#1
Well I've got my terms solo on friday and I'm a bit unprepared and not sure what to play.

So any recommendations for a song to play, i like metal such as - Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my valentine, atreyu, trivium etc.

I've been playing a year and a half and would rank myself intermediate.

I kinda want a song thats easy-ish but sounds good/hard.

Thanks
#3
I'd say Hand Of Blood by Bullet, very easy riffs to learn and get down, the solo is fairly easy too but still fun to play
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#4
intermediate for a year and a half?

or intermediate overall???

because that will greatly affect the stuff recommended
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#7
Intermediate overall i guess. I'm thinking of doing hand of blood, not sure if i can cover it overnight though. Any songs in Drop D?
#8
ew bfmv.

play some real metal... anthrax? 80's metallica? the metal scene is terrible these days. only trivium are half decent
#9
Quote by Cheso
Intermediate overall i guess. I'm thinking of doing hand of blood, not sure if i can cover it overnight though. Any songs in Drop D?

wow im stunned then for a year and a half.
so can you sweep?

Trivium has tons of drop D stuff thats easy.


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yeah what he said, though I am still iffy on them they have skill and make some good songs.
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#10
Well Depends what you call intermediate, i can't sweep yet...

Any particular songs?
#11
Gunshot to the head of trepidation shouldnt have any sweeps, but its fairly hard if i remember correctly.

Pull harders on the string of your martrys solo is waayy easier so you could look at that.
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#13
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Overnight? Forget Dream Theater. Amon Amarth is easy. So's In Flames. Play the song Versus Terminus. Sh|t cool song, easy too.


drop D.

foubt he tunes low enough for In Flames.

though amon amarth could work.

What are the requirments for the solo?
whats the expectation, is it a AP class, College, Middle school?
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#14
how about just tune your guitar in d-standard?

or if its stricly drop dfor 1 finger power chords then nevermind
#15
Its high school/middle school. Year 9. Requirements is just a minute to 2 minutes. But i wanna play something good as its 25% of our grade.

I'm thinking of doing Almost easy intro and verse by A7X as it doesnt need to be the full song.
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how about just tune your guitar in d-standard?

or if its stricly drop dfor 1 finger power chords then nevermind


probably for pedal tones. whoever drops for power chords alone makes me cry. (i know it happens)

though d standard opens up alot of options, the majority from tech metal/death metal and are pretty hard.

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yeah COB uses drop C
just learn how to play it only one step different.
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#19
It doesn't need to be the actual solo, can be the whole song, or intro and pre verse + riff or whatever. Drop D isn't a necessity but i'm tuned to it atm which makes it easier.
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It doesn't need to be the actual solo, can be the whole song, or intro and pre verse + riff or whatever. Drop D isn't a necessity but i'm tuned to it atm which makes it easier.


kk btw majority of "drop d/c" solos dont incorporate the dropped string for because it shifts the scale around on tha string. not all just alot of the songs i've learned in drop tunings
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#22
A year and a half? You could try Alter Bridge - Blackbird. Most of it isn't too hard, the tapping part at the end could be slightly problematic perhaps.
#23
My advice is play something you know you can play well.

There is nothing worse than someone getting up on stage and playing something beyond their ability badly.

If you intend to learn the piece overnight I say good luck. You WILL need it.
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