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Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"


Violent Femmes Add It Up

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

This song was originally included in my initial 5-pack for C3thon, but due to me procrastinating and not taking into account Murphy's Law, I wasn't able to finish the song in time. Of the two songs that didn't make it into the pack, this was further along by far. The other song doesn't even have a finished guitar or bass chart yet. But don't worry, I plan to have that out before the end of January at least.
 
As for the song itself, this seemed to be a hot track among charters. A couple people had already showed interest in charting it before I joined the forum, but I received permission to go ahead with my version. Then, during C3thon, another forum member had apparently started charting it and was planning to release the song as part of the Christmas bag. I talked it over with him and told him I already had claim to the song, and he politely backed off. Like I said -- hot track.
 
Drums are interesting because there's no bass pedal. But the real star of the track is the bass: 2 solos and plenty of interesting fills scattered throughout the song. Guitar and vocals are no slouches either, but that bass is something special. Enjoy!
 
NOTE: I have not tested this song on all instruments, let alone all difficulties. If you experience any problems, please contact me and I'll try and address them as quickly as possible.
 
Visit my WIPs page for a list of songs to come:
 
customscreators.com/index.php?/topic/16462-kamotchs-indie-rock-and-other-genres-too-wips



6 Comments

Nice!  I had to double-check my collection, as I couldn't believe we didn't have this already :)

Hell yeah!  It would be shameful for a Wisconsinite to not have as much Femmes as possible in their library.

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questionmark
December 31, 2017
Holy cow, one of my most-wanted! Thank you!
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MissingElements
December 31, 2017

I've been meaning to do this song for a long time, but it was too complicated for me to even wanna get through lmao. Thank you very much!

Thanks for giving me permission to do it, MissingElements! The guitar chart especially gave me trouble. A lot of guess work involved. But I'm proud of how it turned out, however inaccurate it may be at times. Also, Gordon Gano doesn't like to stay on-key at all times, so vocals were a challenge as well and I'm not 100% confident in the accuracy. If anyone notices any glaring inaccuracies in the vocal chart, let me know and I'll try and fix it asap.

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fakedrummer89
February 2, 2018

well charted drums thanks!