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I Can't Hear You is a 2010 song by The Dead Weather. It is an on-disc song in Rocksmith 1 and it's playable in Rocksmith 2014 by importing. There are two arrangements available: Lead and Bass. This is one of the very easiest songs in Rocksmith.

Concepts Edit

Techniques Edit

This song uses palm muting extensively, and there are a few slides in the bass part.

Scales Edit

This song uses notes from the G minor pentatonic scale.

Sections Edit

Verse Edit

The Lead part consists of a repeating palm-muted figure that moves up and down the G minor pentatonic scale. The rhythm is swung.

    1    2    3    4      1    2    3    4      1    2    3    4      1 2 3 4  
e-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------|
B-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------|
G-|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------|
D-|---------------------|---------------------|-5----3--------------|---------|
A-|--------------3----5-|--------------3------|-----------5--3------|---------|
E-|-3----3----6---------|------3----6-------3-|-------------------6-|---------|
(palm mute throughout)

The Bass part is just a few swung Gs and Bbs.

    1    2    3    4      1    2    3    4    
G-|---------------------|---------------------|
D-|---------------------|---------------------|
A-|---------------------|---------------------|
E-|----3-3--3-3---------|----6-6--6-6---------|
(palm mute throughout)

Chorus Edit

The chorus isn't palm muted. The Lead part has just a few licks separated by silences and it segues back into the verse, except for the last time when it repeats again.

    1    2    3    4      1 2 3 4   1    2    3    4      1 2 3 4
e-|---------------------|---------|---------------------|---------|
B-|---------------------|---------|---------------------|---------|
G-|-3-------------------|---------|---------------------|---------|
D-|------5----5--5-3--5-|---------|-----------5--5-3--5-|---------|
A-|---------------------|---------|---------------------|---------|
E-|---------------------|---------|---------------------|---------|

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
e-|---------------------|---------------------|
B-|---------------------|---------------------|
G-|-3-------------------|---------------------|
D-|------5----5--5-3--5-|-----------5--3------|
A-|---------------------|----------------5--3-|
E-|---------------------|---------------------|

The repeating Bass part for the chorus moves up and down the neck, and there are several variations with slides and omitted notes, especially towards the end of the song.

    1    2    3    4      1    2    3    4
G-|---------------------|---------------------|
D-|---------------------|---------------------|
A-|-10---10---10-8------|-----------5----5--8-|
E-|----------------10-8-|-6----6-------6------|

Tones Edit

Distortion Edit

Pre: Germanium Drive (Gain: 32, Tone: 64)

Amp: AMTW-22 (Gain: 94, Bass: 66, Mid: 58, Treble: 70)

Loop: Tube Spring Reverb (Mix: 32, Depth: 26)

Cabinet: TW-110C (Mic Position: Dynamic Cone)

Rack: Studio Parametric EQ (Bass: 2.00 db, Bass Freq.: 120 hz, Low-Mid: 3.00 db, Low-Mid Freq.: 860 hz, Low-Mid "Q": Narrow, High-Mid: -1.00 db, High-Mid Freq.: 5.00 khz, High-Mid "Q": Narrow, Treble: -1.00 db, Treble Freq.: 5.60 khz)

Bass Edit

Pre: MB Comp (Compression: 41, Recovery Speed: 19, Transition Band: 595 hz)

Amp: BH-880B (Gain: 8, Bass: 4.00 db, Low-Mid: 1.00 db, Low-Mid Freq.: 220.00 hz, Mid: 1.00 db, Mid Frequency: 1200 hz, High-Mid: -5.00 db, High-Mid Freq.: 7.60 khz, Treble: -2.00 db)

Links Edit

I Can't Hear You on Youtube

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