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JinjaBeard
11-03-2011, 09:48 AM
Is anyone else making gameplay videos?

I'm not the cleanest player, but I enjoy posting vids on youtube and whatnot, so I've started recording a few. I haven't perfected my recording process..unfortunately with my current equipment it seems i'm relegated to using an iphone to record the tv and an ipad to record myself and then i mash'em together in iMovie on my girlfriends macbook. The last one I've put together was Unnatural Selection, but after posting it to youtube I realized that it badly needs colour correction, so i'll be fixing and reposting that one.

i've taken video of In Bloom and Take Me Out as well, but haven't had a chance to post them yet.

anyone else doing this? what tools/equipment/process are you going through?

here's my channel to see the two i've posted; Plug in Baby, which was done last week with just one iphone, and Unnatural Selection.

http://www.youtube.com/user/JinjaBeard?feature=mhee

hopefully more up soon! i'd love to see anything from you guys.

JinjaBeard
11-09-2011, 01:24 AM
well, had some fun with the cameras last night and was able to pull off:

unnatural selection 117k
http://youtu.be/2zcM9Gqpw_4

Plug In Baby (re-recorded) 108k
http://youtu.be/q858V5UPgcE

In Bloom 104k
http://youtu.be/SBUyWK-mr1Y

Slither 100k (not fully charted yet)
http://youtu.be/dOEzwks3v4w

Enjoy!

JinjaBeard
11-17-2011, 02:02 AM
New video up today;

Lenny Kravitz - Are you gonna go my way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5pRE8WW8Ho
combo @ 112k
single note @ 121k

took me a few days to get this solo up to speed!

enjoy!

caldaar
11-17-2011, 07:59 AM
Great videos to watch. Has helped me figure out a few pieces of the game.

But where are the "I keep messing up videos?"... lol

JinjaBeard
11-17-2011, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by caldaar:
Great videos to watch. Has helped me figure out a few pieces of the game.

But where are the "I keep messing up videos?"... lol

lol..perhaps i'll compile one of those next time. should be funny.
I learn the song pretty well before I attempt to record it, so usually the mistakes are subtle in the recording process..i'll make a video of me learning a song. i assure you it's quite painful! Ask my girlfriend how long it took me to learn the Go my way solo..haha.. you'll get the evil glare of destructive death http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

caldaar
11-17-2011, 09:18 AM
Yeah, right now I am stuck at 14k for Play with Fire. I don't have moving from G to D and back down very smooth yet.

I have a ways to go, but having fun trying to get there.

JinjaBeard
11-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by caldaar:
Yeah, right now I am stuck at 14k for Play with Fire. I don't have moving from G to D and back down very smooth yet.

I have a ways to go, but having fun trying to get there.

that song is a PITA. My idea of which strings to hit and when doesn't seem to line up with keith's very often. :P

G + D... take it slow and practice it, just like all chords. over and over and over again..one day it'll just click and your fingers will know what to do!

evergimp
11-17-2011, 01:28 PM
That is awesome man. Great job.

I'm curious what your background is. How long you've been playing etc etc.

I'd be intolerable if I was even half that good.

Rayndog3
11-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Oops, sorry, if I would have seen this thread I wouldn't have started another one. I'll be subscribing!

JinjaBeard
11-17-2011, 01:54 PM
thanks Gimp! glad you enjoyed'em.

I'm 30, I started playing when I was about 15 or so? My dad plays guitar and can sing not too badly, my uncle plays drums, and his neighbor plays bass, so they kinda formed this casual garage band doing stones, neil young, the guess who, animals, steppenwolf, beatles..anything else they could remember from their youths. hehe
It was good times when the cops would come at 2 in the morning thinking it was a bunch of punks having a party, but they'd open the door and find a bunch of bald 50 year old dudes and their wives having a good time playing oldies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

about that time I started listening to Metallica, like most teenagers, and was inspired to pickup a guitar. I dusted off dad's old yamaha acoustic and started plunking around with a couple chords that he showed me, as well as learning the riffs to Enter Sandman, Smoke on the Water, on top of old smokey..etc. I decided that was pretty cool, and after hearing me practice in my bedroom every night my mom put me in bi-weekly lessons, which lasted a couple years(?). My teacher would teach me proper technique and give me exercises (alternate picking, scales, finger exercises, string skipping, etc) and tab out bits of songs that I wanted to learn or he thought I should learn. I would usually diddle with the exercises a bit, but then go back to learning black sabbath tracks. :P

So, my 'training' was 30 minute lessons twice a month, bedroom rocking to tabs and Guitar Pro, and the odd night of playing with my dad's band in the garage.

my first guitar was the yamaha, then a $100 used squire strat with a practice amp, then I saw a 1993 Les Paul Standard on the wall at the used guitar shop when I was 16. $900 worth of paper-route money and it was mine!
The thing weighs as much as a coffee table, much to my 16 year-old shoulders chagrine.

I stopped taking lessons shortly after learning the minor pentatonic scales and have been playing casually ever since. Did one stint with an acoustic coffee shop band- we actually came up with some really cool (imo) tunes, but people moved and it fell apart, unfortunately.

So that's basically it. Mostly I just rock the living room, but I do get to "perform" once in a while with dad + family. I did a little bit of cover band stuff a couple years ago, but lugging equipment around in the dead of canadian winter isn't really my cup of tea, so I haven't done that in a while.

Primary influences: Started off with Metallica and The Beatles, moved to Ozzy/Sabbath/Zakk/Randy, Pink Floyd/Gilmour, and now it's Muse (and still the beatles).

I look around on youtube and I'm floored by the talent out there. There's a girl who looks like she's 17 and she rips out randy rhoads solos note for note. blows my mind. If only I had more patience and dedication..! Rocksmith seems to be helping there.

thanks for reading http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

how about you guys?

Rayndog3
11-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Dude, just watched some of your vids, you are sick at guitar, LOL. nice job!!

evergimp
11-17-2011, 02:31 PM
Thanks for taking the time to write that out. That's pretty great.

When I was around 10 I played guitar for about a year or so. My parents paid for guitar lessons, but opted for bargain basement lessons so I didn't really get very good tutelage. It did however get me to learn most of the basic chords. I think I probably quit learning because my teacher only knew about 10 songs, and didn't really know how to figure out songs that I liked.

Around 20 I roomed with a guy who had a guitar, so I picked it back up again for a few months. That was pretty much that until around age 34 or 35. Picked it back up again. Generally I play a lot of guitar for 3 or 4 months at a time and other things begin to take priority. Last spring I would meet with a few other guys that were starting a band. I found them on craigslist, so we weren't friends or anything, but they were about the same age as I was and seemed like they were beginner to intermediate as well. Things got busy for me and I dropped out. I don't think I was contributing very well anyway. I'm 42 now so I've been at it long enough to be good, but I'm still struggling a lot. I don't think I have the actual talent, but I'm gonna force it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The experience you had with your Dad and his friends is awesome. I don't think there is anyone in my family who has any inclination to do anything with music and I always thought it would have been much easier for me had my family been more musical.

My time with the band was interesting though. It's a really cool feeling when it comes together. We had just met, and I muddled my way through a couple of songs that I didn't have time to practice.. Then we did
Are you gonna go my way, and the other guitarist started to smile and I could tell he was happy I knew something. The feeling when you are doing that and it all syncs up is amazing. It did make me feel a little sad that I missed out on being in a band in my teen years...

However, the problem I have is that since I generally only play by myself I had a hard time keeping proper time. They were always telling me I was a beat off. We didn't have a drummer which did make it worse though, it was very hard for me to hear the metronome.

Well I didn't mean for this to be so long.

JinjaBeard
11-17-2011, 02:49 PM
yncs up is amazing. It did make me feel a little sad that I missed out on being in a band in my teen years...

I probably struggle with timing the most as well. Especially if I'm trying to sing and play at the same time..that doesn't come so naturally to me.
The no-drummer thing wouldn't help...of course, my cover band had a TERRIBLE drummer..which was possibly worse. hahaha. We got together on Kijiji (like craigs list) as well.
it IS a fantastic feeling when everything comes together. Nailing solos and harmonies and ending songs on the same note/beat...yah.. good times.

Like you, I wish I had sought out more social playing/band stuff when I was a teenager as well. When I think of all the girls i probably missed out on. hahaha... j/k.

I've been the same way as far as playing really hard for a few weeks or a month at a time and then letting the dust collect. I find it helps to keep the guitars out in plain sight and accessible. Then I at least pick it up and play a riff or two once in a while.

When talent ends, persistence begins. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JinjaBeard
11-17-2011, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Rayndog3:
Dude, just watched some of your vids, you are sick at guitar, LOL. nice job!!

thanks man! I appreciate that!

dogday007
11-18-2011, 07:50 AM
WOW BRO!

I hope I'm at your level one day!

I keep watching you play Slither.... AMAZING!

JinjaBeard
11-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by dogday007:
WOW BRO!

I hope I'm at your level one day!

I keep watching you play Slither.... AMAZING!

i need to go back and learn that one note for note.. but it's a damn fun song to improvise over. Thanks Dogday! To do something similar to that lead, just start practicing the minor pentatonic scale(s). They're relatively easy to learn.

Rayndog3
11-18-2011, 12:28 PM
Yea,I think slash only uses the minor pent scale right?

JinjaBeard
11-18-2011, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by Rayndog3:
Yea,I think slash only uses the minor pent scale right?

pretty dominantly, i'd say. but he does it so damn well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

duyn9uyen
11-21-2011, 09:19 PM
My guitar is having trouble registering two notes during the chorus.
1. B string ( on 3rd fret) + open high E string
2. B string ( on 2rd fret) + open high E string.

I tried the Riff Leveler and the game doesn't pick it up consistently. It would only register 1 out of 4 hits. Can anyone help?

JinjaBeard
11-21-2011, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by duyn9uyen:
My guitar is having trouble registering two notes during the chorus.
1. B string ( on 3rd fret) + open high E string
2. B string ( on 2rd fret) + open high E string.

I tried the Riff Leveler and the game doesn't pick it up consistently. It would only register 1 out of 4 hits. Can anyone help?

First check your tuning against a real tuner or the main menu tuner.
Then heck your intonation. Google how to check and adjust your intonation- its quite easy.
If neither of those corrects the issue, you can check your string height. If its too high you could be creating a sharp situation when you fret a note. But this is probably not the case.
Also, ensure you aren't pressing/fretting too hard on the frets. This could make a note sharp as well. Hopefully that helps.

duyn9uyen
11-22-2011, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by JinjaBeard:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by duyn9uyen:
My guitar is having trouble registering two notes during the chorus.
1. B string ( on 3rd fret) + open high E string
2. B string ( on 2rd fret) + open high E string.

I tried the Riff Leveler and the game doesn't pick it up consistently. It would only register 1 out of 4 hits. Can anyone help?

First check your tuning against a real tuner or the main menu tuner.
Then heck your intonation. Google how to check and adjust your intonation- its quite easy.
If neither of those corrects the issue, you can check your string height. If its too high you could be creating a sharp situation when you fret a note. But this is probably not the case.
Also, ensure you aren't pressing/fretting too hard on the frets. This could make a note sharp as well. Hopefully that helps. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks! I just checked my intonation and it did seem to help a bit. I also notice that I had to strum really hard before the game would register it. Strange because in sound mode, I tried to get away with the softest strum that the game would take. But thanks for your help.

Mad_G_ni_us
11-22-2011, 09:23 AM
It's interesting to read all your musical histories. I've played keyboard casually for the past 10 years. The keyboard had a built in drum machine and sequencer so I have been messing around with arrangements. Life in general has made music more of an occasional hobby. I recently picked up a Maschine when I saw one being demoed; it has re-inspired me to focus on music again. I feel pretty comfortable with a keyboard and creating grooves with the Maschine but the guitar is not something that can be sequenced well. I picked up a ibanez roadstar II at a pawn shop a few years back, messed around a bit with it here and there, but finally started seriously trying to practice when I learned Rocksmith was coming out. I practiced some drills each day for about 3 months before the game came out so I wouldn’t be starting from nothing. The more I play the guitar the more I like the instrument. About a week or so into having Rocksmith I managed to break a boot off the bridge of my ibanez http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif so I got a fender strat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The game is difficult at times but I can see how it has helped me improve. I have been putting vids on my youtube showing my progress along with other music I have created for some FPS vids. I plan to be playing Rocksmith for a while. Soon I will start to incorporate more guitar into the music I create http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://www.youtube.com/user/QuantumBl4de

Mad_G_ni_us
11-22-2011, 09:27 AM
Oh and I'm 33 and a software engineer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JinjaBeard
11-22-2011, 10:25 AM
awesome progress, MadGnius!
that's pretty damn impressive.

i haven't played BF3 yet, so i enjoyed those videos too.. i'm afraid if i get bf3 and/or MW3 i'll totally stop playing RS. haha.

Mad_G_ni_us
11-22-2011, 10:46 AM
Bf3 is a fun game. pretty addicting, but I'm trying to pace myself with it. I'm actually more addicted to Rocksmith though. I usually play rocksmith until I feel like i'm getting sloppy then play some battlefield. I try to play Rocksmith 6 days a week for about an hour or so at a time. I'm starting to get to the point where my fingers can handle 2 or 3 hours before the fatigue sets in :P so my time with bf3 has been getting less and less, except for on the weekends where i have been staying up too late lately :P I'm going to pass on MW3 for now. I'll get it later. I mostly like COD for the single player and coop modes. I think the Multiplayer is too twitchy with cheesy animation :P

steeljake
11-22-2011, 03:50 PM
nice vids... if i can figure out how to do it i will post some as well. I am 36, been playing since i was 13. playing sunshine of your love on here is a trip cuz i have never played that solo note for note ever, even live... lol.