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Old 05-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Very easy songs that are heavy and use lots of distortion

I'm just starting to play guitar, and want heavy, distorted songs so it'll sound cool even though I suck. And are there any easy solos I can play?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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non-guitarists can't see the difference between music and stuff like this

Anything with decent tempo will impress them, especially if you play fast and add lots of distortion

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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^What the heck is that guy doing! At the same time it's interesting in that, like you said, someone who's not a musician might think, of course that it doesn't sound nice, but that the guy is legitimately playing metal riffs.

Anyway OP, yeah sure there are plenty of easy heavy songs.
So it depends on what sort of bands you like. For sure, some of the easiest to play that still sounds heavy is songs by Slipknot if that's your thing, Disturbed and well pretty much tons of Nu Metal bands that play in Dropped tuning. But I don't recommend starting with dropped tuning because you won't learn proper (barre/power)chords. It's still fine if you just wanna learn some riffs that sound great. Fear Factory has some easy stuff too but the rhythm is often a bit tricky at first.
The first song I learned on electric guitar was "Before I Forget" by Slipknot and that was coming straight from Guitar Hero, the song is much easier on real guitar (and probably the only case of that )
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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For Whom the Bell Tolls is a good first metal song. It's really easy with some practice and the lead line sounds really impressive even if you're a beginner.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:41 AM   #5
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Entombed - Wolverine blues. First song I learned actually.

Jungle rot - virus. Actually anything by jungle rot is stupidly easy groovy stuff that relies on heavy downtuning.

Six Feet Under - Silent Violence. Another song i nailed fast


*edit* sorry, i misread. You said solos, not songs. Cant help there, im more rhythm guy.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:49 AM   #6
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You might want to look into some Rammstein for heavy and (mostly) easy to play songs.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:57 AM   #7
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non-guitarists can't see the difference between music and stuff like this

Anything with decent tempo will impress them, especially if you play fast and add lots of distortion


Thing is thats probably all he needs to be able to play to be able to pick up some chicks
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:34 AM   #8
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The first song I learned was Monster by Skillet. In fact, it's easy enough that I could've told somebody how to play it before I got my first guitar just by watching Ben Kasica's tutorial for it a few times. There's no solo, though, it's just rhythm.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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Entombed - Wolverine blues. First song I learned actually.

Jungle rot - virus. Actually anything by jungle rot is stupidly easy groovy stuff that relies on heavy downtuning.

Six Feet Under - Silent Violence. Another song i nailed fast


*edit* sorry, i misread. You said solos, not songs. Cant help there, im more rhythm guy.

Could you please recommend something other than death metal? I want to play a genre I can tolerate.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #10
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Could you please recommend something other than death metal? I want to play a genre I can tolerate.



You should have elaborated more than just saying "heavy distortion" man.

From top of my head, Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls, Orion and Seek And Destroy. Typical songs for all rock and metal beginnners. Or anything by ACDC.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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I started with Metallica's slower melodic solos such as Fade To Black and Master of Puppets. Fairly easy and once you get them down it is a good achievement as a beginner.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #12
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You should have elaborated more than just saying "heavy distortion" man.

From top of my head, Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls, Orion and Seek And Destroy. Typical songs for all rock and metal beginnners. Or anything by ACDC.


I'm learning Metallica songs, anything else other than AC/DC?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
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Rammstein for sure. Really fun music aswell.
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I'm learning Metallica songs, anything else other than AC/DC?



Black Sabbath. Paranoid, Electric Funeral, Iron Man. All good songs to practice. Solos are not insanely hard either.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #15
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Walk by Pantera is cool as well. Try it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Sad But True by Metallica is super heavy and easy to learn. My bands drummer is learning some Lamb Of God as well. You could look into that. Redneck is fairly easy. You could also buy the game Rocksmith, it's actually quite funny to play with a real guitar, and it does help
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:00 PM   #17
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Can i get recommendations other than Metallica?
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #18
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I'd recommend du hast - rammstein
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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lol it's always Metallica, ACDC and Black Sabbath, it's always recommended and they are great but it does get old after hearing it 1000x times. you know it's sad but true..yea yea.. Tonny Iommi solos are kind of rhythmically tricky and there are some fast blues bends if you want to play them by the book but nothing terribly difficult but I would never say they are easy like most people do

I would like to add System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine and Sepultura
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #20
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rammstein is not all that easy you know? try copy their tonr and tempo (mein teil) but it's not hard either. Or you could try Misfists! The Graves era has some insane distortion efects, fast and fairly easy punk riffs (so you pretty much constantley hit same chord/note as fast as you can) sounds cool
But really, metallica would be your best bet. It's heavy, it's metal, sounds uberCool and relativeley easy (unless you want to play it up to speed )) that's where it gets tricky!
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