Losfer Words

Animated Losfer Words tab by Iron Maiden on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) is one hell of a pumping tune. An instrumental song from Maiden's Powerslave Album, it rocks mightily.

The fast 'triplet' style picking in Losfer Words is typical of Maiden. If you can do this, you can play most Iron Maiden songs. The song starts with this technique. Pay careful attention to the pick stroke directions. In your mind break the rhythm into sections of 3 notes:

Here's the notes and the string numbers in 3's...

2-2-2, 2-2-3, 2-2-3, 2-2-3
A-A-A, A-A-A, A-A-G, A-A-F#


Although there is damping involved - a good tip is to practice it slower and without damping until your fingers know what to do. Then you can work more on refining it by adding in the open notes. To play like this the skill is mostly in your strumming hand.

Remember - for Maiden, think in 3's. It's nearly always the rhythm for their songs, giving that 'galloping' sound.

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