#1
I thought about some Metallica song with great fingerpicking, easy and sounds amazing, like: One, Sanatarium, Fade to Black, Master of Puppets, Battery, Fight fire with fire, All nightmare long, Nothing else matters, etc...

And then I want to ask the UGs, maybe it's something to learn u know

How do YOU make fantastic, easy fingerpickings?
My speciality is to make heavy riffs, but I also want to learn some more about fingerpicking (composing them).

All suggestions and theories are welcome.

Thanx
#2
Chords. Just don't play all the notes at once.
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Chords. Just don't play all the notes at once.

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Only one of those songs has finger picking. That being "Nothing Else Matters".
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Only one of those songs has finger picking. That being "Nothing Else Matters".

Isn't the intro in Fight Fire With Fire fingerpicked?
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#7
Well, lack of fingerpicking in the songs aside- all those riffs were probably made like this- pick three strings (don't have to be next to eachother), select root and desired feeling- aaaaaaand go.

One--three strings, Fade to Black-- three strings, Master of Puppets- power chords and string skipping, Battery-- power chords and variations on power chords, All nightmare long-- four strings then power chord riff with, Nothing else matters-- EGBE strings dominate, The Day That Never Comes--three strings, then octaves, Suicide and Redemption-- power chord based riffs, Unforgiven lll-- power chord based riffs

Pretty much every Met song ever-- power chords and either endless open alt picking or three string melodies.
Megadeth- chromatics runs and powers with LOTS of alt picking
Slayer- yaaa.... alt picking and chromatic riffs apparently found at random
Iron Maiden- melodic arpeggios and legatos, string skipping abounds (number of the beast ftw)
Pantera- not sure, I've only learned cemetery gates by them, so I can't say much, lots of chromatic though


Hope these generalizations help :P
Theory wise Maiden tends to be the most complex when it comes to their riffs, imo. Megadeth and Met are more headbangy/thrashy, whereas Maiden is more sychopation and melody.
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Only one of those songs has finger picking. That being "Nothing Else Matters".

No? :P
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No? :P

You COULD fingerstyle That Was Just Your Life.... but.... no, no you wouldn't. Master of Puppets sounds pretty sweet fingerpicked though.
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Well, lack of fingerpicking in the songs aside- all those riffs were probably made like this- pick three strings (don't have to be next to eachother), select root and desired feeling- aaaaaaand go.

One--three strings, Fade to Black-- three strings, Master of Puppets- power chords and string skipping, Battery-- power chords and variations on power chords, All nightmare long-- four strings then power chord riff with, Nothing else matters-- EGBE strings dominate, The Day That Never Comes--three strings, then octaves, Suicide and Redemption-- power chord based riffs, Unforgiven lll-- power chord based riffs

Pretty much every Met song ever-- power chords and either endless open alt picking or three string melodies.
Megadeth- chromatics runs and powers with LOTS of alt picking
Slayer- yaaa.... alt picking and chromatic riffs apparently found at random
Iron Maiden- melodic arpeggios and legatos, string skipping abounds (number of the beast ftw)
Pantera- not sure, I've only learned cemetery gates by them, so I can't say much, lots of chromatic though


Hope these generalizations help :P
Theory wise Maiden tends to be the most complex when it comes to their riffs, imo. Megadeth and Met are more headbangy/thrashy, whereas Maiden is more sychopation and melody.

Thanx!
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#12
I'm sorry UGs :s
Did a mistake... My english isn't perfect :P
I don't think "fingerpicking is the right word, but if you know the Metallica songs i mentioned you will understand what I mean...
Somebody understands me already I see.
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No problem dude, glad I could help out
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