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post Jun 25 2008, 03:55 PM
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Hello boys and girls,

For the last couple of days I've been practising my downpicking. I was reaaaally bad at it, but after practising this intro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftR2vmeFY8) very slowly and building the tempo I'm getting pretty allright at it biggrin.gif

Do you know any songs that will improve my downpicking?

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post Jun 25 2008, 04:05 PM
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post Jun 25 2008, 04:10 PM
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No songs in particular will help you- but jus practising the technique in general will.

Once you're bored of that song, check out metallica's master of puppets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEL6_SuQCu8

Its the infamous song that is a must for all downpickers wink.gif

LOL Zakk beat me to it i see biggrin.gif
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post Jun 25 2008, 04:15 PM
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post Jun 25 2008, 04:23 PM
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I always play master of puppets with alternate picking xD
But I'm a alternate picking freak laugh.gif laugh.gif

Lol, I cant even play it full speed with downstrokes mellow.gif
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post Jun 25 2008, 05:43 PM
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Allright I'ma try that biggrin.gif thanks.

Does anyone know why downpicking and alternate picking have a different sound by the way?


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post Jun 25 2008, 06:01 PM
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Downpicking sounds more chunky; it just sounds heavier especially palm muted. It comes from the bigger amount of force you can put into a downward motion...


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Marcus lesson "Historical Failure - the Riffs" could be interesting for you and some of Trond's lessons as well .. i like how he always incorporates a few downstrokes in his rhythms.


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post Jun 26 2008, 09:51 AM
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You can try to play Toni Souminens Pantera lesson and he has also some more lessons where he uses downpicking


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post Jun 26 2008, 11:48 AM
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Thanks a lot guys smile.gif!


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