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Trying to play that^ but over and over in a Maiden song "out of the silent planet", the tab says power chord but i hear single notes at that 3/4 note style Maiden uses. But just for learning purposes how do you play a power Chord like ^ without single picking, no downstrokes, it seems weird to play it with alternate picking.
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#2
Do you mean playing powerchords fast? In a lot of metal and punk its just downstrokes.'
I'm not sure if I know what you mean.
#3
yeah playing them fast, so its just downstrokes? Their wouldn't be a way to alternate pick them huh? thanks for the help!
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#4
He is asking how to tremolo-pick powerchords. I am kinda curious, myself.
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#5
up-down-up-down....I believe, its the same concept as alternate picking...I dont know, I usually just tremolo pick the 7th fret and then when I want it to ring I just form the powerchord shape and let it ring...that might not make much sense..but oh well.
#6
but how can you go up down, that would be opposite of 97 power going up to 7 then 9.
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Quote by SiKh22
but how can you go up down, that would be opposite of 97 power going up to 7 then 9.

You can do it the same way that a G Maj Chord is still a G Maj Chord when you strum up: It isn't the order of the notes played that produces the chord, it's the collective sound produced by the notes being played together.

(Although technically a power chord isn't a "chord," the same concept applies.)
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He is asking how to tremolo-pick powerchords. I am kinda curious, myself.

it's not tremolo picking, it's just fast rhythm playing - there's a difference
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#9
yes but when you pick up it changes sound of songs. But I think i know what you mean like really fast maiden style tripletty style picking? If so you use sort of a strange thing. What i do is two down strokes with on light upstroke (like faster than a normal stroke) then followed by a faster down. Hard to explain, mainly down but some ups
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yes but when you pick up it changes sound of songs. But I think i know what you mean like really fast maiden style tripletty style picking? If so you use sort of a strange thing. What i do is two down strokes with on light upstroke (like faster than a normal stroke) then followed by a faster down. Hard to explain, mainly down but some ups


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#12
listen to out of the silent planet by Maiden, you hear in the background a fast powerchord doesn't sound like a single note but a chord.
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#14
yeah, it is all down picking. To build your wrist up for chugging, just sit ther playing

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