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American Life by Primus

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by opivy3056, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Hey everyone,

    I just got "Sailing the seas of cheese" by primus and im trying to learn some of the songs. Ive just run into a few errors.
    On the main riff to American Life, is he using flamenco or popping both the G and D strings before hammering on the 3rd and 5th frets? Ive been working on this for a few hours and im feeling stupid because I dont know if Im doing it right.

    I should really look into buying sheet music!

    thanks for your help
  2. I'll try to tab it.

    e 3
    d 0-3-5 0-3-5
    g 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Just the low G, then hammer on and off the F and G on the D string and let the G ring out. And after five of the D-F-G things on the D hold the G on the D and let the G ring out.

    And listen carefully to the recording.
  3. Roberto


    Dec 24, 2004
    Slap low G, slap D string, hammer F & G with left hand and stroke the D & G string while hammering.