Friday, December 28, 2007

"Blind Test" question/category

Piggybank and Cathy: Here's an idea for the next "Blind Test" - let's have a yay or nay. Anders - throw your hat into the ring as well.

I'm thinkin' about a category where I play guitar parts from famous, guitaroriented songs. Let's say the song is "Sweet Child Of Mine" with Guns'N Roses. I'll start by playing, say, the verse. If you guess the song, it's two points for you. If nobody gets that, I'll play the main riff that everybody and their mother have heard. Getting that yields one point. Get it? Difficulty and points are directly correlated. Bonus questions could also be involved.

Comments?

17 comments:

Cathy said...

Get it. yay!

Anders said...

I don't know what I blind test is (same as a blind date, e.g. you know you're gonna get a test but not in what? Could be music, could be quantum physics, could be American presidents, could be venereal deceases, etc).

Jokes aside, some variations could also be "name the band" rather then name the song, name the movie which featured the song (some movies and tunes are forever linked, e.g. Eye Of The Tiger/ Rocky, Cavatina/ The Deer Hunter), or name the commercial (I know you already have one legendary commercial song under your belt, Willy Guitar).

But please don't go the "Beat For Beat" route and play "Metallica in the style of Britney Spears". That's getting really old, really fast!

Anders said...

Now, could I have my hat back, please? I need it for the next Indiana Jones movie... ;-)

Wilhelm said...

It's what Pigeon has dubbed his own brand of music quiz.

So my "everything in the style of YJM and Jason Becker" category doesn't fly? Dagnabit!

I've got a legendary commercial song under my belt? Kewl - which would that be?

Good suggestions, A-train. I guess what I was rally wondering was whether most people would be able recognize, say, Smoke On The Water if the verse rhytm was played rather than the main riff........

U got any experience with that, A-bomb? I'm thinkin' that now, with tons of people (*cough* bunch of D&D losers *cough*) puttin' down as much time in playing a glorified air guitar (Guitar "Hero") as they would have needed in order to acquire actual skills on an instrument, such a category might actually be feasible.

The upside for me: I'll spend far less time preparing for these blind tests, seeing as how learning/memorizing some Oasis song takes a lot less time than buying some CD and ripping the song.

Anders said...

So my "everything in the style of YJM and Jason Becker" category doesn't fly? Dagnabit!

Well, all YJM and Jason Becker played in the style of R.L. Burnside would be something I would pay to hear you play... But the chances for the would be slim to none, I guess. ;-)

I've got a legendary commercial song under my belt? Kewl - which would that be?

Does this ring a bell?

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(Sorry for the mess, but the blog software rejected all my HTML codes for making this into monospaced font. Copy it to notepad to get a correct view)

Good suggestions, A-train. I guess what I was rally wondering was whether most people would be able recognize, say, Smoke On The Water if the verse rhytm was played rather than the main riff........

Yes, I understood that. And that is a cool idea. I agreed, and just added some other variations I think is cool. And some I don't think is cool at all.

And with the recent (gigantic) sucsess of Guitar Hero, why isn't guitar returning as a main/ lead instrument in pop music? I'm just wondering, as there seems to be a marked.

Anders said...

Sorry. I think I mistyped something there. The last chord there should be on the 5th to 3rd string (an E).

Wilhelm said...

Broski;

The tab doesn't really make sense to me - what is it?

Anders said...

Aah, chief, you disapoint me!
Doesn't this even ring a tiny little bell?

Wilhelm said...

Uuuhhhhh.......it starts to sound familiar, but I'll be damned if I recognize the company. I've transcribed this back in B-town?

Nice recording, btw - very clean.

Anders said...

Nice recording, btw - very clean.

Thank you. Got a picture loaded post about that on the way. The memory card on my camera decided to go french on me yesterday, but that is sorted out and I will complete the post tonight.

Now, I will stop hi-jacking this thread and let Le Grandé P say something about the original post: Yay or Nay to the blind test (Oui ou Non con le Bat quést).

Pigeon said...

Now, I will stop hi-jacking this thread and let Le Grandé P say something about the original post: Yay or Nay to the blind test (Oui ou Non con le Bat quést).

Damn a mix of french and spanish !!!

To answer your question. Oui pourquoi pas, ca me semble pas mal.

Wilhelm said...

What the hell was that?

Anders said...

What the hell was that?

My french is slightly rusty (although nobody seems to notice), but I think P-master just gave you a Yay on the blind test thingy.

Wilhelm said...

....a simple "Oui" would suffice - why'd he have to go and add all that other snaily stuff?

Anders said...

I don't know, but I'm gonna start using the word "pourquoi" more often. I've never known how it's spell before today, and my guess sure wasn't close to P-mans...

So I will stop hijacking this thread. Starting...
...NOW.

Wilhelm said...

Oui pourquoi pas, ca me semble pas mal.

So what does this mean? Is it "Yes, because my pants are slowly filling up with baguette crumbs", or "Yes why not, but it doesn't suit me well"? Or a linear combination like "Yes why not, my pants are slowly filling up with baguette crumbs anyway, and that doesn't really suit me"?

/end epic language skills

Anders said...

It means something like "'ez, why not, 'ou zilly man. Miou-Miou and I don't mind."

/Thread hi-jack ends... ...NOW