Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

Metallica-nothing else matters

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Em                 D      C
So close no matter how far
Em                    D             C
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Em               D         C
Forever trusting who we are
G   B            Em
And nothing else matters

Em             D            C
Never opened myself this way
Em                       D      C
Life is ours, we live it our way
Em                      D       C
All these words I don't just say
G   B            Em
And nothing else matters

Em               D          C
Trust I seek and find in you
Em               D            C
Every day for us something new
Em              D             C
Open mind for a different view
G   B            Em
And nothing else matters 

{chorus}
C A D                          C
     Never cared for what they do
  A D                          C
     Never cared for what they know
  A D      Em
     But I know

{repeat 1st verse}
{chorus}
{repeat 2nd and 3rd verse}

C A D                          C
     Never cared for what they say
  A D                          C
     Never cared for what they play
  A D                          C
     Never cared for what they do
  A D                          C
     Never cared for what they know
  A D      Em
     But I know

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Aatma+ Astha(chords)

Aatma

Singer: Aastha Band

Intro : A/E/F#m/D

A
timro mamata, ani

E
nyano kakhko maya paune

F#m                     D
mero chahana, timro sathma rahane mero

A                   E
mero kalpana ani, timro samjhanale malai

F#m                            D
sadhai nyano tanp di i rahanch, sadhai jyudo banai dincha

E                               F#m
yaad garna kina garo, bhaidiyeko hola

E                       F#m             D
pheri mero maan kina, roi roi roi dincha

A                   E
aatma ma timro baas cha, mutu ma timrai dhadkan

F#m                    D
sayaad pirliyau ki katai,dhukdhukauncha mutu jhan jhan

A                       E
nasama timro maya cha, aankhama timrai tasbir

F#m                         D
sayad samjhi royou ki katai, bagi dincha aansu jhan jhan

A                                 E
sayad mero, pratichya nai lamo bhayo ki kaso

F#m                        D
tesaile hola, mero parkhaima pani yesto pida bhaidiyeko

A                                E
ma ta mero, dinko sapanima raat ko anidoma
aaljhi baseko chu

F#m
timi aune, din gandai parkhi baseko chu

E
yaad garna kina……..

A
timi bina, mero yo jiban

E
kina ho aadhuro lagcha

F#m                                D
timi kaha auna khojchu ma , tara garho cha

A
sayad timilai pani gahro bhayo hola

E                      F#m
tesaile mero man yeha, roi roi roi dincha

A
aatma ma timro baas cha……..

yaroo chords+tab

This part is palyd thru out da song.....(the song starts with this part too)
E|-------0-1-0---|------|------------------------------------------|
B|------2-----2--|--2-0-|--22-22-2---------------------------------|
G|-----3-------3-|-3----|-3----------------------------------------|
D|----0----------|------|------------------------------------------|
A|---------------|------|------------------------------------------|
E|---------------|------|------------------------------------------|
 
the chords r like dis:
(there's a riff in between marked by *)
 
D.........G......D............G.....A....
Yaaron, dosti bari hi haseen hai
.........D......G...........D...................G...A..
Ye na ho to, kya phir, bolo yeh zindagi hai
......Bm........G....
Koi to ho razdaar
.......D..............Em..
Begaraz tera ho yaar
.....Bm...........D......
Koi to ho raazdaar *
 
D..........G............D..............G....A...
Yaaron, mohabbat hi to bandagi hai
.........D......G.........D....................G..A...
Ye na ho to kya phir bolo yeh zindagi hai
.....Bm.............G.....
Koi to dilbar ho yaar
D....................Em...
Jisko tujhse ho pyar
.....Bm.............D.....
Koi to dilbar ho yaar *
 
Bm........F#m..........G................D....
Teri har ek buraee pe dante woh dost
Bm..............F#m.....................G..............D.......G
Gham ki ho dhoop to saaya bane tera woh dost
G...................D...........A.......
Nache bhi woh teri khushi se
 
D.........G......D............G.....A....
Yaaron, dosti bari hi haseen hai
.........D......G...........D...................G...A..
Ye na ho to, kya phir, bolo yeh zindagi hai
......Bm........G....
Koi to ho razdaar
.......D..............Em..
Begaraz tera ho yaar
.....Bm...........D......
Koi to ho raazdaar *
 
 
Bm.............F#m..........G...............D...
Tanman kare tujhpe fida mehboob woh
Bm..........F#m.............G...............D............G
Palkon pe jo rakhe tujhe mehboob woh
G...........D...........A......
Jiski wafaa tere liye ho
 
D..........G............D..............G....A...
Yaaron, mohabbat hi to bandagi hai
.........D......G.........D....................G..A...
Ye na ho to kya phir bolo yeh zindagi hai
.....Bm.............G.....
Koi to dilbar ho yaar
D....................Em...
Jisko tujhse ho pyar
.....Bm.............D.....
Koi to dilbar ho yaar *
 
*Filler riff :
 
E|----------5-------2------1p0---------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------3----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Economy Picking

Introduction

Problem.
Most guitar players think the basis of real speed is a good fret hand (generally: left hand) technique. If your left hand is fast, you will be able to play fast. So, many players train mainly their left hand, and the right hand is kind of left behind. Players who then discover that they need to improve their pick hand (generally: right hand) technique, go to their favorite guitar webpage (U-G.com), only to discover very little information (or lots of information scattered all over the entire webpage) about a better and faster right hand technique.

An example: the lesson “All The Aspects Of Picking,” concludes that a picking technique called “economy picking” is the best and fastest picking style. I found this lesson very informative, because I already knew what economy picking actually is. After reading this lesson, I immediately started practising economy picking, and in a couple of days, I succeded in playing fragments of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Blitzkrieg! A little slower than himself, but still… I noticed, however, that players who don’t know what economy picking is, can’t learn a damn thing from this otherwise very informative lesson!

Solution.
I’ve gathered a lot of information scattered all over various lessons on UG, added some of my own experiences from my last week of intensive “economy training”, and out of all this information I’ve created this lesson, for all you players who want to play real fast but don’t know how! Believe me, a week ago, I was one of you. This is a guide to the best and fastest right hand picking technique: economy picking, the key to real speed!

What Is Economy Picking

As I have already said, economy picking is the best picking technique there is. It’s fast, it looks mighty fine, and it requires very little effort (once you have mastered it of course). But to experience the comfort of economy picking, you must first understand the concept of it. To keep a long story short: economy picking is a mixture of firstly, alternate picking, and secondly, sweep picking. Now the explanation of these two techniques:

1. Alternate Picking.
A basic technique. Most of you players will be familiar with it (unless you’re still a beginning player). Alternate picking means: constantly switching between down- and upstrokes with your pick (to make things easier: down-up-down-up-down-up-…) This technique doubles the speed you reach by only down- or upstroking.

2. Sweep Picking.
This is a more advanced technique, used to play notes that are on strings next to each other (like arpeggios, see arpeggio lessons), rather than notes on the same string. You actually “sweep” your pick over the strings, as if you were strumming a chord, but you don’t let the notes ring as if you were playing a chord. You play each note individually (if you still don’t understand the concept of sweep picking, I refer to one of the sweep picking lessons on UG).

Now that you know both techniques, you might ask the question: how is economy picking related to these techniques? To answer this question, I will use a small exercise as an example. Firstly, I will show you how this pattern would be played if you used alternate picking (like most guitar players).

d = downstroke
u = upstroke

 

   d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u
E|-------------------------------0-0-0-|
B|-------------------------0-0-0-------|
G|-------------------0-0-0-------------|
D|-------------0-0-0-------------------|
A|-------0-0-0-------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-------------------------------|

You can see clearly, you constantly alternate between down- and upstrokes. Now I will show you the same pattern, played with economy picking:

 

   d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d
E|-------------------------------0-0-0-|
B|-------------------------0-0-0-------|
G|-------------------0-0-0-------------|
D|-------------0-0-0-------------------|
A|-------0-0-0-------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-------------------------------|

Like alternate picking, economy picking consists of alternating down- and upstrokes, except when changing strings. You use the “sweeping” motion for this: if you move a string down (e.g. from the 6th to the 5th string), you use downstrokes (for the sweeping motion, use your wrist movement)þ If moving up, you use all upstrokes, like this:

 

   u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
E|-0-0-0-------------------------------|
B|-------0-0-0-------------------------|
G|-------------0-0-0-------------------|
D|-------------------0-0-0-------------|
A|-------------------------0-0-0-------|
E|-------------------------------0-0-0-|

Practise these patters as much as you can, and try to play the notes as even as possible. Many players who start practising economy picking complain that the notes sound uneven or that it doesn’t go faster than alternate picking. Believe me, it does. You just have to master it properly to play even and fast (don’t go and try to master it in one week like me! I don’t want to brag but I usually get the hang of things very quickly, so take your time. Try to do it properly instead of trying to do it quickly).

Exercises

Now that you know what economy picking is, you can grab your guitar and start exercising. I don’t like to do exercises myself, but I do them anyway. And that’s what you should do, if you want to master economy picking and play real fast real easy! I will give a couple of exercises as examples, but you can of course invent your own exercises if you want! Or play existing songs as an exercise (like I usually do).

Exercise Set #1

 

   d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d
E|-------------------------------0-0-0-|
B|-------------------------0-0-0-------|
G|-------------------0-0-0-------------|
D|-------------0-0-0-------------------|
A|-------0-0-0-------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-------------------------------|

   u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
E|-0-0-0-------------------------------|
B|-------0-0-0-------------------------|
G|-------------0-0-0-------------------|
D|-------------------0-0-0-------------|
A|-------------------------0-0-0-------|
E|-------------------------------0-0-0-|

These are the patterns I used above. I repeat them because they are so important: before playing anything fast, use these exercises (and the exercises below) as a warmup! You should use Exercise Set 1 to train speed, and to play every note evenly and smoothly.Exercise Set #2

 

   d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d
E|-------------------------------5-6-5-|
B|-------------------------5-6-5-------|
G|-------------------5-6-5-------------|
D|-------------5-6-5-------------------|
A|-------5-6-5-------------------------|
E|-5-6-5-------------------------------|

   u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
E|-5-6-5-------------------------------|
B|-------5-6-5-------------------------|
G|-------------5-6-5-------------------|
D|-------------------5-6-5-------------|
A|-------------------------5-6-5-------|
E|-------------------------------5-6-5-|

   d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d
E|-------------------------------5-7-5-|
B|-------------------------5-7-5-------|
G|-------------------5-7-5-------------|
D|-------------5-7-5-------------------|
A|-------5-7-5-------------------------|
E|-5-7-5-------------------------------|

   u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
E|-5-7-5-------------------------------|
B|-------5-7-5-------------------------|
G|-------------5-7-5-------------------|
D|-------------------5-7-5-------------|
A|-------------------------5-7-5-------|
E|-------------------------------5-7-5-|

   d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d
E|-------------------------------5-8-5-|
B|-------------------------5-8-5-------|
G|-------------------5-8-5-------------|
D|-------------5-8-5-------------------|
A|-------5-8-5-------------------------|
E|-5-8-5-------------------------------|

   u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
E|-5-8-5-------------------------------|
B|-------5-8-5-------------------------|
G|-------------5-8-5-------------------|
D|-------------------5-8-5-------------|
A|-------------------------5-8-5-------|
E|-------------------------------5-8-5-|

These exercises are based on the first exercise set, but I added left hand fingerings too. The exercises in Set 2 are therefore used to train the synchronous movement of fret and pick hand. This is very important if you want to play fast! Do these exercises every day!Note: you might have noticed that in every exercise, there are 3 notes per string. This is because economy picking is easier when playing an odd number of notes per string. When you have to play an even number of notes, use 1 (or 3, or 5, …) hammer-ons or pull-offs, so that you have to do an odd number of picks. Example:

H = hammer-on
P = pull-off

 

   d u d H d u d H d u d H d u d H d u d H d u d H
E|-----------------------------------------5-6-5-6-|
B|---------------------------------5-6-5-6---------|
G|-------------------------5-6-5-6-----------------|
D|-----------------5-6-5-6-------------------------|
A|---------5-6-5-6---------------------------------|
E|-5-6-5-6-----------------------------------------|

   d u d P d u d P d u d P d u d P d u d P d u d P
E|-----------------------------------------6-5-6-5-|
B|---------------------------------6-5-6-5---------|
G|-------------------------6-5-6-5-----------------|
D|-----------------6-5-6-5-------------------------|
A|---------6-5-6-5---------------------------------|
E|-6-5-6-5-----------------------------------------|

So, in these two exercises, there are 4 notes per string, but you do only 3 picks per string, and 1 hammer-on/pull-off.

Speed

Economy picking is the key factor of speed. But still, there are guitar players using economy who still aren’t able to play fast. Why is that? Is it because of a slow left hand? Or is there still a problem with their picking technique? As I’ve already said, the left hand is usually more than fast enought. You can try this yourself: give your right arm a rest, and use only your left hand. Try to play a fast guitar riff (for example, a major scale, see scales lessons) with only your left hand. You don’t have to hear the notes: just try to get the left hand fingerings right. It goes much faster than you would be able to play with both hands, doesn’t it? This means, there’s still a problem with the right hand picking technique. I Will explain these issues in the following sections.

What Part Of The Pick Is Used To Pick With

The pick is approximately 3 cm long and 2, 5 cm wide. You use the sharp pointed side to pick the strings with. I guess many people are rolling on the floor laughing their asses off while reading this. I know, it’s the basic of all basics, but there’s more. You know that you have to pick with the sharp edge of the pick, but do you know what part of the pick actually touches the string, in order to achieve maximum speed? The trick is to touch the strings with the tip of the pick. I mean, the very tip of the pick. Only the slightest touch of the string with the pick is enough to produce a clear sound. Most players really “pluck” the strings with their picks, mostly because their right arm muscles are overstrained. If you relax, you will find this subtle string touching much easier!

Knowing this, and combining it with economy picking, allows you to play real fast! Economy is based on smooth right hand movement, but if you “pluck” your strings instead of just slightly touching them, this smooth movement is impossible. So, relax, touch your strings slightly instead of plucking them, and you will play fast in no time!

Pick Angle

When alternate picking, the pick stands straight up (seen from the surface of the guitar body). But when “sweeping” up or down, your pick should be held at a certain angle, so that you don’t “pluck” the strings as I have described in the previous section. When moving down, the sharp edge of the pick should point slightly up. When moving up, the sharp edge of the pick should point slightly down. To hold your pick at an angle, use your wrist movement.

Why is this? Well, if you hold your pick at the described angle while moving over the strings, you “stroke” them instead of plucking them, resulting in a much smoother movement. And like I’ve already said: economy picking is based on a smooth right hand movement.

Note: when moving up, the sharp edge of your pick should point down. This may feel uncomfortable for your wrists at first, but after some exercising it shouldn’t be a problem.

A Speed Riff

As a conclusion, I’m going to let you play the riff that I’ve played for so many times now, the riff that I have used to learn economy picking. It’s a fragment out of Malmsteen’s Blitzkrieg.

 

E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------3-2---------|----------------------5-4---------|
D|----2-5-3-2---------2-----5-3-2---|----3-7-5-3---------4-----7-5-4---|
A|--3---------5-3-2-4-------------4-|--5---------7-5-4-6-------------6-|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

|----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------7-6---------|-------------------------9-8-----------|
|----6-9-7-6---------6-----9-7-6---|----7-11-9-7-----------8-----11-9-8----|
|--7---------9-7-6-8-------------8-|--9----------11-9-8-10--------------10-|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------11-10-------------|
|-----10-13-11-10-------------10-------13-11-10----|
|--11-------------13-11-10-12-------------------12-|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|------------|
|--------------------------------13-12-------------|------------|
|-----11-15-13-11-------------12-------15-13-12----|------------|
|--13-------------15-13-12-14-------------------14-|-15~--------|
|--------------------------------------------------|------------|

Note: I’m not adding right hand fingerings, you should be able to find out for yourself by now!

Conclusion

I would like to thank the players who have made the lessons before me; they have taught me a lot and they made this lesson possible. To all players who have learned from this lesson: I hope my lesson was of some use to you all, and I hope many people will learn from it and maybe write their own lessons about it someday!

All The Aspects Of Picking. Part 2

If you didn’t yet read the first lesson please do so before moving on to this one. There was a great response from the first lesson on picking and technique, so I decided to submit part II and elaborate somewhat on the economy side of things.

I have gotten countless e-mails asking about the specifics of economy picking and some people seemed a little confused.

Economy picking has one simple rule: When you move to a new string ALWAYS pick “into” or twards the string (if your moving to a string closer to the floor pick down. If your moving to a string closer to your face or the sky, then pick up) this goes for adjacent strings as well as skipping strings.

So, economy picking is basically just a rule that whenever you move to a new string while playing anything, you pick in the direction of that new string instead of going under the string and picking up, or instead of going over the string and picking down. This way it uses the kenetic energy already established with the last picking motion used. In other words, it saves time and energy, which means faster playing with less effort, physical effort that is. It does require a lot of mental work to get used to this type of picking.

Here is an example to make sure everyone gets it right this time. I feel bad for not explaining it in more detail on the last lesson:

d= downpick to the ground
u= uppick to the sky

If you were to play this using alternate picking the ups and down picks would work this way if you started on a downstroke…

 

|-------------------------------3-4-5---------------------------------|
|-------------------------3-4-5-------3-4-5---------------------------|
|-------------------3-4-5-------------------3-4-5---------------------|
|-------------3-4-5-------------------------------3-4-5---------------|
|-------3-4-5-------------------------------------------3-4-5---------|
|-3-4-5-------------------------------------------------------3-4-5---|
  d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d

Now I will underline where you are wasting energy by moving around the string just to keep with the alternate picking pattern.

 

|-------------------------------3-4-5---------------------------------|
|-------------------------3-4-5-------3-4-5---------------------------|
|-------------------3-4-5-------------------3-4-5---------------------|
|-------------3-4-5-------------------------------3-4-5---------------|
|-------3-4-5-------------------------------------------3-4-5---------|
|-3-4-5-------------------------------------------------------3-4-5---|
  d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d u d

Now I will write the down and up strokes how they would be for economy picking and underline the spots where picking will be easier and faster than economy (based on the laws of physics, which seem to superseed the laws of “but this cool guitarist does it this way” etc).

 

|-------------------------------3-4-5---------------------------------|
|-------------------------3-4-5-------3-4-5---------------------------|
|-------------------3-4-5-------------------3-4-5---------------------|
|-------------3-4-5-------------------------------3-4-5---------------|
|-------3-4-5-------------------------------------------3-4-5---------|
|-3-4-5-------------------------------------------------------3-4-5---|
  d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
  - - - - - - - - - - * - - - - - - - -

In this one above I marked off with an * where there is wasted motion, because of the ammount of notes on this string. But that could easily be fixed by placing the note that is causing the problem on the next string and only having 2 notes on the high e string, or simply add a note so it’s 4 notes, like this:

 

|-------------------------------3-4-5-0---------------------------------|
|-------------------------3-4-5---------3-4-5---------------------------|
|-------------------3-4-5---------------------3-4-5---------------------|
|-------------3-4-5---------------------------------3-4-5---------------|
|-------3-4-5---------------------------------------------3-4-5---------|
|-3-4-5---------------------------------------------------------3-4-5---|
  d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u u d u
  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Now every underlined note is economical and uses the least posible energy and time while playing, hence making it faster because an object in motion tends to stay in motion, also the shortest distance is a straight line, etc. So I hope those examples help you out if not here is one last version in short:

 

|------3| |------3|
|3-5-7--| |3-5-7--|
 d u d u   d u d d

And for all the wise asses who say “but that’s only starting on a downstroke,” ok then here it is starting on an upstroke:

 

|------3| |----2-3|
|3-5-7--| |3-5----|
 u d u d   u d d u

See how there is always a way to make it economical.The trouble with economy is that a lot of players starting out on it usually play a little loose time wise on the string changes or with a picking that’s either too loud or too soft. So make sure to pay good attention to the tempo and dynamics of your string changes in economy.

The exercises you used for alternate picking can and should be repracticed using economy. I suggest practicing alternate picking even if your planning on using strictly economy picking like myself. By practicing alternate still, you are actually making yourself work harder, so when you do play economy it will be that much easier on you (and faster).

Here are some more licks/exercises to work on for your economy picking, remember to do them as alternate picking too. This is all economy picking friendly. Starts off in major and decends with some scale alterations:

 

|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------11-12-|
|-------------------------------11-12-------11-14-12-------|
|----------10-12-------10-14-12-------14-12----------------|
|-10-14-12-------14-12-------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------12-14----------------|
|----------------12-14-------12-15-14-------15-14-12-------|
|-------11-14-12-------14-12-------------------------15-14-|
|-14-12----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------14-12----|
|-15-12------------------------------------------------------10----------|
|-------------15-12---------------------------------------11-------------|
|-------14-11-----------------------11-14--------------12-------------12-|
|-------------------14-10-12-----------------------12--------------------|
|-----------------------------14-12-------12-10-14-----------------------|

This one is harmonic minor based:

 

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------11-12-14-15-14-|
|--------------------------------9-11-12----------------|
|-------------------8-9-11-12-11------------------------|
|------------7-9-10-------------------------------------|
|-6-7-9-10-9--------------------------------------------|

|-12-14-15-------------------------------------|
|----------15-14-12----------------------------|
|-------------------11-1214--------------------|
|---------------------------14-12-11-----------|
|-------------------------------------7-9-10---|
|--------------------------------------------7-|

This is actually the blues scale, however it is played in such a way to make it sound a little odd. The rolling of the fretting fingers is tough to get perfect but will help you out with sweep arpeggios later on:

 

|----------------------------12-15-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------12-------15-------12-------------------------------|
|-------------------14-12-------------15-12----12-------14-------------------|
|-------12-14----14-------------------------------12-14----14-------12-13----|
|----12-------14----------------------------------------------14-12----------|
|-12----------------------------------------------------------------------12-|

This is a Wholetone scale pattern:

 

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------14-16-18-------------------|
|----------13-15-17-------------------15-17-19-|
|-12-14-16-------------------14-16-18----------|

|-------------------------------------18-20-22-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------19-21----------19-21-23----------|
|-16-18-------------18-20-22-------------------|
|-------17-19----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|

This is E-blues based:

 

|----------------------------------17-15-12----------|
|-------------------12-15-17-15-12----------15-14-12-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------12-14-17----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-12-15-17-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-15-14-12----------------------------------------|
|----------12-14-17-------------------------------|
|-------------------17-14-12-14-13-12-10----------|
|----------------------------------------12-10-12-|