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(@tcdr3)
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Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNOjxR6o3II&t=4m34s

At 4:34 (same at 3:57), I am trying to figure out the rhythm guitar pattern, but I can't seem to find all the notes.

Can someone with a better ear tell me how this pattern is done? :D


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(@alangreen)
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Two bars (measures in the US)

(1) Quarter note, (2) eighth note, eighth note rest, (3) eighth note, eighth note tied to (4) quarter note,

(1) quarter note, (2) sixteenth note, sixteenth note rest, eighth note tied to (3) quarter note, (4) quarter note.

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(@tcdr3)
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Thanks Alan!

and with the notes?
it seems like he does something like
6 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 6 6 0 0
0 0 6 6 0 0
6 0 0 0 0 0
6 0 10 10 0 0
6 0 0 0 0 0

I have heard that pattern in quite a few Venom songs, but it's never clear enough that I can really make it out, so that's why I was hoping from the video :)


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Dunno, didn't look as you asked about the rhythm; but it must be obvious from the vid as you've got a full view of the neck.

What you don't know is what tuning he's using. The numbers you've used will sound very different in Open G to how they sound in standard, for example.

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I've had a look at the vid. I think he's tuned a semitone flat.

You're two frets adrift - he's up at the 8th fret, not the 6th - notice there are three dots visible on the front of the neck between the nut and his hand (3rd, 5th and 7th frets)

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I know the song just before and there is no break, so it looks like he's tuned down one whole step; I think that's why I got confused and wrote 6 and 10s instead of 6/8 or 8/10

The way you laid out the rhythm makes it look much clearer in my mind; but even though I can see the neck clearly, I still seem to miss some notes :)
to me I see the A#, then 2x G#/C# , then A# and A#(octave)/D# in the rhythm, but it's missing something.


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You could be right. Splash the cash - buy the music and get an Official version.

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I have the LP since the 80s, then CDs and saw them live too :)
It's just that I don't have the ears to really understand how they do that part.


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After spending time with a friend, the closest we got is that:

|-------------------------
|-------------------------
|----------------10-------
|-----8-----10---10----8--
|-----8-----10---------8--
|-8-8---8-8---8-8--8-8----

but it's missing something...


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