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Old 05-26-2008, 01:52 PM   #21
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Ok so, I listen to and play mostly rock and metal, but I've decided I want to try something different and play a classical song. So now I need recommendations.

I'd like something that has a fairly "heavy" sound to it, if possible. I've been playing for almost a year now, so I guess I'm decent at guitar, but there are a looooot of things I don't know yet. The hardest thing I can play is the intro to "Welcome Home" by Coheed & Cambria. Also, whatever you recomend, it would be nice if it's something that UG has in Power Tabs.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:14 PM   #22
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FireMadeFlesh, do you mean classical guitar or classical like the period/type of music?
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #23
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I mean classical music. Like Beethoven/Bach/Mozart and the like. It doesn't necessarily have to be written for guitar as long as it sounds good on guitar. I play an electric.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:54 PM   #24
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Bach's "Little Fugue in G Minor" kicks ass but i'm not sure if you could play it after a year. It'd be a little difficult.

You wouldn't be able to play them at full speed but: Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter, 1st movement", Mozart's "rondo alla turca", Paganini's "Caprice 5".


Easy classical music seems like an oxymoron so i don't think you'll be able to find something you could really play like it it's supposed to sound. I don't mean that to be disheartening but you've only been playing a year. I've almost been playing 4 years and i barely touch classical. Maybe someone else could help you out.


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Old 05-26-2008, 04:59 PM   #25
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EDIT: I'm still waiting for someone to suggest a song in phrygian for me ...


Right, i have no idea about modes and that, im not very good on guitar theory, scales and the like.

so...i typed "a song in phrygian" on google and wikipedia came up with heavy metal and this is what it said:

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Phrygian harmony is used in songs such as Mercyful Fate's "Gypsy" (main riff I-♭II-I-VI-V), Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" (main riff built on the ♭II-I relation), and Sodom's "Remember the Fallen" (Introduction + main riff—the riff closing implies a Phrygian cadence: I-♭II-III).


oh, ive just realised, thats talking about harmonies, maybe not what your looking for, sorry.

But anyway, really nice idea for a thread, well done.

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Some examples of Phygian mode's usage in today's modern music include the Jefferson Airplane song "White Rabbit", the Bjork song "Hunter", the theme song of Unsolved Mysteries, and the Jimmy Somerville song "So Cold The Night".

Phygian mode is also widely used by Heavy Metal musicians because of its dark feeling. Some examples include the Metallica song "Wherever I May Roam", the Megadeth song "Symphony of Destruction" and the Iron Maiden song "Remember Tomorrow"


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Old 05-26-2008, 05:01 PM   #26
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Demon, are you looking for a modal Phrygian song or a heavy metal song?
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:08 AM   #27
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Demon, are you looking for a modal Phrygian song or a heavy metal song?
You know how you demonstrated modal dorian songs? Like, the over used example, Dminor to G7 vamp as being dorian. I wanted something similar but written around phrygian. Maybe a modal jazz song or something? I want to hear it done.

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You wouldn't be able to play them at full speed but: Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter, 1st movement", Mozart's "rondo alla turca", Paganini's "Caprice 5".
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:28 AM   #28
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to demonofthenight, just write one, that way you can tailor it to your needs and get more out of it.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:39 AM   #29
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to demonofthenight, just write one, that way you can tailor it to your needs and get more out of it.
But I want to hear how people who have been doing this music thing longer than me do it
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #30
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Oh well. I was being honest. It's a great song even though it's impossible (except for Jason Becker) to play full speed. I think it sounds great even only at like 1/3rd speed.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:47 PM   #31
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I have been playing for about two years and my main genres are rock to heavy metal and some death metal. I am looking for a song that will challenge my alternate and sweep picking(keep it simple since I am just learning)

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I have also been working on figerpicking for a few months and would like a good song to develop that as well, genre can be anywhere from classical to rock.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:04 PM   #32
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Alternate? Bark at the moon maybe?. I'm looking for a sweep picking song also, I'm just starting in sweep picking, so something intermediate for having a goal.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:00 AM   #33
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I have been playing for about two years and my main genres are rock to heavy metal and some death metal. I am looking for a song that will challenge my alternate and sweep picking(keep it simple since I am just learning)

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I have also been working on figerpicking for a few months and would like a good song to develop that as well, genre can be anywhere from classical to rock.
Yngwie malmsteen songs for the first suggestion (He's a damn genious, and his stuffs meant to be easy.)

Try greensleeves for a fingerpicking song. Damn easy. If you can do that, play classical gas REALLY slow. Alot of kids learn classical gas for some reason.

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Old 05-29-2008, 11:32 AM   #34
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I need an intermediate metal song in standard or dropped D tuning that includes a solo with alternate picking and sweep picking. I have been playing for 18 months.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:28 AM   #35
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I need an intermediate metal song in standard or dropped D tuning that includes a solo with alternate picking and sweep picking. I have been playing for 18 months.
How long have you been playing for, what bands do you usually listen to?
There are millions of metal bands writing metal songs, most of them in drop d or standard and almost all of them that have solo's.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:55 AM   #36
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I'm currently in the process of writing tablature for Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Stravinsky is the Heavy Metal of Classical music. Way ahead of his time.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:52 PM   #37
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Ok guys, can you suggest a song that's got a fun riff, with a pretty cool solo, i've been playing for almost five years, and i can play songs like: Pearl Jam's Alive, and Phish's You Enjoy Myself and i'm looking for a challange.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:55 PM   #38
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K.. Been playing for 2 and a bit years. Over these past 2 years iv basically been working on my techniquemore than anything. I can play5 songs ALL the way through (embarassing...). I mainly write my own material for my band so i've not really been learning songs (but that doesn't matter)

Im looking for a song in standard tuning, or Drop D. I play metal and neo-classical shred stuff such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Megadeth etc. but i'm willing to try anything which will push me to my limit. I can sweep pick, alternate pick, tap, string skip, and my legato is pretty good too. So yeah thanks people
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:26 PM   #39
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Demon:

Do you know Chuck Mangione? His song "Children of Sanchez" uses a lot of Phrygian stuff and you know enough theory to know when he isn't.
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Ok guys, can you suggest a song that's got a fun riff, with a pretty cool solo, i've been playing for almost five years, and i can play songs like: Pearl Jam's Alive, and Phish's You Enjoy Myself and i'm looking for a challange.

I didn't think i would contribute to this thread, but you seem to perfectly describe-
Led Zeppelin - In the Evening

Let me know when you have heard/learnt it. Riffs really don't get any funner than that one.
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