Even though I know every single Metallica song (from before Newsted left) I find it very difficult to play along to some of the songs. Today I realized that I’m having difficulty specifically with Newsted songs. Namely… ha ha… I can’t distinguish the bass. I’m no problem with Orion (though I can’t get through the song completely yet), but the Black Album songs.. there comes a point where I just can’t hear the bass and I get lost.
Right now I’m focusing on learning “So What”, along with my ongoing struggle with “Orion”. Thank god for the metronome, I’m learning to play the rhythm which has this small tiny hiccup where it skips the 2nd beat sometimes and that is what seems to get me all screwed up.
Now, I’m pretty sure …and Justice for All is the only album famous for Metallica turning down the bass, but really, I should look into the other albums, I don’t think they’re exactly bass friendly either.