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Master of Puppets Lesson Smart Harmony

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The Smart Harmony effect in the Line 6 effects units is really cool. This patch came preloaded on my HD500 and it's fun to mess around with. It also comes with M9, M13, HD300, HD400, HD Pro, etc. The patch is called Master of Puppets Solo. I think Metallica has something to do with it. :)

In this lesson, we will learn a fast hammer-on / pull-off lick that is very useful, and as the lesson shows you - you can move along the different patterns of the scale and apply the same idea. I learned this from shredders back in the 80s.

Try setting it to a 5th or a 4th too - that can create some cool things when you are using the pentatonic scale. Enjoy

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Bob Ward said...

Hi
My grandson wants to set his amp to get a tone the same as Sonny Landrith. can you please tell me how to set his amp to make his guitar sound the same

Comment added on May 04, 2012
Rich said...

Love that MOP tone Robert, only trouble is I don't have a HD500,wish I did. Great lesson again & awesome playing.
Thanks, Rich.

Comment added on January 27, 2012
Robert Renman said...

Gromek, it's very smart indeed! I don't really know where it gets its intelligence from! Somehow, it figures out the scale you are playing and adds the correct major/minor third. There is also pitch glide, with will any specific interval to what you are playing, and it does not care about the scale.

Comment added on January 27, 2012
gromek said...

Interesting – gives you some kind of Boston (the band, not the city) sound from way back.
I don't understand, though, how the software understands what key you're going to play in in order to produce the correct thirds (major or minor) respective to the diatonic steps of the scale. Or are you just restricted to e minor here?

Comment added on January 27, 2012

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