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Sheryl Crow - "My Favorite Mistake"


Sheryl Crow My Favorite Mistake

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

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

Author Notes

The first track from Sheryl Crow's third album. Peaked at #20 in the US charts. Purported to be written about a relationship with an unfaithful Eric Clapton.  

 

UPDATE 2: Drums + Vox edits, Harmonies added, new file name
Drums revised by BornGamerRob: ~10% notes changed - lots of missed kicks added, snares fixed, lots of other things I can't remember. I believe he also made it pro-drum friendly (marked toms and such). 
Vocals revised by Atruejedi: a few notes changed, lots of vocal slides added
Harmonies by Atruejedi
File name has been changed to allow the game to recognize that harmonies now exist:  I couldn't even get it to recognize them by deleting the song from my cache, as I read should work. But a new file name did the trick. 
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UPDATE 1: 
Drums were unplayable in the previous version. This has been rectified. 
Guitar was off during chorus, this has been fixed.
Count-in is now present. 
Instrument difficulties have been updated (mostly lowered). 
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Thanks to Whizzer for spotting a few things before I published.  
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It is my first custom, so let me know if there's anything I can improve upon (be specific and let me know if you can help out). 
 



16 Comments

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Atruejedi
July 6, 2018

Awesome choice for your first custom. I will install this on my next Wii library update and give you feedback on vocals, guitar, and bass! Hopefully that'll be tonight... you've got me motivated! Welcome to authoring :)

 

P.S. If the vocals are good, it would be no trouble for me to add harmonies for you! :)

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bloosmurf
July 6, 2018

I didn't hear any obvious harmonies on the track.  But maybe she has double tracked her vocals in places. If you spot any, I'd love for them to be included! Full disclosure: vocals took me forever, so I wasn't about to dig in to harmonies just yet. 

 

I figured it would be a pretty well-received song for a first try.  There is a significant dearth of Sheryl Crow available for as many hits as she had in the 90s, and being somewhat popular I was able to find some good resources (a Rocksmith playthrough to help with guitar, and a good midi to check my on vocals).  I also figured that if I encountered major issues I'd find someone who would be willing to help. 

 

For my next song, I was thinking of either an early Marcy Playground song (I have a book of sheet music for their entire first album - "St Joe on the School Bus" is my pick right now), or "Not Guilty" by the Beatles (released on Anthology 2, not a standard album so I figured it wouldn't necessarily be part of the Beatles project that I think is still plodding along). I might just start them both. 

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Atruejedi
July 7, 2018

Hi again! Just got to play it on guitar and vox (simultaneously) and here are my thoughts:

 

Vocals felt pretty damn good. I don't think they were perfect, but for me, very few vocal charts are (even my own!). Either way, they were way better than I expected for your first custom. Please take that as a compliment! I got an 86% on expert, and while I can't claim I know that song perfectly, I grew up in the '90s so it was often in my ear and that's why I was excited to see it hit the database. Also recall that I was trying to focus on the guitar chart as I tried to read the words :D

 

For the guitar... something definitely did feel off. Particularly during the chorus. Ironically, the chorus is the part of the vocals I knew best, so I got to focus more on the guitar during that and it felt like the notes charted were coming in either too early or too late. To be honest, I don't chart instruments often (and only bass/keys), so somebody else should weigh in here. Nonetheless, I am confident you need to tweak this.

 

Overall: Impressive! I really like this song and I look forward to any updates you give it (because it deserves at least one, after you get more feedback than just my own!). Kudos, my friend. I look forward to more from you!

 

P.S. There is definitely a harmony, but only during the chorus. Once you determine how you want to update this song, hit me up and I'll donate my time to chart those harmonies. It'll happen lickity-split! :)

 

P.P.S. The song lacks a count-in. Definitely include that in any future updates!

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XylefMTG
July 7, 2018

Great job and awesome song selection for a first custom! Thanks for this!

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bloosmurf
July 7, 2018

Hi again! Just got to play it on guitar and vox (simultaneously) and here are my thoughts:

 

Vocals felt pretty damn good. I don't think they were perfect, but for me, very few vocal charts are (even my own!). Either way, they were way better than I expected for your first custom. Please take that as a compliment! I got an 86% on expert, and while I can't claim I know that song perfectly, I grew up in the '90s so it was often in my ear and that's why I was excited to see it hit the database. Also recall that I was trying to focus on the guitar chart as I tried to read the words :D

 

For the guitar... something definitely did feel off. Particularly during the chorus. Ironically, the chorus is the part of the vocals I knew best, so I got to focus more on the guitar during that and it felt like the notes charted were coming in either too early or too late. To be honest, I don't chart instruments often (and only bass/keys), so somebody else should weigh in here. Nonetheless, I am confident you need to tweak this.

 

Overall: Impressive! I really like this song and I look forward to any updates you give it (because it deserves at least one, after you get more feedback than just my own!). Kudos, my friend. I look forward to more from you!

 

P.S. There is definitely a harmony, but only during the chorus. Once you determine how you want to update this song, hit me up and I'll donate my time to chart those harmonies. It'll happen lickity-split! :)

 

P.P.S. The song lacks a count-in. Definitely include that in any future updates!

 

Thanks for the feedback.  Vocals were difficult for me to chart, so it's good to hear that the came out pretty good in the end. I'll definitely send it your way for some harmonies when I'm doing an update (probably soon). I definitely need to the adjust the difficulty levels down a bit and test the keys and drums on expert. 

 

I also thought the guitar chorus was a bit off when playing it last night. I remember when charting it that the guitar is so buried in the song, it's practically indiscernible so I did what I thought was best (using the rocksmith playthrough as a guide), but I think I can do better. 

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BornGamerRob
July 8, 2018

I really like this song and was able to finally play this on drums. Sorry man, but it's unplayable. All of your notes are off track (not sure if it's your tempo map, or you just misplaced the notes). None of them hit in time with the music, they are all half a step off. Then in the chorus you dropped all snare hits, even though they're there, and you're doubling up on the open hi-hat unnecessarily. You're hearing the echo of the crash, which doesn't need to be charted. I'm sorry, I could only get through the first verse and chorus to critique. If you post a video, I can better point out time and errors.

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bloosmurf
July 10, 2018

I really like this song and was able to finally play this on drums. Sorry man, but it's unplayable. All of your notes are off track (not sure if it's your tempo map, or you just misplaced the notes). None of them hit in time with the music, they are all half a step off. Then in the chorus you dropped all snare hits, even though they're there, and you're doubling up on the open hi-hat unnecessarily. You're hearing the echo of the crash, which doesn't need to be charted. I'm sorry, I could only get through the first verse and chorus to critique. If you post a video, I can better point out time and errors.

I haven't had the chance to play it on drums yet (recovering from surgery so can't drum just yet), but seeing as how I I charted drums first, I'm not surprised there are issues. When Whizzer looked the song over, there was discussion about shifting the track by 1/16, and it's possible I shifted things the wrong way, or shifted them back from what was a good spot. 

 

I'll look into the snare hits in the chorus as well. Perhaps once these major issues are fixed, it will be playable enough to get you through the song. 

 

I'll definitely be doing an update or two on this one.  

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bloosmurf
July 10, 2018

 

P.P.S. The song lacks a count-in. Definitely include that in any future updates!

 

I had a count-in when working on the project. I probably accidentally muted it when exporting. Will be an easy fix. 

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bloosmurf
July 10, 2018

You're hearing the echo of the crash, which doesn't need to be charted. 

Now that I'm back in it, I see what you mean about it being the echo of the crash. I thought that was 2 distinct hits when I first charted. 

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BornGamerRob
July 11, 2018

When Whizzer looked the song over, there was discussion about shifting the track by 1/16, and it's possible I shifted things the wrong way, or shifted them back from what was a good spot.

 
Just want to clarify, it's not necessarily them being on a good spot, it's them being on the right spot. See the example below?

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That's a drum chart I'm working on. Assuming you have an accurate tempo map, for your song, like mine, notes should fall on the lines. Yours are all charted between the lines (which is why the beat doesn't line up). Notes usually do that when they are in syncopation and usually it's in a fill or a run. But having played your song, you don't have that requirement (at least through the first verse and chorus), so you should be charting these on the lines, similar to the image above. Hope that helps and looking forward to the revised version!

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bloosmurf
July 11, 2018

 
Just want to clarify, it's not necessarily them being on a good spot, it's them being on the right spot. See the example below?

 
That's a drum chart I'm working on. Assuming you have an accurate tempo map, for your song, like mine, notes should fall on the lines. Yours are all charted between the lines (which is why the beat doesn't line up). Notes usually do that when they are in syncopation and usually it's in a fill or a run. But having played your song, you don't have that requirement (at least through the first verse and chorus), so you should be charting these on the lines, similar to the image above. Hope that helps and looking forward to the revised version!

 

Thanks for more feedback. I've been working on it, and just posted an update. I think what happened is Whizzer fixed that issue, but then I thought he hadn't so shifted the notes a second time (resulting in them on off-beats once again). The update I just posted is definitely playable - I don't normally drum expert but got 5 stars - because it's a fairly simple beat and because I know the song inside and out by now. Please give it another try sometime and let me know if there's more I can do to improve the drum part. 

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BornGamerRob
July 14, 2018

Well, you did fix the chart being off, so that's a positive; however, you still have some general charting issues with drums. You need to fill in the hi hat at the beginning. You're dropping it off when the snare is charted, but it is present. You have open hi-hats where there should be snare fills, and you're missing some serious snare and tom runs (and snare hits in general throughout in a lot of places) that just runs straight through with regular hi hat notes. Wish I could help you out by fixing this chart; however, I'm still in the middle of other collaboration commitments. And again, if this were the actual chart, you're looking at a zero bubble in difficulty. But if you were to chart this normally (it's not as simple as you think/charted in some parts), you'd probably be at a two or three, all depending on the snare and tom rolls. A couple of them sounded pretty fast.

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SatansBestBuddy
July 16, 2018

Just played this today. Pro Drums aren't charted so all the toms are on cymbals. Also missing some snares.

 

Otherwise fantastic work! Looking forward to what you do next!

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bloosmurf
July 23, 2018

Well, you did fix the chart being off, so that's a positive; however, you still have some general charting issues with drums. You need to fill in the hi hat at the beginning. You're dropping it off when the snare is charted, but it is present. You have open hi-hats where there should be snare fills, and you're missing some serious snare and tom runs (and snare hits in general throughout in a lot of places) that just runs straight through with regular hi hat notes. Wish I could help you out by fixing this chart; however, I'm still in the middle of other collaboration commitments. And again, if this were the actual chart, you're looking at a zero bubble in difficulty. But if you were to chart this normally (it's not as simple as you think/charted in some parts), you'd probably be at a two or three, all depending on the snare and tom rolls. A couple of them sounded pretty fast.

 

I plan on giving it another listen sometime, but I'm not sure I'll be able to hear all that yet. I gave it a good listen when I was fixing the chart being off and couldn't really find anything else to do. Perhaps now that I know what I'm looking for I might be able to get some of it in there. If your collaborations clear up sometime and you want to help me out, just send me a message, I'm not going anywhere. 

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bloosmurf
July 23, 2018

Just played this today. Pro Drums aren't charted so all the toms are on cymbals. Also missing some snares.

 

Otherwise fantastic work! Looking forward to what you do next!

I don't have the gear to play Pro Drums so I have no clue even what the differences are and how that would need to be accounted for in a chart. Is the ability to play Pro-Drums always available in a song or did I somehow accidentally make that an option and it should be removed in my next update? 

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Atruejedi
October 8, 2018

Just played this on guitar and then on vocals. Great update! Guitar feels much better (but, again, I'm not good at judging guitar charts) and the vocals are stellar ( ;) ). Glad to have it in my library. Cheers, and I look forward to your next release!