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post May 21 2008, 08:33 PM
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The goal for me is to play metal at high level, with nice, fresh and new riffs. I want to master every style, including classical music.

The problem for me is that almost every classic songs is done with finger picking, and its pretty rare that you use fingerpicking if you play metal (palm muting etc).

I like to do things that improves my playing, and i am a little unsure that classical music will, as i cant use the pick.

Anyway, I was just wondering if classical music (fingerpicking) improves my playing if i play metal (with pick)

Hope you understand, Cheers
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post May 21 2008, 08:42 PM
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each style it has own technique may some classic practicing can help your metal playing .but
i suggest to improve your metal playing to keep on metal practicing


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post May 21 2008, 08:43 PM
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IMO, being a virtuoso means being able to do "everything" on the guitar and be able to use those techincal abilities to help create awesome music.

So- what can fingerpicking do for you? It will help you right hand muting in more ways than you can imagine, it will give you more control over your instrument, you'll be able to play the classical music you love...

Also- in alot of metal, in some more tasteful sections, acoutic guitars are used to layer the sound and add more interest to the music. Having your fingerpicking chops down will really help in this scenario.

You seem like you really want to learn to fingerpick- but maybe you are a litle concerned that it will be time spent away from "metal" techniques, AP, sweeping etc...As paul gilbert says: "Any time spent holding the guitar is improving your ability as a player".

So, i think you should go for it! Kosei has some awesome fingerpicking lessons, i'm starting to get into this technique myself.

At the end of the day: why limit yourself by not learning how to fingerpick well?
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post May 21 2008, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE (Martin la guitarra @ May 21 2008, 09:33 PM) *
The goal for me is to play metal at high level, with nice, fresh and new riffs. I want to master every style, including classical music.

The problem for me is that almost every classic songs is done with finger picking, and its pretty rare that you use fingerpicking if you play metal (palm muting etc).

I like to do things that improves my playing, and i am a little unsure that classical music will, as i cant use the pick.

Anyway, I was just wondering if classical music (fingerpicking) improves my playing if i play metal (with pick)

Hope you understand, Cheers


You don't have to play classical musical with fingerpicking, take the composition and apply it to you'r playing style, that is also the basis of neo-classical shred, like Yngeiw Malmsteen and Paul Gilbert, and Steve Vai also did a re-arrangement of a classical Pagannini piece naming it Eugene's Trick Bag.

Here's some videos for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ZnOZ5QNR4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8eymimAV8k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butSehypDUA

And avecourse, the infamous Cannon Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by8oyJztzwo

Basicly instead of focusing on learning diffrent techniques(while being beneficial for it's own reasons) that you are not really intrested in, focus on listening to the music and applying the style in you'r own playing style.

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post May 21 2008, 10:17 PM
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Fingerpicking is one technique that you will sure benefit from. Just practice it and you can develop some hybrid style.


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post May 22 2008, 12:35 AM
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I think every guitarist should develop finger picking to a nice level...No matter what style is primary for you , you should not distance yourself from the root things .. smile.gif
So I suggest practicing some finger picking and trust me - it won't definitely be a waste of time..


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post May 22 2008, 02:35 PM
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thank you so much, im going to learn classical music (fingerpicking) right away, thanks!
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post May 22 2008, 09:39 PM
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mmm, i think that you have to focus. play fingering picking to classical style, dont help u a lot in metal technique.
try to imagine a Pantera riff with fingers! no way, . tongue.gif
but, is cool play this technique to create some atmospheres into your metal songs... so try to practice it a few hours but not all day long.
focus on metal style if you really want it.


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