#1
I'd prefer songs in EADGBe or DADGBe

My well of inspiration for playing the guitar is starting to run a little dry, so I'm looking for suggestions of songs to play (in standard tuning or drop D) in order to fill it again.

My lead skills are not that great, so I'm looking for some songs with a heavy emphasis on rhythm. I like most genres with the exception of country. I'm really into metal, especially bands like Static-X (because of the heavy rhythm element), but they use drop tunings. I prefer songs in standard or drop d standard.

Again, for genre, I really don't mind as long as it's not country. Metal, rock, blues, doesn't matter. Just no country please.

It's fine if you suggest a song with insane leads to it, as long as it has rhythm parts behind it that are somewhat prominent.

Thanks for your help. I hope I'm not asking in a way that makes me look too stupid/unskilled.
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#2
When you say 'Drop D standard', are you meaning DADGBE or DGCFAD?
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#3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwZhRpU3YEk has a very heavy rhythm section and I think its in E standard too.

EDIT: look at a lot of Death's songs such as crystal mountain

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#4
lamb of god has alot of extremly heavy rhythms and they play in drop d

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#5
When you're in drop D standard just drop your low D string down so the 7th fret matches with open G, and BAM drop C and the world of metal rhythms opens up nicely.
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#6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtJ0dHK5WHQ&feature=related

I've been liking this a lot lately^, sounds like what you're looking for too.
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'Clean My Wounds', 'Albatross', and 'Seven Days' by Corrosion of Conformity.
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#10
You mean D Standard. Not Drop D Standard.

Take a look at Winter Madness by Wintersun.
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#13
Gojira tune to D if I'm not mistaken, and they are really heavy.
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#14
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When you say 'Drop D standard', are you meaning DADGBE or DGCFAD?


Standard tuning, but with the low E tuned to D.
So, DADGBE.
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Downfall, by Children of Bodom.
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#16
Sad But True- Metallica
In D standard, and it just has a really heavy feeling rhythm to it.
#17
There's some Disturbed songs that are Drop D, but I can't think of their names. I only like their Drop C songs and I haven't listened to them in awhile.

Spoonman by Soundgarden. Drop D and insanely fun.
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In D standard, and it just has a really heavy feeling rhythm to it.

Agreed

The Sound of Madness, as suggested earlier would be good too. Awesome riff in that song
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#21
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I think that the Metallica and Shinedown ones are going to be learned first.

I tuned one of my guitars down a half step to play "Dam That River" by Alice in Chains. It's fun to play and sounds awesome. Not that hard either.

Another fun n' easy one to play in DADGBe is "Unsung" by Helmet. I'm really into that older (grunge era?) rock recently.
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#22
Aenima by Tool,
Very fun little verse part to play.
It's a really difficult technique though, I had to look up a Youtube vid to figure out exactly how to play it.

EDIT: It's in Drop D if you were wondering.
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#25
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwZhRpU3YEk has a very heavy rhythm section and I think its in E standard too.

EDIT: look at a lot of Death's songs such as crystal mountain


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#26
Chapter Four by A7X. The verses and bridge for that song has a very heavy emphasis on rhytmn. You really need to listen carefully to the song.
#27
The Thing that should not Be by Metallica, probably the heaviest song ever thats not written in D standard or below
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#28
if u have a esp, why not just tune it to drop c, if you want heavy rhythm, look into killswitch engage, metallica ("saint anger" album for drop c, everything except "sad but true" in standard)
#29
Tshh Megadeh rythyms are pretty much leads.

Im not a huge fan of LoG but try there stuff
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