I'm Broken - Pantera?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Sanjwise, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Sanjwise


    Feb 10, 2014
    Not sure if I should post this question on the technique page or not.

    I'm trying to learn I'm Broken by Pantera. it's pretty easy, accept that I am having trouble with the main riff.

    Do you guys play the first riff with open strings or in the third position starting off with the hammer ons on the G string (the song is down tuned one step) at the 5 and 7th frets?

    I find it really hard to get all the notes in (especially the 3rd fret D string) when I start of at the third position.

    Hope this makes sense. Really hard to explain in words.

  2. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    While I tend to prefer the tone of fretted notes to open ones, in this case, open notes are your friend.
  3. pravus

    pravus Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Broomfield, CO
    I've always played it by picking the 5th fret on the G string and then hammering onto the 7th fret. Then I pick the 7th fret D string, pull off to the 5th fret and then pick the 3rd fret by sliding my index finger down. Then it's just picking the open D. I don't know if that's correct, but it always sounded right to me.