move your hand closer to the bridge it might be your muting the string to much also hit the muted noted harder than the not muted noted because well they are muted and not as loud
Haha I was just telling my cousin who is currently learning how to play guitar that he needed to that with his palm mutes.. apparently I should have taken my own advice because that helped a little!
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Having listened to the riff in question, I'd say that your best bet is to probably use a down stroke for the notes on the bottom string and an upstroke for the higher notes. That, or just down pick everything but the gallops. It's definitely doable and I'd be willing to be that they're doing straight downpicking, but you could do alternate picking comfortably as long as you make sure that the bottom notes are down strokes and the upper notes are up strokes.
Make sure you're fretting them correctly if you can't hear them. Also, realize that they're palm muted. They aren't going to ring out much. They're kind of hard to hear in the recording, too (though hardly inaudible). If you think it's your tone, I have just one question: what is your EQ like? If the mids are scooped too much, you're gonna have trouble hearing yourself playing over a recording. Try increasing your mids and cutting the bass a little bit. That might help make your playing more distinct from the recording.
Thanks man, your tip helped me get it down! I think my current EQ will do just fine!
It is a section of the song Crusades by August Burns Red. What I am having trouble with is being able to make the palm muted notes on the 6th sting sound audible. I feel like I have no problem playing them, but I am having a hard time hearing them.
What do I do? Is it my picking technique that is wrong, my guitar tone (help from a different forum?), or what?
I am playing a ESP LTD EC-1000 through a Peavey Valveking Half-Stack with a Metal Muff and a Rocktron Reaction Hush out in front.
tubes cooling down, your car's exhaust does it too.
Haha, I was kind of thinking about how cars do that.. but I didn't know if it was normal for my amp to do it. I have never heard it do that before, or maybe I just wasn't paying close enough attention to it.
For those of you who use a Metal Muff, what do you have your EQ set at? I'm just curious. I know that what your EQ is set to on your amp matters too, so go ahead and put that as well.
For me, I have a Peavey ValveKing 100 Clean Channel: Treble 12 o' clock, middle 11 o' clock, bass 1 o' clock with the Metal Muff: Treble 4 o' clock, Mid 9 o' clock, Bass 1 o'clock, Distortion between 3 and 4 o' clock.
This thread is the essence of what's wrong with bulk downloading. Music becomes dispensable commodity. What a shame.
this is exactly what i mean. if we have all of this music, so much of it never gets played. its a waste of money (unless you illegally downloaded it) but why have it if youre not going to listen to it? this is why i have been working on listening to all of it. I still have a ways to go, and i kinda hate some of the songs (ive grown out of some of the bands aka. asking alexandria, attack attack, stuff in their general area [EDIT: hardcore music, with not so impressive guitars]) but its going pretty well other than that.
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i have 23 days of music, wouldnt be able to do it
and wtf, posting every single artist on your library? Why? I could totally waste my life doing that and take up a whole page's worth of space, but...
this took me about 2-3 minutes. not a big deal, bud. you've got alot of music, i wouldnt want to type it all out either. just figured some people would want to know.
I don't exactly know how to word this but here it goes. Can you listen to your entire music library without changing songs?
I have decided to challenge myself to listening to every single song in my iTunes library. My iTunes library consists of 3517 songs, with a total play time of 8.5 days.
Now I know that for some of you that this isn't very many songs compared to your libraries, but for others, it is alot.
This may or may not be a good idea, but I thought about how I don't even listen to all of my music, so it's kind of a waste, which is why I want to listen to it all.
I know my music tastes are quite up to some peoples standards, but I listen to a variety of genres (sort of). I doubt many of you will read through them, but my iTunes library consists of these bands.
Agraceful Alesana Alexisonfire All That Remains All Time Low Anberlin Angels & Airwaves Apocalyptica Army of Me Artist Vs. Poet As I Lay Dying Asking Alexandria Atreyu Attack Attack! Audio Bullys August Burns Red Avenged Sevenfold Backdrop Band of Horses The Beatles Beck blessthefall blink-182 The Bloody Beetroots Bo Burnham Box Car Racer Boys Like Girls Brand New Breaking Benjamin Breath Carolina Bring Me The Horizon Broadway Bullet For My Valentine The Cab CDVR A Change of Pace Chase Coy Children of Bodom Chiodos City & Colour Close Your Eyes Coheed and Cambria The Color Morale The Contortionist Craig Owens Cute is What We Aim For D.R.U.G.S (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) The Damned Things David Cook A Day To Remember Dead By Sunrise Death Cab For Cutie Deep Purple The Devil Wears Prada Digitalism Dream On, Dreamer Dynamite Hack Emanuel Emarosa Eminem Emmure The Escape Frame Escape the Fate Every Avenue Eye Alaska Eyes Set to Kill Five Finger Death Punch Flo Rida For Today Forever the Sickest Kids Four Year Strong Framing Hanley From First to Last Gangstarr Get Scared Glamour of the Kill Greeley Estates Guns N' Roses Halifax Haste the Day Hawthorne Heights He Is We A Hero a Fake HIM Hit the Lights Hollywood Undead Hot Rod Circuit Hundredth I See Stars I Set My Friends on Fire I The Breather Incubus Inhale Exhale Jack's Mannequin Jamie's Elsewhere John Mayer Kid Cudi Kid Liberty Kings of Leon Linkin Park Lorene Drive Lostprophets Lykke Li The Maine Maria Mena Mariana's Trench Matt Nathanson Mayday Parade Metallica MGMT Midnight Juggernauts Mike Posner The Mile After Misery Signals Miss May I Motionless in White Muse My American Heart My Chemical Romance Neon Trees New Found Glory New Medicine New Politics Oasis Of Mice and Men Oh, Sleeper Our Last Night Owl City Ozzy Osbourne Papa Roach Paramore Parkway Drive Pat Monahan Periphery Person L Pierce the Veil Plain White Ts Protest the Hero Psychostick Punchline Quietdrive Rage Against the Machine Red The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Rob Thomas Safetysuit Saosin Say Anything Scary Kids Scaring Kids The Scene Aesthetic The Script The Secret Handshake Seether Senses Fail Set Your Goals Shinedown Sick Puppies Silverstein Skillet Sky Eats Airplane A Skylit Drive Slipknot A Smile From the Trenches Soulja Boy Sparks the Rescue The Starting Line A Static Lullaby Straight Line Stitch Sum 41 Surrender the Dance Floor System of a Down Take Charge Taking Back Sunday Tanner S. (A good friend of mine) Texas In July There For Tomorrow Third Eye Blind Three Days Grace Tickle Me Pink To Speak of Wolves Train Trapt Trivium Uncle Kracker Underoath The Used Veil of Maya War of Ages We Came as Romans We the Kings Weird Al Yankovich While She Sleeps Within the Ruins Woe, Is Me The Word Alive Yellowcard 10 Years 3 Doors Down 30 Seconds to Mars +44
I am starting my challenge now, I just thought that maybe some of you would want to do the same.
So I just bought a Peavey Valve King Half-Stack (on a budget) and I'm going to need a distortion pedal for it I play things like August Burns Red and Misery Signals. The two pedals I am kind of looking at are the DigiTech XMM Metal Master and the Electro Harmonix Metal Muff. Which one of these pedals would be best? or any other suggestions?