#1
hi my names bob and ive been playing heavy metal and all its styles and i have a great thirst for knowledge of the guitar still after 3 years but i dont see much more ahead. ive masted sweep apreggios and all the fast tremelo picking stuff and speed in general but i dont know what comes next. ive read heaps and heaps that being able to sweep on guitar is what makes pro's pro's. all this modern metal not with all the screaming vocals and no time signatures to speak of guitar riffs and out of time drums to me is complete nonsense( i mean no direspect to it). i love the screams and the vocals over 80% of the time but its the music behind it. it doesnt use any scales or modes unless its the solos and even then it can be random. i find that to be the only thing left. complete randomness. ive learnt the majority of these songs and its just another song to me. jus more nonsense. what do i do? where do i go from here?
#2
stop being a whiny emo bitch and play for the fun of it. if you don't like it then stop.
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#3
Learn a different genre, jazz, country, clasical or somthing. Your not a real pro till you can play it ALL.
#4
You've played 3 years and you dont think you can advance any further? Silly boy, learn to play another style? You may have somewhat good knowledge and skills for metal, but how about other genres? Maybe start composing your own songs? Learn to improvise?
Trust me, your journey is just beginning...
#5
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#6
Learn music theory. Then take all those fancy speed playing skills and forget about them. Learn to write good songs with catchy melodies and make music that will be widely loved by the masses.

Now by this time you should unveil the master shred skills and become a household name like Van Halen.

If that doesn't work try what the guy ahead of me said.
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#7
I don't understand half of what you're trying to say. No, you cannot master arpeggios after only 3 years of practice. I can tell, because you probably don't know anything about theory. It takes a life time.

Being able to sweep on the guitar make you a pro? Haha, I can't take you seriously! The fact that you are only 13-14 years old only shows that you have no clue. Sweep picking is only a technique, which isn't that necessary anyway.

What to do next... Learn your theory, learn how to use your theory on the guitar, learn how to make music... The list goes on and on, there's so much to do!
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Like I said, it's just starting...


Exactly!
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#11
hes an idiot. AN IDIOT!
Since when does the music not use scales. May i use trivium as an example? Of course. i dont care what u think. Anyways, in one of their new songs, Like Callisto to a star in heaven, The main riff is pretty much the start of a B minor scale. still think that there arent any scales used in music? wtf thats the dumbest thing i ever heard. it doesnt even seem right , writing it. ....damn
#12
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You've played 3 years and you dont think you can advance any further? Silly boy, learn to play another style? You may have somewhat good knowledge and skills for metal, but how about other genres? Maybe start composing your own songs? Learn to improvise?
Trust me, your journey is just beginning...

+1
also a challenge: have a friend play rhythm to a song, and you play the lead to the same song. halfway through the song, switch; you do the rhythm and he does the lead. harder than you think.
#13
You're looking at one very, very VERY small genre of generic-band-filled music, you know nothing about the actual music, you can't decipher anything and you can't pick up anything.

No, you've barely even started. Enjoy the ride.
#15
Cut some fingers off and go Django on our asses.
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#17
*Sprays out flames

I actually understand what you are saying. You feel your genre has nothing new. I felt the same way about a decade ago after playing finger-picked country ballads. Now that I am trying to learn metal, its like I'm starting all over. Try going in reverse from what I did: unplug everything, and play some tear-jerkers.

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#21
even if you are as good as you say and can learn complex tabs what would happen if you got together was an experienced guitarist and bassist and they just wanted to jam? can you improvise on the spot?

also check out technical death. I assume that is the genre that you say has no time signature or scales to speak of because it is just going completely over your head.
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#22
Grab an acoustic and learn some fingerstyle guitar....

It'll gettcha the ladies.
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#23
between the buried and me. they're not the most technical metal band in the world, but they're up there, and they're incredibly diverse to boot. try learning some of their stuff, ants of the sky is a really good song to start, technical and melodic and really...interesting, in general. don't limit yourself to one genre either, that's kind of fail.
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hi my names bob and ive been playing heavy metal and all its styles and i have a great thirst for knowledge of the guitar still after 3 years but i dont see much more ahead. ive masted sweep apreggios and all the fast tremelo picking stuff and speed in general but i dont know what comes next


Well, you seem to know everything there is to know, and have fully mastered the instrument. You should probably move on to something more challenging than the guitar. Try sports or something.
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