TNT – rhythm cover

31 Dec TNT – rhythm cover

Renato Figueiredo

Renato @ Florida; I bought and started learning to play guitar about two years ago, a bit late in life (I am 39). Still a beginner, but motivated and inspired by Fil and other 'bedroom rockers'. I've been posting a few videos here and sound bites on soundcloud, as sort of a logbook with snippets of how my playing (hopefully) evolves, and it may help inspire others who love music to take an instrument, practice, play, and have fun. To contact me by email, my username is the same as my username here.

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    Posted at 23:37h, 04 January

    haha! truly awsome Ren! big grin my my face at the end lol

    Great tone and timing, authentic i would say :)

    Definetly give the lead a go ren i think your ready 😉

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      Posted at 23:38h, 04 January

      oh yeah nice camera too! 😛

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      Posted at 14:03h, 05 January

      Thanks, mate, got myself a grin reading your comment :)
      Back to the grind after the holiday break now, but I’m getting the lead part down, see how it goes.

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    Posted at 19:34h, 03 January

    Hi Renato! I’m so happy for you – with the new SG :) – seems like a dream comes true on X-Mas. Next station, an amp I guess :)

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      Posted at 20:17h, 03 January

      Thanks, Radu! It’s great to have it, love playing it.
      Yeah, next up will be an amp, I don’t think I’ll need another guitar for a long while :) Cheers!

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    Posted at 23:53h, 02 January

    Great job there Renato.I haven’t checked in for a week or so. Good timing, really flows nicely. You really went for it at the end!

    Nice shiny guitar too :)

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      Posted at 13:59h, 03 January

      Thanks, Rob! Hope you had a good break, happy new year!
      After hearing it recorded, I think I’m cutting the G chord a bit too short. I’ll have to try it again, and maybe I’ll give the solo a shot as well :)

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        Posted at 15:38h, 03 January

        Same to you mate :)

        Yeah, its good to go back to stuff you’ve recorded a few days later to check it again. I’ve found if you work on something for a long time eventually you hear what you want to hear rather than how it really is. Listening later with fresh ears is sometimes useful. :)

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          Posted at 16:04h, 03 January

          Yup, I hear you. One of the reasons I like to record videos is that I focus and try my best for a while, and learn in the process. But I need to wrap it up at some point, and after it’s done I can come back and be critical and see where I can do better.

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    Posted at 14:08h, 31 December

    Great tone and playing. Seems like some string is slightly out of tune though.
    Sound like you’re playing on brand new strings. That really brings out the Malcolm sound. Maybe that’s one of his secrets? new strings :)

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      Posted at 17:13h, 31 December

      Thanks, man!
      Yeah, the strings are brand new 10s that came with the guitar. I tuned everything to 427Hz before I started playing, but if you hear something out of tune, it’s possible they’re getting a bit out of tune. I definitely think new strings make a difference in the tone and playability. My strings tend to get gunky within a month or two; when I change them, I always wish I would have changed them earlier :)

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        Posted at 13:11h, 04 January

        This sounded so exact I went round the web and found this on

        Back in Black: 440Hz
        Ballbreaker: 440Hz
        Bad Boy Boogie: 425Hz
        Beating Around The Bush: 428Hz
        C.O.D: 440Hz
        Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: 439Hz
        Big Balls: 440Hz
        Dog Eat Dog: 457Hz
        Down Payment Blues: 440Hz
        Flick Of The Switch: 440Hz
        For Those About To Rock (We Salute You): 440Hz
        Get It Hot: 411Hz
        Giben The Dog A Bone: 440Hz
        Hard As A Rock: 440Hz
        Have A Drink On Me: 440Hz
        Heatseeker: 469Hz
        Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be: 430Hz
        Hells Bells: 440Hz
        High Voltage: 448
        Highway To Hell: 430Hz
        If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It): 434Hz
        It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll): 467Hz
        The Jack: 440Hz
        Jailbreak: 434Hz
        Let Me Put My Love Into You: 440Hz
        Let’s Get It Up: 435Hz
        Let There Be Rock: 431Hz
        Love Hungry Man: 418Hz
        Night Prowler: 418Hz
        Overdose: 432Hz
        Problem Child: 440Hz
        Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution: 440Hz
        Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnarion: 432Hz
        Riff Raff: 440Hz
        Rocker: 420Hz
        Shake A Leg: 440Hz
        Shoot To Trill: 440Hz
        Shot Down In Flames: 435Hz
        Shake Your Foundations: 440Hz
        Sink The Pink: 440Hz
        Sin City: 433Hz
        Stiff Upper Lip: 440Hz
        T.N.T: 430Hz
        That’s The Way I Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll: 443Hz
        Touch Too Much: 430Hz
        Thunderstruck: 440Hz
        Two’s Up: 440Hz
        Whole Lotta Rosie: 432Hz
        Who Made Who: 440Hz
        You Shook Me All Night Long: 440Hz

        What say the SoloDallas members ? Exact or not?

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          Posted at 13:18h, 04 January

          Good find Frank.

          Not sure how accurate it is, but first glance looks simelar to what I’ve found on the tracks that I’ve tried. Maybee some members could do a bit of testing :)

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            Posted at 14:20h, 04 January

            Frank, nice find indeed! I’ve looked for something like this before and did not find it, kudos to your search prowess!

            The reason I went for 427Hz is that it’s halfway between Ab (415Hz) and A (440Hz); I didn’t spend more time tweaking, but 3Hz may make a subtle difference, next time I’ll try with 430Hz.


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              Posted at 16:06h, 04 January

              You seem in the know, Renato, what’s the ratio Hz to interval (ie how many Hz is a tone) I’m shitty with maths :)

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                Posted at 17:35h, 04 January

                Here’s a table that helps:


                You have to work with multiplication/division, not addition/subtraction, to figure out the frequencies. Check out A4 – that’s your baseline 440Hz A frequency and easiest to see what’s going on. If you go one octave higher (A5), you double the frequency to 880Hz; one octave lower (A3), you half the frequency to 220Hz. For every note, the same will be true – double/half the frequency for a full octave up/down.

                To go a semi-tone, you multiply (or divide) by a factor which is around 1.0595 (this is the “12th root” of 2 – in other words, if you multiply this number 12 times in a row gives you a full octave, a factor of 2)

                To go a quarter-tone up/down, you use a factor which is the square root of the semi-tone factor – around 1.0293. 427Hz is 440Hz/1.0293 rounded down.


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                  Posted at 19:52h, 04 January

                  Now I remember why I didn’t do too well in maths :)
                  Thanks Rena food for thought

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                    Posted at 21:01h, 04 January

                    No problem :)
                    Bottom line, if you have a tuner that lets you adjust the base frequency for A4 (guitar rig 4 does have a dial for that), it will adjust automatically for the other strings so it’s pretty easy to tune properly, no need to compute all the frequencies.

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    Posted at 01:41h, 31 December

    Woah, great, Renato! Indeed, its not easy to play, tried it too. Great tone, and the new SG really looks awesome :)

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    Posted at 00:58h, 31 December

    your timing was near perfect on this one !
    good job !

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    Posted at 00:15h, 31 December

    Just messing around with new guitar and camera. Simple ain’t easy – timing is tricky in this song, I’m still getting the hang of it. Cheers!

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