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> Can You Manage Master Of Puppets All Downstrokes At Full Speed?
Are you a master of Master of Puppets
Can you manage it down picking up to full speed
Yes, with my eyes closed! [ 14 ] ** [31.82%]
Sort of, but my arm goes numb [ 8 ] ** [18.18%]
I'm close but not quite there yet [ 11 ] ** [25.00%]
I'm not even close. Alternate picking rules! [ 8 ] ** [18.18%]
Don't know the song. But I'm the kind of guy who brings a knife to a gunfight. [ 3 ] ** [6.82%]
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post Jul 12 2008, 12:17 PM
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The other topic about Master of puppets got me thinking - How bad of a Metal guitarist am I anyway? laugh.gif

So can you manage Master of Puppets all downstrokes at full speed?

I can only AP it as for downpicking... no way so my vote is - I'm not even close. Alternate picking rules!
But be certian, I'm going to practice my downpicking from now on! wink.gif

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post Jul 12 2008, 12:22 PM
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I'm definitely with AP rules. laugh.gif I can't tell much difference between AP and DP so i just learnt the riff AP.
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post Jul 12 2008, 05:09 PM
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no problem for me, strangely. any metallica is really easy.

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post Jul 12 2008, 05:15 PM
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When I started to play guitar, I never did AP because I played Metallica, yet didn't master the technique quite well because I started to visit GMC...So close, but not quite there...


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post Jul 12 2008, 05:15 PM
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grew up playing metallica way back since kill em all... no problems there

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post Jul 12 2008, 07:15 PM
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Close but not there yet. I can manage sixteenth-notes/107 Bpm, and I think MOP is something about 110 Bpm? unsure.gif

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post Jul 12 2008, 07:27 PM
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metallica was the first band i started playing some years ago, and was all i played for a log tome so no problem for me.
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post Jul 12 2008, 08:24 PM
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If i couldnt do Master of Puppets with DP at full speed by now i would feel embarrased. I've played this song an insane amount over the years and i've practiced it way too much smile.gif

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post Jul 12 2008, 08:37 PM
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Sure thing. All of you who call themselves metalheads and can not play MOP right are no metalheads! It's a standard, like learning to walk before you run a marathon...


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post Jul 12 2008, 08:40 PM
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I remember being able to when I started playing guitar - well, you know, some time after. These days I don't think I can. I've been alternate/economy picking too much.

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post Jul 12 2008, 09:29 PM
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I put sort of, but I think may have been a little too generous with myself. I may have to play it again to know for sure.

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