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August's Contest.

Goal : You have exactly 1 week to learn a song, any song of your choice, and record it and upload it.(To Youtube or any related site). This should prove some fun and a good time waster and all along your becoming a better guitar player. After all entries have been made we will judge on cleanliness, accuracy, techniques (ex. good harmonics or vibrato) and overall impression.


NOTICE: DO NOT upload your cover to a site where people have to register to view it. Ie: Facebook, etc.


REGISTRATION IS OVER, ENTRIES DUE THE 10th AT 11:59 P.M. CST


Clock showing what time it is in CST: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=70

Thanks to StewieSwan for this:
To export a GP5 drum track as an Mp3 if I just download the song from UG...

Make sure only the drum track is on (mute the others or press the S button on the drum track in GP) and then go File - Export - MIDI. Once the drum MIDI is exported, find it wherever you put it and open it with itunes. Then right click the track and select "create mp3".
If it doesn't say mp3, if it's another kind of format then go Edit - Preferences - General - Import Settings - Import Using Mp3 Encoder and then right click the song and convert to mp3. This is all assuming you have the latest itunes.

Please post the song you are choosing and the tier you think it fits in.

We Have 3 Tiers: Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced. All will be judged.

Songs to judge difficulty against:
Easy- Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Intermediate- Welcome Home (Coheed and Cambria)
Advanced- Master of Puppets (Metallica)



Post if you're interested in playing!

There are some Rules :
1. Please do not pick a song you already know.
2. There will be about a 1-2 day registration period.
3. The winner receives a larger E-Penis (Courtesy of getting picked No.1)
4. Refer to Goal Post.
5. Refer to Rule No.1!!!

Happy Playing. Anybody is welcome to enter.

Entries So Far:

Easy:
vsdornelas- King of Dreams (Deep Purple)
JayT44- Chapter Four (Avenged Sevenfold)
thenextkirk92- Contractor (Lamb of God)
Autumnfallsbest- Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (Queen), We're Gonna Have a Champagne Jam (Chiodos)
Cheeselord- Unholy Confessions (Avenged Sevenfold)
Night_Lights- Daedalus (Thrice)
HeavyReverb- Cotopaxi (The Mars Volta)
UntiliSleep- A Favor House Atlantic (Coheed and Cambria)
SeveralSpecies- Lateralus (Tool)
that guy again- 33 (Coheed and Cambria)
FlyinHigh26- Bird on a Wire (Leonard Cohen)
Sparky-MMA- Silverwing (Arch Enemy)
剣 斧 血- Sic (Slipknot)
Shinami- Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Somekid94- I Will Not Bow (Breaking Benjamin)
CheesePopcorn- Bite It You Scum (GG Allin)

Intermediate:
mrfinkle213- Buried Alive (Avenged Sevenfold)
Chikao42- Drive (Black Stone Cherry)
GoIrish668- Symphony of Destruction (Megadeth)
Disarmonia- Artifacts of the Black Rain (In Flames)
Bluesblitz- Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf)
devilskommander- Guardians Of Asgaard (Amon Arath)
MeGaDeth2314- Mi Cosa (Wes Montgomery)
SuperKoolKid- The Day that Never Comes (Metallica)
jiwhanese- Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
get ta led out!- Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (John Mayer)
stratdud39- Mr. Brownstone (Guns and Roses)
ihavenoname93- The Mechanix (Megadeth)
burnboy85- Rust In Peace-Polaris (Megadeth)
barden1069- Time (Pink Floyd)
Adisturbedone- Asylum (Disturbed)
Geanes- Cryin' (Joe Satriani)

Advanced:
T.s.e- Glass Prison (Dream Theater)
Phoenix Reborn- Holy Wars: The Punishment Due (Megadeth)
Pat_s1t- Prequel to the Sequel (Between the Buried and Me)
SlayingDragons- The Test That Stumped Them All (Dream Theater)
ChucklesMginty- Back off Bitch (Guns and Roses)
Lt. Shinysides- Tunnel of Love (Dire Straits)
pantera456- Turn Soonest to the Sea (Protest the Hero)
drawnacrol- Fermented Offal Discharge (Necrophagist)
Random3- In This Shallow Grave (Arch Enemy)
Last edited by UntilISleep at Aug 5, 2010,
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Last edited by UntilISleep at Aug 12, 2010,
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EDIT: Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold (intermediate)

Decided to change it.
We are the diamonds that choose to stay coal;
A generation born to witness
The end of the world

Last edited by mrfinkle213 at Aug 1, 2010,
#5
...No one is going to enter?...

I'm either going to do Favor House Atlantic by C&C or Progenies of the Great Apocalypse by Dimmu Borgir...haven't decided yet.
#7
master of puppets shouldnt be advanced imho

but i think im gonna do something in the easy catergory cause i dont have the time for anything else.
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#8
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master of puppets shouldnt be advanced imho

but i think im gonna do something in the easy catergory cause i dont have the time for anything else.


The solo makes it pretty hard.
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#10
Okay, I think I can finally participate in this one. I just got home and I'm not busy for a while. So I'll do: Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold (Easy).

Time to man up and finally learn a new song.
daytripper75

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Second you dance.
Third you wipe off all the pussy.
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Quote by JayT44
Okay, I think I can finally participate in this one. I just got home and I'm not busy for a while. So I'll do: Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold (Easy).

Time to man up and finally learn a new song.


Love the Fiction lyric in your sig.
We are the diamonds that choose to stay coal;
A generation born to witness
The end of the world

#12
Was waiting for this to show up.

Add me with Dream Theater - Learning To Live.

I'd say advanced.
#13
Quote by mrfinkle213
Love the Fiction lyric in your sig.

daytripper75

Bullieve


Quote by Amuro Jay
I'm gonna need specific instructions again on how to properly dance with my pants on my head.
Quote by lolmnt
First you put your pants on your head.
Second you dance.
Third you wipe off all the pussy.
#14
Just got a new amp and pedals. Perfet way to christen it I'd say.

either

Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot (Intermediate)

or

Megadeath - Holy Wars (Intermediate)

Neither will be perfect since I'm only a single guitarist but I'll do my best.
Have a good one,
Phoenix
Last edited by Phoenix Reborn at Aug 1, 2010,
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Quote by Phoenix Reborn
Just got a new amp and pedals. Perfet way to christen it I'd say.

either

Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot (Intermediate)

or

Megadeath - Holy Wars (Intermediate)

Neither will be perfect since I'm only a single guitarist but I'll do my best.


If collabs are allowed
I'll do this with you.
We are the diamonds that choose to stay coal;
A generation born to witness
The end of the world

#17
Quote by mrfinkle213
If collabs are allowed
I'll do this with you.


Hey Untillsleep. Collabs cool? and mrfinkle, if this is alright you want lead or rythm?
Have a good one,
Phoenix
#18
Quote by Phoenix Reborn
Hey Untillsleep. Collabs cool? and mrfinkle, if this is alright you want lead or rythm?


I'd prefer Rhythm
We are the diamonds that choose to stay coal;
A generation born to witness
The end of the world

#19
I'm in!
Lazing on a sunday afternoon- queen
eassssyyyy

edddit: Make it that song and we're gonna have a champagne jam - chiodos, cause that song is just too short
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Last edited by Autumnfallsbest at Aug 1, 2010,
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Alright found a song

Coheed and Cambria - 33 (Esay)

Should be fun



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thrice- Daedalus (easy)
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#24
Quote by burnboy85
Guys, what song should I do? I want somthing in standard or Drop D, thats around Intermediate difficulty. Halp!

Lateralus by Tool.
#26
Made my final decision.
Megadeath - Holy Wars (Hard)

Sorry mrfinkle. I lobe Beast and the Harlot but after listening to both for the last hour I have to say Holy Wars would probably help my soling more. Next contest we can do Beast and the Harlot
Have a good one,
Phoenix
Last edited by Phoenix Reborn at Aug 1, 2010,
#27
Quote by Autumnfallsbest
I'm in!
Lazing on a sunday afternoon- queen
eassssyyyy

edddit: Make it that song and we're gonna have a champagne jam - chiodos, cause that song is just too short


By that do you mean you're doing both?
#28
Ok I'll register with Cotopaxi by the Mars Volta in my own tuning (DADAAD). Not sure what difficulty it would be though.
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as thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a House of Leaves

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#29
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By that do you mean you're doing both?


Yep, more of a challenge
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is it me or does the black kids head look like a bong, and the girl behind him just took a hit and is zonked out?
#30
Drive by Black Stone Cherry. I'd say intermediate?
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#32
Quote by burnboy85
Well, I think I'm going to try Bodom after Midnight by Children of Bodom.
Not sure how well I'm gunna do, but what the hell.
Can I enter it as a youtube video, or does it have to be an mp3 thingy?


You may enter a video on youtube or an mp3. Your choice.

Also, updated OP with entries.
#33
Quote by mrfinkle213
EDIT: Buried Alive - Avenged Sevenfold (intermediate)

Decided to change it.

FUCKING AWESOME DUDE.

Let me know how difficult it is to learn, afterwards.
daytripper75

Bullieve


Quote by Amuro Jay
I'm gonna need specific instructions again on how to properly dance with my pants on my head.
Quote by lolmnt
First you put your pants on your head.
Second you dance.
Third you wipe off all the pussy.
#34
I would love to do this but I have nothing to record with other than my laptop microphone and I have no software or editing tools.

Is that a problem, or are simple crummy videos acceptable?


edit: ^ that post up there apparently answered for me lol.


In that case put me down for Lateralus - Tool (easy)
#35
I'll try to do Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth. That's probably intermediate, right?
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#36
Quote by SeveralSpecies
I would love to do this but I have nothing to record with other than my laptop microphone and I have no software or editing tools.

Is that a problem, or are simple crummy videos acceptable?

I'm just going to use my cell phone and set it directly in front of my cab speakers.

I tried recording on it before and it wasn't too terrible but not great either. You're not the only one!

My laptop microphone was awful though. Then again, I have an awful laptop.
daytripper75

Bullieve


Quote by Amuro Jay
I'm gonna need specific instructions again on how to properly dance with my pants on my head.
Quote by lolmnt
First you put your pants on your head.
Second you dance.
Third you wipe off all the pussy.
#37
Quote by GoIrish668
I'll try to do Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth. That's probably intermediate, right?


Going to try to add Version 7 to your sig, eh?

Yeah, unless the quality of your recording prevents from clearly hearing your playing, it should not matter how bad it is.
#38
Quote by JayT44
I'm just going to use my cell phone and set it directly in front of my cab speakers.

I tried recording on it before and it wasn't too terrible but not great either. You're not the only one!

My laptop microphone was awful though. Then again, I have an awful laptop.



Alright goody!

I'll just record it on my webcam/microphone and upload it to Youtube. I just need to get new strings and new tubes for the amp. Haven't used it in a while lol.
#40
Put me down for "All New Materials" by Periphery (advanced)

May or may not get done, hopefully I can actually do it this time.


Actually I'll go with Prequel to the Sequel by BTBAM (advanced). I'll do up to the accordion bit so the ending isn't awkward. I'll submit it soon.
Last edited by Pat_s1t at Aug 2, 2010,