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Old 12-29-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Correct Technique To Play This......

Can someone tell me the correct technique to play the following:



___11_12_15_12_11___________11_12_15_12_11_______
___________________15_________________________15_
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The notes are all triplets and the song is at 70 BBM.

Do I pick the 11 and then use hammer ons on 12 15 12 11 and then pick 15? or pick all notes?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Both those ways work. If it was a hammer-on you probably would've been instructed to do that so just pick them. But that seems a bit slow?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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Yeah I find picking the notes is too slow. When I use hammer-ons, the notes sound a bit quiet.....but it is faster.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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ohh i think you should pick the note unless instructed otherwise might give you a better tone consistency of sound i just thought the BPM was a bit slow but if you're building up from there you should be fine
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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Depends on your skill level. I would advice alternate-picking on all notes, since it would sound so much better. [Shameless non-self advertising] Just listen to Buckethead. [/Shameless non-self advertising]
Everything lies in practice. If you have enough mental strength to sit down and practice that lick with alt-picking for hours, do so. If you feel it's a waste of time, use legato technique.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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i would alternate pick, more comfortable
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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Can someone tell me the correct technique to play the following:



___11_12_15_12_11___________11_12_15_12_11_______
___________________15_________________________15_
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The notes are all triplets and the song is at 70 BBM.

Do I pick the 11 and then use hammer ons on 12 15 12 11 and then pick 15? or pick all notes?

Legato. Developing a strong fretting hand is more important than picking.

Picking hand is important, but not as important as fretting hand technique.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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Legato. Developing a strong fretting hand is more important than picking.

Picking hand is important, but not as important as fretting hand technique.


Do you ever wonder why right handed people use left hand for fretting?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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Yeah it has occurred to me once or twice.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #10
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Looks like something Page would play. Hammer-pull off and pick 15th on B string(or 2nd).
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #11
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If that's how it's notated, then I'd pick all of it. There's nothing there to indicate a hammer on or pull off.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #12
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Use your ears to figure it out. You get a very different sound when using legato as you do when you pick all the notes. Compare the two and the sound that you like best is the one that you should be using while playing the lick
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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This part is actually played very fast. I only typed out half the bar. It appears from the posts that either way is acceptable technique, but because it's played fast I'm thinking using hammer-ons is probably the way to go.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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Pull-offs as well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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If that's how it's notated, then I'd pick all of it. There's nothing there to indicate a hammer on or pull off.

This.

Don't use legato as a crutch to make up for bad alternate picking.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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Don't use legato as a crutch to make up for bad alternate picking.
I love this. and I even play a ton of legato.


Anyway, my take is that this calls for alternate picking.

There's also the tapping alternative.

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e-h11h12t15p12p11p10- etc


Yes, I'm saying to hammer on to a note without ever picking the string. Just hit is really hard.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #17
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Initially I played it using alternate picking, but then I watched the actual guitarist play the solo and noticed he used hammer-ons. That why I started thinking I was using the wrong technique.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #18
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Initially I played it using alternate picking, but then I watched the actual guitarist play the solo and noticed he used hammer-ons. That why I started thinking I was using the wrong technique.
In that case, the "correct" way to play it is with the legato initially used. The correct (no quotes) way is to play it however you think makes it sound right. My tapping pattern is completely legitimate. (I still recommend nailing alternate picking.)

Who is the guitarist?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #19
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Who is the guitarist?



The guitarist is Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest and the solo is from "A Touch Of Evil".
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:31 AM   #20
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I hope they're tremolo picked.
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