#1
So, I've been wanting to practice some songs from bands like Slayer, Lamb of God, Black Dahlia Murder, Testament and so on, but I feel like Im not at the level yet to start learning stuff from them. Do you guys think I should start with some easier stuff like Misifts and AC/DC or should I just go on to learning the bands similar to what I wrote above to improve my playing skills a lot more?

Thank you very much for your help.
#2
umm well i would say definately dont go straight into Slayer or BDM. a lot of their stuff can get quite technical. i suggest starting with bands that have similar sounding guitar parts, but are easier to play. for example, if you wanted to get good at songs that have a lot of palm muting in them, i would say start with songs like " Suffocating under words of sorrow " by Bullet for my Valentine. its not too fast, and it will help you with palm muted riffs. then you can move on to the easier selection of stuff from As I Lay Dying possibly. AILD have amazing riffs by the way.....you should check out 94 hours and Elegy. sick. anyways, just build your chops up. i really dont suggest going straight into those bands because if you get frustrated cause you cant play the songs, you might end up not playing period for a while which is no good. you can do it, it will just take time and practice. keep it up ^_^
#3
how long have you been playing?
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#5
^it takes time,just practise as much as possible.
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#6
So do you recommned I should attempt those bands that mentioned like Slayer, Testament, Black Dahlia Murder, etc...?
#7
You can always try. I mean, when I practiced by myself, I never realized how good I was. Then when I was jamming with someone I realized that I wasn't pushing myself enough. You may be good enough. Try. But if you can't, play something like Paranoid by Black Sabbath. Good, easy song.
#8
Yeah, i used to learn quite complex songs and learn them over weeks, the first song i ever played all the way through was War Pigs,so go for something that is a challenge,if you can't do it,it might start to annoy you but be patient and keep trying.
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#9
Some songs from those bands you start off with even if you aren't that well. They end up teaching you alot of techniques. Testament's A Dirge(musical death) taught me sweep picking and is fairly easy song, as long as you play it with a metronome.
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#10
tune to drop c / d standard and just rock out with heaps of b4mv
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