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    Fear Factory Alternate Picking

    I know the answer to this question is 'most of them', seeing as Dino has the meanest right hand in the west, but, which Fear Factory songs (in particular) can I learn that will improve my rhythm alternate picking? Any suggestions?

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    I dont know all their back catalogue, but Self Bias Resistor is a pretty safe bet.

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    Linchpin is also quite a machine-gun heavy song I'd say.
    Recording. Mixing. Mastering. Editing. Re-Amping.

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    demanufacture is really where its at for the right hand
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    Right hand? A few songs, one no-one will mention though is Messiah.
    Demanufacture, Self Bias Resistor, Obsolete, Securitron, Linchpin, Damaged, Mechanize, Fear Campaign, The Industrialist.
    Try those.


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    Thanks! Going to give some of these a go. Been learning some SYL and that's where I found out maybe my picking isn't up to it. I'm playing in open C on a Gibson scale guitar with either 9 or 10 gauge strings fitted. I don't think that's helping...

    Any of you guys switch to extended scale guitars and found an improvement in your alternate picking from a tension point of view?

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    Zero Signal.

    straight tremolo picking is fine, but
    controlling it is difficult. the track
    alternates between galloping rhythms
    that incorporate palm muting.

    it's a fun song to play and it WILL
    clean up your right hand. dino used
    .073 nylon dunlop picks back then, iirc.
    so if you're using a stiffer pick it'll take
    a slightly more difficult approach to adapt.
    which is a good thing imo.

    enjoy man!!
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    If you skip ahead to 4:55 Dino gives a really cool example of a typical 'Dino riff' of combining 3 different patterns into one.

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArqOk8rlopE&playnext=1&list=PL4C7CFA4ACEFE BD49&feature=results_video]FPE-TV Guitar TV Episode ONE - 311 - Dino Cazares - YouTube[/VIDEO]

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