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  • #22609

    superblonde
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    Halestorm -LIVE- “I Like It Heavy” @Berlin March 25, 2015

    Not sure if I can pull this one off but it’s fun anyway.. (especially considering Lzzy Hale is a crazy good vocalist) Been working on it a couple months now, here’s my first 100% tempo practice track with drum machine.. cant quite figure out the vocal melody over the bridge parts yet..
    (vocals recorded separate from guitars and guitars recorded x 2, each in one take)


    Song stats:

    122 BPM
    B major
    Verse & chorus are same chord progression.
    Bridge has 2 variations in different progressions.
    No solo.
    The only fast riffs are in the bridge.

    Here’s my song chart.

    

    (deleted because I transcribed it wrong...)
    


    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #22610

    BigW
    Participant

    I haven’t heard all of you singing post but from what I remember about some of the first ones I listened too this is a great improvement. Keep at it 🙂

     

    Big W

  • #22614

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    thanks, just recently I noticed I no longer have to drown my vocals in reverb and chorus to keep the neighborhood dogs from howling. I still have a long way to go in order to sound decent. I’m also not sure how to make the guitar part of this song more interesting or big sounding, if I cover it live like this. Already used too much gain so it sounds like a tin can.

    Halestorm’s “rock anthem” type songs have fun lyrics and seem to be mostly easy guitar playing.

    They have a cool band formula. Release a cover album, then originals album, then a cover album, etc.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #22842

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    There’s two halestorm songs I am learning including the one above. Originally I re-transcribed them and play them as standard tuning. They are actually in drop B. I was hoping to play them without retuning. I dont think I can manage it though, it just doesnt sound right and the riffs are really much harder in standard. I tried the same thing with Cinammon Girl, moving it to standard tuning instead of drop D, but it sounds kind of thin without the drop D and much harder to play and sing it live.

    These Halestorm songs got me wondering if it’s worth it to try to learn a song to perform in standard, vs. whatever original tuning. Re-tuning for 1 or 2 songs takes a good amount of time and hassle at an open mic considering a setlist performance is only 3 songs.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #22845

    slash
    Participant

    Re-Tune? are you crazy… Just ask Santa for another guitar you can set up in drop d 🙂

  • #22846

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    “yes, we have the technology!” variax 😀 😀

    too bad I didnt buy $1000 of bitcoin like I was going to earlier in the summer. It’d be worth $15,000 today.. lol that’s a lot of new guitars 😀 😀

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #22929

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    After an embarrassing many hrs of work here’s my transcription to ..

    Halestorm Here’s To Us

    
    Intro
    Verse1
    Chorus1
    Verse2
    Chorus2
    Bridge
    Chorus3
    Outro
    
     Guitar Intro(x2)/Verse(x4) Arpeggio
        C          F             Am          G         C
    e|-----------|-------------|-----------|-----3---------|
    B|-----1-----|------1----1-|-----1-----|--------3--1---|
    G|-----0---0-|---2--2--2---|-----2---2-|---------------| REPEAT 
    D|---2---2---|-3-----------|---2---2---|---------------|
    A|-3---------|-------------|-0---------|---------------|
    E|-----------|-------------|-----------|--3------------|
    
    Chorus ||: C | G | Am F [Riff 1,2,1,F F] :||x4 
    Chorus riff 1]| E:3h5, A:3h5 || 
    Chorus riff 2]| D:3p2, A:0h3 || 
    
    


    Nope the tab on the guitar tab sites are not correct.. mine is 😛
    Ironically Halestorm themselves have a guitar tutorial video on this song and watching that + transcription still took me forever. 😛
    This song is apparently very popular for special occasions, fans using it for weddings, bdays and etc.. seems like a good cover song for the setlist to fill in for those times.. [**note]


    Halestorm – Here’s To Us – Mass Chaos Tour – Live, Ft. Wayne. Indiana 5/9/12


    Halestorm – Here’s To Us [Official Video]


    Halestorm Official – Here’s to Us [Guitar Tutorial]

    **note even tho it’s basically about alcoholism 🙁

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23821

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Gave up on learning the Drop B tuning (B F# B E G# C#) halestorm songs in standard tuning. Way too hard to play at speed. Now I will re-learn them with the normal Drop B fret riffage except tuning to drop D. Which raises the pitch of the riffage by several steps which is fine, meanwhile the “already very high” vocals will also be raised several steps, but that’s also OK because I sing it an octave lower to fit a male register, which then the lower octave will be raised higher into good male belt-o range. So everything should be good. It’s all relative. I guess.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #24211

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    4 hours of new transcribing later…

    Halestorm – Freak Like Me [Official Video]

    Tempo 130 BPM

    I found that the online tab for Freak Like Me is drastically wrong in the verse. The tabbed chords are not even in the scale. So I made a chart because I’m playing it in D with drop D, not B with drop B. I hope my chart is right otherwise I’m a dork.

    0 B     D     ROOT
    1 C     D#
    2 C#    E
    3 D     F     MIN3
    4 D#    F# 
    5 E     G     PER4
    6 F     G#
    7 F#    A     PER5
    8 G     A#
    9 G#    B
    10 A    C     MIN7

    so here’s the correct verse part. Because of the distortion I kept hearing the second half of it as I guess some non-existant harmony part. Now I think it’s ok.

    
    VERSE
    Patterns like 0%0 played as galloping triplets.  
    Play this tab as drop-tuned power chords (3 strings) on the fret indicated.
    
    ||:--0%0--|--0%0--|--3%3--|--3%3--|--10%10--|--10%10--|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
      Turnaround 1 |--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7--7--:||  
      Turnaround 2 |--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7,7,7---:||  

    This is a really big problem when I try playing by ear. I literally hear notes that are not there and play it that way which is not musically correct. I need to do more of those interval exercises I guess.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #24277

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    2 hours of transcription later…

    Play this riff, it will make you happy 😀

    Mz. Hyde intro, drop D

    
    
                           [1____|[2__________||
    D||---------------|   |------|------------||
    A||:--------------|x3 |-1~~0-|-----------:||
    D||-0---0--3-5-0--|   |------|-3-5-6-7----||
    
    


    Halestorm – Mz. Hyde – Live HD – GRASPOP 2016

    Simple song with incredible performance…

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

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