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Old 10-23-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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black santa

I'm trying to learn this song and jesus fucking christ it's hard. you guys got any tips on the runs at :22? Shit's ridiculous.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Mike, the guitarist the band just let go, said that he rarely ever played that part 100% correct
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:52 AM   #3
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Yeah, like my right hand is tempted to just lock up and alt-pick it at no particular speed and just be a flurry of notes. I've been practicing it for a few hours with a metronome but then every time I play the song it's always faster than the metronome hahah. I'm determined to get it eventually, since playing it 50 billion times has given me a new blister, but jesus it's a bitch.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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I know its all supposed to be picked, but there are parts of it where you can hammer on and its a lot easier
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:57 PM   #5
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whenever i play red chord songs...i just "let go"....but i suck at guitar haha
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:53 AM   #6
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hahaha that's what I decided to do today...it sounds alright if I just lock up my wrist. I'm just not good enough. DAMN YOU GUNFACE
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:46 PM   #7
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I do what Gunface does, random shit.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:00 PM   #8
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STEP UP YOUR GAME FOOLS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhJXR_N5hCU
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #9
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Also, I just listened to a live track I have of Black Santa

Sounds like he plays that shit right
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:51 AM   #10
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I do random shit? News to me.

My advice is just play it slow until it almost feels like an exercise. Eventually you'll be flying through it. It is still a song I have to warm up for though. One of those riffs that I wished I hadn't written when I was in the studio.

The guy in that video nails it. He came down to try out, and I still feel like we made a mistake not picking him. Killer guitar player.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:03 PM   #11
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Yeah, I never got the feeling you were doing random shit, always seemed solid to me
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:15 PM   #12
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GUNFACE. PLEASE. Make a tab of hour of rats. Its like, the sickest goddamn song I've ever heard.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:51 PM   #13
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I find that I can pick more accurately if I "open up" my right hand like that guy, but in terms of speed and string-skipping it's easier if I keep it in a fist, and I always have it in a fist shape when I shred, but I think I'm in a minority of guitar players who do that.

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I do random shit? News to me.

My advice is just play it slow until it almost feels like an exercise. Eventually you'll be flying through it. It is still a song I have to warm up for though. One of those riffs that I wished I hadn't written when I was in the studio.

The guy in that video nails it. He came down to try out, and I still feel like we made a mistake not picking him. Killer guitar player.
Haha yeah, I sat down with a metronome and increased the speed for a few hours. It's just a brutally hard riff.

And that dude is a beast. I tried to find Keller's youtube cover to compare (assuming that's how you found him), and while I couldn't, I did come across this:



If you ever want to hire a second vocalist who also happens to look like a complete douche, I highly recommend this fellow.

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:07 AM   #14
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that dude also makes drum and guitar videos of the songs. multi-talented and pretty solid.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZBEZibOHf0

There's my attempt, I also have a cover of Catalepsy up, if anyone's interested.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:18 PM   #16
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Here's an interesting one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_n7cxIBH8

Probably the least technical song, but actually one of my favorites. The fills are pretty good too, I think.

/not me in the vid.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:20 AM   #17
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I just put up a cover for Demoralizer, I learned it by ear, some parts are obviously wrong, check it out though.

http://www.youtube.com/user/iizanthonybuck
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:13 PM   #18
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I can barely hear the bass guitar in that vid, he only plays with one finger....

And that Demoralizer cover isn't to bad.
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ya, mike said that he probly wasn't going to tab it when I talked with him after the worchester show. He is comming out with some instuctional vids soon though...
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ya, mike said that he probly wasn't going to tab it when I talked with him after the worchester show. He is comming out with some instuctional vids soon though...
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:45 PM   #21
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thank you kindly, or evily if you prefer
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #22
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