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Fear2288 Aug 16, 2013 @ 1:27pm
Which Do You Trust More RS or Tabs?
Just wondering which you trust more - the note composition in Rocksmith or the tabs you can find all over the place?

My experience with tabs has always been pretty good for bass. Most of the ones I've come across are spot on (I use although they might need a little tweak here and there. But I've noticed that for some songs on RS the difference between them and tabs I've come across can be VERY different from one another.

For instance the bass tab I've found for Where is My Mind? (Pixies) only has some slight similarities to the RS version. The RS version has more notes, a different rythmn in some spots, and uses other notes for some things.

Which one's more believeable though? I would think RS would be the more trustworthy since one can only assume that the developers actually made an effort and had the resources and connections to put these songs and how to play them into the game.
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Uganda Commando Aug 16, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
I usually learn from tabs but RS help me to "visualise" how to play some chords, but I have difficulties to play the notes one 2 or 3 strings linked together quickly (I don't know if this mean anything, it from google traduction) like in Fat Bottomed Girls because they come fast and I can read it and practice it a my rythmn waith the tabs
So both are good but not for everything
905 Aug 16, 2013 @ 5:18pm 
I'd guess rocksmith is more trustworthy. Also some tab books seem pretty accurate. I have one for physical grafitti that has all the parts drums, bass, keyboard, guitars etc. But it is licensed and very professionally done. I'm sure that RS had access to sheet music, maybe tabs, and maybe even the artist. They also must have some great guitarists. But the real question is, when you listen to the song are the internet tabs right, rocksmith or maybe something in between. I would guess you could hear the difference. I've never bothered to really listen and check, but playing it seems like they get close if not exact.
Clark Kent Aug 17, 2013 @ 9:06am 
I have the impression Rocksmith's tabs are mostly focused on efficient and easy playing, which may contradict with how the artists actually play it themselves. Generally I'd consider them very trustworthy and a good way to learn a song, but it may not be "authentic" or absolutely spot-on to how the artists play it themselves. I wouldn't trust user-made tabs over RS most of the time, I'd resort to official tab books instead, but bass melodies may be easier to make out so user-made bass tabs from the internet could be reasonable trustworthy as well. I don't know much about that though, I hardly play bass guitar.
Himitsu Aug 17, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Rocksmith by quite a distance.Tabs are like painting by numbers sometimes.For example all the notation in Rocksmith sounds and feels authentic where as (some) amateur tabs are done by those hoping to learn the song/s too and writing 'the numbers' down as they go and what not.

I'm sure if you wanted to get a cover as close as possible you could use Rocksmith, take what you want from tabs and watch videos on youtube.
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Riavan Aug 20, 2013 @ 5:19am 
Rocksmith purposely makes some songs harder etc, uses the same note in a much further away place. I've found it pretty noticable in one of the offspring songs, as well as one of the blink 182 ones.
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