Downpicking Question
AIB234
Jun 27 2008, 11:20 PM
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Like all true Metallica fans, one must eventually learn Master of Puppets.

My question for downpicking is where does the motion come from? The wrist? I can't seem to get it from anywhere else.

And when I do get it, my whooole right arm tenses up. I suppose this means I need to slow down and work at a slower tempo until I can play it relaxed doesn't it? Bah.

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Bogdan Radovic
Jun 27 2008, 11:31 PM
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Yeah you need to slow down until your hand is relaxed and practice at that tempo..Eventually you will bring it up to speed....

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ZakkWylde
Jun 27 2008, 11:38 PM
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Why don't you take a look how James hetfield plays it and copy it. But realy it's your own preferance how you can do it best.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Jun 28 2008, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE (AIB234 @ Jun 28 2008, 12:20 AM) *
And when I do get it, my whooole right arm tenses up. I suppose this means I need to slow down and work at a slower tempo until I can play it relaxed doesn't it? Bah.

Thanks.


It means just that you got it wink.gif

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Matt23
Jun 28 2008, 12:20 PM
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If you want to learn it downpicking then go on, but James actually uses alternate live. I can't really tell the difference between downpicking and alternate at that speed so i don't see the point in doing it downpicking, but if you think it sounds better then the only advice i can give is to keep your arm and hand relaxed all the time and your speed will imcrease.

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