- Oct 25, 2017
Can someone suggest a guitar any really for a good entry level to this game.
Depends on how much you are looking to spend and a lot of personal preference. About the only thing I've heard about guitars and Rocksmith is that note detection with humbuckers is slightly better than single coil pickups, but it's not that big of a deal.
I can echo that my Squier P-Bass is great. I acquired a Squier Bullet Strat from a friend a couple years back and I hate it. It feels like shit, sounds like shit... just really a waste overall unless you're getting it for free. I'm actually planning on giving it to my friend for free soon since getting the Telecaster.
Might need to grab Shimmer. Loved that song and it has a fun bass line.Variety Pack XXI – $9.99
* Clutch “The Regulator”|Lead/Bass [Drop D] Rhythm [Custom Tuning: DADFAd] –
* Fuel “Shimmer”|Lead/Rhythm [E Standard] | Bass [Drop D] –
* Gin Blossoms “Found Out About You”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] –
* Warren Zevon “Werewolves of London”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] –
Focus on the chords and rhythm guitar playing at this point.Spent a lot of time on Chimney from RS1 on rhythm today, lots of moving between D, G, and low E, and a little A. Was a perfect track to work on bouncing between strings.
Chords are so hard. A double whammy of my lack of finger dexterity and not knowing them well enough to know where my fingers are supposed to go without carefully examining the visual chord in the game and slowly placing my fingers in the right place. Something you don't have time to do in a song in real time. For songs with repetitive open chords I'd pause it as I come to them and try to and from the chord with the others in the song. Then I try (and utterly fail) at swapping during the song. For songs with barre chords I quit the song and play something else, lol.
Grab a $5 string action gauge from Amazon and measure your string height at the nut. It shouldn't be difficult to barre frets. It does take a bit of practice, but if you feel you are pushing down hard, you may want to get a guitar set-up (or DIY like i do).Didn't really get to play over the weekend and the regression was real. But I did successful form an F chord yesterday and all the notes rang out. Probably need to just go ahead and start working on barre chords since I figured out how to do the barre part right. Just the other notes are hard to do at the same time, lack of flexibility.
Put together a list of songs I want to try last night, want to get a song list to work on instead of bouncing all over. Might try the suggestion of using riff repeater on max difficulty and slowing it down a lot. I also haven't touched the mini games. Lots to do this afternoon and tomorrow while I'm off.
I'll see how things go with time. It's uncomfortable, but I chalk that up to not being used to doing it. Realized the biggest thing is using the right part of the finger to do it. Just hard to reach anything while I'm doing it, just reaching two frets (like on F) is difficult, I imagine something requires a longer reach. But reaching is a huge weak point in general and something I need to work out, need to pay attention to my hand position because that's probably a factor.
You can get an Epiphone for about $100-150. It doesn't sound amazing but it's a good starter guitar. If you stick with it and get better you can always sell it and then upgrade.
I'd like to know this too.
This sounds awesome.I'd like to know this too.
Also, drove 6 hours to chill with some friends and play music for 3 days straight last weekend. Man, it feels so damn good for friends to comment how you've progressed and being able to adapt and play along with song I haven't learned. We did some pretty awesome work on this Oasis b-side and then busked drunk in historical Williamsburg although it was like 10pm and no one was around...
There's an option in the settings to invert the strings.
I'll have to look again, I didn't see it when I looked before. I've never read tabs but inverted would probably still feel more natural to me, I struggled a lot with that when first starting because the default felt wrong. I don't know if it's because I have read sheet music before and subconsciously think low notes = bottom or what. Changing now will be a mess since I've kind of adapted, but I'll try it anyway.There's an option in the settings to invert the strings.
The way it's set up initially is intuitive for their interface (for most players), as it's like looking in a mirror. However, I can see how inverting the strings would work well for someone who had spent a lot of time reading tabs over the years.
I’m about to get funked up.70s Mix V
* Commodores “Brick House”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] –
* Funkadelic “Maggot Brain”|Lead/Rhythm [E Standard] –
* The Hollies “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”|Lead/Alt. Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] –