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Old 02-19-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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What would be the optimal picking for this type of riff?

Ive been learning Slayer - Praise of Death and I have a question for this kind of riff:



A|--6---------------------6-----------------------6---------6----------6------
E|-----33333333333-----33333333333-------33333---33333--

How would you go about picking this do you think in the most optimal way? Im not sure if I should use straight alt picking where I down stroke on the 6th fret A string and then back UP on the 3rd fret E string? Or do you think it should be a down stroke on the 6th and then another downstroke starting the 3rd fret right after? (I know the tab comes out all screwy but you get the idea.)

EDIT: I should probably noted the tempo is at 202 bpm and those are a 8th note on the 6th fret going into 16th notes on the 3rd fret 6th string.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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I'd alternate that. Do what feels natural to you though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Ok, and also the notes on the 6th string are palm muted and the 6th fret on the A isnt, so should I be lifting my palm to hit that one note every time or ?

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:58 AM   #4
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Yes you should. Also since the 6th fret notes I would personally say alternate pick everything on the low E and downpick then notes on the A string; you keep the rhythm in your hand much more consistent that way.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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Yes you should. Also since the 6th fret notes I would personally say alternate pick everything on the low E and downpick then notes on the A string; you keep the rhythm in your hand much more consistent that way.


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