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Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Electro Tomato » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:58 pm

Okay, I'm trying to learn how to play Hammer Smashed Face by Cannibal Corpse on guitar. I have the intro down so far. Then the verse riff comes that goes like:
eb----------------------------
Bb----------------------------
Gb--------4-------------------
Db--2-------------------------
Ab------------2-3-------------
Eb-----------------2-0-1------ ad nauseum

I'm finding it very hard to pull this off cleanly. Also the alternate to this riff that comes later.
eb-----------------------------
Bb-----------------------------
Gb-----------------------------
Db--------3--------------------
Ab---2---------2-3------------
Eb-----------------2-0-1------

If anyone knows how to play it, can you tell me of any exercises or anything that helped you master this riff?
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Scutch-Nukem » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:44 pm

My only real advice would be to practice the riff at a much slower rate, and slowly build up speed once you feel your better with it.

Seriously, doing this, you'll ask yourself why you had such a hard time.
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Maartah » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:17 pm

Scutch-Nukem wrote:My only real advice would be to practice the riff at a much slower rate, and slowly build up speed once you feel your better with it.


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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Mucky » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:21 pm

Why would anyone do that? Sax rocks, period.

And no, don't play it, just think it's awesome ^^
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Electro Tomato » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:21 pm

This thread went from Cannibal Corpse to saxophone discussion in three posts. I am at a loss for words.
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby JanZuKa » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:29 pm

Electro Tomato wrote:This thread went from Cannibal Corpse to saxophone discussion in three posts. I am at a loss for words.


How about putting that in your sig?
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Electro Tomato » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:05 pm

I want to. It's a great quote. But, alas, I cannot quote myself in my own sig, because, aside from being extremely arrogant; it would also make the universe implode upon itself.

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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby aander91 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:10 pm

Who ever mocks the Saxophone shall be shot. Period.

I really can't think of any instrument that might require mocking...
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Hollowmind » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:21 pm

Nothing wrong with playing the sax. My first instrument was the violin. Started playing that at 9 years old.

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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Lysdestic » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:25 pm

My experience with Bass, Clarinet, and Drums is the same. Play it slowly, get it in your memory, and slowly speed it up.
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Electro Tomato » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:49 am

Hollowmind wrote:What was this thread about again?


Help with the tricky string skipping verse riff in "Hammer Smashed Face" by Cannibal Corpse -.-
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Lysdestic » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:56 am

I also feel I should mention, metronomes are a great thing. Especially when trying to divide beats from tricky rhythms.
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Electro Tomato » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:03 pm

The problem isn't the timing. I can do it fine until the second half of the riff, where you string skip up (towards the ceiling), kinda "reverse string skipping"? I can't move down one fret, reverse skip, and then go back up to the beginning of the riff again.
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Scutch-Nukem » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:15 pm

Electro Tomato wrote:The problem isn't the timing. I can do it fine until the second half of the riff, where you string skip up (towards the ceiling), kinda "reverse string skipping"? I can't move down one fret, reverse skip, and then go back up to the beginning of the riff again.


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My only real advice would be to practice the riff at a much slower rate, and slowly build up speed once you feel your better with it.
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Re: Hammer Smashed Face Question

Postby Maartah » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:16 pm

Electro Tomato wrote:This thread went from Cannibal Corpse to saxophone discussion in three posts. I am at a loss for words.


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