#1
Ok, so i'm learning Crossroads by Cream, and pretty much every song I try to learn, I come to a roadblock and can't figure out what to do. Maybe someone can help me how to play this part in the first solo. Here's the riff.


E:--------------5---------------------
A:-----5-----5---8p5----5----------
D:-----5h6------------7------5h7p5-------


Right where the 5's are bolded. I don't know how to play it. I can't sweep it because it's too fast and I can't let go of my other finger fast enough and it sounds like a chord, and I can't alternate pick because it's to fast. What should I do in this situation?

EDIT: Also, when I alternate pick something fast, when I let go of the sting that I just played, it always sounds like a pull off to an open string. How can I stop this?
Last edited by guitarplayer211 at Sep 29, 2007,
#3
I think he's talking about the picking.
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#5
Practice the motion slowly until you can alternate pick or economy (sweep) pick it. There's no special trick. Same with your second question, just work on making it perfect.
#6
u just play it... no need to mute it... let it ring out.
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#7
My best suggestion would be to bar the 5th fret.

Or practice it slowly to get your fingers accustomed to the song. Then move faster each time.
#10
what kinda sound do u have? turn down the gain, and clean it up so it doesn't sound sloppy.
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