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Guitar Transcribing

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I’ve been reading Justin Sandercoe’s website ( for a good 4 years now, and he says a good way to develop your aural skills is to listen to music and try and transcribe it.

Since I have been mostly listening to the Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light album, I thought I would start with one of it’s tracks.

After listening to this track over and over again, I started off with a pen and pencil to scribble down notes as I play them (obviously I am no Vishnu, so there was some delay). I then used TuxGuitar to create an electronic tab, which plays back some funky MIDI notes.

Anyway, if you like the Foos try and play this tune, it’s awesome.

Arlandria rythm guitar tab

Written by liamveitch

June 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Guitar

Hello world!

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Hello World, my name is Liam Veitch and this is my blog. I’ve decided that facebook doesn’t have nearly enough room to type all the useful stuff I learn over the years, so I decided to splash out on a wordpress site.

I work as a consulting electrical engineer, mostly carrying out numerical based studies on power systems and their components. I’ve been in the job nearly 3 years and have been enjoying thus far.

My hobbies these days consist of playing football, playing the electric and acoustic guitars, computer programming and dabbling in new stuff. If anyone reads this page, I hope you find something useful and if you ever meet me, you can buy me a pint.


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March 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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Preventing (Seemingly) Random Crashes in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

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After several frustrating months of using WPF projects in Visual Studio 2008, I finally found the way to prevent the seemingly random crashes within Visual Studio. Common symptoms include development environment becoming unresponsive, leading to crashing in Windows XP and displaying a ‘Visual Studio is busy’ notification in Windows 7. These crashes can occur while changing views, editing code or XAML, building and debugging code, however it quite difficult to reproduce the same conditions leading to crashes.

The fix for this is VS90SP1-KB963035-x86 and can be found at Microsoft Connect. I accept no responsibility for your machine going pear-shaped!

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April 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Posted in Programming

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