#1
Hey guys.

I was just looking for a little guidance/help on this top tune.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0GFtkPJU1WE Thats the tune itself.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/buckethead/welcome_to_buckethead_land_ver4_tab.htm - and thays the tab for it.


Its basically the starting riff that gets me. With the 16th notes or w/e their called :p

When i play it, its just to slow, and sounds nothing like the riff he plays. So how can i get it to sound right? how do i play 16th notes like that? Its such a cool riff ^^

Just some advice would be cool.
#2
How I play the opening riff is I hold my index finger over the 2nd fret on both the A and D strings, using my pinky and ring fingers to fret the 5th and 4 frets when needed. It feels like you're doing a pull-off/hammer-on technique with the riff, but you need to pick each note to get the proper sound. When it comes time to play the open A, then pick the 4th and 5th frets, I fret those with my ring and pinky finger, then drop my middle finger on the E string's 3rd fret for the chord. This riff will feel weird at first because you're holding down those 2nd frets throughout the beginning, then towards the end you're fretting a chord with your middle and pinky finger as opposed to your index and ring. As always, practice makes perfect.