Monday, April 8, 2013


I'm now in 5th place on Rocksmith's Scale Runner mini-game (PS3 version). My absence here has not gone unrewarded.

I ran scales for two hours on the couch yesterday while watching War of the Worlds (again). I also made two attempts to get a better score within the game. The first attempt earlier in the day was a dud. I played well but just couldn't find the speed. The second attempt paid off. Hit 272 notes in a row on two different scales, 271 on another, 270 notes on six more, and 268 on the remaining two. As seen in the link below, 268 notes in 100 seconds was my top speed just a few weeks ago.

Overall, that's nearly 8 hours of guitar practice in one day. Needless to say, my fingers sure are numb!

I don't know what my ultimate top speed will be, but I really don't think that I've peaked yet. If I can go just a fraction of one percent faster (while speeding up my slower scales, which will definitely happen with more practice), then I'll be a contender for the top spot.

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Mr Slippery said...

Scaling new heights!

Stagflationary Mark said...

Mr Slippery,


I only played an hour tonight. That's right. I scaled back!

It's all relates back to the economy of course. I'm always dissing it. ;)

On a scale of 1 to 10, this economy deserves an 11. We're spinal tapped out. D'oh!

Stagflationary Mark said...

Relates? Related? It's all good, lol. Sigh.

Troy said...

The future of computer-aided skill-building is going to be awesome.

We're not there yet, though, not 1% into this seam.

If I had conviction I'd rejigger my career to move this way. The various appstores are waiting . . .

Stagflationary Mark said...


The future of computer-aided skill-building is going to be awesome.

Agreed. I sometimes wonder if I've named my blog wrong because of it.

On the other hand, I wonder how much productivity the video games of future decades will destroy. I also wonder how many robots will take advantage of computer-aided skill-building (especially robots in the workforce).

I doubt the perfect employee of the future could ever become addicted to video games. That employee may need a docking station to recharge as it works 24 hour days though.

I wonder how much money the Fed Chairman will think he needs to print to counter that. Have no fear though. That money will probably find its way into even more productivity miracles (fully automated robots specializing in automated robot factory construction).

I hope someone in power has a good plan other than watching old Jetsons reruns.