DLC Round-Up: November 2016

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Hello, Rocksmith fans!

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday past us, the Holiday season rolls in and November comes to a close. This can mean only one thing for us; it’s time for another edition of the monthly DLC Round-Up!

Before we get to November’s DLC, let’s have a look at how you all voted last month:

Progressive rock prevails for the third month in a row: Rush in August, Dream Theater in September, and now Yes, with the Anniversary Song Pack trailing in second place with just under half the votes.

November was quite the interesting month; in addition to containing five weeks of DLC, we saw the return of quite a few artists that haven’t seen Rocksmith in a while, especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. We received three different variety artist packs, one of which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of Ubisoft, and we closed out the month with the Alternative hits of Third Eye Blind.

Bass guitarists might not have had quite as strong of a month as we have previously, but we still received a decent amount of low-octave thumping to keep us busy. Let’s have a look at what we had:

Scuttle Buttin’

Loads of rapid movement and chromatic walks: Tommy Shannon was no slouch on bass.

Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Starts to get really tricky around 1 minute, 40 seconds in

Search and Destroy

Quite a bit of movement for staying in relatively one position

Semi-Charmed Life

Lots of rapid frethand muting

Jumper

Some interesting movement and octaves used here, plus the muting in the bridge

a test of endurance awaits you in the Danger Zone


Guitarists probably had the most fun this month for rather obvious Texas-related reasons; the variety on offer was also nice, though.

Scuttle Buttin’

Where u at, halsb?

Pride and Joy

Her parents are certainly proud

Shut Up and Dance

Sick of this song from the radio yet? It’s just plain fun to play.

Burning Heart

Lots of little solos scattered throughout this one

Search and Destroy

A nice proto-punk challenge. Just don’t get it confused with Metallica, alright?

Eyes of a Panther

An ironic killer hair metal riff…

Talk Dirty To Me

…and an iconic killer hair metal riff


While E standard continues to dominate, this month saw quite a bit in the way of Eb Standard thanks to that aforementioned Texan. We did, however, see a smaller variety in the types of tunings on offer, which will likely please those who hate tuning too far past Eb.

Arrangement E Standard  Eb Standard Drop D  Eb Drop Db
Lead 12  8 1
Rhythm 12 8 1
Bass 12  6 1 2
Alt Lead  1  1  1
Alt Rhythm 1 1

 

Which brings one question to everyone’s minds:

See you next time!