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Eligosianblasphemy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:48 pm 
 

Hey, I was wondering if there were some easy death metal songs I could record on my cheap computer mic from my Line 6 Spider II combo amp and my Jackson Rhoads.

Also, I was wondering if I REALLY, REALLY need to use pinky to play guitar.
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bucfan5252
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:12 pm 
 

Yes you will realy need to use your pinky. Just keep practicing and your pinky will be just as easy to use as the rest of your fingers. If you don't, you will be severly limited in what you can play on your guitar.

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RageW
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:21 pm 
 

You need your pinky not only for solos, but to play riffs too; I can't play power chords without my pinky. And not using your pinky is a 25% (since you have 4 fingers) reduction on anything you can play.
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mattp
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:19 pm 
 

You don't NEED to use your pinky. That said, why wouldn't you?
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Traver
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Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:10 am
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:16 am 
 

Wait, you don't you use your pinky when playing bass? O.o

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oldskool0001
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Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:37 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:51 pm 
 

Traver wrote:
Wait, you don't you use your pinky when playing bass? O.o


who said anything about bass?
anyway, pinky does really help when playing chords, but i dont usually need it during riffs. solos its necessary tho

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Traver
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Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:10 am
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Location: Denmark
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:33 am 
 

oldskool0001 wrote:
Traver wrote:
Wait, you don't you use your pinky when playing bass? O.o


who said anything about bass?


Eligos says lots of things about bass, he's a bassist. Which made me wonder why it'd be a problem for him to use his pinky playing guitar, since it's common to use your pinky to play bass as well.

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Goregrind1
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Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:42 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:36 pm 
 

RageW wrote:
You need your pinky not only for solos, but to play riffs too; I can't play power chords without my pinky. And not using your pinky is a 25% (since you have 4 fingers) reduction on anything you can play.


yea i am pretty much always using my pinky too, i cant play power chords without them

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Deadly_Slaughter
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Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 7:12 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:48 pm 
 

Look at anything from Death's Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy. Every song is rather easy and sounds sick as hell if executed properly. Some other easy death metal bands are Obituary (Frozen In Time) or Possessed (Seven Churches). However, Possessed may just come out as a lot of feedback with speed. None the less, Death is definitely a band you could cover forever.

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lewman123
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Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:49 am
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Location: Australia
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:58 am 
 

I play powerchords with pointer and pinky fingers, you need your pinky for sweeps also.

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thejestersgate
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Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:52 am
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:41 am 
 

Although looked down upon here, Slaughter of the Soul is a very fun song to play. Yes you need your pinky in a few spots, or at least I do. I'm starting to figure out why people diss the album so much, the songs are suprizingly easy to learn. But it sounds great nonetheless...

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oldskool0001
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:44 pm 
 

Traver wrote:
oldskool0001 wrote:
Traver wrote:
Wait, you don't you use your pinky when playing bass? O.o


who said anything about bass?


Eligos says lots of things about bass, he's a bassist. Which made me wonder why it'd be a problem for him to use his pinky playing guitar, since it's common to use your pinky to play bass as well.


o sorry im new here i didnt know he played bass. he just asked if u really needed it to play guitar and i figured he just wasnt good with his pinky or something

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Deucalion
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Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:29 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:14 pm 
 

thejestersgate wrote:
Although looked down upon here, Slaughter of the Soul is a very fun song to play. Yes you need your pinky in a few spots, or at least I do. I'm starting to figure out why people diss the album so much, the songs are suprizingly easy to learn. But it sounds great nonetheless...


I kinda doubt that's it. If that was it, wouldn't everyone here that dislikes it love tech death and other technical forms of music?

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mattp
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:14 pm 
 

People dislike Slaughter of the Soul? I think that CD kicks ass...
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Deucalion
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:02 pm 
 

mattp wrote:
People dislike Slaughter of the Soul? I think that CD kicks ass...


You also like The Black Dahlia Murder, right? I've heard Slaughter influenced a lot of that stuff.

Quite a few people around here don't care too much for Slaughter of the Soul (various reasons).

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