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The above tab is part of the solo for Caleb - Sonata Arctica.

Now, I'm trying the whole, start slow and using a metronome technique, but I'd like to get some input off others.

How exactly would you tackle this kind of riff? It's the pulls offs quickly switching strings which is stopping me from increasing my speed. The notes are supposed to be played as demisemiquavers (32nd notes) at 102bpm.

Im barring my index finger across the G and D strings at the 12th fret which enables me to play it faster, but I'm thinking this might sound sloppy and not as "choppy" as it's supposed to. I've also watched videos on youtube and it's so damn fast with such tiny movements that it's hard to see how other people are doing it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by grantjames at Jan 12, 2010,
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its definitely barring.practice your left hand muting to make it choppier
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Quote by Eggmond
its definitely barring.practice your left hand muting to make it choppier
This, and... great song.
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the second guy barrs as well but its harder to see
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