Song Info
Released March 20, 2012 for Rock Band

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Genre: Classic Rock
Album: Supernatural (1999)

Instrument Rating Difficulty Video
Full Band

Other Versions
Smooth (Rocksmith)
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A mixed bag. Poinkish
Musically, this is a great little song, Guitar sounds great in the mix and it's a catchy tune, but to play it's actually kind of a mixed bag. It's sorta split into two parts. The first half has you playing short bursts of hammer-ons that snake all over the place, and while these are fun enough, there's a fair bit of downtime between these parts. Sure it's not as bad as some other parts, but it's still fairly glaring, and you'll find yourself sitting out a lot of the first half of the song, the second half is where the real meat of the song comes in with two really varied solo's that thrown in rapid strumming, some hammer-on strings snake all over the fretboard, a strum lane, and some very rapid 3 note hammer-ons near the end that repeat that require some seriously nippy fingers and quick reflexes to hit.

While the second half is good fun, it's hard to ignore that you need to sit through 3 minutes of a 5 minute song to actually get to the really engaging parts. By no means a bad song, but it is the weakest of a strong week of Guitar songs in my opinion.
03.21.12 1:38am 0 Replies | Reply +5 Relevance
A Strong 3 to a Light 4. murakaz
I was really looking forward to playing this song in Rock Band, and I must say that I was a bit surprised at how boring most of the song was on guitar.

My issue with the chart is that there is so much downtime throughout the first half of the song that it is hard to justify giving it an 'Excellent' rating. For every 15 seconds of playing you do, you're presented with an equal (if not longer) portion of emptiness.

This pattern persists until the first solo 3 minutes in, which is where the chart starts getting much more interesting. The notes leading into the second solo feature little downtime and lots of sweeping HOPOs... and then you get to the second solo, which is the best part of the chart.

Overall the song is great fun and highly recommended, but is in no way deserving of gold stars on guitar. The latter 2 minutes of the chart are so fun that it will make you forget about how "meh" the first 3 minutes are... at least until you play it again.
03.20.12 11:22pm 2 Replies | Reply +5 Relevance
Legacy Keys of the Week, and one of the best of 2012 so far! Poinkish
Much like "Head Over Heels", & "Alone" this year, "Smooth" is one of those keys songs that strikes a great balance between challenge and fun. There's plenty going on with this chart, for most of the song you'll find your hands moving up and down the keyboard switching between single notes, and 2 note keys, and moving up and down to hit strings of single notes that come down at a steady pace in between, there's also parts that have you playing 3 note key sustains too, the action never lets up and it's consistent throughout. Another hit for keyboardists in a year that's been kinda sparse for great key charts so far. Totally grab it!
03.22.12 3:30am 0 Replies | Reply +3 Relevance
A weak start, but a strong finish AeonFrodo
This is quite a strange bass chart. It starts off incredibly easy, but then it gets better from there.

The verses appear to be the weakest part of the song, with basic notes to hit and a lot of time to move your fingers from one fret to the next fret. However, from the second verse and during the guitar solo, it gets slightly more difficult, as more hammer-ons, pull-offs appear. They're not hard to hit, but they keep the player on their toes.

The chorus has a simple pattern, with a line of green notes, then alternating between green and red or yellow notes. Of course, this progressively gets harder the further the player is in the song, as hammer-ons and pull-offs are added into the mix. It's also faster than the verses too.

However, the real difficulty in the song is actually begins at the end of the third chorus, once the player hears Rob Thomas begin the line 'Or else forget about it'. Most of the overdrive notes from there on out won't be easily obtained, as they are quite difficult to nail. In particularly the last overdrive note section where the player is expected to move down the fretboard, then back up, and strum some notes in between as well. The hammer-ons and pull-offs are faster too and use of the entire fretboard is expected.

It was hard to rate this song because of the variations that the bass chart makes. So, I rated it a 3 because it really has a simple beginning, but it progressively becomes more difficult the further the player is in the song. The final minute of the song has some incredibly difficult parts and overdrive is hard to obtain there.
06.21.12 4:31am 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Love it Powellmore
Love this song. Fun to play.
03.20.12 4:06pm 0 Replies | Reply -10 Relevance
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