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Smashing Pumpkins - "Jellybelly"


Smashing Pumpkins Jellybelly

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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

Author Notes

Update 1: Guitar chart has been changed. Gem-pitch consistency has been compromised for better play-ability in the intro and verse riffs.
 
Update 2: At the request of Cheesecake Militia, the original, descending HO/PO guitar chord riff has been re-added in a new version listed as "Other" downloads. The guitar chords during the verse riffs are still changed from the first update.
 
All charts have been edited.
 
Credits to AJFOne23 for venue and initial charts.



6 Comments

Thank you for charting this amazing song. I like how well this chart reflects how you would play the song on an actual guitar. That being said, playing the opening part feels sort of impossible. It may be that I haven't played guitar in a while (I usually do drums, but started playing Guitar Hero eleven years ago), but the descending barre chords felts really difficult. Would it be possible to change them to single notes, or a barre chord followed by a few hammer pull offs?

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DemonUnicorns
February 13, 2017

Thank you for charting this amazing song. I like how well this chart reflects how you would play the song on an actual guitar. That being said, playing the opening part feels sort of impossible. It may be that I haven't played guitar in a while (I usually do drums, but started playing Guitar Hero eleven years ago), but the descending barre chords felts really difficult. Would it be possible to change them to single notes, or a barre chord followed by a few hammer pull offs?


Trust me when I say I worked on various methods for charting the intro riff. In my opinion, the riff just sounds too thick for single notes. So on to chords, obviously descending chords that fast can be very hard to play, so I wanted to minimize hand motion required to play it. To compensate for this, each chord had a red note. This way, one finger can remain motionless while the other three play each of the three notes.

With all of this said, I can definitely seen why you think it might be too hard. Perhaps a better chatting might be GY-GR-G-GY-GR-G-GY-GR-G-GY-GR-G-GY-GR-GY-GR-G. If you criticized the verse riff, then I would 100% agree with you. That's one where charting according to pitch does not translate well in-game and I already have plans to change it, perhaps just by shifting chords down a figurative half-step to make it less of a reach. I might change the intro riff as well to the pattern I previously said.

Trust me when I say I worked on various methods for charting the intro riff. In my opinion, the riff just sounds too thick for single notes. So on to chords, obviously descending chords that fast can be very hard to play, so I wanted to minimize hand motion required to play it. To compensate for this, each chord had a red note. This way, one finger can remain motionless while the other three play each of the three notes. With all of this said, I can definitely seen why you think it might be too hard. Perhaps a better chatting might be GY-GR-G-GY-GR-G-GY-GR-G-GY-GR-G-GY-GR-GY-GR-G. If you criticized the verse riff, then I would 100% agree with you. That's one where charting according to pitch does not translate well in-game and I already have plans to change it, perhaps just by shifting chords down a figurative half-step to make it less of a reach. I might change the intro riff as well to the pattern I previously said.

 

Thank you for responding and making adjustments. I haven't had the opportunity to play it yet, but thank you.

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Cheesecake Militia
May 27, 2017

I actually prefer the chunky RB-RY-GR chord pattern. Both are fine, but the chunky version scares the crap out of you - until you pull it off. I'd argue it's not actually that difficult to execute and I can do it fine, but because it looks so intimidating, it makes it all the more satisfying when you actually manage to ace the riff.

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DemonUnicorns
May 27, 2017

I actually prefer the chunky RB-RY-GR chord pattern. Both are fine, but the chunky version scares the crap out of you - until you pull it off. I'd argue it's not actually that difficult to execute and I can do it fine, but because it looks so intimidating, it makes it all the more satisfying when you actually manage to ace the riff.

 

That was my intention, that it would all be all HOPO chords that were actually easy to play. At this point I'm just going to keep it as is, which I still think is satisfying to pull off :).

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DemonUnicorns
May 27, 2017

Whoops, double post.