#1
I want to learn to play the love song cover by 311, but I can't get how to make the clicking kind of sound when i play the upstroke. if this helps any, heres the riff im having trouble with.


e|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3|
b|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5-5|
g|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4|
d|-7-7-7-7-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
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#2
Quote by Kn1fer
I want to learn to play the love song cover by 311, but I can't get how to make the clicking kind of sound when i play the upstroke. if this helps any, heres the riff im having trouble with.


e|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3|
b|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5-5|
g|-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4|
d|-7-7-7-7-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|


Mute the strings on the upstrokes and play full on the downstrokes. Hope that makes some sense!
#3
so basically every other note is actually a dead note?
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#5
Quote by Kn1fer
so basically every other note is actually a dead note?

Pretty much yes look at the video the other dude/dudette posted
#6
Im a dude lol, that chick in the video looks funny but I looked at that video yesterday and it helped me
#7
Is it fine that I get the clicking noise from sliding my pick thumb across the strings? I can't seem to get the click any other way.
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#8
Quote by Kn1fer
Is it fine that I get the clicking noise from sliding my pick thumb across the strings? I can't seem to get the click any other way.

Yes, it actually can help you stay in rhythm
#9
yea the reggae/ska playing is alot of fun. I can play it pretty fast...The way i got fast with it is just practicing/playing the technique at an increasing rate. its also important to make sure you are very comfortable with the hand positioning of barre chords. also make sure you can move them around quickly without losing the shape of the chord.

To get quicker at it, i would just recommend doing it at reggae speed..like not fast at all...just making sure you mute the downstroke. Do this by not pressing down on the fretboard. dont take your fretting hand out of position, just dont press down. after you have the motion down start playing a little bit fast and so on.