*Juno*
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Join date: Oct 2006
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#1
i can alternate pick but im pretty lousy at getting the same sort of effect as downpicking only, and the notes are clearer if i down pick


for example, a riff i was mucking about with

d--------------------------------------------------------- 5 6 8
a--------------------5-6--------------------------5 6 9---------
d--000-000-000---0-0-000-000-000-000-----------------


i can play that and it sounds alot better if its all down picked


so my question is, do metal/hardcore bands down pick to get that "heavier" sound, or are the guitarists just good at alternate picking wheras i suck?
philipisabeast
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#2
down picking creates a more solid sound
listen to metallicas seek and destory for an example
and IMO metalcore is best played with either, but prefably both hands cut off
resulting in silence
which is well what metalcore should be like
n0e
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Join date: Nov 2005
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#3
they are just good at alternate picking
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HavokStrife
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#4
If you can't play those open triplets down-up-down style and ya wanna play metal, you should hit up the woodshed a while.

But the answer is both I guess. A lot of metalcore bands do the triplet style down-up-down kind of picking, but Metallica's chugs are mostly just downstrokes.
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#5
Take it to Electric Guitar.
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