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Youtube Cover of the Week (7/2): Wake + Tab Updates

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Hey guys, sorry for skipping over doing Forgotten last weekend like I planned. I did two very frustrating days of attempting to record it, and things just weren't coming out to my liking. Usually not a hard song for me, so I guess I was just "off" for whatever reason. I'll get that one done ASAP. Anyway, rather than pushing everything else back by a week, I just skipped ahead to my next planned video, Wake. I've done this one before, but I've re-recorded half of it on my Strat, while the other half was also re-recorded with improved tone from my previous take:


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My next several uploads (save for getting Forgotten done) will be Minutes to Midnight material as well, although I'll be taking a bit of a detour on July 20th and uploading something more fitting, given the date (hard to believe it's already been a year...).

In other news, I've finished tabbing all of the songs from Post Traumatic, which you can find on the Tabs page. I also updated my tab for Wake a bit to coincide with this week's video upload. I have a few other tabs in the pipeline right now, hoping to check some stuff off the list that's taken me far too long to get around to!

-Anthony

Youtube Cover of the Week (6/11): Runaway + Ghosts Tab

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Runaway saw some very minor updates on both parts with this latest re-recording. For the first part, I actually just reused my original guitar track for almost the entire song, and made one small overdub for the part that changed (the build-up from the end of the bridge into the last chorus):

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For the second part, I was never happy with how I handled it the first time around, because I cut off the fade-out of the harmonics from the "real" guitar part early every time I switched to the additional guitar work I added. This take fixes that, and also adds some more improv stuff during the verses:

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You also may notice that I updated the Runaway tab slightly to account for how long the harmonics are sustained over the top of the chorus riff. In other tab-related news, I did a tab for Ghosts, the latest song released from Post Traumatic. Not a lot of guitar in it, but it's done! I'm pretty happy that I've managed to stay on top of these songs as they've been released, because it means when the full album comes out later this week I'll only have a maximum of 8 more songs to do.


I'll be re-recording In the End this week. Sometime in the middle of next week, I'll also be uploading a video that goes through my entire recording process, as it's something people have requested a few times.


-Anthony

6/2: Tab Updates

Posted on June 2, 2018 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Quick update before I run off to work for the day, got a couple tab updates for you:


-Posted tabs for Nothing Makes Sense Anymore and Running from My Shadow.


-Updated my tab for Heavy, I changed the positioning of the fingerpicked part in the pre-chorus and made a couple other small changes.


As of today, I'm finally caught back up with my video upload schedule. I'll be featuring all the videos I've uploaded recently in another post on Monday. Be on the lookout for continued weekly videos from me! I'm currently touching up some Hybrid Theory songs that saw updates as their multitracks surfaced, but by the end of this month I'll be moving on to some songs from Minutes to Midnight that I haven't touched in quite some time.


-Anthony

5/23: New Guitars + Tab Updates

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

First guitar update in a while! I've added three new guitars to the website:


-On Brad's page, I've added a white Strat with a maple neck that he was seen with while working with Lauren Dair in the studio earlier this year.


-On the Misc. Guitars page, I've added a Les Paul that Phoenix was photographed with during the A Thousand Suns studio sessions, as well as a Zager acoustic guitar that he used during the semi-acoustic show Linkin Park did in the New York City subway last year.


-Also, while not a "new" guitar, Mike has added some artwork to his Shoreline Gold Strat and has been using it for his solo shows in support of Post Traumatic, and I've added a couple new photos of it to his page.


On top of that, I've got another big tabs update for you guys! Big updates to Talking to Myself and Watching as I Fall, smaller updates to Easier to Run and Faint, and a big overhaul of my Meteora tabs to account for the proper number of rhythm guitar tracks, similar to what I recently did with Hybrid Theory:


-Talking to Myself: Guitar count increased from 10 to 12 (muted strums are doubled, feedback guitar uses an EBow and is separate from the lead guitar part), re-ordering of guitar tracks, MANY playing changes based on leaked multitrack files


-Watching as I Fall: Pitch-shifted part is single notes, not octaves


-Don't Stay: Guitar count increased from 4 to 6 (proper rhythm guitar arrangement)


-Somewhere I Belong: Updated description


-Hit the Floor: Guitar count increased from 3 to 5 (proper rhythm guitar arrangement)


-Easier to Run: Small update to end of bridge (Guitars 3 and 4 sustain a 7x9 octave for the last bar rather than continuing to strum all the way through)


-Faint: Update to Guitars 3 and 4 (the majority of E5 chords in the choruses are actually Esus2 chords on the studio recording, unlike the live version)


-Figure.09: Guitar count increased from 4 to 6 (proper rhythm guitar arrangement)


-From the Inside: Updated description


-Numb: Guitar count increased from 3 to 5 (proper rhythm guitar arrangement)


-Numb/Encore: Guitar count increased from 2 to 3 (feedback fade-ins are doubled)


-Jigga What/Faint: Same changes as original version of Faint (E5 chords changed to Esus2 chords)


I'm a little behind on my video upload schedule - I just got all of the parts of last week's cover (Battle Symphony) uploaded yesterday, and I'm probably not going to have this week's done until late tonight or sometime on Thursday. As soon as that's done, I'll make another post with both weeks' videos accounted for.


-Anthony

5/13: Tab Updates

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a big tabs update, although it isn't necessarily one with a lot of "big" changes in terms of actually playing the songs, mostly just accounting for the correct number of guitar parts and making sure multiple versions of the same song are consistent in their notation. Regardless, here's the list of affected songs:


-With You: Guitar count increased from 3 to 5 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars.


-Points of Authority: Guitar count increased from 6 to 9 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars, and to note that the backwards guitar sample near the end of the song is double-tracked. The quadruple-tracked parts only appear in the choruses, with the little lead-in to the chorus at the end of each verse (as well as the first chord of the last chorus) only being played by two guitars.


-Runaway: Guitar count increased from 5 to 7 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars, slight changes to end of bridge.


-By Myself: Guitar count increased from 3 to 5 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars. Also changed the notation regarding the harmonics, as they're actually played by all four of the main guitar tracks.


-In the End: Guitar count increased from 4 to 7 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars, as well as the fact that the distorted harmonics in the choruses are double-tracked. Also made some changes to the end of the bridge and the notation of the feedback at the end of the song.


-A Place for My Head: Guitar count increased from 4 to 6 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars. Spots played by only two of the rhythm guitars include the transition from the end of the first verse into the chorus, and the pre-chorus that follows the second verse.


-Forgotten: Guitar count increased from 4 to 6 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars. The harmonics in the rap chorus are only played by two of the guitars, as are the muted strums leading into the outro. Also made significant changes to the last line of the bridge, and noted an error made my Guitar 2 near the end of the song where it plays the muted strums that would normally lead into the outro one repeat too early.


-Pushing Me Away: The file data shows that I updated this one, but I can't find any changes, so I think I just updated the description slightly and/or fixed a typo somewhere.


-Easier to Run: Fixed a couple typos.


-Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying from You: Guitar count increased from 2 to 4 to account for proper layering, consistent with the Meteora recording of Lying from You.


-Jigga What/Faint: Guitar count increased from 4 to 5 to account for doubling of the lead guitar part (I forgot to update this when I updated the Meteora version of Faint a while back).


-Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer: Guitar count is now 8 (I think it was 7 before), and all layering of guitar parts is consistent with how they appear on their Hybrid Theory counterparts.


-Points of Authority (Crystal Method Remix): Updated the description a bit.


-Points of Authority (Demo): Guitar count increased from 5 to 6 to account for the backwards guitar sample near the end of the song being doubled.


-Now I See: Guitar count increased from 3 to 5 to account for typical Hybrid Theory quadruple-tracked rhythm guitars (same changes as Hybrid Theory version of With You).



Phew, big list! Still working on editing video for this week's Youtube cover (this one's a BIG project!), and I've still got some guitar updates to add to the site. Those should all be up by Tuesday at the latest.


-Anthony