|Posted on February 12, 2018 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
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:
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!
|Posted on June 21, 2017 at 1:00 AM||comments (1)|
I know I keep posting these late every week...my current work schedule basically has Tuesday and Wednesday as my "weekend," so I'm always strapped for time when it comes to actually meeting my intended upload schedule on ACTUAL weekends...but anyway, here's another song from the new album, and I had to split it across four videos to cover all of the parts!
Unfortunately this will probably be my last One More Light song for a little while, as the four songs I've covered account for the four I've tabbed! I have Talking to Myself figured out now (just haven't quite transcribed it all), but I'm still avoiding covering anything with acoustic guitar parts until I can buy a new one. I'm going to revisit at least a couple more older songs coming up here...Bleed it Out and Lost in the Echo in particular are a couple of the bigger ones I've been meaning to tackle.
As for the photo hosting situation, right now it's looking like I'm going to be using a new Instagram account specifically for this site and direct linking to the images after they're uploaded, assuming I don't run into any unforseen problems with that idea. I'll keep you guys posted with any updates.
|Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
Posting Monday's cover of the week on Tuesday because I had a gig this weekend and got a late start on recording, just got the videos up a couple hours ago! I tackled another new song this week, this time it's the pretty light-on-guitar Invisible...I threw in an improvised solo in the first video for the hell of it. I like to remind people (myself included) that I'm actually sort of a competent lead guitarist when I want to be. I'm not paying nearly 30 grand a year to go to music school and NOT know how to improvise!
I also added a new guitar to Chester's page, it's an MJT Guitars Telecaster copy that the band has been using in the studio since 2013, which was already on the Misc. Guitars page.
Probably going to step back and do an older song for next week's cover, and I'm also working on tabbing Talking to Myself as I type this.
|Posted on May 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Moving right along with these new songs, I tackled the new album's incredibly divisive lead single Heavy this week. Not a ton of guitar in this one, but still considerably more than people tend to give it credit for:
Nothing else to post TODAY...but I do have a MAJOR guitars update in the works for sometime in the next couple days. I did update one guitar with a better photo a few days ago (Mike playing the blackberry burst Sustainer-equipped PRS on Waiting for the End - LP posted a really nice picture of him with that guitar on Instagram), but everything else is going to be updated in one fell swoop. New touring cycles are always fun times!
|Posted on May 22, 2017 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
Alright, been doing a LOT of recording since I got back from tour, so I actually posted TWO songs over the past week. First of all, we have a somewhat-overlooked Minutes to Midnight song in Valentine's Day...
...and secondly, my first cover of a One More Light song, Good Goodbye:
I'll be doing at least one more song from the new album next, after that I don't have a specific plan other than focusing mainly on songs with a lot of Strat guitar work. That obviously covers a big selection of songs...
As far as tabs go, I recently posted a tab for Invisible, so check that out, and I've done pretty substantial updating to all four songs I've posted from the new album so far. As I expected, these new songs have been a constantly-evolving thing when it comes to tab corrections, but I THINK what I have now for these four tracks is correct in terms of what appears on the studio recordings (the live versions of Invisible and Battle Symphony both have parts that differ substantially from the album versions). I'm currently working on the other two songs that are being performed live presently (One More Light and Talking to Myself), then I'll tackle the remaining four songs last.
Yay for new Linkin Park music to tackle!