picking technique used in metalcore


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*Juno*
01-07-2007, 03:37 PM
i can alternate pick but im pretty lousy at getting the same sort of effect as downpicking only, and the notes are clearer if i down pick



for example, a riff i was mucking about with

d--------------------------------------------------------- 5 6 8
a--------------------5-6--------------------------5 6 9---------
d--000-000-000---0-0-000-000-000-000-----------------


i can play that and it sounds alot better if its all down picked



so my question is, do metal/hardcore bands down pick to get that "heavier" sound, or are the guitarists just good at alternate picking wheras i suck? :confused:

philipisabeast
01-07-2007, 03:43 PM
down picking creates a more solid sound
listen to metallicas seek and destory for an example
and IMO metalcore is best played with either, but prefably both hands cut off
resulting in silence
which is well what metalcore should be like

n0e
01-07-2007, 03:44 PM
they are just good at alternate picking

HavokStrife
01-07-2007, 03:45 PM
If you can't play those open triplets down-up-down style and ya wanna play metal, you should hit up the woodshed a while.

But the answer is both I guess. A lot of metalcore bands do the triplet style down-up-down kind of picking, but Metallica's chugs are mostly just downstrokes.

PiNk_ThE_pUnK
01-07-2007, 04:12 PM
Take it to Electric Guitar.