A guide on how to play Ghost from the Camellia pack. Expert for now, Expert+ will have to wait until i actually complete it. This was slightly rushed so sorry if it’s too in-descriptive.
What Song Is It
Ghost is a song in the Camellia pack, and is known to be difficult, with some saying it’s the hardest of the pack.
Ghost is a fairly agreed upon ‘difficult’ song, and can serve as quite the achievement. this song has quite a few tight and physically demanding patterns, so it will serve as a good challenge to even some of the experienced.
Slow beginning pattern, alternating from side to side, fairly straight forward.
Lots of vertical notes to start off the song on a mildly fast pace, introducing some ‘tapping’ elements (tights groups of notes, usually done by flicking your wrist.) The opening for this section can be odd for those touching the song for the first time, but becomes muscle memory over time.
The beginning of this section starts with tapping, later on including both sabers in said tapping with some external notes in lanes 1 and 4*. The inner notes are in groups of 3, with the red saber, or left side, slight behind the blue side, or right. each tap starts on a down swing, and ends on a down swing.
Notes are only able to show up in 4 ‘lanes’ numbered 1-4 left to right.
Notes in this section will always appear in groups of 2 except for the very end of this part. Every time one saber is swinging the other is swinging with it. I recommend twisting your torso for the side swiping notes. For the beginning of the drum roll, in the section starting on the right the left can be tricky, but is easy to overcome. the second note is on the outer lane of the pattern, so after the first swing, move your saber outward and in the opposite direction of the first swing. For the rest of the drum roll, you can use practice mode and learn the timings.
The long stream of red notes is easiest to learn using practice mode, and even so is easy to learn as it’s consistence with flow. For the next part where your blue saber swings across and your red saber hits dotted notes, move your red saber fairly slow, and swing with your blue saber, keeping clear of hitting eachother. The rest of the section is mildly difficult to learn, but with practice mode, it should take maybe 15 minutes at most, give or take.
Same as before.
Many vertical notes at the beginning, with another tapping pattern appearing, where the blue saber starts opposite with the red saber. next up is the tapping drum roll, where it starts off with a large roll, then having 4 small rolls afterwards. The smaller roles will alternate between being up dominant and down dominant. each roll is in groups of 3 like many other taps in this song. The larger role is easiest to learn with practice mode, but, it uses the same timing as the smaller rolls, just more notes. Then it goes back to the pattern from the beginning of this part. Then back to the rolls
This section has alot of very tight patterns, requiring you to use your elbow more for speed. Use practice mode for this part.
Gain some health points here if needed.
A fairly long but easy section with alot of vertical notes.
some large swings with the blue saber, especially later on, where it then meets in a pattern with the red saber, at first together, then alternating swings.
Lots of diagonal and horizontal notes, with wide swings. pretty much all over the place.
The notes start shifting to their respective sides, then suddenly crossing, leading up to a ‘waffle’ pattern. Practice mode will help with the waffle.
Lots of of notes swinging horizontal between each other, then flipping vertical. Keeping your lower arms rigid and being fast is key.
Beginning with a mix of vertical, diagonal, and horizontal notes, turning into dotted notes, then some taps in groups of 2
Same as before in previous patterns
This part is all about timing and keeping a tempo. both sabers swing down and up at the same time, the left saber, or red, stays in lane 1, while the right saber, or blue, alternates from lanes 3 and 4. You need to focus on your left hand, as that’s what keeping tempo. you can mimic your timing of your right hand with it, and just move your right hand left and right. Afterwards, the rolls of 3 come back.
Starts off with the red saber, then the rolls of 3, then some large swings similar to those from earlier, with some side swings mixed in. The waffle pattern comes back right at the end of this section.
Closing sequence of the song, starting with the 3 stage part from before, mixed notes, dotted, then here we have some drum roll in tapping groups of 2, with the red saber just behind the blue saber, then dissolving into a vertical swaying pattern, ending off the song.