Alternate picking


So, the thing about this game, with playing the guitar, is the "gallop" rhythms. They're tricky to pull off. With GH3 & WT, there are certain songs that are impossible to pull off if you don't have this technique down. I play guitar and can do it well in that respect. With these guitar controllers though, you can't use the same movements as on a real guitar because if you "dry strum", it registers as a mistake and they can really add up if you're doing a rhythm with heavy fast picking on hard and expert. Does anyone have any tips for improving this aspect of the gameplay?

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When I play the guitar and have to do notes like that (especially when playing as Mr Trujillo) I generally grasp the strum bar with my finger and thumb and click it up and down from top to bottom so it hits the top and bottom, counting the notes as I go in my head.

Though I usually play drums so I'm not very good at guitar anymore anyway lol

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Yes, I know that the strummer picks upward as well as downward. But what do you do when those types of patterns have stops in between? As a guitarist (or bass player), typically you do an air strum, not hitting any strings. If you try to do this in GH, it will register as a mistake. I don't have GH: Metallica yet but from previous games, some examples of this are "Barracuda", "One", and "Raining Blood". How do you correct this problem?

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If you are on about the machine gun guitar as the double machine gun bass kicks in in One, just before the solo, if it is a stop, the last note of the sequence I will hold the strum bar in the position it is in for the last note, then do a full strum on the next and repeat, not return it to the middle after the last note. Just don't move the bar on a gap.

Hope you understand this!

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I got it, it's just that it's the opposite of what I was trained to do as a guitar player. I guess that's really the only way to do it correctly in the game. I thought maybe there was another way but oh well. Thanks for the help.

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Sort of OT, but I think some of the songs, like master of puppets, should have only allowed for down strokes to be played. Let those wimpy punks that think they know how to play feel the burn of a real guitarist!


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Sort of OT, but I think some of the songs, like master of puppets, should have only allowed for down strokes to be played. Let those wimpy punks that think they know how to play feel the burn of a real guitarist!


it's a pornography store. i was buying pornography.

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Yeah, I've seen many guitaists who alternate pick the main riffs in Master and Creeping Death but it just doesn't sound the same. Then, I'll suggest downpicking all the notes and they'll either look at me like I'm crazy or try it and say "damn, that's tough!" Hetfield is the rhythm machine.

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