#1
1
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--2--7--5-4-----------x-5 ---|
|--2---------5-5--4-0--x-5---|
|--0---------------------x-3--- |

2
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------0--------------------- |
|--2--7----4-0----------x-5 --|
|--2------------5--4-0--x-5---|
|--0---------------------x-3--- |

1 and 2 produce the same sound.

but which one is the right way?

or does it matter?

I've always had this in my head.

There's always a way of making the same sound by replacing the 5th fret with
the open string right above it.

Could someone please tell me about this and how stupid I am?
#2
There is never really a right or wrong way to play something, usually just an easier or more difficult method. I would probably prefer method 1.

Edit- however open notes do resonate different then fretted notes.
Last edited by Metallica rulz at Jan 9, 2010,
#3
its the same notes, but the tone is different. open notes tend to be more jangly, and the fretted equivelants are more solid, at least that's what i think.
#4
you could also replace that 7 with a 2 on the G. that seems like it would be the easiest... and why not another 0 instead of that last 5 you left on option 2?
#6
There really is no "correct way" to play riffs like this. Just play with whatever way feels easiest to you.
#7
Well each string has its own timbre. I guess the right way, in a sense, would be the way the artist played it, but if it sounds the same either way then do whichever. Some ways, of course, will be easier in terms of muting though.
#8
If that's an actual song, I guess you could always say the way that the guitarist in that band plays it is the "right" way. Otherwise, it doesn't really matter.
#10
I'd go with the first for reasons above, I find playing a lot of opens makes a bit of a mess.
But what ever is easiest for you, it makes just a small difference to the listener, and a fairly guitar competent listener at that.
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#11
Listen to the actual song, the timber of the sound should tell you. You would be amazed how many songs are tabbed on the wrong part of the guitar... Especially metal, takes forever to find good disturbed tabs
#12
Quote by ILuMina
1
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--2--7--5-4-----------x-5 ---|
|--2---------5-5--4-0--x-5---|
|--0---------------------x-3--- |

2
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------0--------------------- |
|--2--7----4-0----------x-5 --|
|--2------------5--4-0--x-5---|
|--0---------------------x-3--- |

1 and 2 produce the same sound.

but which one is the right way?

or does it matter?
Mostly about convenience, man.


Quote by ILuMina
I've always had this in my head.

There's always a way of making the same sound by replacing the 5th fret with
the open string right above it.

Could someone please tell me about this and how stupid I am?
airship? Is that You???

5th Fret


...
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#13
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airship? Is that You???

5th Fret


...

I doubt it. This guy seems a bit smarter than airship. Although that's not saying much.

And TS I'd play it like this

e|---------------------
B|---------------------
G|---2-----------------
D|-2---5-4---------x-5-
A|-2-------5-5-4-0-x-5-
E|-0---------------x-3-
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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#14
I hate to play devil's advocate here (actually, I enjoy it), but when these threads pop up, I always think "The TC is going to play whatever is easiest technique wise for him/her".

Here's my advice: beat laziness by playing both licks until you get them to the technical and creative level you desire.

If you want to be an average player, stick with one.

Simple as that.
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Gilbert mutes with both hands. Palm muting and left hand muting. As for anchoring, he doesn't. He doesn't need to. After all, he's the creator of life, the universe, and everything.
#15
Quote by wtfmates342
its the same notes, but the tone is different. open notes tend to be more jangly, and the fretted equivelants are more solid, at least that's what i think.


^ this.

Open notes and fretted notes have different tones
#16
I agree with junior on how to play the riff. And isn't that the riff in Icky Thump by The White Stripes?
#17
Quote by Junior#1
I doubt it. This guy seems a bit smarter than airship.
I doubt it too. But the fifth fret reference made me giggle. I thought I'd share.
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