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QPC_Sam
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GOAL: You have until OCTOBER 20TH to learn a song, any song of your choice, with the instrument of your choice, and record it and upload it (to Youtube, your UG profile or any related site). Audio alone is fine. Video is fine. This should prove some fun and a good time waster and all along you're becoming a better musician. After all entries have been made we will judge on cleanliness, accuracy, techniques (ex. good harmonics or vibrato), styles, speed, etc. and overall impression.

NOTICE: Do not upload to a site where you have to register to view/hear the song (ie, facebook, etc)


*** REGISTRATION IS OPEN RIGHT UP UNTIL THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE ***

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.


These are the categories:

Guitar -- Easy/Intermediate/Advanced -- (note that 'easy' doesn't mean 'beginner')

Bass Guitar Intermediate/Advanced

Other

The yet to be completed COLLABORATION category! -- I'll believe it when I see it!


NOTES:

Other includes drums, vocals, keyboards, kazookeylele, bottles, or even the almighty triangle!

The COLLABORATION entries must consist of 2 or more people doing whatever instrument they feel like. All entrants for each song need to confirm their participation in order to be entered.



Don't forget the official UG Group for this monthly competition! Join for updates and news on current and future competitions. Suggestions are also welcome!



Please post the title of the song and band you are choosing and the category you are joining. Your registration will be invalidated if your registration is incomplete. (Bear in mind I probably won't know what BBFSTEDT or whatever stands for)

Post if you are interested. You can also join multiple categories but only 1 entry per instrument per tier.

RULES:
1. Please do not pick a song you already know -- though finishing off a song you've tried and failed on sections of before is fine.
2. Feel free to register as long as you will post an entry by the 20th.
3. The winners get points
4. ...
5. Refer to Rule No.1!!!
6. Profit!
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QPC_Sam
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#2
The polls:


CATPM16 -- Easy Bass
CATPM16 -- Intermediate Bass
CATPM16 -- Advanced Bass

CATPM16 -- Easy Guitar
CATPM16 -- Intermediate Guitar
CATPM16 -- Advanced Guitar

CATPM16 -- Keyboards

Well done to everyone who took part!

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BASS

Easy
WCPhils -- Broken English by Rise Against
Random3 -- Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
QPC_Sam -- The Importance of being Idle by Oasis
Horsedick.MPEG -- Down Rodeo by Rage Against the Machine Kissing Families by Silversun Pickup
leony03 -- Waidmanns Heil by Rammstein
[Your name here]


Intermediate
QPC_Sam -- Mr Big by Free
WCPhils -- Heretics and Killers by Protest the Hero
Gigger -- Not falling by Mudvayne
GAPendragon -- Poison by Alice Cooper
Horsedick.MPEG -- Say Hello 2 Heaven by Temple of the Dog Optimistic by Radiohead
niejel -- Finally Free by Dream Theater
Ziphoblat -- Freewill by Rush
widownz -- Mr Crowley by Ozzy Osbourne
[Your name here]

Advanced
WCPhils -- Blindfolds Aside by Protest the Hero
JenoUnion -- Instrumedley by Dream Theater
niejel -- Home by Dream Theater
[Your name here]


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GUITARS

Easy
WCPhils -- Broken English by Rise Against
Random3 -- Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
Gigger -- Would wish you were here by Pink Floyd
Horsedick.MPEG -- Down Rodeo by Rage Against the Machine Kissing Families by Silversun Pickup
leony03 -- Waidmanns Heil by Rammstein
Arfey McFeeshy -- who can it be now by men at work
H4T3BR33D3R -- Ride on a Pony by Free
[Your name here]

Intermediate
WCPhils -- Heretics and Killers by Protest the Hero also Dark Horse by Converge
Random3 -- Oblivion by Mastodon
Geldin -- Bleak by Opeth
GazzaCee -- Paranoid by Black Sabbath
H4T3BR33D3R -- Do I see color by Adventure Club
Fatlumpthe1st -- Mercenary Man by Firewind
oneblackened -- Master Of Puppets by Metallica
Horsedick.MPEG -- Say Hello 2 Heaven by Temple of the Dog Optimistic by Radiohead
super_strat -- Icarus Lives! by Periphery
niejel -- Finally Free by Dream Theater
leony03 -- Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria
DatAss -- Recorda-me by Joe Henderson
whoomit -- Abram by Jose Gonzalez
[Your name here]

Advanced
WCPhils -- Blindfolds Aside by Protest the Hero
Random3 -- Insomnia by Periphery
Pat_s1t -- Whales by Scale the Summit
Geldin -- Antebellum by The Human Abstract
niejel -- Home by Dream Theater
ryan_nadon -- Tender Surrender by Steve Vai
TunerAddict -- Preludium by Yngwie Malmsteen
yngvai satrucci -- This Dying Soul by Dream Theater
[Your name here]


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OTHER
WCPhils -- Claire De Lune (piano)
theogonia777 -- A Desolation Song by Agalloch (mandolin, banjo, keyboard, possible vocals)
rabidguitarist -- Chopin's Nocturne Op. 48
niejel -- Finally Free and/or Home by Dream Theater (keyboard)
Arfey McFeeshy -- who can it be now by men at work (saxophone)
[Your name here]

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COLLABORATION

leony03 & H4T3BR33D3R -- The Trooper by Iron Maiden
yngvai satrucci & niejel -- This Dying Soul by Dream Theater
widownz & Horsedick.MPEG -- Outside by Staind's
[Your name (and your mate's name) here]
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Last edited by QPC_Sam at Oct 22, 2012,
QPC_Sam
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#3
My bass entry, intermediate if we get enough:
Mr Big by Free

Yep, H4T3BR33D3R gave me the idea!
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WCPhils
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#4
I'm going all out this month!!!!

Advanced guitar/bass: Protest the Hero - Blindfolds Aside

Intermediate guitar/bass: Protest the Hero - Heretics and Killers (I tried this before and failed. Can I try it again?)

Easy guitar/bass: Rise Against: Broken English

Other/Piano: Claire De Lune


inb4 I only finish one song.

Edit: I see there are only two bass categories. Oh well, I'll still try to do it since we usually only have a few bass entries.
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Fatlumpthe1st
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Would anyone be interested in doing a colab? I wanna learn the guitar parts to 'Edge of a Dream' by Firewind but it'd be rubbish without someone doing the piano parts as well..... A full song would be better than just the guitar parts of it, since it's mostly piano with a bit of guitar.
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Put me down for Antebellum by The Human Abstract for advanced and Live for the Kill by Amon Amarth for Intermediate.

One of these days, I'm gonna need to get an eight string to do Bleed. It's gonna happen some day, I swear it.
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#9
I'm gonna do that song I didn't do last month.

Agalloch - A Desolation Song - (mandolin, banjo, keyboard, possible vocals)
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I'm going to do something for bass. I'm still deciding what but it will probably be an intermediate one since I'm still a relative beginner. Actually does "Other" include singing? If so and my cold clears up in time I might record something for that too.
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QPC_Sam
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I've put in an easy bass category, because it will be easier to combine than split -- depending on number of entries.

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Intermediate bass: Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton


I've put that in easy, but it's been years since I looked at it.

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I'm going all out this month!!!!


Damn, that sounds like a challenge.
(I would have to do chopsticks on piano!)

(I tried this before and failed. Can I try it again?)


definitely!

Edit: I see there are only two bass categories. Oh well, I'll still try to do it since we usually only have a few bass entries.


Who knows, try your luck!
If we get enough entries, there'll be 3 categories.
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H4T3BR33D3R
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If you want QPC, I can possibly give you my backing track with the bass removed. I think the Reaper files are still around


I don't know what I'll play this month. Hopefully I can think of something soon
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QPC_Sam
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Put me down for Whales by Scale the Summit (advanced)


Quote by Geldin
Put me down for Antebellum by The Human Abstract for advanced and Live for the Kill by Amon Amarth for Intermediate.


Instrument? I'd guess guitar, but you never know.

Quote by GAPendragon
Actually does "Other" include singing?


Yes, it does.
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Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
If you want QPC, I can possibly give you my backing track with the bass removed. I think the Reaper files are still around


That's tempting.
My first thought was to do a version without repeating any sections. But a full version might be nice.

I'll let you know.


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I was at a jam last night, and Oasis' Importance of being idle came up. I didn't learn it well enough in the minutes I was playing it in front of strangers. So I think I'll do that for easy bass.
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Alrighty!


I have the audio recorded DI as well so you won't get the crappy guitar tone I had in the video if you decide to play the full version.
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Geldin
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Actually, change my intermediate to Bleak by Opeth. I keep meaning to learn that one anyway, and Live for the Kill was easy enough that I had learned it by the time the song was done playing.
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Right, I'm doing it this month.

Paranoid by Black Sabbath for intermediate guitar.

Edit: Done, I learned most of it a while ago, but I was shit back then and couldn't learn the solo. I am less shit now and have re-learned the song and learned the solo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgqv_SuyGac&feature=youtu.be

Maybe, Icarus Lives! by Periphery for vocals. Maybe.

Edit: Not vocals. Turns out I can't sing. Well, not well. My screams are alright, but my actual singing is horrible.

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Gigger
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Would wish you were here by Pink Floyd be considered an easy song for guitar?
Also put me down for Not falling by Mudvayne for intermediate bass if that's still cool. I've got it uploaded and ready to go.
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Other- Chopin Nocturne Op. 48 on Piano.
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#22
Intermediate guitar

Do I see color - Adventure Club.


I might do something else too.
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Intermediate Bass

Poison - Alice Cooper

If you think it fits better in Easy then feel free to stick it in there instead. It sounds fairly simple to me but the tabs I've come across so far all say intermediate so...
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Sign me up for Mercenary Man by Firewind- Intermediate guitar
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Ahh, what the hell, I'll join.

Chalk me up for Dream Theater's Instrumedley on (advanced) bass.
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OP updated.

Quote by Gigger
Would wish you were here by Pink Floyd be considered an easy song for guitar?


If you just want the general atmosphere, then it's easy. Some people try to duplicate every strum, which adds another burden. But then they're trying to duplicate something which was probably not planned in is as much detail as they study. Useful as an exercise, but I wouldn't perform it that way.

Also put me down for Not falling by Mudvayne for intermediate bass if that's still cool. I've got it uploaded and ready to go.


That's fine.
Late submissions have happened before, so don't worry about it.
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Just for the hell of it, Master Of Puppets. Guitar Intermediate.
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Easy: Rage Against the Machine - "Down Rodeo"

Intermediate: Temple of the Dog - "Say Hello 2 Heaven"

I'm going to play actual bass for both along with the guitars.

Idk which one's really considered harder than the other
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#31
I don't even like guitar anymore.

Damn you, Yngvai Satrucci!
QPC_Sam
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#32
Of course you still like guitar!

And what's happening with that collaboration Yngvai suggested in the other thread?

Plus Iron Maiden's Trooper is on the way... Allegedly.
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I have no idea what I wanna do yet lol. I'll have to post again when I think of something. Hooray for the easy category!

EDIT: yes The Trooper is on its way! Put us down for that
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niejel
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#34
Intermediate Guitars: Finally Free - Dream Theater
Advanced Guitars, Bass and Keyboards: This Dying Soul - Dream Theater

although I'm still waiting for yngvai if he wants to collaborate. :3
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leony03
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#35
Ok I'm going to do Waidmanns Heil - Rammstein as easy guitar and possibly bass if I can acquire one

Intermediate, i'm not sure about yet. Might do another Tremonti song.
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Quote by niejel
Intermediate Guitars: Finally Free - Dream Theater
Advanced Guitars, Bass and Keyboards: This Dying Soul - Dream Theater

although I'm still waiting for yngvai if he wants to collaborate. :3


indeed i do, i have the rythm tracks ready if you want it,. PM me your email addy
leony03
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#37
By the way, yngvai satrucci, the link to your youtube channel doesnt work
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Geldin
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Looks like I really overestimated how hard Antebellum would be. There's a kind of challenging tapping section, but I've got most of the rhythm and lead parts down already.
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#39
Dunno what to choose for bass. Been playing guitar more lately...

I think I'll throw together a cover of Muse's "Hysteria". Not yet. I'll confirm by Thursday.

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Intermediate Bass

Poison - Alice Cooper

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#40
Looks like I may be changing my intermediate entry... Insomnia is going to take a ridiculous amount of time for me to perfect so I'd rather not spend time tabbing out Brann Dailor's drum parts for Oblivion...