#1
right i learnt this song. but i wanna play it up to tempo and it is damn fast. whenever i play it i relax my right hand so as to not knacker it out quickly however it does because i use downstrokes. so i watch james hetfield alternate pick

how the hell do you alternate pick on the fat e string!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks in adavnced and im sorry for posting 2 threads in 1 day lol
#4
as they both said above me, you gotta practice.
but someone told me master of puppets is played with all downstrokes
but if you want to really practice your alternate picking, try damage inc., that pretty much all the song is lol
#5
Quote by stratdud39

but someone told me master of puppets is played with all downstrokes

it's alternate picked, just watch any high def video of them playing
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#6
don't use alternate picking. downstrokes are the way to go. if you can get that up to speed using downstrokes, ur my goddamn hero
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#8
i play all downstrokes.. it just takes a while to get the stamina.

All up to you weather to play downstrokes or alternate. I presonally prefer downstrokes for most of it. what ever one you choose..

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#10
Quote by Ghold125
it's alternate picked, just watch any high def video of them playing



can u not give us a link?


and plus how does he do that


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#11
both james and kirk have said in interviews with guitar world (not the latest issue with them on alternate covers) that they play it with all down strokes. but i find that very hard so i just alternate pick.
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hybrid picking...
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#13
Quote by Ghold125
it's alternate picked, just watch any high def video of them playing


No its not, its all down strokes, any guitarist that knows Metallica well enough knows that all their rhythm is down stroked.

As to TS, try using a metronome, lower the speed and practice playing it DOWNSTROKED then when you start feeling comfortable, increase the speed and start practicing, keep going until you reach the real tempo of the song.
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how did i lie to you?

haha not you, the guy who told me metallica plays all down strokes for MOP

EDIT: well i just watched a video and they were all downstrokes lol but i wasnt calling you a liar
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don't use alternate picking. downstrokes are the way to go. if you can get that up to speed using downstrokes, ur my goddamn hero


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#19
I like to downstroke just 'cause it feels like I'm playing fast, but a problem with that is when I need to play really fast, my hand can't move that fast. I'd suggest learning to play alternate stroking, just so you can use it when you need to. It's not like you have to play one or the other all the time.
#20
downstrokes. just practice. Personally, I hate downstroking, but I must admit it sounds better for Master of Puppets
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#21
It is all down strokes. Iv seen interviews where they talk about it. Which makes it much more difficult to play. Use a metronome and work up slowly. Practice practice practice.
#22
Downstroke and for the bit after the first riff just try and get thr rythym going with your downstrokes it makes it alot easier. Also if you aren't already, use guitar pro. Seriosuly helped me get all of it downstroked. Hope i helped.
#23
for this
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i downstroke. for this

E----0-0-7-0-0-6-0-0-5-0-4-0-3-0-2--------l

i alternate, but jaymz downstrokes the whole thing cuz hes a god.
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#25
It's all downstroked. Just practice it, and it should come in no time/
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No its not, its all down strokes, any guitarist that knows Metallica well enough knows that all their rhythm is down stroked.


No it's not.
Go watch the St. Anger live DVD. It's all alternate picking on St. Anger. And the jury's still out on Death Magnetic.
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#27
dont alt pick. it looks bad and sounds different. alt picking, just practice and practice and you should be able to do it on all strings. maybe you an do economy picking if you cant alt well.
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No it's not.
Go watch the St. Anger live DVD. It's all alternate picking on St. Anger. And the jury's still out on Death Magnetic.

st anger doesnt count. they got mind controlled for that album. then it stopped so they made death magnetic.
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st anger doesnt count. they got mind controlled for that album. then it stopped so they made death magnetic.

Lol, St. Anger was good for the first four songs, and Death Magnetic only had four good songs.
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#30
Metallica not always downstrokes but they do it whenever is humanly possible. Hetlfied even play all downstrokes the first solo of MOP.

As for the TS, just play the way you want or are more comfortable as long YOU are satisfied with the sound/tone you're getting.
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and plus how does he do that


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i just ignore the F note and replace it with another E. its so fast, most people don't even notice
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and btw. the first riff is all one the low e string.
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