#1
Sorry if this is the wrong place for this didnt know where to post anyway, ive been learning electric for a couple months been mostly getting lessons except atm im trying to sort out a teacher. Anyway with my prior teacher lessons were mostly focused on technique and such didnt really learn any songs just a couple riffs here or there used as picking exercises and what not.

To get to the point my mates wanted to see what i could play thing is i dont really have much to show so im wondering if anyone could suggest a few good metal bands or songs from metal bands for a beginner to learn from start to finish pretty much i havent learnt any solos yet so if a song has a very basic solo i guess that would be a good start. Bands im into Trivium, COB, Metallica, Megadeth if that helps, Cheers.
#2
Try Breaking the Law by Judas Priest for one. There's no solo in the studio version and I've never seen a tab for the live version that has a solo, and the song is very simple and straightforward. You could also try singing along with it if you like.

The first two Black Sabbath albums are pretty simple on guitar and have awesome riffs. Try Black Sabbath, N.I.B., War Pigs, and Paranoid. For songs on Master of Reality and after that, you'll have to tune down to C# to play along with the recordings, and if you don't feel comfortable with doing this don't bother.

As far as more recent metal, I can't think of anything at the moment that you would be able to play all the way through if you just started a few months ago. You could try Megadeth's A Tout le Monde. The solos in it aren't TOO tough.
#3
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
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#4
Master of Puppets - Metallica

The riffs are hard not because they are complex, but because they are really fast. Just start off super super slow and build up your speed.
#5
Enter sandman?
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#6
Blackened- Metallica. I'm joking, after practicing this today a lot, my arms feel like they are going to fall off. Remember to downpick all of the rhythm parts of Master of Puppets.
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Stay away from Megadeth if you know whats good for you- its very technical. Wait until you have more experience.
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Originally Posted by Kaasflipje
Metallica. I don't get what's so awesome about Master of Puppets.


he's awesome because he pulls strings
#7
Black sunshine - White Zombie

Good warm up song too.
Last edited by Guit-FiddleMan at Jul 14, 2009,
#8
Phantom of the Opera by Iron Maiden is one of my first metal songs,it's easier than it might seem.
#9
ACDC - Shook Me All Night
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Black Sabbath - Paranoid

The rhythm part of Enter Sandman is fun, but I'd leave the solo for a few months yet.

All pretty simple minor pentatonic solos. Just don't try and play them up to speed until you're ready.
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The Trooper - Iron Maiden
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#11
Seek and Destroy
Enter Sandman
Wherever i May roam

Mind you, if you have been only been playing a couple of months, don't expect it to sound perfect, you will have to improve your string noise muting, palm muting, downpicking etc before it sounds close to 100%, but those songs are a good start. I remember before i used to palm mute and before i kept string noise to a mimimum it sounded terrible, but the sooner you work on it the better.

To the guy that mentioned Master Of Puppets... come on man. I've been playing that song from day one, and 11 months in i still can't nail it 100%(close though, not including the main solo). The riffs may not be complex, but the speed, coordination and dexterity needed are far beyond someone who has been playing a few months.
#12
uhm the coolest thing to do when you just pick up a guitar is playing riffs and cool things from song 'cause you repeat things very often in songs. and crazy train? the intro is awesome!

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lol... In the upper left corner: Control Panel
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#14
Cheers for the suggestion guys might start working on a couple of them getting frustratin practicin just scales and picking exercises etc.
#15
Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
Fade to Black - Metallica
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#16
To tame a land- Iron maiden (simple but cool)
orion- metallica (simple and forgotten)
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#17
Kirk said himself that he uses alternate picking in MoP to play at tempo
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#18
Black Sabbath - Paranoid, the first song I learned all the way through, it's also got a solo that sounds great but isn't difficult.

Also any other Black Sabbath stuff.

Metallica - Enter Sandman is pretty easy as well.

Also even though AC/DC isn't really metal, all their stuff sounds great, but it's easy to play.

Songs like Back In Black, Highway to Hell, TNT, and You Shook Me All Night Long
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#19
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Kirk said himself that he uses alternate picking in MoP to play at tempo


Where?
#21
Just pick any song and play real slow until you reach speed,
Mix and match, you'll get there,
(Angel of death sounds REAL weird slow though )
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#22
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(Angel of death sounds REAL weird slow though )


haha true though I found Season in the Abyss and South of Heaven more fun to play when I started...Good ol' tab book is still lying somewhere in the dust ^^
#23
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Where?

yh where?.. i seen them live and he downpicks... ok fair enough he may alternate pick in the solo to get the tempo
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haha true though I found Season in the Abyss and South of Heaven more fun to play when I started...Good ol' tab book is still lying somewhere in the dust ^^


+666, i used that as a watermark when i was an utter newbie to gauge my playing.
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#25
So the opening riff on MOP is all downpicking to clarify? Also how bout the little riff before the solo where he picks out the chords that starts out Em then goes to D or just pick it however feels most comfortable as i was just using these more as exercises than to play.
#26
Never mind i reread it. he does alternate pick in the song but the intro is all downnotes.
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#27
Crystal Mountain - Death
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