10 May Go Down Posted at 14:10h in User Videos by rugster 12 Comments 0 Likes Share http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSQ6OAwd-js rugster email@example.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!
adam10603Posted at 01:42h, 15 May
AC/DC uses -25 cents tuning for these old songs, and in some cases, -50 cents (eg. HWTH) 🙂
ar2619RobPosted at 11:16h, 11 May
Tuning aside, well played Rob. Where did you learn it from?
rugsterPosted 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.
rugsterPosted 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.
rjofigPosted 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.
ThundersnookPosted 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 🙂
rugsterPosted 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.
rjofigPosted 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.
ThundersnookPosted 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! 🙂
bananePosted at 17:18h, 10 May
Simple but clever trick 🙂
rjofigPosted 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.
rugsterPosted 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.