#1
well i just posted this not too long ago in the pit, and it got closed because i guess it wasnt the right forum so maybe this is a better place. anyways heres my question:

(thank god for copy and paste)

I've been playing guitar for about a year now, and i can tell that i've been making good progress. The only thing is all i have really done is just work on my improvising, and my technique. Even though i can just start playing whatever comes off the top of my head, and have it sound pretty alright, it no doubt gets repetitive and i've kinda hit a brick wall. My friends said i should learn some songs to get a feel for other methods and playing styles. The problem with that is most of what i listen too (Children of Bodom, Wintersun, things like that) are uh... too complex for me right now >.<' lol. So any ideas what some relatively simple but good to practice metal songs would be?
#2
Some Iron Maiden solos aren't too bad... Number of the Beast and The Trooper.

You'll have hammer-ons coming out the wazoo once you master Dave Murray's stuff!

Black Sabbath solos are great, Iron Man and Paranoid being some of my favourites.