Funny how much better it gets when you play the right string. Annoying when you get a better score when you were missing it in the first place. Ha ha. Typical.
I decided to have an easy time this week and just play through a few songs. Started with Next Girl because I wanted to put right my string issue. I’ve pretty much got it fixed in my mind, but I just need a little more consistency. I find it a really fun song to play and getting through it without the note prompts gives me a lot of confidence. Excellent!
I went back to Spirit of Radio to see if I could better that score and I’ve finally cracked the extra note in the later riff on the e string. This meant I could get a good multiplier going and increase my score. I played it a bit out of game and it sounds a bit ropey. Think I will practice this over the weekend and see if I can make it sounds cleaner on the strings. It’s almost as if I’m just hitting the right notes by accident, but if I slow it down it will be good.
The new song of the week was announced on the forum this evening – Paranoid Android by Radiohead. It’s an odd song! I ran through it on Learn a Song to get an idea of what’s going on, and didn’t encounter many notes at all so I went quickly into score attack. I found it really hard to string a multiplier together because there are so few notes. So I tried medium. And that was just silly because it threw a fair few chords in there and I got all three strikes within a minute of the song. Riff repeater for me I think. Even though there are few notes, there are one or two challenges in here; bends and hammer ons, and it stretches from the 1st fret to the 21st at times too.
Had a early to mid week dip in confidence but it seems to have disappeared for the weekend. One of the things I’ve noticed is how quickly I’ve become more able to find the right strings without peering at the guitar for a few seconds to see where I am. The fretboard is becoming more familiar at times as well. I can visibly see improvement here which is going to spur me on.