#1
Okay, for those who know The Legacy by Iron Maiden, you know that guitar riff at 5:31? A few seconds later bass plays it as well. What I want to know is how the hell Harris plays it so fast? It's hard enough to play it on guitar; for bass it seems nearly impossible.

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#2
He simply has years of practise and a very fast plucking hand. I don't think he has any special techniques there.
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#3
thats not even the fastest Iron Maiden riff...

G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-7-8-10-8-10-12-10-8-10-8-7-5-7-8-10-8-10-12-10-8-10--|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------8-7-5-7-5-3-5-3-2-3---|
5|-5-7-8-10-8-10-12-10-8-10-8-7-----------------------|X2
E|----------------------------------------------------|


thats what the tab says. but I wouldn't even do it like that... I'd do it staying in scale position. Looks to me like D natural minor.
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thats not even the fastest Iron Maiden riff...

G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-7-8-10-8-10-12-10-8-10-8-7-5-7-8-10-8-10-12-10-8-10--|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------8-7-5-7-5-3-5-3-2-3---|
5|-5-7-8-10-8-10-12-10-8-10-8-7-----------------------|X2
E|----------------------------------------------------|


thats what the tab says. but I wouldn't even do it like that... I'd do it staying in scale position. Looks to me like D natural minor.


Yeah, I was't playing it like that. I'm playing it like


G|--------------------2------------------|
D|----2-3-5--3--5---------5-3-5-3-2------------|
A|-5------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

And etc..

And yes, enlighten us as to the fastest riff.
#6
I'm probably wrong, but I think his fastest stuff was back on Killers

I know he's kind of slowed down over the years, and nothing I've heard recently has been quite as fast as his older stuff (Phantom of the Opera, Aces High, Wrathchild, etc...)

But hey, if there's anything faster, I'd like to hear it.
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But hey, if there's anything faster, I'd like to hear it.


Yes, me too.

Also does anyone know the rhythm of the riff? It sounds like dotted 16th's but when I put it in PowerTab it just sounds too slow.
#9
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m probably wrong, but I think his fastest stuff was back on Killers

I know he's kind of slowed down over the years, and nothing I've heard recently has been quite as fast as his older stuff (Phantom of the Opera, Aces High, Wrathchild, etc...)

But hey, if there's anything faster, I'd like to hear it.

I wouldn't say Wrathchild is fast. He has fast licks on most his albums, I think as he's gotten more mature they don't stick out as much but are still there.
#10
The middle harmonised section of Phantom came to my mind. THIS was fast...
I didn't actually see lots of speed on Matter Of Life And Death.
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Genghis Khan is a bastard as is Invaders and Phantom of the Opera
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