#1
In the intro to Scarified (i havent gotten past that bit yet ) Do i have to pick every note after the repeated 2nd frets on the E? As in the asscending thing going 4,5,7, 4 (A string)? Ive gotten it almost up to speed just picking the two 4's and hammering the other notes, but is it ok to do that?
#3
PG picks. If God picks it, then you should too.
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#4
Quote by Iron_Dude
PG picks. If God picks it, then you should too.


I agree 100%. PG is God.
#5
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I agree 100%. PG is God.

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Paul Gilbert is God.

Therefore, God exists

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anyway, the whole riff is picked, however the next sections are mostly hammerons and pulloffs.
#6
Quote by CowboyUp
anyway, the whole riff is picked, however the next sections are mostly hammerons and pulloffs.

Which next sections? The string skipping-section is picked and the neo-classical section is picked as well. Unless I'm mistaken, the majority of the song is picked.
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#8
Okay, well I just learned the song by watching that Spaceship One video on youtube. I didn't know he plays it differently now.
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#10
Quote by beadhangingOne
On the original it's sweep picked, but now pg string skips that I think.


He's always played it as string skips, look on youtube for the early 80s Racer X videos; you can clearly see it's string skipping.

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I didn't know he plays it differently now.


He played it differently for a while because of the absence of a harmony part but recently on tour he's been playing it the way he used to with Emi playing the harmony part on keyboard.
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#11
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He's always played it as string skips, look on youtube for the early 80s Racer X videos; you can clearly see it's string skipping.



Really? Then the sweep picking must have been by the other guitarist, Bruce Bouillet.
#12
Starting at about :33 to about 40 is mostly hammerons and pulloffs. On the album, the next section is almost all picked, but any live videos or performances I've seen he's played it mostly hammerons and pulloffs as well. The string skipping section at the end only uses a few picked notes (http://youtube.com/watch?v=oKvIAuXMl7U).

Also, any arpeggios that are played by Paul Gilbert are most likely string skipping. Don't believe me, watch a video of Paul playing it. Bruce, on the other hand, uses sweeping a lot.
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#13
Quote by CowboyUp
Also, any arpeggios that are played by Paul Gilbert are most likely string skipping. Don't believe me, watch a video of Paul playing it. Bruce, on the other hand, uses sweeping a lot.


Troo Dat.

If you watch the video of Bruce doing it on his instructional video on youtube you can see him sweeping it until the ending section after the solos which he also string skips; I'm not sure it's physically possible to do it any other way.
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