This is not a very difficult song. I have it fully leveled, but can't get it mastered. It has 378 notes, and I always seem to miss 5 or 6 (actually I'm playing the notes, but having trouble with the yellow arrows of death). I've tried tuning down a little as I suppose that I'm pulling the A string with my pinkie on the stretch, but that doesn't seem to help much.
Anyway, none of that would matter if I could get a few groove bonuses. My set-up is good; I get plenty of groove bonuses on other songs. But I don't get ANY on this song.
If anyone has figured out the groove on this song, I'd be interested in hearing how you did it.
This is the one that I just could not seem to master for months - until one night my son wanted to do it on multiplayer mode (against my will). When we started playing, I suddenly realized that there was this one little pick-up note in the riff that I had never noticed before. . .
It's right before you skip to the 4th string coming back down the scale in the riff. There's just a very short note played on the 5th string that I somehow overlooked.
Once I noticed it, suddenly I had the song mastered. And, since I had worked at it kinda hard for quite a while before giving up, it was short work to go from that point to MM and a 200k+ score. Since that one little note is right in the middle of the groove, I can imagine that missing it could prevent you from ever getting a groove bonus. Just something you might want to look into.
I got 100,457 (99/264) when I finally mastered this one. According to my rehearsal notes, I played it 36 times before I finally mastered it and most of those scores were in the 90s with accuracies also in the 90s. I just don't think there are many groove bonuses in this song for some reason. When I finally got over the hump, I still couldn't seem to get my MM score up to 200,000.