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4/14: Tab Updates

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

More tab updates for you guys today!


-I added a tab for Crossing a Line, the first single off Mike's solo album coming out in June. Since the album is titled Post Traumatic, and the first three tracks on the album are the same three tracks previously released as the Post Traumatic EP, I've elected to remove the Post Traumatic EP section entirely and just list the album. As usual, once the album is out and I figure out which songs have guitar in them, I'll update the tracklisting accordingly. I THINK there's some guitar in the other recently-released song, Nothing Makes Sense Anymore, but the vocal production on that track is so dense that it completely buries the guitar work that I think is hiding under the bridge and last chorus. Hopefully an instrumental version of that song surfaces at some point...


I also updated a few Dead By Sunrise songs:


-Fire: No actual tab updates, but I re-wrote the intro paragraph.


-Give Me Your Name: Numerous updates to the slide guitar parts, and I changed the voicings of several of the acoustic guitar chords as well (all of the G chords have the A string muted, and several chords in the chorus use fairly unconventional shapes that I hadn't noticed prior to the demo leaking).


-Into You: The guitar that plays harmonics is actually present in the soft choruses, in addition to the third verse like I noted previously. This resulted in the numbering of the guitars being shifted around somewhat. I also made a slight change heading into the last chorus, as the clean guitars continue strumming throughout the transition from the soft chorus to the heavy chorus, instead of stopping like I thought they did previously.


-Walking in Circles: The guitar part in the outro that I previously thought was an octave line is actually two guitars that play single notes an octave apart, with a few variations between them.


I've tried a few treatments for a video for my Place to Start remix that involved fancy slow-motion footage captured at extremely high frame rates (I was experimenting with my iPhone's video capabilities), but I ended up not caring for how it came out, so I trashed that idea and I'll be uploading a more "traditional" video that features performance footage mixed with some still images. It's also looking like I might be able to get another video or two uploaded before the end of the month after all, I just did my springtime setup on my Strat so I'll probably redo Good Goodbye and Battle Symphony to be in line with recent updates I made to the tabs for those songs.


I'm also working with another fan on releasing something VERY cool for the LP community in the near future...stay tuned!


-Anthony

4/2: Tab Updates

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Quick update on a couple tabs:


Good Goodbye - Lots of changes all over this one...I just flat-out had a bunch of stuff wrong the first time around (my previous tab was more or less based on the live version, but the studio version is actually quite different).


It's Goin' Down - As a "quality of life" update, I changed the 2.7 harmonic notation to the 6th fret (just like I did with Crawling), which enabled me to condense the spacing of the entire tab down a lot from the previous version, making it much easier to read.


I'm probably going to have a few Dead By Sunrise tab updates coming soon too, the recently-leaked demos of a lot of the songs make a lot of the guitar work easier to hear, and since a lot of the guitar work was reused on the final album versions, I've noticed some stuff that I need to change. Still need to finish off updating The Hunting Party too.


Editing together footage for my Place to Start remix video this week, sorry it's taken a bit longer than expected to post it.


-Anthony

3/17: Tab Updates

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Got a big tabs update today! I added guitar information to all of my Reanimation tabs, after putting off doing so for far too long. As my Reanimation tabs were among the oldest ones in my archives in terms of how long it had been since I'd done any work on them (some of them hadn't been updated in 7 years or so!), I've also made a TON of changes to the tabs themselves. I'll list as much as I can here, but I really suggest that you just re-read all of the tabs for Reanimation, as they've pretty much all changed. Some highlights though:


PTS.OF.ATHRTY - Guitar count increased from 5 to 7 (delay effect on Guitar 1 in breakdown is now Guitar 6, feedback at end added as Guitar 7), rhythmic changes on Guitar 1, slight changes to Guitars 2 and 3 in verses, slight changes to Guitars 4 and 5 in choruses


P5HNG ME A*WY - Last pre-chorus is played by both Guitars 4 and 5, not just Guitar 4


PLC.4 MIE HÆD - Guitar count increased from 4 to 5 (split Guitars 4 and 5 into two parts during breakdown), added muted strums on Guitar 4


X-Ecutioner Style - Guitar count increased from 3 to 6 (harmonics are doubled, verse parts are played by different guitars that are "in tune" unlike others), alignment changes


H! VLTG3 - Second appearance of the guitar part has a different rhythm than the other three times it appears, alignment changes


WTH>YOU - No major changes! This was the only song on Reanimation that basically stayed the same as my old tab.


PPR:KUT - Guitar count increased from 3 to 4 (split lo-fi verse guitar into its own part), note position changes in choruses, slight rhythmic changes in outro, many two-note powerchords changed to single notes, alignment changes


[email protected] - Guitar count increased from 3 to 4 (octave parts in choruses were removed, but feedback and Nursery Rhyme/Breather sample parts are now their own tracks), two-note powerchord fade-in at beginning removed, note position changes on pre-chorus


BY_MYSLF - Guitar count increased from 3 to 6 (octaves at end are doubled, made part with phaser effect separate from Guitars 1 and 2), numerous rhythmic changes on Guitars 1 and 2 throughout most of song


1STP KLOSR - Guitar count increased from 7 to 8 (split harmonics into their own track), changes to muted parts played by Guitars 1 and 2, "flip-flopped" Guitars 1 and 2 during build-up section, shifted alignment of harmonics right before screaming bridge, slight changes to chorus played by Guitars 7 and 8, other small changes


KRWLNG - Guitar count increased from 3 to 4 (octaves at end are doubled), notation of harmonics changed to be consistent with album version, harmonics are now doubled, added blank staves for proper spacing in bridge/pre-chorus


Also of note, I updated my tab for One Step Closer (Humble Bros. Remix) for obvious reasons, as many of the changes applicable to 1STP KLOSR also apply to that version of the song as well.


I re-uploaded Crawling on my YouTube channel yesterday, and I'll have my next "cover of the week" up either late tonight or sometime on Sunday. I'll also be re-uploading Shadow of the Day sometime next week. 2018's turning out to be pretty productive so far!


-Anthony

3/8: Tab Updates

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Before I forget to make note of it like I typically do, just updating you guys real quick on a couple tab changes:


Crawling - Made note that there's a string mute in two of the three pre-chorus harmonic sections, which necessitated changing the notation of that harmonic for the sake of keeping the tab aligned properly (further explanation in the tab description).


Battle Symphony - The multitracks for this song leaked rather unexpectedly, and it turns out I had a bunch of stuff wrong. This one's been almost completely redone.


I'm also currently working on refreshing all my Reanimation tabs, which shouldn't take too terribly long. Those might be lumped in with my next video update over the weekend.


-Anthony

Youtube Cover of the Week (2/12): A Place for My Head

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (1)

After nearly eight months, I've finally gotten back into recording for my YouTube channel! The second bedroom of my apartment is currently a full-fledged practice/recording space where I can keep all my gear set up 24/7 and all I need to do to record is plug in my guitar and my laptop. This will probably be temporary, as we'll eventually need to set up my daughter's crib in here once she gets big enough for it, but for now, I'm making as much use of the space as I can! For my first video with this new setup, I decided to redo A Place for My Head, as I was never completely satisfied with the overall sound of my first cover, plus I had to make a couple small changes. I think this is a MUCH better version:


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Speaking of A Place for My Head, I've made two small changes to my tab for it: One involves the transition from the first verse into the first chorus (the chorus guitars come in a little differently than I thought), and the other involves the pre-chorus, where the slide up and down the neck leading into the second chorus has changed a bit.


I plan on resuming my weekly upload schedule from here on out. I won't necessarily upload the same day every week, but it'll be sometime between Friday and Sunday every week. I may even do multiple videos in a weekend if I get stuff done fast enough. We'll see!


-Anthony