William Byerley

unholy confession cover 2

a7x cover, I'm still having a hard time with it, but I can play it all the way through now
You're getting there. If I could make one suggestion, it would be on parts like the main riff where you're alternating between a palm-muted pedal tone on the 6th string and a melodic part on the 5th string, play the melodic notes with upstrokes. You're playing the whole thing downpicking now, and I think that might be why you're having a hard time cleaning it up. Hitting those notes with an upstroke means getting back to the 6th string faster and it also facilitates the back and forth between muting and ringing notes better.

It may be difficult to get used to it at first, but in the long run, you'll have an easier time getting it cleaner. If you're not sure what I mean, I'll shoot a quick vid of the picking hand for you. Let me know.
 
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You're getting there. If I could make one suggestion, it would be on parts like the main riff where you're alternating between a palm-muted pedal tone on the 6th string and a melodic part on the 5th string, play the melodic notes with upstrokes. You're playing the whole thing downpicking now, and I think that might be why you're having a hard time cleaning it up. Hitting those notes with an upstroke means getting back to the 6th string faster and it also facilitates the back and forth between muting and ringing notes better.

It may be difficult to get used to it at first, but in the long run, you'll have an easier time getting it cleaner. If you're not sure what I mean, I'll shoot a quick vid of the picking hand for you. Let me know.
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I'm not sure, maybe you can show me. Show me the parts where you think I should upstroke and I'll see how it feels.
I just relearned it according to the songbook the other night, I haven't taken a close look at the classical notation beat marking yet. (if that makes sense) I'm not good at it but it guides me a bit on choosing whether I should play up or down.
If I recall correctly Zacky was/is a real down stroker and I'm pretty sure the majority of a lot of the riffs on the first 2 albums we're down picked. I'm still trying to figure out where I should upstroke, some parts sound like they are played upstroked and I see them do it sometimes. I'm pretty sure most of it is down picked because it makes it sound heavier.
I don't know what a pedal tone is.
 
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A "pedal tone" is one note that you keep coming back to over and over in the course of a part. In rock and metal rhythm guitar, it's almost ALWAYS the lowest note that you chug on. In this song, the pedal tone is the low D - the palm-muted open low D that you keep going back to.


NOTE: I have a nasty blister AND paper cut on the tip of my index finger on the picking hand, which makes it hard to use a pick right now, so if it's a tad sloppy, that's why.
 
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A "pedal tone" is one note that you keep coming back to over and over in the course of a part. In rock and metal rhythm guitar, it's almost ALWAYS the lowest note that you chug on. In this song, the pedal tone is the low D - the palm-muted open low D that you keep going back to.


NOTE: I have a nasty blister AND paper cut on the tip of my index finger on the picking hand, which makes it hard to use a pick right now, so if it's a tad sloppy, that's why.
I'll give it a go, usually when I try to pick like that I go too fast. This song feels like the right down pick speed. Pedal Tone cool fact.
Wait I see your alternating between the low e and the d string and with a mute. The book I have shows 2 hits open e palm muted than after that the melody comes with alternating open a notes.
 
Sounding pretty good. This is a riff that is certainly managable with all downstrokes, just make sure to use your left hand to keep those high open strings as quiet as possible.
with the riff that slides? I'm still working on that part. The tab says 1 note than 3 slides 3 slides but I'm picking them all atm. The feel I get from the riff wants me to pick them all, but I should probably do those up and down strokes but not hitting the string like Mr. Haner Sr said in one the early lessons with that tick tok motion.
I also noticed some notes/chords sound better played with an upstroke. It will probably be long and tedious to get it perfect.
 

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