Metallica - One | Cover (work in progress)

That was fantastic Jeff! I would be very happy with where you are. Sounding great and as always I am impressed with your technique. Really great listen and thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Eddie! Yes, despite some of what I said above :sweat_smile:, I am happy to get to this point, of course much more to learn but certainly pleased to have got this far :slight_smile:
Thanks so much for checking this out and for your kind words mate, super appreciate it! :metal: :sunglasses:

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Man, that was great! I’m impressed! :clap:

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Not much I can add to what others have said other than good job man :clap::clap::clap::clap: If i can play a fraction of that someday then I’ll be very happy indeed

I think one thing that can be misunderstood about metal is that it’s harder than people think to make a lot of noise AND sound good AND be able to play it again and again consistently!

One of my practice routines at the moment is playing power chords to a metronome but it’s a lot more fun with the amp turned up and lashings of fuzz :joy:

For me this album is quite significant because it was just out as I was starting to get into metal at the end of the 80s so I’ve listened to it A LOT!!! It’s somewhat scary to think that it’s 35 years since it was released :scream:

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Oh yes :guitar: :notes:! Unfortunately others in my house disagree…but I get a big smile on my face, playing ffw a few years, maybe my grandchildren answer the question from their friends: “What kind of noise is that?” with: “Oh, that’s my grandmother, playing the soul out of her guitar :heart_eyes:!”

I completely underestimated how difficult it is to use them in songs and to speed them up for being able to play songs :joy:. And don’t talk about the speed needed to play lead. I reckon, I’ll never get there in my life anymore…so hats off for everyone being capable to get there :slightly_smiling_face:.


Thanks so much @Rob_K & @mattswain! Really appreciate you guys checking this out and for your kind words! :metal::smiley:

Hell yeahs it is! Good stuff Matt! :metal:

:exploding_head: That’s so nuts eh! :crazy_face::sweat_smile:

This! Yes! Love it! :heart_eyes::metal::smiley:


Hello Jeff, this One is part of those very few Metallica 'songs I know :sunglasses::guitar::roll_eyes: It seems to me you’re doing an amazing job as it sounds great! As you can imagine I wouldn’t be able to say how you’ll improve it but I was happy to read you’re overall happy with it, this is for sure something to be proud of! I also enjoyed the production of the video, it seems so difficult to synch the audios, are you using any particular software or app? Bravo! :clap::clap::clap::blush:

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Hi Silvia :wave::smiley: Thanks so much for checking this out and for your kind words! :pray::hugs:

Yes, I’m doing all the post-production in DaVinci Resolve, using the free version of this video editing software from Blackmagic. From my research, this is the best free editor out there, in fact it was originally recommended to me from our Media Production techs at the university I work at. I’ve found it great and certainly makes putting together more complex productions much easier. If you’ve worked with Adobe Premier or, say, OpenShot, then the learning curve won’t be too difficult. Otherwise there are good help videos on their website or YouTube. In saying that, I enjoy this sort of stuff and like spending time learning it, however could imagine others finding it unnecessary time away from the guitar! :joy:

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Hi Jeff,

Great job.
Tallica at their classic best - and an awesome live song.
Absolutely nailed the bridge into the solo. Great stamina. Makes you appreciate how these guys keep it going for an whole gig.
Air drumming was going 10 to the dozen.

I’ll bite David. :slight_smile:
“JK, I’m sure you are right and as equally sure many would say One is one of U2’s best songs and better than all but a few of Metallica’s songs, those being their best songs off that Black Album …”
:astonished: :astonished: :astonished:

One of U2s best songs - for sure.
Better than all but a few Tallica songs - define few. Lol. Wouldn’t even get inside 'Tallica’s top 20. :slight_smile:

Jeff - Awesome.


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Great job on this one! You are pretty much aware of things that need working on so well on this. Plus, thank you for inspiring me to return to this one and try to fully learn it after a decade (or maybe even 15 years)!

If you get a chance, go and see Metallica live. They are on fire! And their new album is made to be played live in my opinion. “One” is also one of the best songs to show how well James’ vocal aged.

Thanks so much @Digger72 & @glpguitar!! Super appreciate you guys checking this out!

Yeah, that’s nuts eh?! Forearms of steel! :muscle:

Excellent! :metal: :metal: :metal:

Defintely! :wink: :sweat_smile:

That’s awesome! Stoked to hear that! :metal:

Rad! Soooooo jealous you’ve seen them playing recently and got to hear their new stuff live! Agreed, I think it would be much better hearing those tracks live than the polished album version. I have my fingers crossed that they come back to NZ some time soon, would love to see them live again. Last time was back in 2008 (front row standing right beneath the stage - it was epic! :metal:). I did have a top tier ticket to see them again in 2019 but it got cancelled as James had to go back to rehab :roll_eyes: :sweat_smile:

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STRUTH JEFF! Man that was awesome. You certainly owned this one. It is so impressive watching you play and you always seem to go balls deep and pick a long song as well.

He put some acoustic in there Mr P, what more must a man do, sing as well? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Thanks Stefan!!! :smiley: This is a tricky one for sure and plenty still to get right, but stoked to get this far and super fun song to play! :metal: :sunglasses: Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for checking it out! :smiling_face:

:joy: Yep that was literally my token acoustic part just for David! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Thanks Jeff, I don’t find it to be unnecessary, on the contrary I would like to be better at production and I’m taking a note of this to check it out when I’ll finally decide to spend some time on it…and I’m very happy it’s free, as I wouldn’t spend money for it because…guess what?.. I want to buy a new guitar :star_struck::joy:

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That’s great, Silvia, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with the software, it really is fantastic :sunglasses:

…And saving money for THIS is definitely the priority!!! Wooohoooo!! :guitar: :metal: :smiley: :+1:

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Hi @nzmetal

I don’t have too much to add to the praise you’ve already received, so I’ll just say that I’d love to hear a finished version including all solos.

This is a song I’d love to learn, together with Master of Puppets and several from Kill’em All (my favourite Metallica album) but right now I’m working on other stuff, so it will probably take years before I even start on this one. So many songs, so little time (& skills)…

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Hahahaha!! From another world!
Not quite sure if i find any even if i really really looked.
Not even sure Mr. Hammet and Mr Hetfield could find much…

Nah. Seriously Jeff… some people are just ment too do music. I know that most of us can do music with a lot of excersise etc.etc…But this is just another level :fire::fire::fire:

Just out of curiosity. How long have you been playing?
You have this just as a hobby?

Im in awe🙌🏻

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Thanks so much @Metalbrain & @tRONd!! Really appreciate you guys checking this out and for your kind words! :smiley: :+1:

Nice! Such a great album and some awesome tracks on there to learn! :metal: Four Horseman is one of my fav tracks and I’m keen to learn that properly one day. Hope you find time to also learn some of those tracks too, I’d love to see you play them!! :metal:

:rofl: lol! Thanks mate!

Well, I have been messing around with guitar for quite a while (first picked one up in my teens) but never really took it seriously until the past couple of years (started from scratch on Justin’s beginner course last year to help with forming structure to my practice) however, yeah, I have played for a while I guess :wink: and songs like this tend to be what I spend the majority of my time on rather than other things (like proper technique!) that I probably should be learning :joy:
I put a bit of my background into a recent thread here: What got you into your guitar journey.
Guitar’s just a hobby at the moment but have a longer term goal of either doing some recording or forming a band and doing gigs (or maybe both? :thinking:). However no real progress on either yet and the latter has proven really tricky as I don’t know anyone with the time and interest to form a band at the moment unfortunately.
Thanks again for checking this out, really appreciate it!! :metal:

@nzmetal this is awesome!! And justice for all is such a good album! I love that u added the acoustic guitar too🤘

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Thanks Tuva!! :grinning::+1: Really appreciate you checking it out! This is a super fun one to play, kinda of a mix of styles that makes it really interesting. You have exceptional taste in music! Looking forward to seeing what you’re learning next! :metal:

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