Are you talking about the part where he's chicken picking (using both his pick and his middle finger to pluck the strings)?
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He's chicken picking? Hrmm that must be it then, hybrid picking yes? How would you hybrid pick that riff?
If you're talking about the part at around 0:45,

It sounds to me like he's doing something like this:


The chicken picking happens at the beginning of that lick. Play the B on the A string (2nd fret) using your plectrum and play the notes on the D string with your middle finger.

You should aim for a fluent motion where your alternating between your finger and the pick. Make sure to space the notes evenly; otherwise it won't have that nice rhythmic feel to it (it might even start sounding like you're playing chords rather than individual notes).

Two tips:

- if you're having trouble with this, use your thumb instead of your pick.

-isolate a small section and practice that separately to get used to the technique:

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I think you tabbed it wrong, Yeah if you listen to the recording of the song it's the first thing you'll hear, it's also palm muted. I believe it alternates with the B kind of like a pedal tone as you tabbed.

Try it with an open D palm muted twice after the B then the G and F# on the D string. Also when my middle finger is doing the picking it sounds like it's scratching the string with my nail.


It's the opening riff yea
Last edited by Rave765 at Mar 13, 2009,
Holy **** I listened to your alternate picking on your profile, your ****ing good haha