You Shook Me All Night Long cover

22 Jan You Shook Me All Night Long cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbhUK946rXE

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Renato Figueiredo
rjofig@gmail.com

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 gmail.com username is the same as my username here.

31 Comments
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    SoloDallas
    Posted at 09:53h, 24 January

    Rena,
    freaking great job you.
    I’m back from holidays (finally). You HAVE improved a LOT on your timing. Impressive.
    Glad to hear you moved onto 009s. While there are naturally, of course and rightfully so different thoughts on guitars strings gauges, my personal take (PERSONAL!) is that 009s are the BEST string gauge ever made. For any guitar, even for acustics!
    I only play 009s, but I grew up on 10s and more (tried everything). The only guitar that has heavy gauge of mine now is Gretches, but because of Malcolm’s sound.
    Suggestion: dance more. Loosen up. Let it flow through you, Renato. More right arm motion, let it go down the strokes naturally. Practice without guitar. Put your index and thumb together, fake a pick (or pick one pick) and just go even without guitar. Do some air playing. Imagine your elbow is fixed into a position, and rotate the lower arm around that. Strokes up and down. Not only wrist action, but lower arm too. Up and down. Move and dance. It’ll take time, but that is it: for a groovin’ playing, you want that.
    Congratulations!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 16:14h, 24 January

      Fil, welcome back – I hope you had a great time!

      Thanks so much for the encouragement!!! Hey, I know you mean what you say, so it flatters me – and it feels freaking great too to be able to play a song reasonably well :)

      So, about dancing and loosening up, I’ve got to say, I would love to get there. I think it’s part of the whole experience and thrill of playing and it’s been a goal of mine. Took me a while to get comfortable and confident with just the mechanics of playing, now I think it’s going to be easier to let it loose. The new guitar helps too, feels much better on the shoulders. I know it will take time but I’ll get there :) I’m going to try your suggestions :)

      Cheers!

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      Johnny
      Posted at 21:28h, 24 January

      Yeahhhh fils back :) , hey fil, I was wondering whats next on your agenda if u dont mind me asking……testing those wizards or a svds video or something cool like that????

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      Ant
      Posted at 21:56h, 24 January

      Well come back Fil :)

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      06AngusSG
      Posted at 02:29h, 25 January

      Fil!!!! You are alive 😉 Welcome back!

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    rpatzelt
    Posted at 00:43h, 24 January

    Yes! Renato you are now on a stair, running up! Congratulations. Btw, still 10s on the strings? I wonder how it will sound with 09s…

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      rjofig
      Posted at 02:00h, 24 January

      Thanks, Radu! Yeah, climbing up and not looking down :)
      I changed to 09’s – it’s much better on the fingers, and for bend-vibratos.
      Cheers!

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    Hyce
    Posted at 00:28h, 24 January

    Great cover man! Sounding much better than the TNT video you did as well (might be the tuning of the guitar). Although on the chorus part, if I’m not mistaken, I think it goes 0 2 3 on the A, and then open d, open g, not whatever that high note your playing is. I think that’s how it goes. Not sure though.

    Good job on the solo too. It’s a great solo to learn because technically speaking it isn’t hard; but the groove and timing takes lots of practice. It’s a great solo to work vibrato/groove.

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      rjofig
      Posted at 01:56h, 24 January

      Thanks Hyce! Tuning on this one is easier (it’s standard tuning as far as I can tell).
      I agree with you on the solo – it’s not very fast but it’s good practice for vibrato, timing, groove.
      Cheers!

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    Ant
    Posted at 01:56h, 23 January

    Wow Great step up! progress is most certainly showing here!

    Excellent job on the solo! and the tone is brill

    you tried out GR5? im on it now and it does work better for me :)

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      rjofig
      Posted at 04:06h, 23 January

      Thanks, Ant! Felt like a step up to me as well.
      Still using version 4, I tend to procrastinate on upgrades when things work well – there’s always the chance of the upgrade messing something up :) Does it load all the presets you had for GR4?

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        Ant
        Posted at 05:34h, 23 January

        yea it imports them in :)

        cost me 89 euros to upgrade from GR4 essential, all the same stuff from GR4 is in GR5 it just adds a few more things and its less demanding on the hardware 😛 bonus for me as i run on the Intel Atom in my netbook XD

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    Ryley
    Posted at 01:07h, 23 January

    coming along great my friend :) guitar is slightly out of tune but it’s all part of the learning process, what are you using for an amp or recording software? you’ve got good tone renato :)

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      Ryley
      Posted at 01:21h, 23 January

      ahh! just saw ur comment below, GR4… good choice :)

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        rjofig
        Posted at 04:07h, 23 January

        Thanks Ryley!
        Yeah, GR4, best $100 I’ve ever spent :)

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    06AngusSG
    Posted at 19:24h, 22 January

    Swell work Renato!!!

    It’s amazing what confidence new gear will bring isn’t it? 8)

    I’m waiting for my new booster. Sold my Bray 1987x and have an unmolested (1978) 2203 coming by the end of next week!!! :)

    Great job!!!

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      rjofig
      Posted at 22:59h, 22 January

      Thanks! Yeah, new gear does give a boost :) also, this one is much easier to play standing with this one (and I found out standing up can be a better position for some of the solo bits).

      Congrats on the amp upgrade, sir!

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      Ant
      Posted at 02:03h, 23 January

      congrats 😛

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    rjofig
    Posted at 08:06h, 22 January

    Alright, my attempt at this classic. Took me several takes to get this version, but hey, I never thought I could ever play this, so it’s a major milestone :)
    (Gear: Gibson SG, Guitar Rig 4; on right channel).
    Renato

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      banane
      Posted at 10:58h, 22 January

      Renato, great one, and my all-time ACDC favourite :) I’m still fighting with the solo, and just like you, I have to look at my right hand when playing the refrain :) But you played the solo really well. Awesome performance!, congrats! :)
      You really deserve a real amp, I’m missing the mid crunch in the tone here a bit. And I’m not sure if it was really played with upstrokes within the rhythm?

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        rjofig
        Posted at 17:39h, 22 January

        Hey Franz, thanks! Hah, you noticed the right hand look there too :)
        Amp will come one day – honestly right now I prefer GR4 because it doesn’t bother everyone else (I played this around midnight for example) so an amp would need to come with an attenuator.
        Yeah, for rhythm I’m using one upstroke on the C chord; it’s how it flows best for me right now.
        Cheers!

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          banane
          Posted at 09:38h, 24 January

          Oh yes, thats true. Playing at midnight would get me in several troubles here, even with attenuator :)
          Will try the upstroke version too. You really learn fast, how long did it take you to learn the solo?

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            rjofig
            Posted at 16:16h, 24 January

            Franz, it took me 2 and a half years :) Seriously, I’ve been doodling on this song since I started playing since it’s also one of my favorites.
            But the solo started to flow better I’d say in the last three months or so :)

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              banane
              Posted at 22:26h, 24 January

              Yes, I see, there’s a lot of work behind that. Indeed, the solo is a tough part, at least when its the first one :)

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            Ant
            Posted at 22:23h, 24 January

            Franz, maby you should use GR4/5 at night? :)

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              banane
              Posted at 22:30h, 24 January

              Oh well, I rarely play late in the evening. Most time my wife wants to have me right next to her on the sofa then :)
              Mostly I try to end work early in the afternoon and play until its lunch time, then maybe another 2 hours every second day, agreement with wife :)

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                Ant
                Posted at 22:34h, 24 January

                i know!, sneak out of bed to play late at night hehe

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                  rjofig
                  Posted at 16:00h, 25 January

                  I didn’t sneak out, turns out she was traveling that evening :) but I do play on the sofa in the evening many times (unplugged), things like finger exercises/scales.

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                    Ant
                    Posted at 01:59h, 26 January

                    Thats good :) i dont get chance to do that :(, my mate Jay does though and it helps him a lot too

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      Dave4433
      Posted at 14:59h, 22 January

      Amazing! Great job You did there on the solo. Sounded like much work has been put in to it all together. A Major milestone
      indeed. There’s no point to even compare this with Your previous covers.
      Great cover, my friend. Wish You all the best of luck in the future!

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        rjofig
        Posted at 17:43h, 22 January

        Hi Dave, sincere thanks for the kind comment!
        Yeah, major work over the past couple years to get to this point. For this vid, I had to do about 20 takes to get the solo version that’s in there :)
        Cheers!

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