By The Waters
Welcome back kids, Since there was no columns last month, I figured that I should do a big column for this month. So here it is.
Below is the entire transcription of the Dark Shift song "By the waters". Except
Joel’s solos… were focusing on rhythm here guys… Before you start playing
it, please look it over and see what its all about. I didn’t include that many
picking patterns because by now you should recognize the rhythm patterns from
past columns and apply them as needed. As far as palm mutes, listen to the song
and you can figure it out. You can obtain a copy of "THE ASSAULT" at
will not be disappointed!!!!
Things to look for:
My favorite parts:
The intro is totally bad ass, especially once the double time feel comes in at
measure 9. Measure 16 has a very difficult picking run in it which goes directly
into the verse. Of course the psycho riff… and the grove after the psycho riff
is very powerful and great to jam to. The chorus melody is also a cool little
lick. The harmonized circle progression under Joel’s solo is nice. (when we play
this song live I just play the bottom harmony) Basically the song as a whole is
great. It will definitely give you a run for your money when it comes to
endurance and accuracy. SO… if you haven’t gotten "THE ASSAULT" yet, do so,
check out the message board
to see what others have said about it. Also in the message board are videos of
Joel and I live, so check those out to.
(please note that not all of the parts play back correctly in
powertab, but the transcription is correct)
Enjoy "By the waters" and I see you here next month.
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