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2/25 - YouTube Updates

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Forgot to post this yesterday, whoops. This week's a fairly boring one on YouTube, I had a couple more 1080p "quality upgrades" I needed to do for some Minutes to Midnight stuff, and they happened to be two of the easiest songs on the album (Hands Held High and In Between). I posted them both this past weekend.


With that said, I'm REALLY excited for what I'll be posting this coming weekend...


-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

YouTube Cover of the Week (2/10): Don't Stay

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Baritone song number 2 of 3 here...the song that opened the first Linkin Park show I ever saw, all the way back in 2004!


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Only one song from Meteora left!


-Anthony

YouTube Cover of the Week (2/3): Nobody's Listening/Other Updates

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally getting back into recording YouTube videos again! I recently bought a PRS baritone guitar, so naturally I've decided to revisit some stuff from Meteora I haven't done anything with in a while. For this week, I've covered Nobody's Listening:


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Also, I have a new 7-string as well, so I re-shot With You, albeit with the audio from my previous video (I had been meaning to redo this one in 1080p for a long time but didn't have the guitar to do it with):


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Other than that, not much to report. I got a tip on the source of the photo set of Brad smashing a Les Paul copy (thanks Phil!), so I updated that entry accordingly. I'll have a couple more songs with the baritone guitar coming up the next two weeks!


-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


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