Metallica - Sad but True - Solo[source]
<title>Metallica - Sad but True - Solo</title>
<description>My recording of the solo from Metallica's "Sad but True"</description>
<series order="17">2022 music project</series>
<em>Sad but True</em> is the 2nd track from Metallica's "sellout"
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica_(album)">self-titled album</a>,
released in 1991. It's less thrash-metal and more... I don't know. <em>Better</em>
metal. I wanted to do a solo from this album that wasn't <em>Enter Sandman</em>
(although I may do that one, too, just for fun). Also, conveniently, this song
is downtuned a whole step to D, just like
<glacius:link page="music/projects/forsaken-solo">Dream Theater's <em>Forsaken</em></glacius:link>,
so I didn't have to retune my guitar. And that's always a big win in my book.
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<em>Sad but True</em> solo from Metallica's "black" album
I also didn't want to a true thrash-metal solo, as I'll need to practice
my downstroking for the rhythm parts. I need to work my way up to that.
Practicing my E-minor pentatonics while doing my best Kirk Hammett impression
Recorded in <a href="https://ardour.org/">Ardour</a>
and <a href="http://hydrogen-music.org/">Hydrogen</a> was used to program
the drum track.
<caption>Screenshot of my Ardour/Hydrogen setup</caption>