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April edition.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

GOAL: You have exactly 10 DAYS until April 10th 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.


Clock showing what time it is in UK: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=136


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 title of the song and band you are choosing and the tier you think it fits in.


NOTICE: I will ignore entries given without a suggested tier.


The Tiers are Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced.

SONGS TO COMPARE DIFFICULTY AGAINST:

Easy: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Intermediate: Redneck by Lamb of God
Advanced: Stream of Consciousness by Dream Theater


RULES:
1. Please do not pick a song you already know.
2. There will be a 3 day registration period. Entries submitted late will not be counted, unless they are only an hour or so overdue.
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!!!


Improv category:
This category, Improvisation, will require you to create a backing track of roughly two minutes in length, and improvising over it in any way you want. The backing track does not have to be recorded (ie. it can be MIDI) but it does have to have been written by you. There are no separate difficulties for this category, but anyone may enter.

You may enter for as many categories as you wish, but you may not enter more than once in the same category. Remember, you must pick songs you do not already know, and you must learn them and record them by the April 10th.

NOTICE: Please do not register if you think it is unlikely that you will be able to submit. Last month we had 38 people enter and only 13 of them actually submitted anything.

I will post the voting threads on March 11th.

Happy Playing. Anyone may enter. Except me.

That was a joke.


Entries:

Easy:
Portugese_Boy - Pathos by Darkest Hour
BeefWellington - Time Is Running Out by Muse
Rgrockr - Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Thenextkirk92 - (sic) by Slipknot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4edIr3dnRw
Crofty89 - Jane Says by Jane's Addiction
Niejel - Killing In The Name by Rage Against the Machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT_SJVVeKQE
Snowman388 - Critical Acclaim by Avenged Sevenfold
Metasponge - Seek and Destroy by Metallica (no solo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejzjCkbxpW4
Hakoon1 - Nothing Else Matters by Metallica http://soundcloud.com/hakonmcevilly7/nothing-else-matters
Blake1221 - Of All the Gin Joints in All the World by Fall Out Boy
Pat_s1t - The Cave by Mumford & Sons


Intermediate:
Pjuckazz - Trashed and Scattered by Avenged Sevenfold
SlayingDragons - Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
Crofty89 - Ocean Size by Jane's Addiction
Nowa90 - Windowpane by Opeth
Thenextkirk92 - Carrion by Parkway Drive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OVku00pjys
Shinami - Stream of Consciousness by Dream Theater (no solo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtbR_XCezKo
Guppy_Odyssey - Purple Rain by Prince http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Guppy_Odyssey/music/all/play978437
Niejel - Hand of Blood by Bullet For My Valentine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoPVMtfWyPo
CGman16 - Where Dead Angels Lie by Dissection
CreepingDeath13 - Indians by Anthrax
Pat_s1t - Jetpacks Was Yes! by Periphery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfhr_Sn5GiM&feature=channel_video_title


Advanced:
Random3 - Informal Gluttony by Between the Buried and Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYpTjvDvKNQ
Portugese_Boy - The Words Unspoken Andromeda
SlayingDragons - Miles Of Machines by Jeff Loomis
Ryan_Nadon - Octavarium by Dream Theater
T.S.E - Lie by Dream Theater
H4T3BR33D3R - Lay it Down by Ratt
Blake1221 - The Divine Suicide of K by Protest the Hero
Guitar12 - Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
Niejel - Kirisute Gomen by Trivium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3X2HaXA2qo
Okeefe Is Legit - Conducting From the Grave by The Calming Effect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Io-MuEPczM
That_1_dude24 - Six Billion People by Paul Gilbert
Pat_s1t - Foam Born A+B by Between the Buried and Me


Improvisation:
Random3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxIDQjPN3p8
Guppy_Odyssey
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Last edited by Random3 at Apr 11, 2011,
#2
I really want to participate, and if I did it would be under Easy, but I don't know what song, or if I'll have time yet...

Oh yeah, I see you did some copy-paste there, might want to look at your dates one more time.
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Quote by Random3
I'm listening to it now and I would say those solo licks are pretty advanced.

Shall I put you down for it?


Yep, also put me down for Pathos by Darkest Hour on easy.
#7
Put me down for Time Is Running Out - Muse, Easy tier.
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Good.


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#8
Hey there, put me down for Trashed and Scattered - Avenged Sevenfold, Intermidiate tier!
#9
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Easy tier

I'm not promising I'll enter, but I'll give it a shot
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#10
Ah, it's that time of the month again. Despite all the times I've signed up for these comps and never entered, I'll go for it.

Sign me up for Miles Of Machines- Jeff Loomis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nY-XDF_Ask
Advanced

This time I'll make sure to pick my ass up and actually learn it.

Edit:

Also sign me up for Rock And Roll- Led Zeppelin, which is intermediate.
Last edited by SlayingDragons at Mar 31, 2011,
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Quote by SlayingDragons
Ah, it's that time of the month again. Despite all the times I've signed up for these comps and never entered, I'll go for it.

Sign me up for Miles Of Machines- Jeff Loomis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nY-XDF_Ask
Advanced

This time I'll make sure to pick my ass up and actually learn it.


****ing amazing song, if you can play it then you're a guitar god..
#12
While this is probably too ambitious for me (again), sign me up for Ocean Size by Jane's Addiction for intermediate.

If I can do two categories I may also sign up for easy with Jane Says, this way I might actually get an entry in for a change.
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#13
Quote by Portuguese_boy
****ing amazing song, if you can play it then you're a guitar god..


Eh, the song sounds harder than it really is, at least that's what I get from looking at the tab.
#14
eh....Mark me down for Windowpane - Opeth. Bout time I actually learned something from theirs. I guess its as intermediate.

EDIT: Already got the first solo down, I'll get rhythym once I find my capo.
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Last edited by nowa90 at Mar 31, 2011,
#16
So, an improvisation submission could only be two minutes in length total?
Only play what you hear. If you don't hear anything, don't play anything.

—Chick Corea
#17
I'll do Octavarium by Dream Theater. Probably only the later sections of it though. Advanced tier.
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(sic) - Slipknot for easy and Carrion - Parkway Drive for intermediate please
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#20
Quote by Random3
Jane Says by who?

I would assume Jane's Addiction


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#21
Dream Theater - Stream of Consciousness

My guitar is tuned like a baritone, so pretty much most of the solo is out of my octave range, so no solo (not like I could learn it anyway ). Just the first little lead fill.

Without the solo it's intermediate.
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Sign me up. Dream Theater - Lie - advanced

This time I actually have something to record with too.
#23
Quote by Random3
Jane Says by who?


Sorry, I should've said that, it's another Jane's Addiction song. It was 1AM, the brain cell wasn't fully functioning.
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Sir, the contents of my mouth just blew all over my keyboard, desk, and part of my monitor. For the record, it was slightly chewed Keebler cookies and coffee slurry.

The average pitmonkey's response to my jokes.
#24
I'm in!

How about Lay it Down by Ratt? I would say its intermediate. The only problem is I already know the intro riff a little bit will that disqualify the song?


If it does then I'll think of something else
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#27
Prince: Purple Rain-Intermediate

Also, I will be submitting an improv track.
Only play what you hear. If you don't hear anything, don't play anything.

—Chick Corea
#28
For Easy: Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machines

For Intermediate: Hand of Blood - Bullet For My Valentine

For Advanced: Kirisute Gomen - Trivium (on 6 string)

summer means lots'a boring time. I've wanted to try out my pitch shifter anyway. Cheers.
Last edited by niejel at Apr 2, 2011,
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Meh, i'll give it a shot with my shitty equipment.

Dissection - Where dead angels lie: Intermediate
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Uploading (sic) now. Pretty easy except for one bitch riff. Carrion should be up Thursday-ish. BTW, could you guys sub to my channel? It's 50/50 Gaming videos and Guitar covers.
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#34
Sorry I couldn't upload my cover of Justin Bieber's Baby last month. Something came up.

Anyone want to suggest me a song around the easy-intermediate tier? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?
#35
I'm busy, but I'm going to actually do this. But only easy, I'm scared of the camera

Put me down for "Critical Acclaim" by Avenged Sevenfold-Easy (unless it should be intermediate)

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Last edited by Snowman388 at Apr 3, 2011,
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Quote by geanes
Sorry I couldn't upload my cover of Justin Bieber's Baby last month. Something came up.

Anyone want to suggest me a song around the easy-intermediate tier? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?


Venice Queen by RHCP ? I just had this song in my head and it's pretty easy, yet fun to play. Only problem, when I tried learning this, the tabs on UG were wrong for the whole second half of the song, so you have to do it by ear. Well if you have learned stuff from your ear before it's pretty easy, but if not it can be tricky.

That or: Hey by RHCP

Also fairly easy and really fun to play.
Last edited by Shinami at Apr 3, 2011,
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Sign Me up.

Indians by Anthrax

Intermediate Tier.


EDIT: I hadly think that Nothing Else Matters is regarded as easy when Redneck is Intermediate. The fingerpicking in Nothing Else Matters is hardly an easy example. Redneck is easier than Nothing Else Matters aswell. Smells Like Teen Spirit is a good easy example.
Last edited by CreepingDeath13 at Apr 3, 2011,
#39
Does it matter if our amp sounds like shit and our recording equipment is crap?
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Quote by Snowman388
Does it matter if our amp sounds like shit and our recording equipment is crap?


No but if the quality is crap it will be hard to judge.

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EDIT: I hadly think that Nothing Else Matters is regarded as easy when Redneck is Intermediate. The fingerpicking in Nothing Else Matters is hardly an easy example. Redneck is easier than Nothing Else Matters aswell. Smells Like Teen Spirit is a good easy example.


Nothing Else Matters is easy, whereas the fast sections of Redneck (particularly the breakdown section) are pretty technical. I'll change the example to Teen Spirit though because I do agree with you.

7 hours left to register by the way.
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