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Simple Minds - "Alive and Kicking"


Simple Minds Alive and Kicking

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

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

Author Notes

ProKeys/Keys with manual reductions: PikedPike
 
Some more 80s goodness to throw your way. I really must get back now to my indie loves as they keep nagging at me to bring them to their customs life.
 
Enjoy!
 
PS. Good luck with the drums as the added kicks requires you to separate your right side and left side of your brain. If you haven't mastered that yet, might be time to put this one on the practice list.
 
UPDATE 10/6/19
PikedPike was gracious enough to redo the keys for accuracy. Thanks PikedPike!
Video update includes the corrected keys.
No new id, just download and overwrite your existing file to get the new key charts.



16 Comments

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Spindoctor
August 20, 2019

Awesome Rob!!

Thanks for sharing!!

 

I have a full band con of Don't You (Forget About Me) in my collection.

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BornGamerRob
August 20, 2019

I have a full band con of Don't You (Forget About Me) in my collection.

Why not in the db? You need some pitched vocals? Send my way if so.
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PikedPike
August 20, 2019

Why not in the db? You need some pitched vocals? Send my way if so.

I think it has become an official song in Rock Band 4 for DLC now, which would be why, shame because that would be a great one for keys.

That said this song also great and from the video, I think the pro keys chart is pretty good, so thanks for this. I have added it to the list of songs I will grab when I next grab songs (cause I do it in bulk).

Thanks for making this.

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Leverpastejen
August 20, 2019

Thank you for this one :D I also have a CON of "Don't you forget about me" but just like PikedPike above me here said it was removed becase it became official DLC.

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manbeek
August 20, 2019

This is awesome and will be a party favorite!  Thank you

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BornGamerRob
August 20, 2019

I think it has become an official song in Rock Band 4 for DLC now, which would be why.

D'oh! I'm a dork. Missed it I guess...

Awesome, thank you!

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Kramerika
August 20, 2019

Nice!  More 80s tunes is always a good thing in my book.

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imac007
August 20, 2019

I can't believe we don't have this one already....thanks

 

 

I have Don't You (Forget About Me)  as well.....guess it's a collectors item now ... :lol:

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jerrylive365
August 21, 2019

Thank you!

I feel special as I have Don't You as well =)

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Kaktusdude
August 21, 2019

awesome.  Thanks!

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MidnightRambler67
August 21, 2019

thanks another great party classic ,  Someone Somewhere In Summertime  would be a fantastic addition , my fav simple minds track :)

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PikedPike
September 7, 2019

So I finally got around to playing this, and well I noticed something pretty big about the pro keys chart that is wrong with it, and I am annoyed I didn't see it sooner. But there are points where it is a semitone to high. This is especially noticeable in the main riff (example 1:05 in your vid, but it is a semitone too high throughout the whole song, the riff shouldn't contain any sharp notes). Also I am pretty sure the verses are wrong too, though I have way more trouble with chords, but to me it sounds like it is a semitone to low maybe? At least the high notes are.

That said the piano solo and the precursor to that are all correct. But yeah, I feel this needs another looking at. I think that there should be almost no sharp notes (maybe an F#, I am pretty sure the main key is G though it might be C), that is at least what the key I am hearing is telling me.

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BornGamerRob
September 7, 2019

So I finally got around to playing this, and well I noticed something pretty big about the pro keys chart that is wrong with it, and I am annoyed I didn't see it sooner.

 

it sounds like it's time for you to take your well thought out critiques and apply those to helping make keys charts better. are you ready to receive some files yet?

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PikedPike
September 8, 2019

 

it sounds like it's time for you to take your well thought out critiques and apply those to helping make keys charts better. are you ready to receive some files yet?

 

You know what sure, I'll try. I just really wanted to finish the song I was working on, but I got stuck on vox and I wasn't happy with the guitar part.

But hey I will have an attempt. I can definitely fix the riffs, the verses will take a bit longer though.

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Atruejedi
October 6, 2019

You know what sure, I'll try.

 

Walking the walk! :excited: