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Natural harmonics can be used to create truly evil and dramatic sounding sections for your next metal masterpiece. Take the intro to the Metallica penned "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" from the must-have Master of Puppets album to which this two-bar moodring is influenced by. Simply playing 12th position natural harmonics this lick aptly sets up a brooding vibe perfect for an intro played on a dim lit stage waiting for the flashpots to blast a bolt of awesome sky high. Not looking to soundtrack a funeral march? This approach can also serve the not-so-dark sides of metal as heard in "Jet City Woman" from the Queensryche CD, Empire.

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