Fade to Black (Fingerpicked)

Animated Fade to Black (Fingerpicked) tab by Metallica on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

As mentioned yesterday, there are 2 ways to play this song:

1) It can be played using mainly a pick (plectrum) throughout - or -
2) By alternating between fingerpicking for the clean parts, and switching to a pick for the heavy parts.

In this ActionTab we show you the 2nd method, Fingerpicking. Go here for the Picked Version instead.

There are pros and cons to either method. On the whole, picking is considered easier, but there are places where the pick and 3rd finger are used to play strings simultaneously. That's tricky stuff without practice. This is much less of a deal if you are fingerpicking (as we show here).

Just to be clear - this is exactly the same ActionTab as the Picked version of Fade to Black, except that fingerpicking dots are used instead of picked dots for the clean guitar parts! Also...you will still need a pick for the heavy parts!

Use the following quick links to jump to the start of each major song section:

Intro (Clean guitar sound)
Refrain* (Hit the distortion)
Verse (Back to clean guitar sound)
Refrain* (Hit the distortion. Keep until end)
Verse 2
Outro (The main solo is played over this part)

* Notice that with these 2 refrains there is an overlap between clean and distorted guitar. The first time, we show you the distorted guitar part. The second time we show the ending of the clean guitar. Both guitars do the same each time so pick and choose whichever you want to play!

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