Monday Music

Hmm, a little late getting this together today!  I blame my coworkers.  Interrupting precious blog-time.  How inconsiderate.

I’ve been cranking some of the heavy stuff again lately, and have been practicing my guitar more and more.  To work on ye olde finger strength, I’ve been playing the acoustic (for non-players – acoustic = heavier strings = more work to play).  On a quick bit of inspiration, I whipped out my tab book and started playing this song last week.

On the acoustic, it still sounds dark…but not quite hide-the-children dark.

Opeth, “The Grand Conjuration”

For those not so much into the headbanging (and even if you are), you should go Donkey Kong on it and check out the 8-bit version.  It’s a hoot!

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2 Responses

  1. You got BF addicted to those 8-bit songs. He said that the Ghostbusters theme sounded virtually no different, but some of the others are very entertaining.

    I was explaining to Dys over the weekend that in some cases it’s actually really helpful – there aren’t many nuances in 8-bit music, so sometimes you can hear different parts of the song that are more buried in the mix in the original.

    “The Grand Conjuration” is a good example – there are, according to the tabs, eight guitars in the song at various points. Much of the song has three layered guitars, plus keyboards – and the third guitar and keys are very deep beneath the very heavy doubled rhythm guitars. The 8-bit version essentially ignores the doubled tracks and gives each remaining one equal weight. All sorts of harmonic complexity comes to the fore.

    Plus, it’s really funny to hear a ridiculously heavy death metal song all done out like it’s the soundtrack to Mega Man. 😀

  2. *like*

    I expected you might!

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