Greetings, Rocksmith fans!
I hope your holidays were as merry as can be! Now that the weekly DLC has finished for the year, let’s take a look back at the gifts @UbisoftStudioSF has lovingly given us for the month of December.
Firstly, here are the results of November’s DLC poll:
Unsurprisingly, Bachsmith wins out for a second time. Second packs of both Black Keys and Hit Singles proved to be quite popular, and it looks like Rancid‘s challenging basslines might be a bit too intense for most players.
This month was full of heavily requested bands, with the double-release of near-constantly requested (on the Facebook page, at least) Christian metal/post-grunge band Skillet and two singles from Christmas-themed charity supergroup Band of Merrymakers, the intensely popular comedy rock duo Tenacious D, a top 40 request in the form of hair metal icons Mötley Crüe, and the unfortunately timed but well-worth playing grunge icons Stone Temple Pilots to close out the year.
Bassits might not have had quite as many excellent basslines this month as November gave us, but the month was not without some standouts, especially in the form of Stone Temple Pilots’ unconventional blend of grunge with harmonic variety and groove courtesy of bass guitarist Robert DeLeo.
Betcha didn’t expect a grunge band would have this much harmonic variety.
If you listen closely, Interstate Love Song’s bass sounds more like a reggae bassline than most grunge.
Lots of chromatic walks in this one.
Crüe are a pop-metal band first and foremost, but A fair number of slides and octaves give Dr. Feelgood a nice bit of playability.
Guitarists were in for quite a treat this month; with the shredding solos of Tenacious D and Crüe, the heavy riffs of Skillet, the unconventional atonality and variety of Stone Temple Pilots, and the beginner-friendly acoustic jams of Band of Merrymakers, there was something for every skill level this month.
Harmonized on two separate lead guitar charts!
A killer riff and a very challenging arpeggio section.
A short but very sweet solo in this one.
Fast and intense
Some interesting chords and slide guitar sections courtesy of Dean DeLeo.
A delightfully merry song for beginners.
While E standard remains the undisputed champion of tunings, December gave us a fair amount of variety with the downtuning of Mötley Crüe and Skillet.
|Arrangement||E Standard||Drop D||D Standard||Eb Drop Db||Drop C|
Which brings us to the usual question:
Happy New Year everyone! Regular Rocksmith DLC releases resume in January, stay tuned for the end-of-year Rocksmith DLC Battle and Riff Repeater Bowl!