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Zebrahead - "HMP"

Zebrahead HMP

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

Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:


March 23, 2016

Okay, so there's a lot that needs to be looked at for this one. I take it you're new to authoring, so I'll try my best to be as specific as possible.




- There's no need for that first solo to be all strummed notes. This isn't fun, and the one official song that does this (an RBN track called "A Slight Amplification") is mocked because of this. I'd suggest changing this to hammer-ons.

- There's instances of sustains lasting until they touch the next note. This is a no-no on Rock Band.

- Those fast-strummed "chords" in the pre-choruses are actually two guitars, not actually chords. If you want to represent this as being different, I'd suggest perhaps making those parts higher on the neck than the fast strumming before.

- Parts of the solo seem sort of randomize, especially the second half. What sounds like downard zig-zags (IDK what else to call them, but on Rock Band they're usually charted as O-Y-B-R, B-Y-R-G, that sort of thing) is charted as some sort of sweep pattern, for example. Take another look, it's a bit more repetitive than is charted.




- Those verses shouldn't be pitched. It's rapping; you're literally charting a vocal infliction, not a pitch. This is currently way harder on vocals than it needs to me.

- After the solo, the singer is set to "Idle" for the rest of the song, resulting in them looking bored while singing. Make sure to put a "Play" or "Intense" marker where you want the singer to look like they're singing.


I hope these notes help with any future projects. I'm sure with practice you'll be able to make really great charts :)