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guitaro
So I am trying to learning Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction album as I know most of Rust in Peace. The issue is I have some trouble with songs like Five Magics(the intro riff), Poison was the cure(main riff) etc so I figured I would go with slower tracks first. I have one question about "Ashes in your Mouth" as the intro is something like this:

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Does anyone actually play it like this? As in the E5(no octave) first and then the B perfect 4th following it? Same goes for the F single note chug followed by the C perfect 4th interval. In all the videos I have seen of people playing it it looks like they just hit an E5(with the octave) twice and then an F5(with octave) twice.


Which is the correct way? The riff seems much too fast to be able to hit those select notes with such accuracy, even before factoring in the palm mutes. Is there a lesson here for this track? Couldn't seem to find it. Thanks heaps in advance!
Kristofer Dahl
Ahh love this tune It's such a classic album!!

I have never tried to play it before but this tab looks correct.

To get the right feel you should probably be careful not to play strict downpicking - try this picking pattern and let us know if it helps!

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("D" stands for Downpicking)

Edit - If you can post a video with you playing this, we should def be able to help you solve this!
guitaro
QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 3 2020, 06:44 PM) *
Ahh love this tune It's such a classic album!!

I have never tried to play it before but this tab looks correct.

To get the right feel you should probably be careful not to play strict downpicking - try this picking pattern and let us know if it helps!

Click to view attachment
("D" stands for Downpicking)

Edit - If you can post a video with you playing this, we should def be able to help you solve this!


Thanks for that. Oh definitely have to 'alternate' pick it as it is much too fast.

I am thinking I shouldn't focus all that much on the left hand as in, trying to mute the unwanted notes(like muting with the Low E note with the tip of the index finger whilst playing the B perfect 4th interval) but in trying to just pick the B and D string E note instead? Even if the Low E is hit it won't sound off because it is perfectly in key.

I will try play it/record it. Getting those quick palm mutes in look like a bit of a challenge given the speed.
Todd Simpson
I"m sure you can pull this off with some practice. Try to take the tricky bits and just slow down a bit on your metronome so that you can play it as written. Loop the tricky bits so you can get your fingers able to work correctly and with consistency. Then slowly add a few bpm to the metronome until you are playing it at the original speed. It's really just a matter of working up to it. Looking forward to your vid!
Todd

QUOTE (guitaro @ Feb 3 2020, 11:09 AM) *
So I am trying to learning Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction album as I know most of Rust in Peace. The issue is I have some trouble with songs like Five Magics(the intro riff), Poison was the cure(main riff) etc so I figured I would go with slower tracks first. I have one question about "Ashes in your Mouth" as the intro is something like this:

Click to view attachment

Does anyone actually play it like this? As in the E5(no octave) first and then the B perfect 4th following it? Same goes for the F single note chug followed by the C perfect 4th interval. In all the videos I have seen of people playing it it looks like they just hit an E5(with the octave) twice and then an F5(with octave) twice.


Which is the correct way? The riff seems much too fast to be able to hit those select notes with such accuracy, even before factoring in the palm mutes. Is there a lesson here for this track? Couldn't seem to find it. Thanks heaps in advance!
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