#1
Okay, I hope this is the right subforum...

I was reading a thread on Master of Puppets somewhere and it was said that all the main riff notes should be downpicked, aka that's the original way Metallica plays it. So I was wondering should the riffs off Priest's Painkiller also be all downpicked?

I'm thinking on these two riffs:

A|-----|-7-----5------7------8-----7---------|-7-----5-----7-----8-------8----|
E|-----|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---5-3-0-|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-6----|


G|-<4>---------------<5>---<4>-----------------------------<6>--<5>------------|
D|---------5-----4-------------------4/5------5-----4------5-------------------<5>-|
A|----2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-------2-2---2-2---2-2---3---3-3----3-3--------|

Edit: The riffs got kinda displaced when I posted them, but you get the point.
#3
It's easiest for me to down pick it, or I slop up.
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#4
Quote by lockdown91
Okay, I hope this is the right subforum...

I was reading a thread on Master of Puppets somewhere and it was said that all the main riff notes should be downpicked, aka that's the original way Metallica plays it. So I was wondering should the riffs off Priest's Painkiller also be all downpicked?

I'm thinking on these two riffs:

A|-----|-7-----5------7------8-----7---------|-7-----5-----7-----8-------8----|
E|-----|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---5-3-0-|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-6----|


G|-<4>---------------<5>---<4>-----------------------------<6>--<5>------------|
D|---------5-----4-------------------4/5------5-----4------5-------------------<5>-|
A|----2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-------2-2---2-2---2-2---3---3-3----3-3--------|

Edit: The riffs got kinda displaced when I posted them, but you get the point.


I wouldn't downpick them - the songs is quite speedy, so I alternate/economy/whatever them.
Same with master of puppets, alternate/economy/whatever (the riff AFTER the main riff - the main riff I downpick, with the power chords and chromatics sequence on the E strings, but with the bit at 0 - 4 fret, I alternate/whatever).

IMO, play what's comfortable.
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