Speculation: Rocksmith 2014 Goes Classical

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

Yesterday’s clue was quite puzzling indeed. It involved four different zip files, binary code, German, YouTube videos, and of course working together.

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Here are the five YouTube videos that were decoded, can you figure out which classical music piece each one refers to?

Pretty obvious right? Well here they are anyway

One of the other associated hints for this week is a tweet from @UbisoftStudioSF back in May:

What could it mean? We could assume that these classical pieces have been arranged by in house musicians much like the XMas DLC. Perhaps there is a video of @HailTheShane, @NicholasBonardi and @BrianAdamMcCune in powdered wigs? Or something completely different…

Will this DLC be free as it’s Public Domain? Will metalheads ironically express dismay for music that is the very tenet of the material they enjoy? Come back next week to find out more!

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Edward
Edward
August 26, 2014 11:06 am

Bachsmith, I love it. Pure genius!

Canonrock
Canonrock
August 26, 2014 1:33 am

Hey! Where is canonrock??

JoeGrip
JoeGrip
August 25, 2014 12:29 pm

My first reaction was, come on classical music, but then I looked at the potential set list and I’m really excited for the moonlight sonata! The part in RE1 where Jill that song on the piano to unlock the secret door is my favorite! So at least that song will be a buy for me!

dXk
dXk
August 25, 2014 12:24 pm

I’m very confused. If they’re relating the tabs to a classical guitar with bass/rhythm guitar feature, it’ll sound quite well but translated odd.
If it’s metal/rock backing bands, the selections could have a weird take but translate well into the game.
And I’ll be damned if the entire three movements of Moonlight Sonata appears on game. I would by that faster than I bought My God is the Sun.

Phooey
Phooey
August 25, 2014 8:42 am

BTW -- if you go to Tina Morgans FB page and Block her, you won’t have to listen to her bitter rants anymore. They just don’t show up in the feed.

the defenestrator
the defenestrator
August 25, 2014 11:27 am
Reply to  Phooey

She’s certainly a master (or at least well-schooled) in the art of the run-on sentence, isn’t she? A perfect example of the product of our current educational system.

Phooey
Phooey
August 25, 2014 6:00 pm

I just can’t understand how someone can be so bitter. I feel sorry for the guy that tries to pick her up one night. Anyhoo -- I muted blocked her on FB and the Riff Repeater has been all the better since!

Astro
Astro
August 25, 2014 9:44 pm
Reply to  Phooey

aaand blocked. Thanks!

AJ
AJ
August 25, 2014 8:18 am

I have to give it to Rocksmith on this one. A really cool idea that gives most of us a chance to try something new. I cant wait to give these tunes a shot. Another easy decision to buy for me.

Jeff
Jeff
August 25, 2014 11:32 am
Reply to  AJ

I was thinking the same thing. Kind of funny that I was telling my wife this weekend I should learn some classical stuff. Good job RS 😛

Garrett
Garrett
August 24, 2014 11:43 pm

Little different, but will buy a couple. Still waiting on Coheed and Cambria!!! Thought we were told early 2014 DLC?

Mateo
Mateo
August 25, 2014 2:38 am
Reply to  Garrett

I´m waiting a 5 pack of Coheed!!!

Joey
Joey
August 24, 2014 7:23 pm

Why is Tina Morgan always so bitter and angry?

hammer1021
hammer1021
August 24, 2014 7:54 pm
Reply to  Joey

to many tickles from elmo as a kid?

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
August 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Reply to  Joey

Trolls be trollin’.

Last weeks homophobic comments were a high water mark. This week, to take the high ground against detractors is a hypocritical master-stroke.

The poor spelling and lack of punctuation… Bravo!

HA!
HA!
August 24, 2014 11:35 pm
Reply to  Joey

Sounds like she needs to get laid. Big time.

HA!
HA!
August 24, 2014 11:39 pm
Reply to  HA!

Sorry, my bad. I used punctuation. Tina, if you’re reading this (make that trying to read this), skip ahead to this next part:

Sounds like she needs to get laid big time geniuses because its certainly not the producers fault that no one can please her you know what i mean you idiots gosh when are we gonna get real music shes so sick of all this crap and i love reading her posts and seeing my tax dollars and the education system at work lolz

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
August 24, 2014 6:24 pm

great oogleee boogleee
whats next ?
country.?

HA!
HA!
August 24, 2014 11:34 pm
Reply to  Elliott

There is some pretty great country out there! I’m not a fan of all of it (not even close), but I’d play some Brad Paisley or Keith Urban! There are definitely some other artists with consistently good guitar that I don’t know by name, too!

Jeff
Jeff
August 25, 2014 11:34 am
Reply to  HA!

Not ot forget Jason Aldeen. Luke Bryan and Jake Owen are good to…but playing them is kind of a bore. Florida Georgia Line? ZAac Brown?

Terminus
Terminus
August 24, 2014 5:57 pm

Odd -- the very first thing I thought when I saw the headline was “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy band. Really glad it’s not that. That’s all synth anyway.

Everlonger
Everlonger
August 24, 2014 4:09 pm

Oh wait, that’s the tune out of Lemmings. Totally buying this

IZ
IZ
August 24, 2014 4:07 pm

These should be free or at the very least not 3 dollars a pop since there is no licensing involved.

connor
connor
August 24, 2014 3:14 pm

this may not have disappointed me so much if i didnt get excited for all the Scorpions speculations i saw. i was getting really fucking hyped for that and then this happened. feels quite like a huge suckerpunch, especially when i read “…we’d give you some *real* oldies”

sigh…hopefully Moonlight Sonata and Canon in D will be on here at least

connor
connor
August 24, 2014 4:45 pm
Reply to  Elliott

thought that was just one that you were hoping or guessing would be in there. well if its confirmed, awesome. my favorite classical piece

Mikael
Mikael
August 24, 2014 1:58 pm

This “extreme metalhead” approves. Especially of Wagner. 😈

Floder
Floder
August 24, 2014 1:08 pm

That moment when you go on riff repeater website for the speculations on sundays and you are almost always disappointed, like every week.

This isn’t a Metallica request !
It’s a RATM or RHCP request for fuck sake !!

Bartz
Bartz
August 24, 2014 6:08 pm
Reply to  Floder

If this happens every week, maybe your musical taste is too narrow.

Try something else once in a while.

dave
dave
August 24, 2014 11:35 am

Who still uses a 60d? -- lol.

Maybe Dan is now dropping hints for the 7d mark 2?

Zane
Zane
August 24, 2014 10:49 am

I really hope this is free, or cheaper. I like Moonlight Sonata but i doubt id get it if i had to pay regular price. Still an original music pack in terms of rhythm games 🙂

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
August 24, 2014 9:06 am

Intrigued.

Chris
Chris
August 24, 2014 6:35 am

Now that’s just silly

mrme
mrme
August 24, 2014 10:36 am
Reply to  Chris

What is?

Everlonger
Everlonger
August 24, 2014 4:31 am

I can’t see this being free. The note trackers still need paid.

Also, any word on RATM yet?

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
August 24, 2014 7:43 am
Reply to  Everlonger

Get this. That was never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever announced. That ad was never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever supposed to have been posted at that time. So why would there be “any word” on it`?

Everlonger
Everlonger
August 24, 2014 8:53 am
Reply to  WonderWaage

What time was it meant to be posted at?

Gabivad
Gabivad
August 24, 2014 9:51 am
Reply to  Everlonger

Never

FishLips
FishLips
August 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Reply to  Gabivad

You work for Ubisoft?

Rich
Rich
August 24, 2014 6:31 pm
Reply to  Everlonger

I’m hoping the fratrock quota was filled with that 311 mess a while back.

Rich
Rich
August 25, 2014 10:32 am
Reply to  Elliott

Ah yes, you are correct. I was in college in the 90s so I suppose that is my “enough already!” Let’s compromise and call it fratrock-ish-by-association then. 😀

Accidental Chord
Accidental Chord
August 24, 2014 3:27 am

Instead of “It’s not Metallica!”, we’ll get “It’s not Canon Rock!”

Honky thom
Honky thom
August 24, 2014 4:20 am

NO ‘Eine Kliene Nacht Musik’? This is BULL**IT!!!! 😉

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
August 24, 2014 7:15 am

Maybe cannon instead? The 1812 Overture more to your liking sir? 😆

Jayson
Jayson
August 25, 2014 6:35 am

yeah, that was how Beethoven originally intended to market the moonlight.

j
j
August 24, 2014 1:34 am

This is F!@#$n AWESOME!! Finally my favourite kind of music. Would be cool to get all of Bach’s inventions on here but all I can say is prepare to be challenged. Awesome!!

Unmuscleman
Unmuscleman
August 24, 2014 12:21 am

This better be free dlc since there are no artists to pay.

Honky thom
Honky thom
August 24, 2014 4:22 am
Reply to  Unmuscleman

Yes and I’m sure it magically appeared for the good people at UBIsoft SF without any hard work as well…

Chris
Chris
August 24, 2014 6:40 am
Reply to  Honky thom

I do plenty of pieces of work for which I am not directly paid for by my customers but to foster goodwill and as part of a professional relationship.

I have paid them plenty for the game itself, hundreds in dlc + extra cables etc.

Plus you know they probably enjoyed doing it? wtf is it with people who can’t do things for the love.

So, yeah. It should be free.

Matthew
Matthew
August 25, 2014 11:55 am
Reply to  Elliott

Is there somewhere where we can lobby to make this available again, even if we need to pay for it? I love me some God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Carol of the Bells.

unmuscleman
unmuscleman
August 24, 2014 12:15 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

Yes they worked at it but it is game support. I have bought tons of dlc. It would be nice to toss your loyal customers a bone every once in a while. That’s how thing is supposed to work. They make us happy with a freebee and we buy more dlc later.

Honky thom
Honky thom
August 24, 2014 3:08 pm
Reply to  unmuscleman

If it does turn out to be free that would be awesome. I’m just not expecting it.

IZ
IZ
August 24, 2014 10:29 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

Rockstar have been putting out free DLC for GTA 5 for almost a year now. The team that makes the DLC doesn’t get paid directly for every sale they get. They’re salaried employees who probably don’t even see any of the profits.

Ultimately this is a company decision by Ubisoft’s management. If they wanted to buy some goodwill and give us a free pack (given that no licensing is required) then they will. It already happened once with the original game. Why not?

Alex
Alex
August 23, 2014 11:20 pm

That is awesome that they’re branching out like this. Doesn’t have to be well known rock songs every week

Rockwarrior86
August 23, 2014 10:53 pm

yay! always wanted to learn ride of the valkyries

old guy
old guy
August 23, 2014 10:17 pm

I hope it’s free. Lord knows I’ve spent enough on DLC!

mrme
mrme
August 24, 2014 10:40 am
Reply to  old guy

Would be nice

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
August 23, 2014 8:55 pm

Picking this up.

Bonza Bloke
Bonza Bloke
August 23, 2014 7:12 pm

Sky’s ‘Toccata’ is a great 70s rock version of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Nothing wrong with the classics if done right.

Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ from Peer Gynt is my favourite suite to play on violin.

Looking forward to seeing how this DLC turns out.

Bob
Bob
August 23, 2014 6:16 pm

If this is real, I hope it’s free. Otherwise, there’s no motivation to get it.

lolololol
lolololol
August 23, 2014 6:59 pm
Reply to  Bob

pleb

Mike
Mike
August 23, 2014 4:38 pm

Well, I hope the covers are by well known artists instead of the RS hired artists, but we’ll see.

Gabivad
Gabivad
August 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Reply to  Mike

Rocksmith developpers are really good artists (you can tell by the bonus songs) and they won’t have to pay for the rights, so it could be a free pack…
You can’t complain 🙂

Mike
Mike
August 23, 2014 8:23 pm
Reply to  Gabivad

I suppose so. I haven’t unlocked all the bonus songs.

j
j
August 24, 2014 1:31 am
Reply to  Mike

If you play songs on arcade medium it will unlock something nearly every time. you just have to pass the song.

Gabivad
Gabivad
August 23, 2014 4:34 pm

Also, is it just me or Dan “kinda” looks like Beethoven?

Dan
Dan
August 24, 2014 12:22 am
Reply to  Gabivad

It’s you. My wife looked at the painting, looked at me, and said “Meh.” 🙂

Jed
Jed
August 23, 2014 4:31 pm

I really hope Moonlight Sonata is in New Standard Tuning! I don’t think it’s likely, but I can dream 🙂

Storm
Storm
August 23, 2014 5:14 pm
Reply to  Jed

It’d be great if we got all five pieces and they were full length but then we’d need New Standard Tuning for Moonlight Sonata and they’re actually quite long, I don’t see us getting full length versions.

Gabivad
Gabivad
August 23, 2014 4:18 pm

Well at least nobody can complain it’s not music xD
But yeah, this is gonna be one of the most epic DLC! Beautiful pieces! (Of course they could a 50-songs pack with this theme, but that would be kinda big)

Oh yeah here’s a beautiful music I really like from Camille Saint-Saëns, it’s called “La Danse Macabre” (The macabre dance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fZhMXlGT4
Enjoy! 🙂

Bartz
Bartz
August 23, 2014 4:51 pm
Reply to  Gabivad

“Well at least nobody can complain it’s not music xD”

just wait, someone will pull it off

victorvonbass
victorvonbass
August 23, 2014 11:30 pm
Reply to  Bartz

Check the facebook comments above. We already have complaints from the usual suspect.