Hello, Rocksmith fans!
As the end of August draws near, summer finally passes us by to make way for Fall, and with it comes our monthly DLC Round-Up. Let’s have a look at some of our Guitar and Bass highlights for the month!
But first, here are the results of July’s DLC Poll:
Classic rock wins out again! And is that a second place tie between Volbeat and Faith No More I see? A little disappointed not nearly as many people had quite the enthusiasm I did for Queen, Queensryche, and Stevie Wonder, though.
August was fairly light on the bass guitar front; while it was by no means a stinker month for bass, we didn’t see nearly as much low-octave baddassery as June and July treated us to. Bass highlights for the month included Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets), Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac), Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet), and Love Spreads (The Stone Roses).
Now that’s one varied, bouncy bassline!
A fun, moderately difficult romp with some nice flourishes. Better get that pinky finger working!
Another nicely varied chart for the intermediately-skilled bassists out there.
Definitely the best bass chart of the month. A must-get if you don’t mind true-tuned D Standard.
On the guitar front, August had quite a nicely varied offering that catered to players of all skill levels; with beginner-friendly solos on Social Distortion, Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac), and the Saxatar stylings of Tequila (The Champs), the shred-tastic solos on Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets), Rock Of Ages (Def Leppard), and The Stone Roses, and the ultimate fingerstyle challenge of Dust In The Wind (Kansas).
Now that’s Saxual.
Can you master this solo?
Even beginners need an easy solo or two!
What do all the girlies say…?
♪And after aaaallllllll, you’re my rainbow waaaallllll♪
(On a more serious note, am I the only one who gets a massive Voodoo Child-vibe from this song?)
Get ready for some fingerstyle…
Tunings and arrangments were nicely varied this month; with Rocksmith’s first Open D song, three Capo arrangements, an entire four-pack of Eb standard-tuned Social Distortion, and two Alternate Lead arrangements.
|Arrangement||E Standard||Eb Standard||D Standard||Drop D
E Standard still remains on top, though.
This brings one question to everyone’s minds:
I hope you’re all Dancin’ in September to this Tuesday’s Earth, Wind & Fire DLC, see you all next time!