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post Apr 13 2008, 09:07 PM
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So, I'm working on the fast part of "Farewell Ballad" by Zakk Wylde, and it's starting to irritate me...lol, in a good way though.


But I noticed that I get to a lick such as this, typically a speed run:

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B -----15p12-------15p12-------17p14-----17p14--------
G -------------14b---------14b----------16b---------16b--
D ------------------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------


I don't understand what I need to do. As far as pinkie v. ringfinger, I think it's preference, but I dunno what I need to work to master this technique of doing these licks really fast, because I know if I could do it I would gain milestones in my playing.

Can anyone help me?


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post Apr 13 2008, 09:27 PM
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I actually found this lick particularly hard to handle, saw iron maiden doing a similar lick- but it was the reverse of this. (bend then note and hammer-on)

anyway- this is how i'd approach it and is what i've grown comfortable with..



1 - index
2- middle
3- ring

(d) downpick
(u) upstroke

The reason i do it like this is because it's perfectly laid out for the shape of my fingers to do it this way. As far as picking goes, im bending the note towards me...so i want the bend to sound powerful with lots of attack- so im picking it in the opposite direction im bending it (sounds good to me) then the other picked note in the sequence would be an up, because personally like to try and alternate pick as much as possible so that i dont lose my place. This means that the first note is an up pick, bummer mellow.gif

Hope that helps! ofcourse you may find a way that works better for you- and i encourage you to look for that method smile.gif
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post Apr 13 2008, 09:30 PM
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Personally I'd just pick the first note, then pull of and hammer and bend the 14th fret.

Either that or you leave your third finger on the 14th fret, and then pinky pull off to the first finger and do an upward sweep motion.


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post Apr 13 2008, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (Darfuria @ Apr 13 2008, 03:30 PM) *
Personally I'd just pick the first note, then pull of and hammer and bend the 14th fret.

Either that or you leave your third finger on the 14th fret, and then pinky pull off to the first finger and do an upward sweep motion.



I do that too, but it's really messy with the gain (no distortion on my amp), and I can't do that smoothly over and over...it starts to sound like two sixteenths and eighth rather than four sixteenths...

I'll try the first approach...


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post Apr 13 2008, 09:47 PM
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Iv never really considered doing that method- but thats probably because my picking is my strong point at the moment...

I guess i have some legato practise to be doing cool.gif
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