Taps or Picking


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11-20-2005, 03:47 PM
I have heard very many versions of ACDC's Thunderstruck on Dmusic, Purevolume, Soundclick, Myspace ect...But some of the players that decide to pick it seem to jump it around and some actually take tme and learn to pick it right. Like angus...Others i hear tap and hammer ons.....What do you think makes the best out of thunderstruck. Taps or Picking ?

11-20-2005, 03:55 PM
picking, don't trem pick it, pick it right and learn it with alternate picking

11-20-2005, 03:56 PM
you have to play it legato, that is where you only pick the first note. since the first phrase is open > 4 > 7 on the b string, you would only pick the open string and then just hammer on to 4 and then from 4 onto 7, and then repeat the phrase

11-20-2005, 03:56 PM
I think it's all hammering on.

11-23-2005, 03:48 PM
I believe when he plays it live he plays it both ways, and during the legato one, he raises his right hand in the devil horns (cornu?).

Anyway, their are more important things to worry about than this? Not even sure how this thread would belong here.

11-26-2005, 12:02 PM
to me, it sounds like every note is picked. i pick every note that isn't open and then pull off to open (like: B|-4p0-7p0)

11-26-2005, 12:03 PM
^because i'm not that good!

ethereal sin
11-26-2005, 12:04 PM
I pick all opens and hammer on the others.

11-26-2005, 12:51 PM
picking, don't trem pick it, pick it right and learn it with alternate picking

you can't pick that intro, you have to hammer-on and pull-off and tap