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GMC Forum _ CHILL OUT _ Invited To Audition For Tyr!

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 3 2020, 11:36 PM

I am a huge fan of the band TYR as you all know. I contacted the leader of the band after I heard that ATTILA VOROS was leaving the band. It's a small world! ATTILA used to teach here at gmc!!

Heri (the leader/vocalist) replied to me! He invited me to audition to play some gigs here in the states in April. It may not work out. Who knows. But I'm so honored to even be asked that I wanted to share it with you guys!! Here is the conversation and my first audition vid, just on an iphone. The song is the hardest thing I've ever had to learn.



HERE IS THE TAB (guitar pro) for this song! Give it a try! You'll see what I mean. It's borderline impossible to play imho.




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Posted by: Kristofer Dahl Feb 4 2020, 08:48 AM

Congratulations Todd - this must be a great feeling. 😁 Fingers crossed for you!

Posted by: Phil66 Feb 4 2020, 09:00 AM

Congratulations buddy cool.gif

Posted by: Mertay Feb 4 2020, 10:58 AM

Not surprised; you're a living riff/lick library, have experience in every step of a production (including video), own or have access to any equipment needed...they'll be lucky to have you smile.gif

Posted by: Sensible Jones Feb 4 2020, 02:10 PM

Many congrats Todd!! Hope it all works out!!!

Posted by: klasaine Feb 4 2020, 03:40 PM

Awesome!
Good luck.

Posted by: AK Rich Feb 4 2020, 07:44 PM

Congratulations and good luck, Todd.

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 4 2020, 09:59 PM

Thanks! Yeah I'm honored to even be considered.

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 4 2020, 03:48 AM) *
Congratulations Todd - this must be a great feeling. 😁 Fingers crossed for you!

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 5 2020, 12:29 AM

Well thanks! I take that as a huge compliment!!
Todd

QUOTE (Mertay @ Feb 4 2020, 05:58 AM) *
Not surprised; you're a living riff/lick library, have experience in every step of a production (including video), own or have access to any equipment needed...they'll be lucky to have you smile.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 5 2020, 09:46 PM

Thanks! No matter how it works out, It's already been a high point. I've been a fan for a long time.

QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 4 2020, 10:40 AM) *
Awesome!
Good luck.


Thanks rich!!!! smile.gif

QUOTE (AK Rich @ Feb 4 2020, 02:44 PM) *
Congratulations and good luck, Todd.


Me too thanks!
QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 4 2020, 09:10 AM) *
Many congrats Todd!! Hope it all works out!!!

Posted by: Fran Feb 7 2020, 02:04 PM

Awesome Todd!! Congrats cool.gif

Posted by: Adam Feb 7 2020, 04:32 PM

Congrats! I hope you get accepted and enjoy the ride! smile.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 8 2020, 05:58 AM

Many thanks fran!!! No matter what ends up happening, I'm just stoked to even be considered. i love TYR and have for many years.
Todd

QUOTE (Fran @ Feb 7 2020, 09:04 AM) *
Awesome Todd!! Congrats cool.gif

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 8 2020, 10:37 PM

Here is me finally making it all the way through the first song. It's the hardest thing I've ever played. Also including the tablature if anyone wants to try it. It will burn your hand off. I love licks like this and it almost burned my hand off. It's non stop. If you want to work on your endurance. This is the thing to try.
if anyone can play this all the way through, I'll badge you up 50 Missions in bootcamp. If you can play this, you are ready to "Test out" of at least 50 Missions. It's got every technique I teach all in one song.
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Posted by: Mertay Feb 8 2020, 11:16 PM

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 8 2020, 09:37 PM) *
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lol it just never stops laugh.gif

Endurance aside, I can't imagine myself memorizing all that in the time you did smile.gif but it got me thinking what does the other guitar do? Cause felt like your part does the heavy lifting and the other goes in and out be it solo or unisons (I haven't done any critical listening).

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 10 2020, 01:47 AM

EXACTLY!!! It's just NON STOP the entire time. There is no break, no pause, it's just a constant blitz of econ picking for about 5 minutes striaght. My hand ached like crazy even trying to keep it loose!I I would love to see AYONE try this at all. Eve just the first part!!!

Also, yes, memorizing all the different parts and keeping them straight to me a WEEK solid. Every day, working on it for hours each tday. Then I finally get ONE TAKE witout glithcesl LIVE? Standing up, not sitting in classical? This would be the hardest thing I've ever attempted.

The other guitar part does yet more harmonies. The entire time, just like this part. It's a a crazy blitz!
Todd

QUOTE (Mertay @ Feb 8 2020, 06:16 PM) *
lol it just never stops laugh.gif

Endurance aside, I can't imagine myself memorizing all that in the time you did smile.gif but it got me thinking what does the other guitar do? Cause felt like your part does the heavy lifting and the other goes in and out be it solo or unisons (I haven't done any critical listening).

Posted by: Fran Feb 11 2020, 11:59 AM

Wow. It really, I mean really, must be tough for you to say that Todd. Chills down my spine! laugh.gif

Posted by: jstcrsn Feb 13 2020, 12:37 AM

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 10 2020, 01:47 AM) *
EXACTLY!!! It's just NON STOP the entire time. There is no break, no pause, it's just a constant blitz of econ picking for about 5 minutes striaght. My hand ached like crazy even trying to keep it loose!I I would love to see AYONE try this at all. Eve just the first part!!!

Also, yes, memorizing all the different parts and keeping them straight to me a WEEK solid. Every day, working on it for hours each tday. Then I finally get ONE TAKE witout glithcesl LIVE? Standing up, not sitting in classical? This would be the hardest thing I've ever attempted.

The other guitar part does yet more harmonies. The entire time, just like this part. It's a a crazy blitz!
Todd
My computer has some glich , my download of the tab id gibberish

Posted by: Caelumamittendum Feb 13 2020, 01:37 AM

QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 13 2020, 12:37 AM) *
My computer has some glich , my download of the tab id gibberish


It did that to me as well, I had to right click and choose "save as".

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 13 2020, 02:07 AM

Gotta be honest smile.gif I'm using econ picking and I can barely keep up and fast econ is my fave thing to play as you may have noticed from quick lick. Matter of fact, most of these licks sound like something I'd write!! smile.gif It's great fun though to be pushed beyond your normal boundaries. it's the first time I've really been pushed hard in a while. Give this a whirl on guitar pro, just the first 8 bars. Thats plenty.

QUOTE (Fran @ Feb 11 2020, 06:59 AM) *
Wow. It really, I mean really, must be tough for you to say that Todd. Chills down my spine! laugh.gif


Here is a PDF. 50 Levels in Bootcamp offer still stands. If you can play this you deserve it.

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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 12 2020, 07:37 PM) *
My computer has some glich , my download of the tab id gibberish


here is a pdf just in case
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 12 2020, 08:37 PM) *
It did that to me as well, I had to right click and choose "save as".

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 26 2020, 08:08 PM

This is the other song they had me do. It's a ballad with a solo. Killer tune smile.gif Whaddya think?


Posted by: Caelumamittendum Feb 26 2020, 08:21 PM

You nailed it!

Posted by: Todd Simpson Feb 27 2020, 12:39 AM

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Feb 26 2020, 03:21 PM) *
You nailed it!


Thanks smile.gif It took me forever just to learn these two songs. I've listened to their music for a long time but playing it is a different story. Even the ballad was a challenge. Fire and flame nearly burned my hand off smile.gif

Todd

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