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Youtube Cover of the Week (6/19): Battle Symphony

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments 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!


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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.


-Anthony

Youtube Cover of the Week (6/5): Invisible + New Chester Guitar

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments 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!


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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.


-Anthony

Youtube Cover of the Week (5/29): Heavy + Big Guitars Update Incoming

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments 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:


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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!


-Anthony

Youtube COVERS (PLURAL!!!) of the Week (5/22): Valentine's Day/Good Goodbye + Tabs Update

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 11:40 PM Comments 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...


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...and secondly, my first cover of a One More Light song, Good Goodbye:


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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!

-Anthony

Youtube Cover of the Week (5/1): Points of Authority (Redux) + Other Stuff + TWITTER POLL!

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

So, getting back on a semi-normal schedule here, I decided to re-record Points of Authority this week, with the big change being that I actually did it with the proper "chopping" effects found on the studio recording this time! To my knowledge, this is the first cover of the song on Youtube that actually recreates this effect properly:


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I've also updated my tabs for Points of Authority and its related versions (LPU13 demo version, Crystal Method remix, Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer), as none of my tab versions of the song really addressed the chopping effect before. I haven't updated PTS.OF.ATHRTY yet, since I still have a big round of Reanimation tab updates I need to do.


As far as my next Youtube plans go, I got my Strat back last week, which opens up a lot of new possibilities! Regardless, my next three videos will be a combination of the three I've previously mentioned doing (re-recorded Breaking the Habit, Figure.09, and The Catalyst). After that, there are a few other re-recorded versions I want to tackle at some point, but doing new Strat-related material will be my primary objective.


Also in Youtube-related news, I'd ask that you all go vote on a poll I recently posted on Twitter (pinned Tweet at the top of the page - and if you're not following me already, WTF man? Do that too!), as I'm currently trying to find out whether people would prefer that I continue to do isolated guitar covers, or go back to my previous method of mixing the guitar track with the original song (obviously this may depend on copyright claim issues, but I'd like to have one or the other be my "primary" method going forward). Right now it's a pretty evenly-matched response!


In other news, I recently posted a tab for Good Goodbye, so check that out here (it's also up on the Tabs page). Excited to see some "proper" LP live shows starting next week, looking forward to seeing some new songs played live and seeing what the guitar lineup looks like for this cycle!


-Anthony