tabs of music from games I have played. However every once in a while I try out a tab from a game I haven't played.

I've saved 28 tabs so far, and I just got to RareWare! (in the C's). This is a looooong project.

Yesssssss I just got a shout

ChelseaRare

Location: New York

Joined: Dec 01 2008

Yesssssss

I just got a shout out

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(.?!)

Sadly only 8 of your tabs are

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Sadly only 8 of your tabs are from games I've played, so our ships passed rather speedily in the night.

I'm currently beached on Colin Spade Island...and with 40 tabs to get through, it looks like I'll be stuck there for a while.

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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.

Whoo! Off the island. That

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Whoo! Off the island. That took a while.

Also as a result of seeing a few of my favored tabbers tabbing Xenogears/saga games, I finally decided to order Xenogears. Never played it before.

I understand the soundtrack is really good--and it has 40 remixes on OCRemix.

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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.

god save my hands, I'm in

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

god save my hands, I'm in hslesperance's section

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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.

very interesting project

BlackFox

The thousand years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears. The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger!

Location: Dominican Republic

Joined: Sep 13 2012

very interesting project you're doing. I wish you luck in reaching your goal.

Just wondering, did any of my tabs got selected?

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Im not afraid of darkness. Im not afraid of death. Im not even afraid of those monsters. The only thing that I fear is, being all alone...

Re: Whoo! Off the island. That

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

musenji said

Whoo! Off the island. That took a while.

Also as a result of seeing a few of my favored tabbers tabbing Xenogears/saga games, I finally decided to order Xenogears. Never played it before.

I understand the soundtrack is really good--and it has 40 remixes on OCRemix.

Enjoy those 250+ songs he has tabbed out! At least most of them aren't crazy hard. Kabukibear will be an interesting set :)

So it turns out I'm on page

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

So it turns out I'm on page 19 of 48. Over 1/3 of the way through!

Keep in mind that I'm only reading tabs that the tabber has labelled as "fingerstyle". So no electric guitar stuff.

And, I'm only reading tabs from games I've played. So:


BlackFox said:

very interesting project you're doing. I wish you luck in reaching your goal.

Thanks!!

Just wondering, did any of my tabs got selected?

Nope, unfortunately I have not played any of those three games. (Well, I think I played Mario Party once, but I don't remember the music at all.)


BigHeadClan said:

Enjoy those 250+ songs he has tabbed out!

Hslesperance? Well, it turns out that most of his tabs aren't fingerstyle, so I skip them for this project.

Kabukibear will be an interesting set :)

Yeah he's a fingerstyle beast and a large portion of his tabs are from games I've played--so his section will take QUITE a while.

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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.

JordanVS's section...halfway

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

JordanVS's section...halfway through...need...caffeine...

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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.

Hope some of my tabs are

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

Hope some of my tabs are getting some love =)

Eek! My tabs start on page 43

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

Eek!

My tabs start on page 43 if you sort alphabetically...

Yeah I'm sorting

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Yeah I'm sorting alphabetically. JVS now holds the record for tabs saved, I'm still in the J section, but there is a dark, dark cloud looming on the horizon...

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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.

The storm fast approaches...

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

The storm fast approaches...

Kabukistorm

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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.

^^Lol

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

^^

Lol, should be Kabuki's new profile pic.

His stuff is definitely gonna

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

His stuff is definitely gonna take you a while, but you should thoroughly enjoy doing it. I went through all his stuff a while ago and actually just bookmarked his tabs page, I'll go through it all again. Top notch tabs right there. Almost as good as mine =P

The storm recedes... He

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

The storm recedes...

He actually has quite a few from games I haven't played.

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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.

Whoo, taking a break before I

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Whoo, taking a break before I get to laoise's section.

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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've stopped just short of

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I've stopped just short of Omnicide's section for now.

I have 155 tabs saved so far. O_O Which means, based on where I am in the list, I *didn't* save roughly 1500 tabs...although probably around half of those I skipped simply because I hadn't played the game.

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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: I've stopped just short of

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

musenji said

I've stopped just short of Omnicide's section for now.

record his mega man 3 tab

Jacob, that tab is really

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Jacob, that tab is really fun! I do hope to record it someday even though I was previously unfamiliar with the music. I'll have to listen to the OST too.

Now entering Ronito Valley...

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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.

Wow, so I looked

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Wow, so I looked ahead...

Right now I'm on page 40 of 48, and I think I might only be *half* done, because these bosses lay in wait, with many eligible and probably bitch-slappy tabs:

Stamen47
surreal
TheDoomofAllFires
thedstring
TrangOul

And these guys did a ton of eligibles also, but I'm unfamiliar with their work:

Tabsarnack
The Ripper

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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.

(No subject)

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

http://bangtees.com/image/cache/data/like_a_boss_500-500x500.png

Don't skip mine that you haven't played yet! Mine are all amazing!!!!

That's right, I talk my self up all the time....

Confronting the first boss!

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Hmm, thedstring. Maybe we could make a deal.

I have some tabs that I think very, very few people have actually played through (that's most of my tabs actually). For example, my absolute favorite self-created tab:

http://www.gametabs.net/dragon-quest-iv/unknown-castle

I'm incredibly proud of the arrangement (originally I didn't even suspect it *could* work as a solo, and it turned out to be musically rich), and practiced for a full month to get it to performance quality.

The recording got a healthy amount of love:

http://www.gametabs.net/recording/musenji/unknown-castle

...but as you can see, it doesn't seem anybody actually tried the tab for themselves (aside from Auri who I know ran through it once or twice and gave a bit of feedback to me on the side [email protected]_V).

Thoughts? Maybe we could do a tab for tab trade with some level of discussion about them?

In the meanwhile, I'm confronting the first boss, and hope that I'm not allergic to pollen.

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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.

Hells yes, I'll put my music

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

Hells yes, I'll put my music major pants back on =)

Nice! I probably can't help

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Nice! I probably can't help so much with music theory then (been a while and only took one year), but over the course of this project I've found quite a few spots, even on the best tabs, where a much easier fingering is possible keeping the same notes, or only trading off one musically redundant note.

Thus it is that my de facto standard comment during this project has been "Great! Although..." hahaha. It's amazing how many overall-fantastic tabs have that one spot where a small change makes all the difference.

Now it's back to the Stamen47 flower garden. Didn't even get through all his tabs yesterday. I made it like 1/4 the way through lol.

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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: Nice! I probably can't help

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

musenji said

over the course of this project I've found quite a few spots, even on the best tabs, where a much easier fingering is possible keeping the same notes, or only trading off one musically redundant note.

Speaking of this, I just looked back at Stamen47's Zanarkand tab. I performed it note-for-note once, but with a LOT of fingering changes, all of which made it much, much easier to play without sacrificing a single note. I want to impart this knowledge to someone in the form of a full tutorial, haha. It's too much info to put in just one comment. Although I guess anyone who wants to figure it out could just watch my recording, it's now buried in the site and I kinda wanna give a guitar lesson, lol

I've never done one of those Youtube tutorial thingers. Seems like too much work to put it all together and do all the editing. Maybe I could make up a tab with the fretting changes, and all of the left hand fingerings marked, and just leave a comment on his tab that anyone who is really serious about playing it could send me a PM.

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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.

Whoo! Made it out of

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Whoo! Made it out of Stamen's section alive. And got all the way to what will be the biggest mountain to make it over. Didn't realize that TheDoomofAllFires and thedstring would be back to back, but, you know, alphabetical order.

Doomy has 58 eligible tabs O_O

I think I'll take a big break after his section before going on with yours, dstring. I'll be so wiped.

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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.

Whoooooo! Just finished

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Whoooooo!

Just finished Doomy's section, learned a bit about GP6 file outputs, and exhausted my brain.

Dstring, you're next! I'll do your 11 eligible tabs and then we can talk business. ;-)

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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.

Your inhuman Musenji.....

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Your inhuman Musenji..... Then again if you cut me off from the world and handed me a guitar I may
try something similar.

Hmmm. Maybe and idea to try next summer when I go camping.

Hopefully I'm not totally cut

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Hopefully I'm not totally cut off from the world! I just felt like I needed some guitar inspiration and new reading material. And as I'm most inspired by big, interesting projects I can really dive into, this fit the bill nicely.

Now that I'm doing it, I'm thinking, "why didn't I do this before?"

What are your camping trips like? I imagine if I went camping I'd be doing a lot of hiking and nature-seeing, as opposed to scrolling through 2400 guitar tabs on an internet website. :p

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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.

to me the post impressive

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

to me the post impressive part is that you keep posting the exact numbers of what you're doing, counting things is so time consuming i dont understand where you find the energy

I just care about, and love,

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I just care about, and love, details.

Also if I'm going to do a project like this, I might as well be able to quantify it so that I can communicate to others the scope of it. It's all well and good to call the project "epic" but I realize the word gets overused. Numbers speak for themselves.

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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 expect a full report on the

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i expect a full report on the matter to be made available in a reasonable time, please be sure to cite your sources in whatever format you are most comfortable with

I just did the reverse and

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I just did the reverse and edited unnecessary details *out* of the post two above this.

Pretty sure I've saved over 200 tabs in favorites though. (And counting doesn't take *that* long, haha)

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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.

oh damn it now i have to read

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

oh damn it now i have to read something

I'll admit, sometimes I read

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I'll admit, sometimes I read the first few measures of a tab, glance a bit further and am like "nah, I don't care about this song enough to keep going".

Thedstring has made me question every time I did that. (I should note that I only did it a few times, a lot of times I pushed through.)

Because I thought I didn't care about Bran Bal or Terra from FFIX, but I couldn't just go and skip a couple of his if they were eligible, cause we had that discussion earlier in the thread.

So I try the tabs, and find out they're just awesomely fun to play (Terra especially iirc). Go and check them out, for sure.

...I suppose at some point I should provide a list or resource of tabs that seem to be hidden gems.

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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: Hopefully I'm not totally cut

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Camping = Lots of drinking, boating, sitting in-front of a camp fire, Dirt Bikes, Hiking and lots more drinking. lol

I was thinking me or a small group of people I know that play and turning it into more of a boot camp, besides plenty of hours in a day to play tunes.

thanks for the awesome plug!

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

thanks for the awesome plug!

I am heading into Trang's

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

I am heading into Trang's territory...I'm bracing myself. :P

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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.

ALL DONE!!!! Officially

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

ALL DONE!!!!

Officially anyway. Now I'm going back through Auriplane's tabs without the fingerstyle filter cause it turns out she has a few that have fingerstyle parts but aren't labelled as fingerstyle.

Can I get a snail?

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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.

...Wow, I was WAY off in my

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

...Wow, I was WAY off in my assumption that I'd be playing half of the tabs on the site. I count 710 eligible tabs that I played, out of almost 2400. Still, that's a pretty huge chunk of the fingerstyle tabs on the site.

And I saved 277 of them for future use. I think I'm set for life?

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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.

once you master those you can

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

once you master those you can move on to the nonfingerstyle tabs :E