#1
i'm really into to progressive death metal , how is it different from death metal and how do u play that?
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i'm really into to progressive death metal , how is it different from death metal and how do u play that?


If you really were into it, you'd notice certain stylistic differences between the two genres.

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#6
The whole point of prog music is that you don't follow any set of rules. No one can tell you how to play progressively, that would defeat the purpose.

Take Opeth and Meshuggah for example... both are great progressive bands, but they are both completely different. That's because the composers have their different ways of viewing music, and they don't let the classic death metal style get in their way.

To be honest, I can't stand straight up death metal. I gotta take it prog.
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#7
It's like playing Nirvana, but faster, with little or no powerchords, cleanly, with more technique, and complex time signatures.
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Listen to Opeth
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J/w what do you mean by how to play it?

I'm no expert on metal, since none of my friends are into death metal, but I'd suggest listening to Cynic, Necrophagist, Cryptopsy, Atheist, and Death. Unless your idea of prog death metal is different than mine. I personally consider those bands prog or tech death. Cynic and Death especially, "Uroboric Forms", "How Could I", and "Veil of Maya" by Cynic are good, and "Crystal Mountain", "Perennial Quest", and "Lack of Comprehension" are pretty good.

I just started listening to Death, so I'm guessing they have other great songs too, I just don't have all their albums yet.
#10
Progressive usually incorporates musical styles outwith the metal genre (such as classical, folk medieval etc) and moulds them with more traditional death metal aspects such as heavily distorted guitars, heavy riffs, modern approaches to guitar solo and death metal style vocals.

Progressive also tends to be more melodic.
#11
Take normal Death Metal and make it as pretentious as you possibly can.

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#12
actually it isnt death metal but some good beginner "progessive music" to start with is between the buried and me, it will show you progressive abit, but progressive is more of an opinion than a set of its own "genre" rules, you gotta be more creative and what not.
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Sorry man. Master's Apprentice is pretty easy

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Get some Anally Injected Death Sperm and you'll be tearing it up better any other deathprog guitarist ever will

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what are some easy progressive death metal songs

Prog generally implies that it's not going to be easy. Other than the solo, "Sentiment" by Cynic is easy once you get the gay timing in the intro down. Also, "Crystal Mountain" by Death is pretty easy.
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Anything by Necrophagist

Especially "Diminished to Be". My band mostly plays Green Day and Fall Out Boy covers, but we usually warm up with that song.
#22
Someone summed this up well before by saying that if you knew anything about it then you'd understand it, but that's still being a little short with you, as I don't think your question was as thorough as it could be.

Anything can be progressive, so long as it variates upon it's beginnings three or more times (that's the general rule) - A good (but boring) example is ''band on the run'' by ''wings''... now, no doubt there will be 15 people trying to castrate me for mentioning hippies on a death metal thread, but hear me out... The song changes several times, almost in the same nature as a medley BUT each differentiating riff contains some some sort of a cohesive theme that ties in with the previous riff, such as picking up speed gradually between differing parts of the song at a uniform ratio... Still with me? Progressive music sucks if there's no rules involved, because there needs to be some sort of cohesion that ties each riff to each other, even if only loosely.

Still, some snob could come along and yell at me for not talking in more concrete terms, so I'll say this - Progressive music as a genre SUCKS - Every decent band does it on the odd occasion and that's about it... but anyone who sticks with it tends to be tremendously boring, so I don't see any reason why you'd need to focus on it so exclusively, as opposed to using progressive patterns as a glorified one-off.
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progressive = classic and jazz influences and song structures differing from other genres. Progressive bands also change time signatures a LOT, so you may take that into consideration.

EDIT : Decayingdave, you idiot. ever heard of Rush, Dream Theater, Opeth ?
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It's like playing Nirvana, but faster, with little or no powerchords, cleanly, with more technique, and complex time signatures.

This.
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(Progressive Metal is) like playing Nirvana, but faster, with little or no powerchords, cleanly, with more technique, and complex time signatures.

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Ideally, you don't.

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Especially "Diminished to Be". My band mostly plays Green Day and Fall Out Boy covers, but we usually warm up with that song.

For sure. I also suggest learning some Spawn of Possession - it's pretty easy stuff.
#29
to play progressive death metal.
you need mad skills.
and a bassist with a massive willy.
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to play progressive death metal.
you need mad skills.
and a bassist with a massive willy.

Is he gonna play bass with it, Murderface-style?

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Still, some snob could come along and yell at me for not talking in more concrete terms, so I'll say this - Progressive music as a genre SUCKS - Every decent band does it on the odd occasion and that's about it... but anyone who sticks with it tends to be tremendously boring, so I don't see any reason why you'd need to focus on it so exclusively, as opposed to using progressive patterns as a glorified one-off.


Pink Floyd. Porcupine Tree. Camel. Opeth. Gojira. Meshuggah. Cynic. Atheist. King Crimson. Rush.

I could go on. Just shut up.
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I don't know how I didn't notice that as a joke...
#35
learn to play straight classical before shred. it will make shred seem easy by comparison
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Especially "Diminished to Be". My band mostly plays Green Day and Fall Out Boy covers, but we usually warm up with that song.

I lol'd. for a second i thought you were serious.
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You need a delay pedal
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Progressive just means that the music changes dramatically over its course. It features many transitions and sections that have little or no similarities with each other. There is rarely a strong central musical theme because the differing passages don't give a main theme any support or development. It also lacks a definite form, so it can change without using any established conventions.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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