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GravesOfTheFathers 10-23-2009 06:08 PM

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.

phish 10-24-2009 12:29 AM

Mike, the guitarist the band just let go, said that he rarely ever played that part 100% correct

GravesOfTheFathers 10-24-2009 01:52 AM

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.

phish 10-24-2009 06:59 PM

I know its all supposed to be picked, but there are parts of it where you can hammer on and its a lot easier

thisperishedmin 10-24-2009 10:57 PM

whenever i play red chord songs...i just "let go"....but i suck at guitar haha

GravesOfTheFathers 10-25-2009 12:53 AM

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

ddranthony92 10-25-2009 02:46 PM

I do what Gunface does, random shit.

darkreaper 10-27-2009 02:00 PM

STEP UP YOUR GAME FOOLS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhJXR_N5hCU

darkreaper 10-27-2009 02:05 PM

Also, I just listened to a live track I have of Black Santa

Sounds like he plays that shit right

Gunface 10-29-2009 10:51 AM

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.

darkreaper 10-29-2009 04:03 PM

Yeah, I never got the feeling you were doing random shit, always seemed solid to me

phish 10-29-2009 05:15 PM

GUNFACE. PLEASE. Make a tab of hour of rats. Its like, the sickest goddamn song I've ever heard.

GravesOfTheFathers 10-29-2009 05:51 PM

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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Originally Posted by Gunface (Post 3356532)
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.

Gunface 10-30-2009 10:07 AM

that dude also makes drum and guitar videos of the songs. multi-talented and pretty solid.

ddranthony92 11-01-2009 09:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZBEZibOHf0

There's my attempt, I also have a cover of Catalepsy up, if anyone's interested.

brutality707 11-02-2009 08:18 PM

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.

ddranthony92 11-03-2009 01:20 AM

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

darkreaper 11-03-2009 01:13 PM

I can barely hear the bass guitar in that vid, he only plays with one finger....

And that Demoralizer cover isn't to bad.

great_kthulu 11-03-2009 03:11 PM

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...

Z_E_R_O 11-03-2009 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_kthulu (Post 3360187)
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...

Welcome aboard.

great_kthulu 11-03-2009 03:45 PM

thank you kindly, or evily if you prefer

Z_E_R_O 11-03-2009 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_kthulu (Post 3360216)
thank you kindly, or evily if you prefer

Yeah, whatever. Honeymoon's over. STFU.


:emot-LOL:


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