in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS
Mon May 24, 2010 3:30 pm
• 117 Posts
I hate it when I come off like that... sorry...
Yeah, I know Andy Aledort transcribed it, I have it as well, I was just making an observation about the crap-load of stuff out there that people are calling tab. Of course Andy got it right on, but the other stuff out there that you don't know who transcribed what, is what I'm talking about... I've wasted LOTS of money buying these tab books, thinking that they will make me learn the song, most of the time, they leave out notes or have the wrong chord shapes, etc... but yeah, anything by Andy is of course 100% accurate, him and this other guy, Jeff Perrin, another GW transcriber, both are AT LEAST 99% accurate. :)
A lack of effort will give you a lack of results. - Pebber Brown
Compare this info with the tab you have... I'm pretty convinced the tab would be way different from original at some crucial spots.
It's very hard to find a good tab of any song, even if author is considering his transcription as his life's work. In this case, we have video to compare with, but what if all info comes just from the tab? How to check if it's right?
Rely on your ears man, or if it's some faster music to our ears, get a software that can do ?time stretch'(slow down) for you, without losing original pitch, do *time stretch', and listen and compare. Using tab as a suggestion in which direction to figure out the song is fine, for reference etc, but taking tabs too seriously are doing nothing more than making ourselves lazy.
So, what to do with tabs of 'Satch Boogie'... one tab shows natural harmonic on D, some other tab shows natural harmonic on G etc... and I'm pretty convinced too, that Satch plays this squeal on B string. You can actually hear open B string under the harmonic, right...
He drops the whammy down on B string into 'drop dead' tuning with his left hand, does a pinch harmonic with a pick and thumb, and brings whammy back from the dead and pulls it above the tuning for the whole note...at least, it's the case in this video above...4 octaves higher B note bent into C#, produced with whammy bar and pinch harm.
I don't have original recording to compare, but I think that's played that way on a record too.
...and not to mention how some tabs of 'Satch Boogie' sucks even with the easiest parts to figure out.