Song Info
Released October 26, 2010 for Rock Band
Rock Band 3 Import
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Genre: Prog
Album: Fragile (1971)

Instrument Rating Difficulty Video
Full Band

Other Versions
Roundabout (Rocksmith)
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...wat Nicolas-1223
This song is great. Very, very great. However, the keys in this song are very annoying and near-impossible. While the keys part itself is good, replicating it exactly as Rick Wakeman did is a pain in the ass. I have only seen one or two FCs of this, and you could tell the person playing was getting serious cramps. The solo is brutal, the scaling is brutal - literally everything is brutal. I suggest you try all the other instruments in the song besides this one - at least those are manageable and doable, unlike this one.
03.23.13 9:29pm 5 Replies | Reply +3 Relevance
A ton of fun Nicolas-1223
Don't let the devil-head tier convince you completely that this chart is annoying - it actually isn't. It's a really fun chart and actually not that hard if you're a decent guitarist. Some parts can be a bit tricky though - the first solo, for example, and some scaling here and there, but other than that, it's mainly chords and easy progressions that are really fun to play.
03.23.13 9:29pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
I'll Be Direct About Roundabout Karmeleaux
I apparently originally had this rated five-stars in my quick review. While I love the song, I'm afraid that's misrepresenting the chart.

Unlike most Yes songs from Fragile, we can easily break this into verse, chorus, and bridge rhythms. There's an intro (and a reprise of it later in the song), but it's solely guitar.

The verse is iconic and aggressive. However, unlike riffs the other two songs from Fragile in the game, it does not variate at any point. It's fun, sure, but it's unrelenting and ultimately noticeably repetitive by the end of the song.

The chorus is simple but fun enough. One of those rhythms that's alright - it's not going to detract from the song, but it's not something that draws you back to it.

There's two bridges in this song. One has vocals, one does not. The former is pretty fun, it's a slow scale around the fretboard. But like the verse, it doesn't have any form of variation - it's fun, but it's the same thing again and again. The instrumental bridge, meanwhile, is probably the most unpredictable part, which has some hammer-ons and pull-offs in places you wouldn't expect because it's double-strummed.

It's an iconic and amazing song, but unfortunately the bass chart comes out to just be average. South Side of the Sky is a stronger chart, and Heart of the Sunrise even moreso.

Bass Rating
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.
12.03.10 10:22pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Probably the most fun chart in this song next to guitar. Nicolas-1223
As the title says, I find this the most fun chart in this song, next to guitar. It starts off really fun and simple, but the middle may throw you off, as it is a rapid paradiddle beat that can be very unpredictable at parts, and the fills can put you in the red zone. It's completely doable, though - I had to practice it multiple times to get it down and gold-star it. Other than that, the chart is great and has a lot of replay value, something you don't always see in a devil-tiered instrument.
02.24.13 2:47am 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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