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Thread: Hammer for Midnight?

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    Eric V & Thorsten Wannabe
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    Hammer for Midnight?

    Hey all....

    I'm trying to work out midnight, iv got the first 5 seconds... or so..
    Am i supposed to hammer all the notes with both hands, or can i kinda sweep with my fingers if im able to bar it?

    Thanks
    After silence....that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music...

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    I had a look at the tab, and it says, that all notes are hammered.
    For example, the first notes .... the B is played with your first finger of the left hand, the F# with your third ( or 2nd or 4th, choose for yourself ) of you left hand. The higher B and the following D are tapped with your right hand. Its up to you which fingers you use. If I would play Midnight (at the moment its too challenging I think ), I would use my 3rd finger to play the first tapped note ( the higher B) and my 2nd to play the D. But its also possible to play these notes with your first and second finger ...........
    But I dont get what you mean by "kind of sweeping them " ??

    BTW, Midnight rocks !!

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    Eric V & Thorsten Wannabe
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    Doesn't matter, ur words helped me out!
    Thanks!

    You have no idea how awesome it feels to play. Try it out. I never thought in my wildest dreams i'd be able to play it, but I practised for 3 hours today and got it downpat.
    By the way, I don't believe in tabs, I worked it out by ear, but couldn't pick out that it was tapped. Thanks alot!
    After silence....that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music...

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    I know what you mean, its a really incredibe song, and I try to play it.
    All I can do until now is the intro and the outro, but both at ridiculous speed, but I just began , so its no problem .....and always interesting to play it.... Are you able to play it on the recorded tempo ??
    At the moment I try to speed up my alternate picking and Ive got some succes, I "updated" my AP, it is about 10 BPM faster than I was before and Im still working on it, so well see what happens .
    and between the workout, some Midnight cant be wrong ........

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