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« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 04:05:33 pm by justinguitar »
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 11:24:38 pm »
Question:
You suggest an down up, down up picking, why ?
For example, when you play the 4 notes when holding a G chord. You play the 6th, 5th, 4th and third string, why should I play it down/up/down/up. It's easier to just play it down-down-down-down and it sounds the same (at least when I do it, lol :p)

Awesome riff, easy to play, and it sounds cool on acoustic to :)

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 11:35:25 pm »
I don't thnik a raking technique would sound quite right compared to the original, and the picking of the ensuing chords requires string-skipping anyway. Alternate picking is a necessary skill to develop in any case, so skimping on the advised technique is ultimately self-defeating.

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 11:22:27 pm »
Alternate picking is usually more efficient movement as well. You spend more energy using all down picking, which might come at the cost of some accuracy.

I feel that things like these "flow" better if you use alternate picking. And, as stated above, it's an essential skill anyway.

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 10:40:08 pm »
Any chance there I can get the chord parts explained? I´m trying the powerchord version and I get the F G A thing and back to F, but E minor and A minor power chords?

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 11:08:23 pm »
By definition power chords do not contain a third they are the root and the fifth only...  so assuming you are playing at the open position:

The E power chord:
e - x
B - x
G - x
D - 2
A - 2
E - 0

The A power chord:
e - x
B - x
G - 2
D - 2
A - 0
E - x

Does that help?  I'm not sure I really understand your question.

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 06:05:57 pm »
Hi again!

4.30 in the vid he goes F G A F power cord, then he goes to E minor, and I just asumed it was some kind of power cord. After sleeping on it I figure it to be just a regular E minor thats not played on all strings. And the last one is a normal A minor. But I´m still not sure.

I just thought it sound nice and looked fairly easy to play.

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 08:56:33 pm »
I'm thinking he was playing (chugging) the power chords; but IF you were going to play the full chords I think the A would be an Am and the E would be an Em.

Hope that helps.

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 09:39:36 pm »
Is there any particular reason to finger the partial G as one would Gmaj7 instead of a regular G? I'm finding it easier to change to that awkward middle part and back again using fingers 1 and 2 rather than 2 and 3.

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Re: RF-001 • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 09:48:56 pm »
Too freakin' weird.  This thread hasn't been touched since 2011.  It pops up right now and the song is on the radio in St. Louis, MO.  I seriously thought you must have been listening to it here or something.  So strange.
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