#1
Hi, im considered a so-so newbie, played for 2 years but not on consistant practise :p .. i had some trouble with this kind of note -->

|------7-------6---------------------------------------------------|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0--------0-0-7-0-0-6-0-0-5-0-4-0-3-0-2--|

and

|------2------3-----4------3-----2-2-----2------3---------|
|-0-1---0-1---0-1---0-1---0-1-----0-1---0-1----0-0---|


Both tempo at around 140... and this song is part of master of puppets from metallica btw :p as u can see, it has to be played so fast that my picking(using a pick) is not able to catch up with the fifth string and return to the 6-th string.. and also my synchronisation is out too..so, im here to seek any techniques or any particular lessons i should take to master this.. i hope someone understand be bcoz my english is weak
#3
it should be played with all downstrokes, but i like the sound of the spider riff alternate picked, the actual tempo is around 220bpm. to get up to speed and timing correct, play it at a speed with a metronome, that u can play it perfectly, and then gradually increase the speed by 2-3 bpm and keep going, until you lose control then restart.

Or what i prefer doing is playing in time with guitar pro, and slow it down to an acceptable level.

And yes, that riff to play at speed will take a while
#4
As stated above, to get the heavy sound like the recording, it's played with all downstrokes. You are aware that all the open strings on the first part and the 0 1 on the spider riff are palm-muted right? Just take it real slow making sure the right notes are palm-muted and the right ones ring through. Also on the first riff, play 12 and 11 on low E string instead of 7 and 6. Makes it easier.

Bry
#5
Alternate picking would help a lot with that. Just catch the A string on your upstroke, or downstroke, whatever it falls on.
#6
alternate picking definitely. also, you could slow down the tempo a little bit so you can get the feel of the song then speed it up about 10bpm after everytime through. that usually helps me a lot
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#7
Master of Puppets' rythm guitar is all down picked, I can't do it that way, have to alternate pick it
just need to have lots of stamina