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4/2 - YouTube Updates/New Mike Guitars

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

More video content for you today, I re-uploaded Valentine's Day. The 3 main guitar parts use the same audio as my previous version, but I also discovered a fourth guitar part, an acoustic that plays a few notes at the end of the outro. To cover this part in a way that was actually interesting, I improvised some acoustic work over the rest of the song. Check it out (as well as the other 3 videos if you haven't seen me cover this song before)! I'd normally include a link here, but the YouTube embedder on my site builder seems to be broken at the moment. D'oh!


Speaking of that acoustic part at the end of Valentine's Day, I've also slightly updated the tab to reflect that it's in standard tuning, and changed a couple notes of it.


In other fun news, there are two more new guitars on Mike's page! One is a studio shot of him with one of Brad's soldier PRS guitars from 2013 that I never knew about, the other is a cool baritone Telecaster that he's probably had for a while and I never noticed!


Four more songs from Minutes to Midnight for me to cover...including one with a solo that I should probably go practice for my next video!


-Anthony

3/27 - YouTube Updates/Tab Updates/New Guitars!

Posted on March 27, 2020 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Big update today, so wash your hands, stay at least 6 feet away, and check it out!



I haven't been uploading videos every weekend like I typically try to do, but I've still been uploading fairly frequently over the past couple weeks. I've posted new versions of the following videos:


-From the Inside (Guitar 2): Removed the muted strums before the first two choruses, otherwise same audio as previous version


-Shadow of the Day: Same audio as previous version on Guitar 1 and Guitar 3 (fixed a small audio glitch on Guitar 3), re-recorded Guitar 2


-No More Sorrow: Same audio as previous version on Guitar 2 and Guitar 3, heavily re-edited audio on Guitar 1 (adjusted fade-in points and EQ, pitch correction on some out-of-tune notes)


I'm about halfway into Minutes to Midnight now, and will continue working on songs from that album over the coming weeks.



I've also updated the following 3 tabs:


-From the Inside (removed the muted strums before the first two choruses)


-Shadow of the Day (changed the position of the first guitar solo - the old way is still correct for the live version, but it's different on the album)


-Sorry for Now (completely redid Guitar 5, I wasn't hearing it properly thanks to the delay before)


Speaking of tabs, an update on them migrating from LPLive to my website: All tabs are now uploaded on my own server, but I still need to redo all of the links on the Tabs page, as well as in the descriptions of many of my YouTube videos (I started with my more recent uploads an I'm working my way backwards). I'll let you know when this is all done, but again, the old LPLive links still work, so don't worry about it too much.



Also, I have several new guitars/guitar updates on the website!


-Updated the entry for Brad's Rory Gallagher Strats to reflect Mike using one of them in his home studio as of late 2019


-Updated the entry for Mike's orange PRS CE 24 to note that he recently used it in an Instagram live stream (first time he's actually been seen using this guitar since 2008!)


-Updated the entry for the Precision Bass Mike used in the Welcome music video, and added a second photo of it being used at his home studio in March of 2020


-Added a new entry for MIke using one of Brad's Rory Gallagher Strats at his home studio as of late 2019


-Added a new entry on the Misc. Guitars page for Joe Hahn being seen with one of Brad's Rory Gallagher Strats at Mike's studio in March of 2020



Things have picked up a bit over the past couple weeks with Mike being so active livestreaming and releasing some new material like Open Door (which I should have a tab for soon)! Hopefully this keeps up, it'll help stave off some of my COVID-19 quarantine-induced boredom. Hope everyone's staying healthy and safe!


-Anthony

YouTube Cover of the Week (2/17): Somewhere I Belong/Tab Updates

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It's always fun to record a song I haven't played in forever...the last time I did Somewhere I Belong was in early 2010, before I'd even moved out of my parents' house! Needless to say, this is quite an upgrade:


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I've also updated my tabs for both Somewhere I Belong and Pretty Birdy - the harmonics have a really percussive "strummed" quality to them, so they sound best on the lowest string. This means they're at the 7th fret of the Eb string on the live version, but with the studio version being in Bb tuning, I've moved them to the 5th fret of the low Bb string.


On to some Minutes to Midnight stuff next week, I have a couple "quality upgrades" to do from that album before I start recording fresh tracks, so I'm going to get those out of the way first.


-Anthony

1/20 - New Brad Guitar + Tab Updates

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Hey everyone! First update of the new year here, and I've posted a new guitar for the first time in a while. It's a Taylor acoustic that Brad used during his commencement speech for the UCLA class of 2009. I've been meaning to add this guitar to the site for a long time, but tracking down info on it was incredibly difficult. Better late than never, I suppose.


I've also been posting a LOT of tab updates lately, so here's a big list for you:


NEW TABS!

Blackout (bass)

Blackout (Renholder Remix)

Where'd You Go? (SOB Remix)

Across the Line (Alternate Mix)

Shadow of the Day (Alternate Mix)

20 Eyes

Bruiser

Closing

Fiends

Heavy (Disero Remix)

Issho Ni

The Young and the Hopeless (Remixed by Mr. Hahn)

The Instrumental

Rhinestone (Zomba Sampler Version)

Nest


UPDATED TABS!

Blackout - There's another guitar part in the breakdown that doubles the "stab" chords with distorted single notes.

Across the Line - There was something off with the doubling, I think it was when the octave guitar first comes in during the bridge, I had it doubled when it isn't on the first line (it's been a while and I can't remember).

Be Yourself - Updated some chord positions.


As you can see, I've finished the "Misc. Linkin Park Songs" section and made a lot of headway on the "Other Linkin Park-Related Songs" section as well! I'm actually at a point where I'm mostly finished with studio material (that's currently on the site anyway, I may take a stab at some other stuff like Hybrid Theory-era demos that weren't officially released but have been floating around for a long time), so I'm looking ahead at the monumental task of finally updating all the live versions...Be Yourself was a first taste of that. Still focusing on studio material before I really dive into that stuff though.


Obviously my plans of uploading regularly on YouTube didn't pan out for long. I went on vacation in the middle of December and I just haven't gotten back into things since then. My teaching job has really grown lately, so I pretty much spend my days taking care of my daughter and my evenings/weekends working. It's REALLY hard for me to block out a few hours of time to record anything (tabs are much easier because I can work on them a little at a time and being interrupted isn't a big deal). I don't get anywhere close to enough sleep as it is. But I'm still planning on doing it as I'm able, especially once I finally get a new nut installed on my SE 277.


Hope everyone's first few weeks of the decade are going well!


-Anthony

10/3 - New Mike Guitar + Tab Updates

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

First new guitar in a while today, although it's one that took me almost 8 months to add to the site...whoops. It's a silver Telecaster Mike was seen in the studio with early this year. Go check it out.


Also, I've updated a bunch more tabs lately:


-Haflway Right/Sharp Edges: Both of these songs have been COMPLETELY redone. Lots of stuff that was wrong or completely missing before.


-Jornada del Muerto: Changed the chord shape that the song ends on.


-Robot Boy: Turns out the end of the song is actually three different guitar tracks playing single notes! The "test mix" version from LPU 11 has also been updated accordingly.


-Burning in the Skies: Added some additional feedback in a few spots, updated what Guitars 1 and 2 play under the solo, noted that most of the guitars are played on the neck pickup, and a few other misc. changes.


-Invisible: Deleted the tremolo-picked guitar part during the outro, I'm pretty sure that's actually a synth.


-Lockjaw: Split the harmonics into two guitar parts, as there are different effects/pickups used on them.


-One Step Closer: Changed the "2.7" harmonic notation to the 6th fret, the "2.7" is correct but this makes the notation simpler and is consistent with what I've done with songs like It's Goin' Down in the past. This also applies to 1STP Klosr, One Step Closer (Humble Bros. Remix), and Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer.


-Cumulus: Changed the clean guitar parts to harmonics (I've always known they were harmonics, just couldn't figure out a convenient alternate tuning to make them work), and changed all guitars to 6-strings.



I've also posted new bass tabs for Robot Boy and When They Come for Me!


-Anthony