Friday, February 24, 2012

A Night Off and Updated Rocksmith Progress Chart

Took the night off last night - staying up playing RS until 1 or 2 AM every night. (I can't start earlier because I spend an hour or so on my drums when I get my chores around the house done after work.) Simply put, I'm wiped out. Last night was the first time since I got RS that I just felt too tired to play.

Maybe a night of rest will give this bone-deep callous on my first finger a chance to heal a little. I can't even feel the pip on the F key on my computer keyboard. In fact, the callous is so deep that it actually impairs my guitar playing - I can't tell if I'm even on a string. It's like having a built-in slide on my fingertip. The tip is completely numb. My third finger is almost as bad.

This also gives me a chance to catch up on my spreadsheet project. Still don't have all of my notebook data transferred to my spreadsheets. Here's my latest cut of the main summary sheet. I've added columns for best streak and best %-age. Also a play count column. (RS gives you a play count somewhere - I'll have to go back and get those numbers for everything I've played so far.)

I've entered formulae so that the summary page will pull data in from my individual song worksheets. That way I just enter the date, score, streak count and % once on the individual song pages. The formulae on the main page will pull everything from there and give me an overall view all on one page. Geek on!

My original source included links from a lot of the song titles and artists to Wikipedia or other Internet pages. I'm changing those links to point to the individual song pages. That way I can jump straight to the song details from the main page. Not sure what I'll do with the artist links. Might kill them or just leave them as they are. They can be inconvenient - if I accidentally click on a cell I end up teleporting to the Internet and reading about White Denim. . .

Anyway, here's what it looks like now:

Song Artist Date First Played Event # Qualifying Score High Score Best % Best Streak Play Count
A More Perfect Union Titus Andronicus       #REF!      
Angela Jarvis Cocker 1/23/2012 4 0 76029 0 0  
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz 1/0/1900 6 16400 0 0 0  
Between the Lines Stone Temple Pilots       0      
Boss Chris Lee       0      
Boys Don't Cry The Cure   1 n/a 32372 0 0  
Breed Nirvana 1/0/1900 5 28800 72334 96 79  
Burnished White Denim       0      
California Brain RapScallions       0      
Carol of the Bells Seth Chapla       0      
Chimney Yellow Moon Band The       0      
Do You Remember Horrors The   5 61800 132554 88 27  
Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd       0      
Go With the Flow Queens of the Stone Age   2 n/a 86600 0 0  
Gobbledigook Sigur Rós       0      
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Brian Adam McCune       0      
Good Enough Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers       0      
High and Dry Radiohead   6 25200 0      
Higher Ground Red Hot Chilli Peppers   2   79013 95 110  
House of the Rising Sun The Animals       0      
I Can't Hear You Dead Weather The   3   85957 91 67  
I Got Mine Black Keys The       0      
I Miss You Incubus       0      
I Want Some More Dan Auerbach   4 n/a 23837      
Icky Thump White Stripes The       0      
In Bloom Nirvana   2   82550 0 0  
Islands xx The       0      
Jules Seth Chapla       0      
Me and the Bean Spoon       0      
Mean Bitch Taddy Porter   6   86737      
Next Girl Black Keys The   1   101993 0 0  
Number Thirteen Red Fang   4   66064 90 144  
Outshined Soundgarden   4   90436 86 59  
Panic Switch Silversun Pickups       0      
Play with Fire Rolling Stones The   4   55320 80 42  
Plug In Baby Muse   5 n/a 29715 0 0  
Rebel Rebel David Bowie   6 19500 0      
Ricochet Brian Adam McCune       0      
Run Back to Your Side Eric Clapton       0      
Satisfaction Rolling Stones The   1   108484 99 272  
Six AM Salvation Versus Them       0      
Slither Velvet Revolver       0      
Slow Hands Interpol   3   70966 0 0  
Song 2 Blur       0      
Space Ostrich Disonaur       0      
Step Out of the Car Boxer Rebellion The       0      
Sunshine of Your Love Cream       0      
Surf Hell Little Barrie   3   91274 89 85  
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd       0      
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand       0      
The Spider and the Fly Rolling Stones The        0      
The Star Spangled Banner Seth Chapla       0      
Under Cover of Darkness Strokes The       0      
Unnatural Selection Muse   4   57289 87 105  
Use Somebody Kings of Leon   3   60425 87 98  
Vasoline Stone Temple Pilots   3   85738 95 138  
We Share the Same Skies The Cribs       0      
We Three Kings Versus Them       0      
Well OK Honey Jenny O       0      
When I'm with You Best Coast   5 31100 58578 95 128  
Where is My Mind? Pixies   4   59846 0 0  


  1. spread sheet needs to say what way you played the song combo chord single

  2. Thanks. I have addressed that in newer versions of the spread sheet. Took a while to create all the additional sheets for each arrangement! But, the newest version of the spreadsheet will indicate the specific arrangement (i.e. Satisfaction - Single Notes or Run Back to Your Side - Chords).

    The entries on this sheet are whatever version came up by default in The Journey. Please check out my other blog entries, and please keep giving me feedback. I know feedback is a dirty word when it comes to guitar-playing, but I can live with it here.