#1
As the title says im somewhat bored with metal, i still like to play it but i honestly want to expand my horizons so with that being said, all you blues rock and jazz players suggest me some stuff that i can study along with some easy to moderate songs to learn.

EDIT: Even some country stuff would do too
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#2
country flatpicking will do wonders for your picking technique, I dont know much, but the country guys I know destroy me in alternate picking.
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#3
roadhouse blues by the doors
i love that song
well it has some good riffs in it although its a bit repetitive but the ending sounds awesome
#4
Simple...Change it up, and learn something that is melodicly decipherable. Classic rock and blues are great for this. Start with a focus of more basic songs as to get the feel for the basic mechanics of rock like the beatles, songs ssuch as Get back, and Come together.
or even Blackbird if you're interested in finger picking. Or you can work with someone like Ac/Dc who only use a couple of chords per song, they are both real simple and are easily recognised.
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Simple...Change it up, and learn something that is melodicly decipherable. Classic rock and blues are great for this. Start with a focus of more basic songs as to get the feel for the basic mechanics of rock like the beatles, songs ssuch as Get back, and Come together.
or even Blackbird if you're interested in finger picking. Or you can work with someone like Ac/Dc who only use a couple of chords per song, they are both real simple and are easily recognised.



that makes sense, im just bored with playing super fast thrashy metal stuff and dark death metal fast tremolo picking..... I wanna try some good ol melody in music lol. And as for flatpicking im gonna have to look that up cause i have NO clue what that exactly is. Im not into the beatles but ill take a look at what they got.
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#7
You can try to learn stuff like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8l5wt_XTBY

Ive been working on this style today and its pretty awesome... even though I suck
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roadhouse blues by the doors
i love that song
well it has some good riffs in it although its a bit repetitive but the ending sounds awesome



atleast its not as repetative as Roadrunner by bo diddley
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#9
i recently picked up a book called 'Improvising Jazz Guitar' by Joe Bell. it's a pretty good book if you want to expand your horizons as it teaches you the basics and builds on them but i would probably pick up a book on chords and scales to have a greater music knowledge as well.
#10
Buy a Strat and learn the blues. Be the next SRV.

You'll have tons of fun.
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Haha! Don't buy a Strat and still learn the Blues. Same fun but you're richer.
From Blues go to Cream. From Cream go to The Who. YES will keep you busy for a while and stretch your playing. Any Jethro Tull with Martin Barre is great fun too.
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#12
Learn genres of metal you're unfamiliar with. Practice using 'metal' techniques to create stuff that sounds completely un-metal.

Or, learn some Sonic Youth.
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#13
If you still want to shred a bit look at some Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Brett Garsed or some fusion players. Maybe some Eric Johnson as well to balance between rhythmic chord progressions and fun solo runs.
#14
Listen to classical music of different eras. Baroque is one of my favourites, it's technical, enjoyable to listen to because it isn't tedious, and I got great ideas for application to my own music by listening to that genre of music (Well, classical in general!).

I suggest Mozart, Beethoven, Holst, Vivaldi, Bach...they're all good starters and not too hard to listen to if you feel you'll need 'breaking in' to listening to that kinda music.


Also, I agree with the people saying prog rock. Draws influences from a lot of places, and therefore leads onto you listening to where they drew influences from, and since I became a prog-head, I feel things lead into each other more simply.
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This, too. Some Floyd, Yes and Rush is fun to play.
#17
Also, for a real challenge, in the country genre, check out Danny Gatton and Albert Lee. They may very well blow your mind.
#18
then you aren't worthy.
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then you aren't worthy.



as if i care what a dumb ass like you says.


To the rest thanks for the suggestion that will broaden my knowledge.
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#20
You should try some blues rock (Hendrix, Allman Brothers, SRV, Zeppelin) or some progressive rock (Rush, Floyd, Yes, Dream Theater)

If you want to get into finger picking, some softer players like Paul Simon or John Mayer might interest you
#22
ska is the antidote to my metal.
keeps me in ok balance
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