It maybe looks like they are striking more strings if they are strumming? Although if you play an E power chord at the 7th fret on the A string and play all three strings, you can then strike the others open for a full sound.
You won't snap any strings tuning down so just go for it, if you tune up just turn the pegs slowly. You don't need to "wait" either, you could have just tuned the strings straight to your alternate tuning when you put them on. Hope that helps
I really want to get an SG and just wondered if anybody has any experience with the SG Special Faded model as I don't think I can really hope to afford the full price standard ones. I only ask because my local music store has fairly limited choice so I will probably have to buy the guitar online.
"The first thing people should know about Cliff Burton is that he played bass without a pick. That may seem like a ridiculous thing to point out, but it's kind of like driving a truck without a steering wheel"
After spending a lot of time studying bands like iron maiden and metallica it seems that they don't really hit particular notes over certain chords, instead they just make sure they are in key and play anything.
They will do with their more melodic solos as hitting the right notes over each chord is what helps give melody and make a the solo "fit" the backing. Mostly aim to center around the chord tones of each chord...for example over an Eminor chord you can emphasise E, B and G. Of course, you don't have to always play like this and over power chord progessions it doesn't matter as much as there is no 3rd to cause as much conflict, even though it can be suggested.
There is a lot to this topic and I couldn't hope to give you a full explanation, I would reccomend googling your thread title or looking around the lessons here on UG. Hope I shed some light on it for you though.
I was just having a discussion with my girlfriend and I would be interested to hear everybody's opinion. Basically, she believes that you have to be born with the natural talent to learn music or any other skill and that the unlucky people who have not inherited this will struggle to learn, and never be able to perform to a high standard. Also, everybody has a natural 'limit' that they will reach and will not be able to rise above once they have reached it, despite any intense practice that they may continue to undertake.
Would you agree with this or would you take my side in saying that people may inherit traits that make them able to learn certain skills faster, but ultimately that anybody can learn anything they like with enough interest and hard work?