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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2020, 11:22:44 AM »
The original book is missing some key details in the "classical" section:

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2020, 07:15:30 PM »
Amazing work, as usual.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2020, 07:45:40 PM »
The original book is missing some key details in the "classical" section:

Dream Theater - Erotomania - How It's Played Episode 15

I have been really struggling with Erotomania, wow this really helps. I am looking forward see the Awake book redone!
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2020, 11:49:24 PM »
Also, the Erotomania tab book has a couple of glaring typos on page 52, although the standard notation is actually correct. 

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2020, 12:25:11 PM »
Another part that was unplayable in the original Awake book:

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2020, 01:04:02 PM »
Also, the Erotomania tab book has a couple of glaring typos on page 52, although the standard notation is actually correct.

Ha yes I noticed that too, I think in the solo section specifically
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2020, 03:20:59 PM »
JP posted a new riff today on instagram, so I transcribed it and did a playthrough:

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2020, 05:01:19 PM »
JP posted a new riff today on instagram, so I transcribed it and did a playthrough:

JP's New Riff

Thatís pretty awesome and really cool riff.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2020, 11:15:27 AM »
I'm convinced the original transcribers wrote out some of these parts without ever thinking about how to actually play them.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2020, 07:06:47 PM »
I'm convinced the original transcribers wrote out some of these parts without ever thinking about how to actually play them.

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In my experience a lot of this tab books from Metallica to Satriani are like that. Heck even in written classical Guitar Music it happens and those are not really transcribed by ear since those pieces where also transcribed by the original composer but somehow after a few editions things have changed and its a mess!

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2020, 11:35:28 AM »
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2020, 11:07:09 AM »
My free Falling Into Infinity tab book is available now! Just email me at maytropolees@comcast.net or countuscany@gmail.com to get my free DT books.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2020, 11:20:24 AM »
Once again, even the simplest songs have lots of errors in the original tab book.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2020, 05:07:24 PM »
How does the tab get written?  Does the software do it for you completely or do you have to tweak it or is it all by hand?

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2020, 09:03:37 PM »
How does the tab get written?  Does the software do it for you completely or do you have to tweak it or is it all by hand?
Everything is entered into Guitar Pro 7 by me. I use Amazing Slow Downer to slow down the audio tracks.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2020, 06:31:04 AM »
Man, that section of You Not Me is so damn cool. Not to derail your thread, but I'm an amateur guitarist and these videos are a lot of fun to watch even though I'll never reach the level to be able to play them.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2020, 11:23:34 AM »
Bet you never knew there was a 7-string on this song!

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2020, 01:58:55 PM »
Bet you never knew there was a 7-string on this song!

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I never knew (not being a guitarist, I'm a drummer), but I guessed so because of how low the root note is in every phrase of your excerpt.
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2020, 11:12:38 AM »
Another relatively simple song with some baffling chord voicings in the original tab book.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2020, 10:10:21 PM »
You should have said "here it is played faster", opposite of your usual, and then acoustically shredded it.

Seriously, though, that's why I have so much trouble with JP and also so much respect for JP... even his "simple" and "gentle" parts that sound easy always have something difficult/weird about them.  There's some crazy stretches/barring in this one but it doesn't sound tough until you actually see the tab.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #57 on: May 13, 2020, 11:06:18 AM »
The original transcription of this song is absolutely horrendous:

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2020, 11:01:41 AM »
Another surprise 7-string part!

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #63 on: May 21, 2020, 06:07:35 AM »
I don't play guitar, but have to say that you are incredibly generous. Any time somebody applies their passion to help others, it's really inspiring. Thanks!

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2020, 11:31:30 AM »
I don't play guitar, but have to say that you are incredibly generous. Any time somebody applies their passion to help others, it's really inspiring. Thanks!

-Tof
Thank you! Hopefully these videos are also interesting to non-guitarists and shed some light on some parts you may have never noticed before.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2020, 11:21:10 AM »
My free Scenes From a Memory tab book is available now! This is the final chapter in my Dream Theater 1990s transcription project.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2020, 11:59:26 AM »
I don't play guitar, but have to say that you are incredibly generous. Any time somebody applies their passion to help others, it's really inspiring. Thanks!

-Tof
Thank you! Hopefully these videos are also interesting to non-guitarists and shed some light on some parts you may have never noticed before.

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they most certainly are to me (being a drummer) and yes indeed there are parts I never noticed before and I  would guess I always listen closely.
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2020, 01:59:36 AM »
Thanks again for all this hard work, I can't believe how wrong my books are !
Some solos are so much easier to play and remember with yours !
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2020, 11:38:16 AM »
Thanks again for all this hard work, I can't believe how wrong my books are !
Some solos are so much easier to play and remember with yours !
Thank you, I'm glad to hear that my work has been helpful!

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