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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSQ6OAwd-js

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rugster
robbierust@gmail.com

Rob, 42 from Norwich, UK. Huge AC/DC fan since about 1979. I've had a few attempts at learning to play over the years but only really started once I stumbled on Fils riff raff tutorial in late 2008. Now I play whenever The family permits!

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    adam10603
    Posted at 01:42h, 15 May

    AC/DC uses -25 cents tuning for these old songs, and in some cases, -50 cents (eg. HWTH) :)

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    ar2619Rob
    Posted at 11:16h, 11 May

    Tuning aside, well played Rob. Where did you learn it from?

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      rugster
      Posted at 14:29h, 11 May

      Thanks Rob, yes the tuning has annoyed me a bit, it was a bit of a spur of the moment thing to record it but I should have paid more attention really :(

      Just learnt it the old fashioned way. Listening & slowing down where necessary.

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    rugster
    Posted at 17:23h, 10 May

    Thanks Guys :)

    Yes tuning could well be a bit out. I tuned down to 430 hz reference which seemed right at the time, but listening back I think you’re right, its not quite there.

    I’ve got my amp back now so hopefully will re record the guitar on its own and spend a bit of time getting it better. I just played along with the original and recorded it in GR, so there is not much I can fix afterwards as its mixed in with the original. :) Too much gain in the rhythm parts and not enough in the solo.

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      rjofig
      Posted at 18:04h, 10 May

      yeah I felt tuning was a tad off. it’d be helpful to have a reference guide for tuning of AC/DC songs here :)
      the way I usually record with GR4 is, I take one of the channels out with audacity (say right channel for lead) first. then you get a channel all to yourself.
      cheers,
      Renato

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      Thundersnook
      Posted at 18:05h, 10 May

      whats with playing the original track in audacity and than seperatley recording the wav-File in GR4? Thats what I do. That gives me plenty of options afterwards: Fitting the track on the correct position, leveling the loudness and panning the tracks on kleft and right and everything :)

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        rugster
        Posted at 18:30h, 10 May

        Yes, I’ve a lot to learn:) I’ll try that next time.

        I’ve not been using GR for long so just getting to grips with it. On my other videos I used Garageband and took the right channel out with audacity and had myself in the other but it can sound a bit detached. I’ve also tried doubling up Malcolms side in a kind of dual mono mode and played over that. Definately better to record yourself seperately whatever.

        Thanks again for the advice guys. Still learning.

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        rjofig
        Posted at 18:54h, 10 May

        That’s a good idea; I go with GR4 all the way because in my computer the GR4 audio comes through a different soundcard/output jack, and I use headphones.

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    Thundersnook
    Posted at 17:01h, 10 May

    hmm … something seems to be just not 100% correct in terms of tuning :( Try to loop a certain chord of the song (best an E or A) and then tune the string which belongs to it. Use this string to set the correct frequency of your tuner and then you can tune the other strings :) This works quite well 😉 … well it could be also my ears just cheating me 😀

    Otherwise very well played! :)

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    rjofig
    Posted at 15:02h, 10 May

    Rock on, man! It’s fun to play this one.
    I’ve been practicing it too. I can’t play the solo at the right tempo yet though.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    rugster
    Posted at 14:19h, 10 May

    Had a day off today, waiting for my JMP to be delivered back. Recorded quite quickly as I had one ear out for the doorbell 😉 Levels arn’t too good and a few mistakes. I hope to do a proper job once I get the amp back and have more practice.

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