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September'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.


http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/caotpgp/ >_>

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

YOU HAVE UNTIL THE 13TH AT 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME TO SUBMIT

Clock showing what time it is in Central: 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.

The Tiers are Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced.

SONGS TO COMPARE DIFFICULTY AGAINST:

Easy:
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Intermediate: The Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
Advanced: Sequoia Throne (Protest the Hero)

Post if you are interested.

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. Anyone may enter. Except Gingers.

That was a joke.

Entries so far:

Easy:
HeavyReverb- MK Ultra (Muse)
CheesePopcorn- Straight Edge Revenge (Project X)
Alex Vik- Keep Away (Godsmack)
ihavenoname93- Detox (Strapping Young Lad)
BeefWellington- Your Betrayal (Bullet For My Valentine)
oZone_TNS- [undecided]
barden1069- Gravity (John Mayer)
AutumnFallsBest- Orion [Acoustic] (Rodrigo y Gabriella)
idkputanamehere- Damnit (Blink 182)

Intermediate:
Vitor_vdp- Strange Deja Vu (Dream Theater)
andrew.whocares- Carrion (Parkway Drive)
Shinami- The Trooper (Iron Maiden) [Without Solo]
vulcan442- Leprosy (Death)
GezzyDiversion- Better (Guns N Roses)
3-R4ZOR- The Great Gianni Sisters (Machine Supremacy)
jiwhanese- Deliverance (Opeth)
get ta led out!- Blinded In Chains (Avenged Sevenfold)
btones- Vicarious (Tool)
urik- Ocean Land (Orphaned Land)
thenextkirk92- Hourglass (Lamb of God)
T.s.e- Biaxident (Liquid Tension Experiment)
guitar ben94- Only For the Weak (In Flames)
HorizonShadow- Nothing Left (As I Lay Dying)
larrytheguitar- Condemn the Hive (Lamb of God)
woodkha'ak- Dying in Your Arms (Trivium)
HailSlaytan- Twilight of the Thundergod (Amon Amarth)
FlyinHigh26- Maggot Brain (Funkadelic)

Advanced:
stratdud39- Adam's Murmur (Cynic)
SlayingDragons- Evil Eye (Yngwie Malmsteen)
metallicafan616- Culinary Hyperversity (Necrophagist)
GoIrish668- Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne)
benjy118- The Shortest Straw (Metallica)
ChucklesMginty- Paul Vs Godzilla (Paul Gilberto)
Random3- Hatredcopter (Dethklok)
The Kush- Dawn of a Million Souls (Ayreon)
Portuguese_boy- Goddess Bound (Protest the Hero)
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Quote by Vitor_vdp
Can I register even though I'm not sure I have enough time to do it?


Yes, because most of the time 60%+ of people don't submit their entries.


Iron Maiden - The Trooper (W/O Solo cause I won't make it in a week)

So that's either intermediate or easy, depending on what others enter. Most likely intermediate.


Hey, wait a minute.

Quote by UntilISleep

Happy Playing. Anyone may enter. Except Gingers.



Last edited by Shinami at Sep 4, 2010,
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I thought the next one was going to be a tone comp.
Quote by MakinLattes
dwelling on past mishaps is for the weak. you must stride into the future, unabashed and prepared to fuck up yet again.
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My entry, after thinking on it for a while, will be "Evil Eye-" Yngwie Malmsteen.

Catagory: Easy.


lolz jk.

Probably advanced.


It's probably way over my head, but that's what make it fun!

Btw, I don't have a guitar with a working trem, hope that doesn't affect the quality of it.

Oh, and I'll be doing both the nylon and electric parts.
Last edited by SlayingDragons at Sep 4, 2010,
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Death - Leprosy
Intermediate
Quote by vulcan422
i wish i could see Children Of Bodom agen
Quote by red157
Granted. But you have to endure support by the Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and a steaming turd.

1. Death
2. Children Of Bodom
3. Metallica
4. Megadeth
5. Pantera
6. Cannibal Corpse
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Is it possible to enter just a solo? And with just an audio recording, as I can't film it unfortunately?

If the answer to both is yes: Necrophagist - Culinary Hyperversity - Advanced
If the answer to the only latter is yes: King Diamond - Black Horsemen - Intermediate
If the answer to neither is yes:


Also, if you like metal and haven't heard King Diamonds Abigail, you are missing out on soooo much, listen immiediately

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
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Better - Guns N' Roses

Intermediate

It's got some sweeping in it and I'm not quite sure how much of it I will be able to manage, but that's what this contest is about: Improving yourself.
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I'll try Welcome Home - Coheed And Cambria.

Probably intermediate, saying advanced might be a bit of a stretch.

EDIT: Actually, I want to make the advanced tier, I'll try Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne, in advanced.
Call me Andrew. It's my name.

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Quote by metallicafan616
Is it possible to enter just a solo? And with just an audio recording, as I can't film it unfortunately?

If the answer to both is yes: Culinary Hyperversity - Advanced
If the answer to the only latter is yes: ermmm....I'll leave it up to anyone to suggest a random song from King Diamond's first 5 albums*.
If the answer to neither is yes:


EDIT:* excluding Arrival, Mansion in Darkness and Abigail (the song) as I already know those.

yes, im not sure about the solo, though.
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It will be a very low quality audio recording btw, I think I'll edit that post for the songs rather than solo.

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
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Okay, I've still got two weeks left of spare time do do anything before university starts, so count me in.

I'm doing "The Great Gianna Sisters" by Machinae Supremacy and I'd say it's intermediate.
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Sign me up for:

MK Ultra by Muse (easy)
That Golden Rule by Biffy Clyro (intermediate)
1 2

Little solace comes
to those who grieve
as thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a House of Leaves

My Rig
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HeavyReverb = Hero of The Pit 2010.
Quote by I-Shot-Jr
You sir are my absolute hero.
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Registering!

Shortest Straw - Metallica. (Advanced apparently V)
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How many mods does it take ban half of the pit?
one, Carmel.



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Ok i'm gonna do vicarious by tool. with some flair added if I can learn the song properly.

Which is intermediate, by the way
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Sign me up for Hatredcopter by Dethklok, advanced category.

I would do Halo or Slanderous by Machine Head, but I did Aesthetics of Hate a couple of months ago and I'm not sure if I'll have time to record Halo as I am using my new laptop and so have to get all the software running properly.

Hopefully I won't have to pull out
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I'm giving this a try again


I'd say Little Wing by Hendrix but I already got 70% of it down today so I'm going to think about something else :p
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Quote by Random3
Sign me up for Hatredcopter by Dethklok, advanced category.

I would do Halo or Slanderous by Machine Head, but I did Aesthetics of Hate a couple of months ago and I'm not sure if I'll have time to record Halo as I am using my new laptop and so have to get all the software running properly.

Hopefully I won't have to pull out

if u pull out well have no entries in advanced!!!


oh and can u change mine to Deliverance by Opeth. Intermediate cause i wont be playin the solos and stuff
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Quote by jiwhanese
if u pull out well have no entries in advanced!!!


oh and can u change mine to Deliverance by Opeth. Intermediate cause i wont be playin the solos and stuff



Oh, and I guess my entry just doesn't count, huh?


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And I would enter, but my guitar is still getting painted. And might not be done in time for me to get an entry in on time.


*This was in no way meant for me to flaunt the epic paintjob that my guitar will have to make you all feel jealous.*


suck it.
Quote by MakinLattes
dwelling on past mishaps is for the weak. you must stride into the future, unabashed and prepared to fuck up yet again.
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and heres to another time ill just burn out in the end but ima enter anywayz! off to song choices.
People in the pit take my post way too seriously.

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If you have a question PM me and I will always get back to you.
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Quote by itchy guitar
And I would enter, but my guitar is still getting painted. And might not be done in time for me to get an entry in on time.


*This was in no way meant for me to flaunt the epic paintjob that my guitar will have to make you all feel jealous.*


suck it.


I hate you.


'Cause I want your Jackson.
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Quote by SlayingDragons
I hate you.


'Cause I want your Jackson.


Yea, and I wish I had a 7 string. So we're even.
Quote by MakinLattes
dwelling on past mishaps is for the weak. you must stride into the future, unabashed and prepared to fuck up yet again.
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Quote by ChucklesMginty
Just realized if my OD-9 arrives I could record with an actual amp...



but your tone on the other vidz was epics.
People in the pit take my post way too seriously.

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7-String Legion

If you have a question PM me and I will always get back to you.
#34
I'm not gonna do the Biffy Cover because I just realised its in drop c
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Little solace comes
to those who grieve
as thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a House of Leaves

My Rig
Quote by Will Swanson
HeavyReverb = Hero of The Pit 2010.
Quote by I-Shot-Jr
You sir are my absolute hero.
#36
Quote by GezzyDiversion
Real Amp > PC Plug-ins



i know that but it still sounded good
People in the pit take my post way too seriously.

MyAnimeList
7-String Legion

If you have a question PM me and I will always get back to you.
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I'll be using a plug-in this time since I'm in my new apartment and cant use my amp
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Little solace comes
to those who grieve
as thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a House of Leaves

My Rig
Quote by Will Swanson
HeavyReverb = Hero of The Pit 2010.
Quote by I-Shot-Jr
You sir are my absolute hero.
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Quote by GezzyDiversion
Definatley, the JCM800 setting on PODfarm is so good, I was considering bringing my desktop to my next gig

My keyboardist uses a desktop live I used to use my laptop when i played bass as well.
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Little solace comes
to those who grieve
as thoughts keep drifting
as walls keep shifting
and this great blue world of ours
seems a House of Leaves

My Rig
Quote by Will Swanson
HeavyReverb = Hero of The Pit 2010.
Quote by I-Shot-Jr
You sir are my absolute hero.
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