#1
I'm trying to get my bass technique down to play for a metalcore/hardcore type band. I was wanting to know some good metal songs to learn a various handful of techniques. Thanks alot to anyone who gives some good suggestions.
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#4
Yeah, I don't want to just do open notes all the time. I want some songs that follow the guitar like InvaderTSN.
#5
Practice fast, technical stuff, stuff like Symphony X, Dream Theatre. If you can play that, use those skills of speed and complexity and transfer it over to the other genre. The techniques for playing fast are pretty similar, depending on the genre. There is no right way to do it, so do it how it feels right, and practice, practice practice.
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#6
Trivium stuff is what I started out learning. Any of the songs off "Ember" Or "Ascendancy" should point you in the right direction...

The best thing is just learn to play songs by bands that you like and then move on to writing your own stuff from there. I play in a metalcore/thrash type band, so if you need any help, ask away.
#7
Trivium's Ascendancy album is a good place to start. Build up finger speed then have a go at some Shogun stuff which is not easy. Start with songs like Ascendancy and Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr and aspire to stuff like Insurrection and Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis (has 2 bass solos).

Metallica (even though they're not HXcore or anything) have some excellent fast metal basslines (especially first 4 albums) have some good stuff to build up speed and cliff burton did some cool runs too. Songs to check out would be Ride the Lightning, Seek and Destroy and Battery.

If you fancy harder stuff, Dream Theater is the way to go, but only if you have more than 4 strings on the bass. Try Constant Motion or Pull Me Under.
#8
I would say work on breakdowns especially for hardcore. try experimenting with some different time signatures. but for the most part you should try your best to keep up with the guitars. try some job for a cowboy or the faceless. these aren't hard core but if u can play some of the awkward time signatures you'll be in good shape.
#9
Yay metalcore! You will definately be following the guitars... ATR, ABR, KsE, ALD. Oh BTW, I put Acronyms to make you think/piss you off.
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Trivium's Ascendancy album is a good place to start. Build up finger speed then have a go at some Shogun stuff which is not easy. Start with songs like Ascendancy and Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr and aspire to stuff like Insurrection and Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis (has 2 bass solos).

Metallica (even though they're not HXcore or anything) have some excellent fast metal basslines (especially first 4 albums) have some good stuff to build up speed and cliff burton did some cool runs too. Songs to check out would be Ride the Lightning, Seek and Destroy and Battery.

If you fancy harder stuff, Dream Theater is the way to go, but only if you have more than 4 strings on the bass. Try Constant Motion or Pull Me Under.

All of which follow the guitar. That makes me think all the albums followed the guitar apart from DM which is the only one Rob recorded

On topic, Peace sells by megadeth is a brilliant song for non guitar following stuff. Also, Death and Athiest etc is excellent.

Nile is good for fast stuff too.
#11
raining blood. 1st song i EVER learned on bass. it got me used to moving around fast, playing different strings, knowing how changing tunings worked, and how to improvise.

and its just a great ****in song

and to the kid above that mentioned Nile... -smack-. Nile is WAYY too difficult for somebody that plays metalcore/hardcore bass. you need somebody who is used to playing death metal or playing EXTREMELY fast in general. metalcore/hardcore will never get him up to speed for somethign like that xD

and ACDC890 are you serious about having to "learn" breakdowns? its just open notes, it takes a half a second to figure breakdowns out cause thats all the are lmao
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#12
Lamb Of God.
Progressive stuff too is pretty good like Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater and Symphony X.
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#13
You could try and learn Unholy Confessions by Avenged Seven fold. Helps alot on string changes from D to G.
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#14
Not exactly metal, post-hardcore at the time, Thrice's The Arist in the Ambulance has a lot to work with. Differing time signatures, some nice guitar following, some spider scale -like parts (heh, it is a way I get to practice them). I play it with a five string tuned a half step up, but if you don't, it would just be in Drop C. (Stare at the Sun, Paper Tigers, and Silhouette are good practice songs)
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Lamb Of God.
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Not exactly metal, post-hardcore at the time, Thrice's The Arist in the Ambulance has a lot to work with. Differing time signatures, some nice guitar following, some spider scale -like parts (heh, it is a way I get to practice them). I play it with a five string tuned a half step up, but if you don't, it would just be in Drop C. (Stare at the Sun, Paper Tigers, and Silhouette are good practice songs)
Where do you get your tabs for Thrice songs? The ones I find are very inaccurate.
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Where do you get your tabs for Thrice songs? The ones I find are very inaccurate.

I base mine off of the guitarpro ones and fill in what what sounds wrong to me with what I think sounds right. This means I do a lot of my own fills or just follow guitars on them.
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#19
Protest The Hero, cause it will improve your tapping no end if you learn any track off Fortress, the Dissentience and Bonemarrow spring to mind for taps
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#20
Mudvayne. That is all. Thank you.
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#21
I agree with Trivium. Do Like Light To Flies and Pull Harder to start with. Rain is good for finger speed. Then Shogun songs. Like Callisto and Insurrection are 4-string/6-string songs, and both reasonably technical.

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#22
learn descending by lamb of god and pull harder on the strings of your martyr by trivium to work on your picking and then a lot of cliff burton era metallica for your fret hand and finger picking
#23
Peace Sells by Megadeth?
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#24
Anything from early Sepultura or Slayer and Death not exactly hardcore or screamo but will get you playing fast. Like everyone else I started learning and playing metallica then discovered Sepultura albums Schizophrenia, Beneath the remains, and Arise