#1
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.
Last edited by Templar0220 at Feb 19, 2013,
#2
I'd alternate that. Do what feels natural to you though.
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#3
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 ?
Last edited by Templar0220 at Feb 19, 2013,
#4
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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#5
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
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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