I didn’t quite follow the plan, but it was kind of close. I wanted to get back to RU Mine? as I’d been humming the tune all day, so I went straight back into learn a song and tried it. Somewhere between yesterday and today it had added power chords into the mix! That was a little unexpected. Fortunately, I have done a little bit on power chords before, and managed to just about get them after a couple of playthroughs. Slightly increased my mastery on this one, I’m not up to around 50%.
I wanted to pick a new song, but at the moment I seem a bit tentative of trying some of the songs I really like from the soundtrack as somewhere in my head I know they’re just too hard! I settled with Next Girl by the Black Keys, something I’d played a lot with the first game and enjoyed. It was interesting to see the new arrangement come up and I think it was slightly different, although I can’t quite remember. I ran it through learn a song first before attempting score attack. Got a gold score on easy and medium.
Finally I went back to the sotw to try again. I first went into riff repeater to try and get a bit of a hold on the solo and what notes I’m looking for in there. Definitely a good idea to do that as it really allowed me to see what I was attempting, rather than blindly hitting any note in that vague area of the fretboard. Excellent! Going back into score attack I had a lot more success in getting a multiplier going, and got a much bigger score. Still on easy, but I’ve got a lot of space there for improvement.
I’ve found that I’m using riff repeater a lot more with this version of the game, I guess primarily because it’s easier to get to in the game and a lot easier to control what you’re doing. This is the most useful thing for me in terms of learning – this would be very similar to what you’d be doing with an actual teacher; breaking it down and playing over and over. Which I guess is the point, so for me it works.
After three days I’m definitely feeling pretty positive about the whole process and the distinct possibility of me getting better at playing. It’s a smooth way of doing it and even sticking to an hour a day I can get a lot done in that time. I’m also spending most of my day wishing I could get home and play, which is a nice thing at the moment and I hope it continues.