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Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:08:25 am »
For Q&As on:

Back In Black - AC/DC
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden
Just The Way I’m Feeling - Feeder
My Sharona – The Knack
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
All Right Now - Free
All My Life - Foo Fighters
Where is my Mind - The Pixies
Killing In The Name Of - RATM
Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
Alive - Pearl Jam
Hole Hearted - Extreme
Steady as she Goes – The Raconteurs
Since You’ve Been Gone – Rainbow

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 10:04:41 am »
So   :)

I'm apparantly the first one with questions?

I'm currently learning Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills. Great song, fun to play. I'm getting pretty good at it, but still have some questions about the 'galopping rythm'.

I seem to be unable to do it at a descent speed if I'm using my 0.60mm pick. I use this pick most of the time when playing electrical guitar. But  for this rythm it always keeps getting stuck in the strings. So I'm using the 0.38mm pick for this, and it seem to work much better.

Is this okay? Anyone else that can relate?

Thx mates!

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 11:30:51 am »
I'm the other way around. If I need speed and acuracy playing two or three strings only I prefer a thicker pick like 1.2mm. The thickness makes it more rigid and gives me more precision.
Make sure you are not digging too deep when playing.
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 12:09:09 pm »
De_conne

Great question on galloping, always wondered how you do it. Maybe Justin could cover it in one of the Livestream sessions ?

@Majik - Could this be considered for a future LS ?

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 12:10:32 pm »
Thx Jesper!

I completely agree with you, I have also a Dunlop Jazz III pick which is 1.38mm and I like it for playing lead and when I need accurate picking.

I don't know if you know the song or gallopping rythm I'm talking about, but that's not really what you'd call accurate picking. That's just speedy, insanely fast strumming of 3-4 strings while holding down a palm mute.

I'm getting pretty accurate playing electric and using the palm mute, but I nearly always use down strums during muted strumming.

This uses up and down strums and an insane speed. I can get it more or less when using a very thin pick but not using anything thicker. I'm just wondering what Justin uses on his video, and if this comes just down to practice and perhaps a little less tight pick grip.

Justin's lesson:
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/SB-325-RunToTheHills-IronMaiden.php

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 12:35:41 pm »
Oh, I do know Iron Maiden quite well 8)
But I still think that it would be difficult to play that rythm if you tend to dig too deep and maybe that is why it seems to work better with a more flexible pick. With more flexibility the pick has more give and will not "get stuck" as easily as the thicker pick, hence the thicker pick will need to be played not as buried into the strings to avoid too much friction.
- Think my explanation got myself confused. I hope my point comes through ;D
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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 01:17:42 pm »
Light touch, let the amp do the work.  Stay relaxed.  Easier said than done.

Lots of slow perfect practice with a metronome 16ths, D d u D d u.  Minimal pick sweep, I would never shoot for more than 2 or 3 strings.  It is metal after all,  focus on the power chord bottom end R 5 (R) for the gallop sections.

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 05:32:00 pm »
Hi all

In the notes for Sweet Leaf (Rock songbook Black Sabbath ) Justin says to tune down three semitones and move up three frets.
Does tuning down three semitones mean tuning E -> F# or E -> G
And does moving up three frets mean A5 -> F#5 or A5 ->C5

Thanks
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« Last Edit: August 19, 2017, 06:44:31 am by close2u »

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 08:41:15 pm »
From 6th to 1st string that would be: C#, F#, B, E, G#, C#.

I don't have the songbook, but I can guess the "move up three frets" means simply that since you have tuned a minor third down, any note that was on a certain fret in standard "E" tuning will be now three frets up.
E.g.: F on 6th string is now found on the fourth fret instead of the first.

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 10:44:15 pm »
Thanks, I was going the wrong way, no wonder it sounded a bit odd.

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Re: Intermediate Plus Songs - Q&As
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 11:43:26 pm »
In music down means lowering the pitch and up means higher pitch.
Even on a stand up bass if you go down the neck your hand will be moving higher up
the neck towards the head stock but the sound will be getting lower in pitch.


 

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