#1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|----------------------7---|
D|----------------7---------|
A|-9------------------------|
E|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-|
h.h.h.h.h.h.h.h.h.h.h.

Tornado of Souls - Megadeth - the intro

HOW THE HELL do you finger that exactly?

not only that, but my harmonics dont make the loud sound they do on the recording, am I doing something wrong (putting my finger on the 7th fret, resting slightly on the string?)
#2
Old strings will cause harmonics to be much quieter and if your intonation is off it will have the same effect.

cant comment on the fingering though
#4
Bar the 7th fret harmonic with your index finger. Make sure the entire length of your finger is directly above the 7th fret. Don't push it down, obviously. Just lightly rest it there to get the harmonic sound, while palm muting.
#5
Ok got it, bar the 7th and its better. My strings are really old (black) so its that the reason for the low sound?
#7
Quote by xChRoMaTiCx
Ok got it, bar the 7th and its better. My strings are really old (black) so its that the reason for the low sound?

your strings are old enough to turn black?!? probably time to change them man....
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Quote by krypticguitar87
your strings are old enough to turn black?!? probably time to change them man....

But then I have to buy new ones :S the point is Im waiting until they snap, does it really matter?
#9
Yes it matters, I change mine every 2 months. I don't even know how long it takes strings to turn black but maybe you just have nasty fingers.

And did you intentionally phrase the title that way?
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#10
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Yes it matters, I change mine every 2 months. I don't even know how long it takes strings to turn black but maybe you just have nasty fingers.

And did you intentionally phrase the title that way?

My eBG strings are black coz I havent changed them in 4 months with heavy playing. The others look normal.

And yes I did.
#11
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My eBG strings are black coz I havent changed them in 4 months with heavy playing.


Ideally, you should change them as soon as they don't ring out as well or lose their shine. I buy anti-rust coated strings and they can last up to two weeks, normal strings last me a few days

Anyway, black = bad. Change them for a new set and you'll be able to hear (if not feel) the amazing difference!

...oh and harmonics are one of the first things to go with an old set of strings!
#12
Everything with the index finger, and change your strings man. Old strings sound weak and thin, as opposed to the full, bright sound of new strings. Oh, how I love new strings. Also, wash your hands every time before you play, it will make the strings last longer. Ideally, wipe them off with a cloth after playing as well.
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#13
i dont even want to think about how those strings feel....let alone sound like... :s

as said above, bar the 7th fret, and CHANGE YOUR DAMN STRINGS MAAAAAN!!!

get some coated stainless strings like DR Extra Lifes, or Tight Fits....or even Elixers they will last you a while...and you will notice a difference in how your guitar plays
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#15
Oh God... Just turn the tuning pegs until you can take the strings out, then put new ones on your guitar. Easy as anything, good luck. But if it's your first time, maybe read/watch a tutorial.
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Oh God... Just turn the tuning pegs until you can take the strings out, then put new ones on your guitar. Easy as anything, good luck. But if it's your first time, maybe read/watch a tutorial.

Uhh, before I snap them, in which direction exactly lol?
#17
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Uhh, before I snap them, in which direction exactly lol?

hit the note, now spin the tuning peg, is the note getting lower?

if yes, then keep spinning.

if no, then turn it the other way.
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#18
Quote by krypticguitar87
hit the note, now spin the tuning peg, is the note getting lower?

if yes, then keep spinning.

if no, then turn it the other way.

Gotya, so just keep going lower ayy
#20
You don't know how to take the strings off your guitar and you're asking how to play one of Megadeth's hardest songs? C'mon dude, haven't you heard the saying "you've gotta learn to walk before you can run". Learn the basics first then come back to harder songs like this when you're better.
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You don't know how to take the strings off your guitar and you're asking how to play one of Megadeth's hardest songs? C'mon dude, haven't you heard the saying "you've gotta learn to walk before you can run". Learn the basics first then come back to harder songs like this when you're better.

That is completely different and in no way related. I can play this song just after 4 months, but not the solo. Its not even that hard. If I practiced changing strings for 4 months, I'm sure I would see a rather similar result
#22
Use Elixer nanowebs, they will last much longer than other strings, and have a very good feel to them.

Barre the 7th fret with only a definite note pressed on the E string, the rest lightly pressed and close to the fret as possible. Play as written, and make sure your left and right hand muting keep it sharp and clean.