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    Any video gamers use Rocksmith?

    I'm having some trouble figuring out Rocksmith notation.

    Any experience here?
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    I've used rocksmith a few times. Not much of a gamer however I am a guitarist. Care to elaborate?
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    Thanks, Shawn.

    I just need to learn the style of notation I suppose. It's like an upside-down, backwards guitar tab notation coming at you by rails.

    I'm figuring it out slowly. I'm just having trouble figuring out which of the graphics are substantial and which are just flash. There's a lot of colorful action going on but the basic rectangles that indicate notes appear to have different forms. Some are just outlines. Some are filled with darker outlines, etc. They also come down the track vertical and then turn horizontal as the note's time approaches. There must be some notation for hammer/pull, bend, tap, etc. Is there a chart somewhere to print out?

    It took me a while to figure out that there was a "repeat last chord" notation. Figuring that out increased my accuracy. There's probably a lot more that I'm missing.

    The last time I was into video games, it was Missile Command at the arcade.
    And the watchman told... and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.
    . 2 Kings 9:20

    I don't worry about my ego, so long as my camera is bigger than my head.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/17555839@N03/

    My website:
    http://www.jonathanblakephotography.com

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    The low "E" on the guitar is repented by the top line that is horizontal on the TV screen. The "A" string is the second line down and so on. The vertical lines represent what freet the notes need to be played on and the speed is a visual indacation of timing. . The number on the lower part of the screen is what freet the notes should be played on.

    This is where it gets fuzzy for me. A square note comming down the vertical are the notes to be played. The notes with the brackets are there to show you the chord shape to be played when leveled up. Sort of like a preview of what is to come.

    I would highly recommend learning the 5 basic chord shapes And play them every time no matter what. Even if you are aperggio picking.
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    I'm getting the idea. The open strings were a little hard to get used to because they simply highlight the string with no other symbols.

    I've been using the riff-repeater to learn by repetition. It's very effective. I chose something familiar (Paint it Black) to learn the system with. I've figured out the hammer and pull symbols and there's also a slide from 5th to 7th fret in the intro so I've got that notation figured out.

    I've also figured out that the hand position is indicated by shading on the fretboard graphic. On the lower difficulties, not all the notes are included but it's important to use the correct 4 fret span because, as the difficulty goes up, those other notes will be included. Figuring that out was a big step.

    I'm starting to think that this is a good way to learn common songs. I was looking at YouTube instructional videos for the session mode. That looks interesting.

    All in all, I think this program was worth the money.
    And the watchman told... and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.
    . 2 Kings 9:20

    I don't worry about my ego, so long as my camera is bigger than my head.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/17555839@N03/

    My website:
    http://www.jonathanblakephotography.com

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    It's great at teaching songs. I'm am not sure on how well it is on teaching theroy and technic.

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    I haven't played for about 2 years. A friend asked me to play a few songs at an event this month so I'm trying to work out the rust and build up the finger callous. I'm pretty strong on theory but weak on application because the only playing that I ever did with regularity is congregational hymns and a few gospel songs. I'm pretty much an Ionian guy.

    I just watched an instructional on YouTube and learned something that I wish I would've figured out earlier. You can reverse the strings. That is, put the high E on the top. I think that would be easier because it more closely emulates tablature.
    And the watchman told... and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.
    . 2 Kings 9:20

    I don't worry about my ego, so long as my camera is bigger than my head.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/17555839@N03/

    My website:
    http://www.jonathanblakephotography.com

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    Ive spent most of my time playing technical rythem in fast tempo deth/black metal bands. Currently I'm playing lead guitar in the church band. (Figure that one out) I totaly understand what your talking about. hyms and the new age Christian "rock" is 4 verryations of the same 5 chords over on over it becomes very mind numbing. And diffucult to master fingering techniques with that style of music.

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    Found it:
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil.../?id=209561339

    That's what I've been looking for. I had most of it figured out just by playing a familiar song to their notation. This helps though
    And the watchman told... and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.
    . 2 Kings 9:20

    I don't worry about my ego, so long as my camera is bigger than my head.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/17555839@N03/

    My website:
    http://www.jonathanblakephotography.com

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