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4/24/09 11:18 AM
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Using any criteria you want, any genre.  I want to get really good at it and I need something to shoot for.  A friend of mine suggested Bleed by Meshuggah.  (link)  Also, I am talking about rhythm guitar.. the entire song, not just a riff or a solo. 

I've been trying to play some classics like Disposable Heroes, Mirislou, etc., which I guess aren't really that hard, per se, but they are hard for me.  I can't play them perfectly yet, but I am getting to where I need to start ratcheting up my goals a bit and I am not quite sure where to go.
 
4/27/09 11:11 PM
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Misrilou kills me on the high e string.

The low is easy but I can't get a good picking going on the high e string while muting the rest of the strings.
4/28/09 11:01 AM
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Hah, yeah.  That is the hardest part.  I'm not really even sure how I'm supposed to do it.
6/22/09 3:10 PM
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FWIW, Dick Dale (if you didn't know) strings his guitar upside down, so that probably helps with the high e string part.  You could try that, I guess.  lol  Or flip your guitar over and play it left handed. 
6/22/09 7:06 PM
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A friend of mine plays upright bass like that.. Just kills me.
6/22/09 7:06 PM
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6/22/09 7:07 PM
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Oh..back to the question. Not sure what you mean by "double picking"?
6/22/09 9:04 PM
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Rapid up and downstrokes on single string........I think.
6/22/09 9:17 PM
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Yeah, tremolo picking, whatever you want to call it. 

I was just reading this article earlier today about Dick Dale and it mentioned how he strings his guitar upside down.  I didn't even realize he played that way, but I thought of this thread I made a while back.  He's left handed and apparently just learned to play that way by flipping over a right handed guitar.  I looked at a couple vids on youtube and his strings are definitely reversed, though he now of course plays with a lefty guitar.  That must be so weird to have learned cords and shit like that. 
6/23/09 2:21 PM
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Albert King was another 'upside-down/backwards' lefty

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