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Old 01-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
P_Trik
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TAB Rejected, please explain

I submitted a transcription of Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day. It has the exact chord voicings that are used on the recording, not the utter crap that is posted in the first 6 versions and it was rejected with no explanation, as has a number of my other transcriptions. I am looking to start a dialogue here with whoever makes these decisions because I am tired of seeing garbage transcriptions posted getting high ratings and praise. I realize that you are dealing with a lot of 'learning' musicians posting their innaccurate opinion of a song for whatever reason, but some of us use this site as a resource for guided learning, have studied music our whole lives, played with recording acts, taught for decades, and generally know one end of the guitar from the other. I challenge you to play through each of the other versions, then mine with the chord voicings included, and then tell me which one should be on this site. I look forward to hearing from you.

BTW the formatting was lost when I copied and pasted it into this thread. Check out the formatting of any of my other transcriptions, chords are over the syllable or in between syllables of where the change occurs, sections are marked and ALL of my transcriptions will fit on one or two pages when printed. Made for a learning musician's songbook.

Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day
Flat tune E5 = 079900 C#m7 = x46600 Bsus = x24400 Asus2 = x02200
F#7add11 = 244300 E = 022100

Intro F#7add11

Verse 1
C#m7 E5 Bsus
My best friend gave me the best advice
C#m7
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
E5 Bsus
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
C#m7
And try to take the path less traveled by
E5 Bsus
That first step you take is the longest stride

Chorus
Bsus Asus2 E
If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Bsus
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Asus2
Would you live each moment like your last?
E Bsus
Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have?
F#7add11
If today was your last day

Inst C#m7 |E5 |Bsus | ||

Verse 2
C#m7 E5 Bsus
Against the grain should be a way of life
C#m7
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
E5 Bsus
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
C#m7
So live like you'll never live it twice
E5 Bsus
Don't take the free ride in your own life

Chorus
Bsus Asus2 E
If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Bsus
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Asus2
Would you live each moment like your last?
E Bsus
Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have?
Asus2 E
Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce of memories
Bsus
Would you forgive your enemies?

Asus2
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
E
Swear up and down to God above
Bsus F#7add11
That you finally fall in love If today was your last day

Bridge
E
If today was your last day
Bsus F#7add11
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
E Bsus
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
F#7add11
Regardless of who you are
E
So do whatever it takes
Bsus F#7add11
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
E
Let nothin' stand in your way
Bsus F#7add11
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

Outro Chorus

F#7add11 Asus2 E
If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Bsus
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Asus2
Would you live each moment like your last?
E Bsus
Leave old pictures in the past Donate every dime you have?

Asus2 E
Would you call old friends you never see? Reminisce of memories
Bsus
Would you forgive your enemies?
Asus2
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
E Bsus
Swear up and down to God above That you finally fall in love
F#7add11
If today was your last day

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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So I recieved an email from emad saying that the reason this version was turned down is that there is already a good version on the site. Here's what I replied:

Hi emad

6 wrong transcriptions and not one 'good' one. I looked. There are a couple that a kid could use to play and impress his buddies and make a 13 yo swoon if he plays his cards right, but not one uses the voicings that the band uses. So how in the hell did 6 versions get on UG?! If your answer was acceptable, you would have stopped with the first terrible version.

I challenged you to play through mine and you haven't. If UG is about 12 year old boys in their underwear voting for each others half assed transcriptions, please let me know now. If not, accept my challenge and next time the real version of the song comes along, just put it on the site along with the shitty ones.

Regards,

Pat


Any of you that transcribe and post, I would enjoy hearing from you. Two more of my transcriptions had +4 votes and positive comments when I last checked about 9 hours ago and no negative votes. Both were rejected. I am interested in seeing some real dialogue in the UG community about this issue and I'm not going away quietly, not backing down. I know there are more frustrated transcribers here who are sick of the crappy ones getting posted and the real deals rejected. Let's change that

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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i'm with you, there are a TON of tabs on here that deserve nothing but to be removed. not "different arrangements," just plain bad.

can we have a system where whoever evaluates a new tab is also able to "retire" old tabs that may not be as good as the new one?
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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i'm with you, there are a TON of tabs on here that deserve nothing but to be removed. not "different arrangements," just plain bad.

How do you tell we don't remove bad tabs from archive?

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can we have a system where whoever evaluates a new tab is also able to "retire" old tabs that may not be as good as the new one?

Are you kidding?

This is how tabs work in UG:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/about/tab_guide.htm

ts, I already replied you.

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