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post #6151 of 6543
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Trying to work on hard rock/metal rhythm guitar technique for a new project. Any tips or recommended listening learning for that?

1. Down pick, down pick, down pick. No matter how fast the tempo, always try to down pick the on-beat notes. Not only does it sound better, it also keeps you in rhythm better and keeps your technique suitable for syncopated beats. James Hetfield is an absolute god at this. It's a sorta rite of passage in the metal community to be able to play Master of Puppets all down picked up to proper speed. A forearm killer but absolutely worth it in terms of developing proper technique.

2. Practise at high gain so that your muting technique develops proper. This is contrary to popular wisdom that you should practise clean. It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that my perfect classical and jazz technique sounded god awful as soon as I added more gain as all the unplayed strings were constantly ringing out and muddying the sound. You need to be muting all the strings you aren't playing, with both hands. Also you need to make your palm muting technique sound good when playing riffs.

3. In general, bridge pickup for rhythm, neck pickup for lead. Cut bass. Exceptions of course.

4. Metronomes. Also recording double or quad track parts to see how tight you can get it.
post #6152 of 6543
Ok, awesome. Thanks very much for that.
post #6153 of 6543
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

1. Down pick, down pick, down pick. No matter how fast the tempo, always try to down pick the on-beat notes. Not only does it sound better, it also keeps you in rhythm better and keeps your technique suitable for syncopated beats. James Hetfield is an absolute god at this. It's a sorta rite of passage in the metal community to be able to play Master of Puppets all down picked up to proper speed. A forearm killer but absolutely worth it in terms of developing proper technique.

Off topic, but the other day I was out for a run listening to Pandora and Master of Puppets came on. I probably dropped 15 seconds off my (admittedly super slow) mile pace while it was playing. Such a badass song.
post #6154 of 6543
Thread Starter 
I was going to reply, "Listen to James Hetfield." He's a monster on rhythm. The other night I was streaming that concert they did in the Roman amphitheatre in Nimes through the home theatre. He's still got it.
post #6155 of 6543
Donna Lee, ugh.
post #6156 of 6543
the wife picked up on my hints #teamtele

post #6157 of 6543
Thread Starter 
Nice. I notice you have the same Strat like bridge I have on my '11 60th anniversary. Is that one of them too?

post #6158 of 6543
amarican deluxe. i swore i would never buy a new guitar again but she got some crazy deal.
post #6159 of 6543
Very nice. Enjoy!
post #6160 of 6543
had a go at some ozzy today. Transcribing triple-tracked guitars sucks, especially when each of the parts is doing something slightly different.
post #6161 of 6543
Since we're posting Teles I'm not sure if I ever posted mine. Basically mint I got from my teacher while I was studying at CIM… he was having a mid-life gear crisis and I needed an electric. Worked out pretty well for me as he sold it to me for a song and I'm pretty sure you don't see them with Leo's signature very often if at all.




post #6162 of 6543
Thread Starter 
Nice burst. What are the pups?
post #6163 of 6543
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Nice burst. What are the pups?

G&L MFD single coils… hotter, warmer and quieter than alnico's.

Going down to NAMM with my friend's company next week… anyone else?
post #6164 of 6543
there's a fixed tail Ibanez Prestige RG that is like my perfect guitar. really tempted right now.
post #6165 of 6543
ooh yeah

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