#1
In my playing. I've been playing for about six months now, and I can't find any new songs to learn that are above my playing level, that aren't just too hard for me! I can comfortably play Stairway (of course) Hearts Burst Into Fire, My Curse, the first two minutes or so of Canon Rock (before it gets ridiculous), Laid to Rest, and Thunderstruck. Can someone please help by suggesting my new songs or techniques to try out?
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#2
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Try song's you've never heard before, look up bands you actually don't like and learn their songs.
#3
you have some good equipment for 6 months lol

Get into Buckethead and Paul Gilbert ( though majority of their music is complex, listen to it anyways, it's good stuff ), learn some more Killswitch Engage songs?
#4
Thanks a lot. Buckethead seams a bit out of my reach for now, and I've been meaning to learn some more KSE, just havn't gotten around to it lol.

Edit: And what are some good bands to look into? I like metalcore, hard rock, even a little bit of hair metal lol. But nothing really black metal or death
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#7
learn a new style of music.
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Your really far for only 6 months, you practice a lot?

I try to fit in an hour a day. I'm picking up lessons again when basketball season is over, they really seem to help a lot. And to the person who suggested to try other music, what do you suggest? I want to learn some jazz and blues, but I really don't know any good artists lol. Sorry for that bit of ignorance
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I try to fit in an hour a day. I'm picking up lessons again when basketball season is over, they really seem to help a lot. And to the person who suggested to try other music, what do you suggest? I want to learn some jazz and blues, but I really don't know any good artists lol. Sorry for that bit of ignorance
Jimi Hendrix played blues/jazz/hard rock try that.
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I try to fit in an hour a day. I'm picking up lessons again when basketball season is over, they really seem to help a lot. And to the person who suggested to try other music, what do you suggest? I want to learn some jazz and blues, but I really don't know any good artists lol. Sorry for that bit of ignorance



I never practiced that much that early lol. But then I was 9 when i started so thats part of it.


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To contribute

Learn things with more solos in them.
#12
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I never practiced that much that early lol. But then I was 9 when i started so thats part of it.


*edit*

To contribute

Learn things with more solos in them.

Yea thats what I'm trying to find. I can play the Hotel California solo, I just hate it with a passion because of all of the bends lol. I like to learn Avenged Sevenfold stuff, but their solos are just have too many sweeps and triplets, but their riffs are fun to play.
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#13
there should be a thread that says "begginer songs" or something like that, that should help you.
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Yea thats what I'm trying to find. I can play the Hotel California solo, I just hate it with a passion because of all of the bends lol. I like to learn Avenged Sevenfold stuff, but their solos are just have too many sweeps and triplets, but their riffs are fun to play.


Thats part of the challenge dude! Sweeping is a difficult technique to learn for almost every guitarist. You should work on that if nothing else since you have hit a wall.
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there should be a thread that says "begginer songs" or something like that, that should help you.
bob marley-redemption
pixies-where is my mind
anything from the violent femmes...

I'm past those... But I guess I'll try some of the basic sweeping lessons on UG today, thanks for all of your help!
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#16
No, you're not....you're never "past" anything and the fact that you're struggling would indicate that you need to spend more time on the "easy" stuff. There's no such thing as a beginner song or something that's too easy, only songs you can play and songs you can't.

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Yea thats what I'm trying to find. I can play the Hotel California solo, I just hate it with a passion because of all of the bends lol. I like to learn Avenged Sevenfold stuff, but their solos are just have too many sweeps and triplets, but their riffs are fun to play.

Forget sweeping for the time being, you're blatantly not ready for it because you're having issues with far easier, more fundamental techniques...the Hotel California solo isn't horrendously difficult. It sounds like you're simply expecting things to be easier than they are, it doesn't matter how long you've been playing or how "good" you are, if you don't know something it's going to take time to learn it. It could be that you're just not as good as you think you are and need to brush up on yur basic techinque so work on your picking, fretting, playing in time and work on your bends.

Try something like the solo in Highway to Hell by AC/DC - if you can play that then there's no reason you can't learn Hotel California, you just won't be able to play it instantly. You've listed things you can play, but we have no idea how well you can play them and that's all that matters - I'm guessing you can't actually play them as well as you think.
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#18
Pull harder is relatively easy. But it's an intense riff. Hmmmm. Ember to inferno?

Maybe try a different technique? Work on finger picking for example. Or tapping?
#19
Funny, I feel the same way...

Then again, the only reason I feel the same way is my death metal band is forcing me to play in drop C (although that tuning is good for metal, I can write stuff just as well in standard, goddamnit!)

But, to contribute: Try stuff from all sorts of different genres. Talk to your friends and ask them what their favorite musician is, look them up, listen to their stuff, and play it.

Hell, I hit a wall last night, but now i'm trying Cowboys from Hell by Pantera. Good stuff.

and a song I suggest trying...AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock". Friggin' amazing song, and the solos might test you a bit.

Good luck though!
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Pull harder is relatively easy. But it's an intense riff. Hmmmm. Ember to inferno?

Maybe try a different technique? Work on finger picking for example. Or tapping?

Hmm, what would be some good fingerpicking songs to work on?
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#21
If you want good finger picking technique then you must start simple. ex: twinkle twinkle little star

But seriously...


After you get better 600 A.D. / Wind Scene is a very nice song using finger picking.
#23
best thing is to find artists you never heard of from a different genre and learn it...always gives me inspiration and excitement
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#24
Just keep playing watching and learning. Guitar is not something learned/masterd in "x" amount of time.
#25
learn the 12 bar blues progression and learn to solo over it in A minor and E minor... Just knowing what the pentatonic and blues scale is isn't enough to know how to improv. So get yourself a backing track, get a good idea of what sounds good with what, and also listen to some blues players like stevie ray vaughn.

I played ONLY metal for a while until i started to open up to new things and i love improv more than anything else. I'll sit in my room for hours just improvising. Plus, you can tell almost ANY good guitarist in the world to do 12 bar blues in A and he'll know what to do. There- instant jam sessions
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