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YouTube Cover of the Week (6/24): Numb/Tab Updates

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Moving on to some Meteora stuff this week, here's a re-recording of Numb:

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In terms of tab updates, I've redone most of A Light That Never Comes (switched the octave that the bridge riff is played in, and the outro is a lot different than what I thought it was), and I made a small update to Too Late (mainly just making adjustments for notes that are held across multiple staves, but in this case it resulted in some more significant formatting changes).

Hit the Floor, Forgotten, and From the Inside will be my next three videos, not sure what order I'm doing them in yet though.


YouTube Cover of the Week (6/17): Pushing Me Away/Tab Updates

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Just about wrapped up with Hybrid Theory now, as I re-recorded Pushing Me Away this week:

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More tab updates as well:

-Robot Boy: Redid this one as one guitar part instead of two.

-Burning in the Skies: Added another guitar track for a feedback thing that appears in a couple spots.

-The Messenger: Made small strumming pattern changes in a few spots.

-Iridescent: Added another guitar track and split the main riff into two parts, also deleted one guitar track as the rhythm parts aren't triple-tracked in the last chorus like I thought they were (so the total number of guitar tracks actually didn't change, one new one just replaced one that got deleted).

-Too Late: Made some small notation changes in terms of notes that are held across multiple staves.

I'm currently working on a bunch of minor tab updates regarding formatting inconsistencies (tedious stuff like spacing, inconsistent capitalization of notation stuff, etc.), but also making more siginifcant changes when I discover they're needed. Once I'm satisfied with that, I'm going to start work on LPU 15. I'm recording some more videos this week too!


YouTube Cover of the Week (6/10): The Messenger/Tab Updates

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that I have a decent acoustic guitar and the means of making it sound decent on a recording (thanks to my TC Electronic BodyRez pedal), I decided to play The Messenger for this week's cover. As I mention in the video description, this is a little different than my usual cover format, as I actually used the Rock Band multitracks and took the original guitar track out of the mix and replaced it with mine:

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In addition, I've also made a big update to my tabs for the Post Traumatic album! The affected songs are as follows:

-Nothing Makes Sense Anymore: The last chorus/outro is different from what I had originally.

-Promises I Can't Keep: The lead guitar does a downward slide at the end of both sections it plays.

-Hold It Together: Minor update, fixed a mistake where I copy/pasted a part in a spot that it didn't belong.

-Ghosts: Completely redid this one. There are no octave guitars like I originally thought, however there's a guitar with an EBow that appears in one spot, as well as a recurring line of natural harmonics that appears in a large portion of the song.

-Make It Up As I Go: Guitar 1 plays a syncopated, palm-muted part under the second verse that I missed originally. Adding this to the tab also necessitated double-spacing everything else.

-Lift Off: Downsized from five guitar tracks to four. Guitars 3 and 4 also play a different part from what I originally thought.

-Running from My Shadow: Lots of changes to this one. Guitar count increased from 9 to 10, as there's a guitar in the second verse (Guitar 4) that I didn't notice before. Guitar 1 also doesn't play in the second verse, Guitar 5's part is significantly different from what I had before, and the majority of the outro is played by Guitars 7 and 8, rather than the lead part and chords being split up like I had before. Guitars 9 and 10 only play the descending pull-off part at the end of every other line of the outro.

-World's On Fire: Added a new tab for this one, as there's some guitar in the last chorus that I didn't notice before.

-Can't Hear You Now: Same thing as Hold It Together, just fixed a copy-paste mistake.

I've built up a pretty big backlog of tab updates that I need to do, so I'll be getting to those ASAP. I've still got one more song filmed for next week, and I'm planning on having more ready by the following week so I can continue with my weekly schedule.


YouTube Cover of the Week (6/3): By Myself/Other Updates

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys! Finally getting around to posting some new video content again. I recorded 3 songs the other day, and here's the first of them, which is a re-recording of By Myself (with the palm-muted parts played correctly this time):

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I've also updated a lot of stuff on the website too:

-Tabs: I updated my tab for Victimized, there's a lot more layered stuff going on in that song than I initially realized (the recently-leaked "concert stems" helped me figure this out).

-Guitars: In the Misc. section, I posted one new guitar, a D'Angelico hollowbody that Matt Harris started playing midway through the Post Traumatic tour. I also added a much better photo of his red Telecaster.

-Other: I did a pretty big revamp of the About/Contact page and removed a lot of irrelevant info (I'm making more of a conscious effort to keep my LP-related projects a separate entity from my other musical projects and not cross-link between the two as much as I used to, so the stuff about my bands and stuff like that all got removed).

As I said, I have two more songs recorded already, so there will be further updates for at least the next couple weekends, and I plan to keep recording more regularly after that as well. Sorry about going nearly a year without uploading anything, I know it's annoying that I've done it several times over the history of my channel, but I'm trying to not let it happen again.


4/16: Lots of tab updates!

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (1)

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


-Iridescent: Guitar count increased from 5 to 6, as there's a guitar with an EBow that appears throughout the end of the song that I hadn't included previously. I always knew this was there, but it's only really audible during the quiet piano ending on the album recording. With the leak of the "concert stems" from the Living Things tour, I was finally able to isolate this part and figure it out.

-Cross Off: Guitar count dropped from 13 to 11, as watching some live footage made me realize I had the secondary guitar part that appears in the intro and a few other places completely wrong (It's a single-string part that uses a big stretch). This made me realize that it only accounts for 2 tracks throughout the song, rather than 2 in the intro and 2 more elsewhere. I also adjusted strumming patterns in a few spots, and a few chords in the verse riff changed too.

-One More Light: Multitracks for this song leaked recently, and I realized I had a few things wrong in both the main fingerpicking part, as well as one note that I needed to change in the solo.

-Nobody Can Save Me: COMPLETELY redid this tab after hearing the multitracks. It's back in Eb tuning like it was when I originally tabbed it, and numerous parts throughout the song have changed significantly.

-Sorry for Now: Pretty similar story to Nobody Can Save Me, completely redid most of this one.

-Waiting for the End: I don't know how I never noticed this before, but you know how Guitar 1 briefly slides up to the 12th fret right before the guitar solo? It actually does that again during the last line of the song.

-Wretches and Kings: There are a couple spots where Guitar 6 briefly drops out that I never noticed before.

-Burn It Down: Guitar count increased from 3 to 5, as the main feedback fade-ins are actually two additional overdubbed tracks. One of the two main guitar tracks also fades in on a D octave a couple times the other feedback parts appear.


-I have posted TWELVE new bass tabs: By Myself, Lying from You, Rebellion, Papercut, Pushing Me Away, Nobody Can Save Me, Heavy, Talking to Myself, Roads Untraveled, Battle Symphony, Forgotten, and Runaway!

-Crawling: Fixed a timing error in the last chorus.

-Guilty All the Same: I think I screwed up copy/pasting on my original tab, there was either a line missing somewhere or an extra line that shouldn't have been there.

-New Divide: I redid nearly the whole tab an octave higher than I had it previously - Phoenix plays it down an octave live, and I originally tabbed it based on that, but listening back after all this time, I was clearly wrong and the studio version is different.

-The Catalyst: The whole song is definitely played on the low D string on the album version, despite how I had it tabbed previously.

-In the End: I had a few notes completely wrong on my original tab (being able to hear the DI and bass amp tracks separated on the newer multitrack release helped me figure out some stuff that was hard to hear otherwise).

-Somewhere I Belong, No More Sorrow, One Step Closer: Minor updates (fixing typos, updating descriptions, stuff like that).

I have a couple more major guitar tab updates in the works for now, and I also have one new photo that I need to add to the site, but I'll do it in my next update since this one's already big enough as it is.

I'm not exactly optimistic about the future of my YouTube channel with all this Article 13 crap going on. I've unfortuntately already started seeing a new wave of copyright takedowns (which I've disputed, because screw that, I've LITERALLY had people from Warner Bros. tell me what I'm doing is completely fine in the past). Rest assured, if for whatever reason my channel ultimately bites the dust, I WILL make sure that my content is re-uploaded somewhere, somehow. I'll take out a credit card just to buy the damn server space to host the videos myself if I have to. The only way the copyright police will ever get rid of me is if they kill me!