#1
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'm absolutly AMAZED by Jon Schaffer's picking abilities. I used to think nothing was better than Old School 'tallica until I heard Dante's Inferno and discovered Iced Earth. Anyways I've been working on "Stormrider" for the past several nights getting that galloping down but then I tried to play "Colors".... For some reason I find myself tensing up way too much when it comes to downstroke picking that riff... I have no problem picking Master of Puppers so why the hell am I having problems playing this:

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|-2------2------2-------2------2--------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
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#2
I assume it's faster so how much faster is it?
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#3
just keep practicing down picking. you'll eventually get up to speed.
but most importantly, practice alternate picking / economy picking.