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Offline justinguitar

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ST-311 • Basket Case (Green Day)
« on: November 26, 2008, 10:33:32 am »
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 05:07:59 pm by justinguitar »
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Re: ST-311 • Basket Case (Green Day)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 04:52:16 pm »
hey, i know the lesson said for you to try and figure where to palm mute yourself, but i really can't seem to get it right - it just doesn't seem to sound right, no matter how hard i try. i've sat here for a good 2 hours now; and i'm still stumped. anyone got any tips or advice? would be much appreciated :)


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Re: ST-311 • Basket Case (Green Day)
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 11:32:36 am »
The sound of a PM (palm mute) depends on the guitar, amount of distortion etc. Make sure you keep the edge of your palm right above the bridge. It's not so hard, really...

"This topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days", so I'm guessing "tyler" has already master the PM's. However I posted this reply so the begginer's can find a resolution to this... I just hate it when questions remained unanswered  ;D


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Re: ST-311 • Basket Case (Green Day)
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 07:28:09 am »

I notice on this song on the video, he seems to play some odd chords - as far as I can make out... there's some sort of "D-shape bar chord..." business going on...

What's all that about?



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Re: ST-311 • Basket Case (Green Day)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 03:05:57 am »
Hi Justin,

Great lesson!

Can you shed any light on the strumming patterns throughout the song?

The only thing that threw me was the "C flat" power chord that you mention "when the band comes in." I think you just meant C, since C flat is actually B.

Again, great lesson--I wish I'd known this song was this easy. It's a favorite on my iPod for exercising and it's sparked my interest in power chords.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2012, 05:47:44 pm by Diamond Dave »
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Re: ST-311 • Basket Case (Green Day)
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 04:25:56 pm »
Is anyone else having trouble playing this song up to tempo? Powerchords are usually no problem for me but this song is just so damn quick with all downstrums in the beginning that I can't get it right.


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