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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2020, 11:09:49 AM »
Lots of little details missing in this one:
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2020, 03:13:34 AM »
I was thinking about LTE and LTE2 that came around this time :whistle: :D
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2020, 11:37:50 AM »
This will be the final episode, at least for now. I may revisit some of these songs to demonstrate more parts or even do some full song playthroughs. Would love to hear your suggestions/requests, 1990s albums only.

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« Reply #78 on: June 06, 2020, 05:18:41 PM »
Great work, man, on a pretty heavy project.

Take a break, you deserve it.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2020, 09:06:03 AM »
Thanks for the hard work!

Lte 1&2 or some songs of it would be appreciated:)
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #80 on: August 28, 2020, 10:40:40 AM »
So far I've transcribed the first two songs from JP's Terminal Velocity. More coming soon!

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2020, 05:20:23 PM »
Top notch job as always!


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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2020, 09:48:19 PM »
Noice, it's a rockin' tune.

I always found it confusing as a beginner player when tabs had every.single.nuance written down.  Minor pick scrapes to muffled random percussion to "free" strumming to how far to bend the bar and shit like that.  I'd spend too much time trying to play the tab exactly as written.  Once it "clicked" for me that I can have my own strumming cadence or whatever it became a lot clearer and easier for me.

I show people the basic chords or whatever and put emphasis on those until they get that down and then can start "feeling" the music instead of micro-managing the minutia.  For example, it's funny to see players who will slide "up" into a note on the 12th fret from EXACTLY the 8th fret when, in reality, you just slide up from pretty much wherever.

TL;DR - How you tab-makers are able to hear and notate the tiniest sounds and details is amazing.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #84 on: August 31, 2020, 02:10:34 AM »
So far I've transcribed the first two songs from JP's Terminal Velocity. More coming soon!

Terminal Velocity guitar tab

The Oddfather guitar tab
Thanks again mate, your work is great and I regret having bought 10 DT tab books
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #85 on: September 01, 2020, 05:00:46 PM »
So far I've transcribed the first two songs from JP's Terminal Velocity. More coming soon!

Terminal Velocity guitar tab

The Oddfather guitar tab
Thanks again mate, your work is great and I regret having bought 10 DT tab books
Thanks man! At least the DT books from Octavarium-present are good, lol.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #88 on: September 07, 2020, 11:46:09 PM »
Amazing work Evan. Thank you so much. Where were you in the eighties when us older people needed you? :biggrin:

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #89 on: September 09, 2020, 03:17:45 PM »
Amazing work Evan. Thank you so much. Where were you in the eighties when us older people needed you? :biggrin:
Thank you! I wasn't born yet  ;D

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #91 on: September 15, 2020, 01:26:16 PM »
Very happy to have finished transcribing the album! The release date was great timing, as I was in between tab book projects. For anyone interested in the free tabs and hasn't already contacted me, please email me at maytropolees@comcast.net or countuscany@gmail.com.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #92 on: October 02, 2020, 11:49:51 AM »
I'm back with another transcription!

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #93 on: October 02, 2020, 07:46:43 PM »
Great tabs!
But would you sleep at nights knowing that there only 2 major albums (except for WDADU) left without proper transcriptions?

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2020, 11:57:38 PM »
Full band score books (with guitar tabs) for When Dream and Day Unite and A Change of Seasons (with transcriptions to the live B side songs) were published in Japan in 1994 and 1996, respectively.  If you want your brain to explode trying to process all the mistakes on those pages, give 'em a read. 

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #95 on: October 09, 2020, 11:07:46 AM »
Full band score books (with guitar tabs) for When Dream and Day Unite and A Change of Seasons (with transcriptions to the live B side songs) were published in Japan in 1994 and 1996, respectively.  If you want your brain to explode trying to process all the mistakes on those pages, give 'em a read.
Yes, those old Japanese full-band scores are terrible.

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2020, 08:05:33 PM »
DT89, any chance you might transcribe Don't Look Past Me or Raise the Knife in the near future?

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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #97 on: October 11, 2020, 10:24:17 PM »
DT89, any chance you might transcribe Don't Look Past Me or Raise the Knife in the near future?
I've already transcribed the solos to DLPM, I might revisit this song and see if I can transcribe the rhythm parts, but it's unfortunate that there isn't a proper studio version, the demo recording quality isn't great. Dream Theater - Don't Look Past Me solos

Raise the Knife is a possibility, but again the demo recording quality is a bit of a deterrent. I'll have to see what I can glean from Score and any other live videos.

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« Reply #98 on: October 12, 2020, 02:22:03 PM »
Cool - thanks for the link!  Do you have a physical copy of the Cleaning Out the Closet fan club CD with Don't Look Past Me?  It's actually a remixed version and better quality than the other versions that are out there (such as the official Ytsejam bootleg) .

For what it's worth, I have an instrumental version of Raise the Knife, although my version is copied on cassette from the internet.  It was first downloadable on fan sites without lyrics back in 1998, so that version exists, although it might have been taken from the house soundtrack at a live concert because it clearly has an audience applauding at the end.  Any effort on transcribing this would be enormous contribution to the DT fanbase.
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #99 on: October 12, 2020, 02:24:41 PM »
DT89, any chance you might transcribe Don't Look Past Me or Raise the Knife in the near future?
I've already transcribed the solos to DLPM, I might revisit this song and see if I can transcribe the rhythm parts, but it's unfortunate that there isn't a proper studio version, the demo recording quality isn't great. Dream Theater - Don't Look Past Me solos

Raise the Knife is a possibility, but again the demo recording quality is a bit of a deterrent. I'll have to see what I can glean from Score and any other live videos.
maybe this one here will help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3TjT_GblFc
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Re: Dream Theater tab books REDONE (because the old ones are inaccurate)
« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2020, 03:09:09 PM »
Cool - thanks for the link!  Do you have a physical copy of the Cleaning Out the Closet fan club CD with Don't Look Past Me?  It's actually a remixed version and better quality than the other versions that are out there (such as the official Ytsejam bootleg) .

For what it's worth, I have an instrumental version of Raise the Knife, although my version is copied on cassette from the internet.  It was first downloadable on fan sites without lyrics back in 1998, so that version exists, although it might have been taken from the house soundtrack at a live concert because it clearly has an audience applauding at the end.  Any effort on transcribing this would be enormous contribution to the DT fanbase.
Was it this one starting at 28:55? https://youtu.be/2UD2yitQyJk

DT89, any chance you might transcribe Don't Look Past Me or Raise the Knife in the near future?
I've already transcribed the solos to DLPM, I might revisit this song and see if I can transcribe the rhythm parts, but it's unfortunate that there isn't a proper studio version, the demo recording quality isn't great. Dream Theater - Don't Look Past Me solos

Raise the Knife is a possibility, but again the demo recording quality is a bit of a deterrent. I'll have to see what I can glean from Score and any other live videos.
maybe this one here will help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3TjT_GblFc
Thanks, I had already bookmarked a few live videos of DLPM in case I revisit it.