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Richard Cranium

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Check this video below (with the guy in your AV you might appreciate some of the intricacies of the rhythm playing, I find it difficult personally)


I always played it with my pinky making that 'Cobain Chord' (bit too much credit to Kurt calling it that imo). Never realised it was a big deal to add in that note.

Maybe I'm just elite?
 

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I always played it with my pinky making that 'Cobain Chord' (bit too much credit to Kurt calling it that imo). Never realised it was a big deal to add in that note.

Maybe I'm just elite?

Holy s**t I didn't know John Petrucci posted on here!

Ha ha, I never really learnt Teen Spirit until recently, sounded a lot simpler than what it is. For me anyway, I play metal and have not concentrated too much on strumming, means I find riffs like this a bit difficult. (The solo is easy though)
 

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I'm a rough guitarist, so the strumming pattern, open chords, upstrokes, dead notes, etc, all quite easily came to me when it came to playing that.

Ironically I find that sort of style similar to Slash's riffing.
 

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I'm a rough guitarist, so the strumming pattern, open chords, upstrokes, dead notes, etc, all quite easily came to me when it came to playing that.

Ironically I find that sort of style similar to Slash's riffing.

Well I don't play any Guns and Roses either, probably something in the style I find difficult.

Because of course I can play Eruption standing on my head
 

edgie

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Well I don't play any Guns and Roses either, probably something in the style I find difficult.

Because of course I can play Eruption standing on my head

Speaking of Guns n Roses/Van Halen, when Slash played guitar for Michael Jackson, he massacred the solo to Beat It. Sloppy as.
 

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The only frontman I’ve seen that is in the same hemisphere as Freddie Mercury for simply being a mix of charismatic, cool, incredible at what he does, and just downright awesome, is Phil Lynott
 

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I will go to my grave thinking the Negative Approach 7" is the greatest hardcore record in history, just above the Minor Threat 'Filler' and Black Flag 'Nervous Breakdown' 7"s
 

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Check this video below (with the guy in your AV you might appreciate some of the intricacies of the rhythm playing, I find it difficult personally)


I wouldn't say its hard, even going through that video. But its a song that is played wrong by a lot of people. The other songs he mentions at the start of the video are exactly the same.

I was playing Enter Sandman wrong for years. So much I find the proper way to play it a bit of a struggle.
 

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I wouldn't say its hard, even going through that video. But its a song that is played wrong by a lot of people. The other songs he mentions at the start of the video are exactly the same.

I was playing Enter Sandman wrong for years. So much I find the proper way to play it a bit of a struggle.

Yeah I'm getting it, strumming is stil difficult for me, there's not a lot of strumming in Metallica, Megadeth etc, most of that stuff is arpeggios in the ballads.

It's a problem when you're playing something wrong for years and try to learn the proper way. Playing along with the recording is the best way to tell, my "band" play Sandman so had to learn it properly recently, was a good exercise.
 

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Yeah I'm getting it, strumming is stil difficult for me, there's not a lot of strumming in Metallica, Megadeth etc, most of that stuff is arpeggios in the ballads.

It's a problem when you're playing something wrong for years and try to learn the proper way. Playing along with the recording is the best way to tell, my "band" play Sandman so had to learn it properly recently, was a good exercise.
Strumming is probably my strength. Accuracy with my finger placement is what I struggle with.
 

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Strumming is probably my strength. Accuracy with my finger placement is what I struggle with.



This exercise has helped a lot with my finger accuracy, I think it works for strumming, riffing or soloing as well. It's easy to remember and you end up fretting every note on the guitar with each finger (except for the first fret)

This guy has some great song analysis vids as well as guitar lessons, similar influences to me as well.
 

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Speaking of Guns n Roses/Van Halen, when Slash played guitar for Michael Jackson, he massacred the solo to Beat It. Sloppy as.

Slash's strength was that legendary clean anthemic tone he got, not his technical ability. It's not surprising that he wouldn't be able to imitate a more technical, metallic stylist like Eddie Van Halen.
 

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