|Posted on May 7, 2018 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
As promised, after taking the month of April off, I'm resuming uploading videos this week. There have been a lot of multitrack files surfacing in the LP community lately, which has necessitated redoing several tabs and adding more stuff to my video to-do list! Today's update tackles a bit of both. I redid Good Goodbye this week, which covers some changes to both of the "main" guitar parts I covered previously, as well as a third guitar part that I didn't discover until hearing the multitrack (I also added some additional stuff to my video for that part, since it would otherwise consist of playing one two-note chord for the entire song, with long gaps of no playing):
As far as tabs go, since my last update, I've posted updates to the following songs:
PPR:KUT - Mainly just guitar numbering/layering changes to be consistent with the updates I made for the original version of Papercut recently.
All versions of One Step Closer containing any of the Hybrid Theory guitar work (One Step Closer, 1STP KLOSR, Points of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer, and the Humble Bros. Remix) - The multitrack for this one leaked as well, and I had to update the guitar count to properly notate the doubling in certain spots. I also changed one of the harmonics in the second pre-chorus (the one that I thought was on the D string is actually a third harmonic on the G string). Some of these changes resulted in me updating all of the various versions of the song to some degree.
Roads Untraveled - Completely changed the rhythm guitar parts, and added a bit more guitar that appears at the end of the first chorus.
Battle Symphony - This was basically a second complete re-working of the entire tab, much like my previous update to the song. I really can't narrow it down to anything specific, just check it out yourself.
Heavy - There are a couple guitar parts in this that I never heard before, most notably a fingerpicked part in Kiiara's pre-chorus section, and a clean guitar that plays some lower-end octaves. I also changed the tuning to standard, since the lower octave parts require it but none of the other guitar parts use the bottom string.
I have at least one more tab update coming this week, and I'll be tackling one of the above songs for next week's video(s), since they all need to be redone sooner or later! I also have a couple more photos that I've been meaning to add to the site, so keep an eye out for those soon as well.
OH! I almost forgot! I updated that paragraph at the top of the Tabs page that talks about viewing/downloading my tabs - I've discovered that a program called Notepad++ will display my tabs with proper formatting after you download them, unlike the stock Windows versions of Notepad/Wordpad. YAY!
|Posted on April 29, 2018 at 4:05 AM||comments (0)|
The day has finally come - I've added guitar information to all tabs for The Hunting Party, meaning I now have this information accounted for in all of my tabs for studio releases! This has admittedly taken far longer than it should have, but it's allowed me to give another listen to every song I've done a tab for, and in many cases (far more than I expected!) make changes that may not have otherwise been made. The Hunting Party was no exception, as 7 of the 12 songs saw significant changes:
Keys to the Kingdom - Guitar count decreased from 7 to 6 (removed doubling of the lead part on build-up to guitar solo), changed Guitar 6 at end of bridge, changed chorus part played by Guitars 3 and 4
All for Nothing - Guitar count increased from 8 to 9 (added background parts played by Page Hamilton underneath guitar solo), changed one of the lead guitar parts during outro
Guilty All the Same - Guitar count increased from 8 to 10 (guitars that play first two lines of the riff after the second and third choruses are different from the rest of the rhythm guitars), fixed typo involving Guitar 7 before second chorus (it was labeled as Guitar 1 at one point for some reason), changed first two lines of lead guitar during outro to be single notes on the low D string, rather than full chords doubling the other guitars
Wastelands - Guitar count increased from 3 to 5 (guitars that play choruses are different from the ones that play the other rhythm parts), small change to end of last chorus where transition between rhythm guitar tracks takes place
Until It's Gone - Guitar count increased from 7 to 10 (melodic lead line that appears throughout song is doubled - this accounts for both Guitars 3/4 and Guitars 9/10, palm-muted guitar in second verse is mostly a separate non-doubled track rather than the main rhythm guitars), added octave splitting effect on Guitars 9/10, noted that harmonics after first chorus are played by Guitars 5/6, noted that melodic lead line during ending is played by Guitars 5/6 rather than 3/4 or 9/10 as it appears elsewhere, slight changes to end of guitar solo
Mark the Graves - Changed Guitars 5 and 6 during intro from 2-note chords to 3-note chords, changed Guitars 3 and 4 during chorus riff, removed single notes played by Guitars 5 and 6 during chorus riff, noted slight differences between Guitars 3/4 and Guitars 7/8 during last chorus, slight changes to first guitar solo
Final Masquerade - Guitar count increased from 7 to 8 (added one feedback fade-in before second chorus that couldn't be accounted for by another guitar part)
On another tab-related note, the multitracks for Papercut have surfaced, so I made some significant changes to that song too, primarily that the chorus riff I THOUGHT I was playing correctly all these years is actually slightly different, and that there are four rhythm guitar tracks throughout most of the song (this is honestly the case for basically all Hybrid Theory/Meteora songs, it's just not something I always notate because usually those parts all play the same thing). The outro has also gotten annoyingly long and hard to read with this update, but the four tracks all play that part slightly differently on almost every repeat, so I really had no choice!
In terms of other news, I posted my remix of Place to Start to Youtube recently. I ended up just uploading the audio as I wasn't happy with any of my attempts at coming up with a proper video treatment, but here it is regardless (lyrics/download link in the description, by the way!):
I've been moving a lot of stuff around in my studio lately (I finally bought a damn computer desk!), and one of my guitars is currently in the shop getting some work done, so I haven't been pushing myself to record this month (on top of reasons I've already explained previously), but I intend to have a new video up next weekend, and will likely resume my weekly schedule from there.
|Posted on April 14, 2018 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
More tab updates for you guys today!
-I added a tab for Crossing a Line, the first single off Mike's solo album coming out in June. Since the album is titled Post Traumatic, and the first three tracks on the album are the same three tracks previously released as the Post Traumatic EP, I've elected to remove the Post Traumatic EP section entirely and just list the album. As usual, once the album is out and I figure out which songs have guitar in them, I'll update the tracklisting accordingly. I THINK there's some guitar in the other recently-released song, Nothing Makes Sense Anymore, but the vocal production on that track is so dense that it completely buries the guitar work that I think is hiding under the bridge and last chorus. Hopefully an instrumental version of that song surfaces at some point...
I also updated a few Dead By Sunrise songs:
-Fire: No actual tab updates, but I re-wrote the intro paragraph.
-Give Me Your Name: Numerous updates to the slide guitar parts, and I changed the voicings of several of the acoustic guitar chords as well (all of the G chords have the A string muted, and several chords in the chorus use fairly unconventional shapes that I hadn't noticed prior to the demo leaking).
-Into You: The guitar that plays harmonics is actually present in the soft choruses, in addition to the third verse like I noted previously. This resulted in the numbering of the guitars being shifted around somewhat. I also made a slight change heading into the last chorus, as the clean guitars continue strumming throughout the transition from the soft chorus to the heavy chorus, instead of stopping like I thought they did previously.
-Walking in Circles: The guitar part in the outro that I previously thought was an octave line is actually two guitars that play single notes an octave apart, with a few variations between them.
I've tried a few treatments for a video for my Place to Start remix that involved fancy slow-motion footage captured at extremely high frame rates (I was experimenting with my iPhone's video capabilities), but I ended up not caring for how it came out, so I trashed that idea and I'll be uploading a more "traditional" video that features performance footage mixed with some still images. It's also looking like I might be able to get another video or two uploaded before the end of the month after all, I just did my springtime setup on my Strat so I'll probably redo Good Goodbye and Battle Symphony to be in line with recent updates I made to the tabs for those songs.
I'm also working with another fan on releasing something VERY cool for the LP community in the near future...stay tuned!
|Posted on April 2, 2018 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
Quick update on a couple tabs:
Good Goodbye - Lots of changes all over this one...I just flat-out had a bunch of stuff wrong the first time around (my previous tab was more or less based on the live version, but the studio version is actually quite different).
It's Goin' Down - As a "quality of life" update, I changed the 2.7 harmonic notation to the 6th fret (just like I did with Crawling), which enabled me to condense the spacing of the entire tab down a lot from the previous version, making it much easier to read.
I'm probably going to have a few Dead By Sunrise tab updates coming soon too, the recently-leaked demos of a lot of the songs make a lot of the guitar work easier to hear, and since a lot of the guitar work was reused on the final album versions, I've noticed some stuff that I need to change. Still need to finish off updating The Hunting Party too.
Editing together footage for my Place to Start remix video this week, sorry it's taken a bit longer than expected to post it.
|Posted on March 28, 2018 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Hey guys, sorry I'm falling a little behind here, I've been fighting flu-like symptoms for about three weeks now, and it's really slowed down my recording output. I posted two videos in the past few days to make up for it. First up is Until It Breaks, which features a re-recorded guitar track and remastered vocals:
And second, a re-recorded Guitar 3 for Invisible, to reflect some recent changes I made to the tab:
Note that I also added isolated track links to my old videos for the first two parts of Invisible as well. You may notice that these videos are in 1080p and a bit more zoomed-in than my other recent videos, this is due to me switching to filming videos on my iPhone (my trusty Sony digital camera that I've been using for 5 years or so finally died on me). The zoomed-in aspect is less than ideal for me, as I really liked how my recent videos were at a wide enough angle to show my pedalboard, but this will have to do - my phone just doesn't have as wide of a lens as my old camera, and it's already set up as far across the room and as zoomed out as I can get it. I'm sure some people will prefer the trade-off of not seeing my pedals in exchange for a clearer view of my playing, though!
In other site-related news, I added a new guitar to Mike's page! I somehow missed that he posted a picture of himself recording with a previously-unseen sunburst Telecaster on Instagram last year. I also found improved (as in not video-screencapped) pictures of him playing bass at the Hollywood Bowl show, as well as him playing his S2 Singlecut at one of the Fort Minor shows a couple years back.
As for other stuff, the Remix Post Traumatic contest wrapped up last week, and I nearly won! I was one of the five finalists selected by the various judging committees, meaning my remix was sent to Mike for final judging. Congrats to Mac Oddy on being selected as the winner, and congrats to my fellow finalists Austin Vicenty, Ocean Grey, and DPARK as well. I'm working on a video for my remix that should be on Youtube sometime this week.
Speaking of Youtube uploads...other than my Place to Start remix and a series of re-recorded videos for Shadow of the Day (which will both be up in the next few days), I'll probably be taking most, if not all of the month of April off from uploading videos. April is National Poetry Writing Month, and poetry is kind of my wife's thing (she's even been published!). Since she'll be writing every day, I anticipate that I'll be spending most of every day taking care of our daughter, even when my wife's home. As such, I don't expect that I'll have time to record, but I definitely will if I find the time to do so! This is honestly just a case of me setting my own expectations low so I don't have reason to be disappointed, haha. Either way, I'll be uploading as much as possible again once May rolls around. I've still got a lot planned for this year!