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Old 2011-09-01, 17:08   Link #1881
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Here's my cover of Go Go Maniac



Thanks again to everyone who's contributed tabs. I probably wouldn't be able to record half of these without you lot :P

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Old 2011-09-01, 19:54   Link #1882
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Well, she didn't play the solo part anyway. But yeah, 2 months is hell fast. I think I was still learning power chords by that time.
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Old 2011-09-02, 00:37   Link #1883
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Yeah, Fuwa Fuwa Time is easy but not that easy. I think I was able to play it after about 2/3 months but that's only because I had years of piano experience so picking up the guitar came a little more easily.

But one thing you guys might not giving Yui enough credit for it how much she practices when she really gets into it. I mean, she neglects her studies and everything, that must be hours in a row. I don't think I've ever really done that.
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Old 2011-09-02, 04:30   Link #1884
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First song I learnt was Cagayake Girls, and that was after about 2 months or so. It took me another few months to get the hang of being able to alt strum though. These days I tend to play for about 2 hours or so (sometimes more depending on how far I get into it)
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Old 2011-09-02, 09:05   Link #1885
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yes, fuwa fuwa time is indeed pretty easy, now. but when i first started out playing the guitar, oh man, gave me a really tough time learning it with the tabs on gp available at that time. (i used to stare at the screen and say, "what the heck is that?", because i only know some power chords back then. even remembered the time when i can't sleep because i kept on thinking a part of that song that i couldn't really do, haha). took me about 2 months to roughly learn it.

oh yeah, my question. i've been trying that 3rd string 22nd fret 8va harmonic you were telling me about (using pinch harmonics), but the sound doesn't ring for a long time. maybe because it's so close to the bridge that it doesn't have enough lengh to gain power. well, i've tried to transpose it on the 2nd string, improved sound, but still lacks the power. am i doing something wrong? or what should i really do? (should i use pinch harmonics for this?)


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Old 2011-09-02, 09:09   Link #1886
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I can't play it in time at all. I just can't seem to get the hang of it :/
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Old 2011-09-02, 15:27   Link #1887
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yes, fuwa fuwa time is indeed pretty easy, now. but when i first started out playing the guitar, oh man, gave me a really tough time learning it with the tabs on gp available at that time. (i used to stare at the screen and say, "what the heck is that?", because i only know some power chords back then. even remembered the time when i can't sleep because i kept on thinking a part of that song that i couldn't really do, haha). took me about 2 months to roughly learn it.

oh yeah, my question. i've been trying that 3rd string 22nd fret 8va harmonic you were telling me about (using pinch harmonics), but the sound doesn't ring for a long time. maybe because it's so close to the bridge that it doesn't have enough lengh to gain power. well, i've tried to transpose it on the 2nd string, improved sound, but still lacks the power. am i doing something wrong? or what should i really do? (should i use pinch harmonics for this?)


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I'm not too good with pinch harmonics myself, so I've encountered similar problems as you have. But I found that you can improve the sound by adjusting your gain settings; what guitar/amp are you using?
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Old 2011-09-02, 15:43   Link #1888
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Yeah, for pinchies you gotta make sure you've got a lot of gain and that you use the bridge humbucker. It took me quite a while to get them, you just have to keep trying to do them every so often. Also try adjusting where abouts you're picking to try and do them. I couldn't do them at all on my old 10w amp, but on my new 30w I can easily do them.

This will help a lot too:

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Old 2011-09-02, 20:15   Link #1889
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You need a good setting and amp to make your pinch harmonic sound good. But of course, the most important thing is getting the pinch harmonic to sound even without plugging it into an amp.

I have 3 different setup in my house:

- One with my crappy amp (the crappiest one)..and it's very difficult to produce a harmonic.
- Second is by directly plugging the guitar to my computer. The signal is reduced horribly (because the conversion of analog to digital wasn't handled properly) but even with that it's way easier to produce pinch harmonics in this setup. This is the setup I use for all my videos and recordings.
- Third is by using an old equalizer (more than 10 years old) to increase the gain of my amp. This setup has a lots of noise but it has a lot of gain...so this is the easiest setup to get the pinch harmonics working.


So to conclude this higher gain = easier.
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Old 2011-09-03, 02:21   Link #1890
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uhmmmm, ok. i use a very crappy 10 W amp (maybe even lower than 10 W if you account the age of it). an amp that reached the end of its useful life a long time ago. i mean, it sounds really weak, low gain, and sounds like an empty can of sardines. (i think you know what i mean). i've been wanting it to be replaced a long time ago, but due to financial constraints, i just have to make due with it. (actually, not exactly my amp to begin with. it was given to me by my friend).

it's low gain is counteracted by my effect pedal's gain. but it's just not enough. haven't really tried that on guitar rig, either. i guess i'll try.

so you do use pinch harmonics for that part? and does it really sound powerful, even on the 22nd fret? i can't really test this out.
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Old 2011-09-03, 03:43   Link #1891
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The score sheet specifically calls for pinch harmonic on that fret, so that's apparently how it's done. It's hard to say where the problem lies without hearing it first because powerful pinch harmonics result from a combination of technique, pickup quality, amp gain, effects gain, amp power, etc...
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Old 2011-09-03, 04:04   Link #1892
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I can feel your pain XD.

Also, my sound won't last long because of the low gain...maybe it's the same issue with yours. I'm trying to do vibratos just to lengthen the sound a bit. I really need to buy a new rig.
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Old 2011-09-03, 07:10   Link #1893
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A pinch harmonic on the 22nd fret sounds a bit too ridiculous though... I find they're easiest to get on the G string around the 3rd fret, so practice being able to do them there first.
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Old 2011-09-03, 07:41   Link #1894
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yes, indeed. a pinch harmonic on the 22nd fret does sound really far-fetched and ridiculous. i mean, that's pretty near the bridge. and the shorter the distance that the string can resonate from the bridge, the less power it has. i keep on producing weak harmonics there, even with vibrato. (and i produce typically fine ones further down the fretboard, like the 12th fret). and my rig is really retarded and weak. sigh... (i envy you guys....)
well, gonna sort this out. or just improvise on something... any tips guys?


oh yeah. i want to share my cover here. done this a month and a half ago, but only took me this time to edit it so that youtube won't block it. so what do you think?

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i have to really distort the background sound. well i had no other choice. but it's sweet, like Honey and Tea kind of sweet...
(just tell me if the audio is muted again, or the video is blocked, again)
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Old 2011-09-03, 07:52   Link #1895
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Great job dude, that song's pretty awesome :P You've gotten miles better since your earlier videos. I've subscribed to you on Youtube.

Perhaps you could bypass the copyright detector by leaving a minute of nothingness at the start of the video. I've heard that works.
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Old 2011-09-05, 09:52   Link #1896
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Sorry for the double post and bump, but does anyone have any advice for playing the Curry Nochi Rice solo? It's so weird and 'loose' to play...
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Old 2011-09-06, 03:05   Link #1897
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What do you mean 'loose'? Hmm...I found there wasn't much in particular to watch out for except for a couple of bends and use of the wah pedal.
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Old 2011-09-06, 13:12   Link #1898
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I can't really describe it. I think it's because of how it's all over the place and there's a load of weird alt picking in it. My tab might be wrong though.
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Old 2011-09-06, 13:45   Link #1899
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IIRC last time I played it I got lazy and did all downpicking. Will have to take another look later.
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Old 2011-09-06, 15:06   Link #1900
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I think most of it is down to me not being able to play fast enough for it. I still need to work a lot on my soloing techniques

I also had a go at the (good) Fuwa Fuwa time solo. See if you can spot anything wrong with how I'm playing.

http://soundcloud.com/bsmoked/fuwa-fuwa
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