AWESOME FEEDBACK!! Thanks Strum!
He is using Pete's video on doing the diminished runs, but is still learning them. This was really the first time we have run the song as a full group. He and I have met 2 times to run it practicing, but he admittedly mentioned he jsut dropped out here and there and tried to keep it going when he lost place. This is just one of those songs that takes practice.
What I am honestly amazed about, is that our rhythm section has improved so much. no longer are we starting at 96 BPM and then ending at 126 at slipknot. It rides so much better. It drove our drummer nuts that all our songs were being sped up. After reviewing the hours of recordings it was the bass player as he insisted.
It was sad to loose Jack (old bass player), but it really tightened up when Adam (old rhythm player new bass player) moved to bass and the drummer, who has played with adam for years and years as a bass player, just fell into the pocket like a glove. Rodney, the new guitarist, is a dead head, but has never learned this song before but for "fakin' till he's makin" I'm impressed.
I still don't know why I reach for that "Lock bolt and Key!" so high. I am gonna stop doing that. That is good advice for sure.
I think Rod will pick up the little stuff pretty quickly but this helps to verbalize it, cuz you know the parts!!! Thanks Strum and everyone else too!