#1
Hi everyone. I'm having a problem playing the main riff in Metallica's song "Battery".
What i actually cannot normally do is to play muted 6 string as fast as it goes in the song What can you recommend me to learn and/or practice to get this done ?

Thanks.
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Cliff Burton
#2
Are you using alternate picking at the palm muted notes? It's impossible otherwise.

If that doesn't help you then take a look at James when he is playing it...
#4
Just play slower stuff (including playing Battery at a speed you can manage) until you get good enough, there really isn't any way round it.
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#5
Don't play at the tempo the song is actually at. Slow it down to a comfortable speed, then move it up as you gain technique and confidence in the song.
#6
Thanks for your replies Oh yes..There's another questions that also bothers me: can i practice all that stuff on a western-type acoustic guitar ? It's just because i don't have my own electric guitar yet and i play the electric one may be about twice a week when i have a chance to do it ?
"You don't burn out from going too fast
You burn out from going too slow and getting bored"


Cliff Burton
#7
Well it's not the same feeling but sure, you can practice on an acoustic.
#8
An acoustic would be great to practice on as you will be able to hear any and all errors you make, which a distorted electric guitar might cover up.
#9
can i practice all that stuff on a western-type acoustic guitar ?


You should be able to.

You should be using alternate picking to get that galloping rhythm. It isn't possible otherwise.
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