#1
I'm learning Was It Worth It? by Children of Bodom from a tab in Total Guitar. My problem is that it's in 12/8 time. I set my metronome to play in 12/8 but I can't understand how to play in it. Can anyone help me?

The riff I'm trying to play is there.



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---------------------------------------|-------------7-----------------------|
--0-------7s--5--7---------------------|--0-------------6--5-----------------|
--0-------5s--3--5--------8---------7--|--0-------5-----------8--------4--8--|
--0----0------------0--0-----7--10-----|--0----0-----------------7--8--------|


Thanks in advance.
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#2
Quote by lfcagger
I'm learning Was It Worth It? by Children of Bodom from a tab in Total Guitar. My problem is that it's in 12/8 time. I set my metronome to play in 12/8 but I can't understand how to play in it. Can anyone help me?

The riff I'm trying to play is there.



---------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|-------------7-----------------------|
--0-------7s--5--7---------------------|--0-------------6--5-----------------|
--0-------5s--3--5--------8---------7--|--0-------5-----------8--------4--8--|
--0----0------------0--0-----7--10-----|--0----0-----------------7--8--------|


Thanks in advance.

Count it in two really fast, 123456, 789 10 11 12, with each one getting a beat. It's ridiculous, but you'll get used to it eventually.
#3
I'd recommend you get guitarpro or powertab or tuxguitar and download a tab with that program. That way you can hear the bits being played and can get a more consistent feel for how it's played.
#5
An 8th note rhythm like that can also be thought of as being in 4/4 with 8th note triplets.

I would count one bar as '1 + a 2 + a 3 + a 4 + a'
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#6
I love improv in 12/8 but I hate having to learn how to play something in 12/8 and 6/8
#7
Quote by irongoat666
An 8th note rhythm like that can also be thought of as being in 4/4 with 8th note triplets.

I would count one bar as '1 + a 2 + a 3 + a 4 + a'

This is how I count it too.
I just consider it 4/4 counted in triplets.
#8
I know how to play the part you gave the tab for. It's really easy, just listen to the song and you should get it. I don't really deem the metronome necessary for this.
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#9
Quote by Smaratelj
I know how to play the part you gave the tab for. It's really easy, just listen to the song and you should get it. I don't really deem the metronome necessary for this.

It's not the riff that's hard, it's just that I have a policy of learning every song I try to a metronome so my timing's perfect when I play it. I prefer to be able to get it absolutely right than BS through it sloppily. I did get it on Tux Guitar though, and that's helped.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Ibanez ADC120
Tanglewood TGRF VS
Blackstar HT20
Roland Micro Cube