#1
Basically, I've taught myself for 2 years now, but know no terminology at all.
Can anyone recommend anything at all - books, internet sites, etc for me to broaden my knowledge about guitar theory.
And possibly recommend any scales to help progress with playing metal. Really into Megadeth and all those thrash metal bands, can play all the rhythm parts and some lead parts; but can't produce anything productive when it comes to writing.

Any info on anything to do with guitar terminology/theory would be greatly appreciated
#2
i think for every starting musician trying to write original songs there will be a curve where you'll write really lame, seemingly immature riffs and stuff, and at first it'll seem like a big problem. but just keep trying to come up with new ideas, take hints from bands other than your favorite ones, and eventually your ideas won't seem as juvenile.
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#3
Your in the right place to learn all that right here. Look at the very top of the page, and click on "Lessons"
#4
Tony Stetina has GREAT books out on just the Heavy Metal type playing. Check with Amazon.com for the best prices. (no shipping charge on $25 + orders and no tax added) He also has a small pocket book called "The Ultimate Scale book". this book has helped me more than any other one I have. (and I have over 30). There are numerous scales and some short cuts on learning them. this book you can pick up for around $6. When you go to Amazon read ALL the reviews about the books. Also look for some books which come with DVD's or CD's you will be surprised how much more that helps, playing along with what you are learning. (At Amazon just type in troy Stetina's name and all of his products will come up.) Also Guitar Center carries alot of his books.
#7
get the guitar grimoire book of scales and modes. its magical.. it took me from knowing no theory at all to a fair amount of theory and being able to write technically sound songs in any genre i choose.
#8
The crusade columns -> http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?s=The+crusade&w=columns

get the guitar grimoire book of scales and modes. its magical.. it took me from knowing no theory at all to a fair amount of theory and being able to write technically sound songs in any genre i choose.
Doubtful result is doubtful. I haven't heard good things about that book

Freepower's theory vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OXv69rcko0&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb6Wek3CrhA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7P4aC3ZGcg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5cbGjcTdvw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHokfdEUEHw&feature=related
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Last edited by Nietsche at Jul 21, 2009,
#9
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Basically, I've taught myself for 2 years now, but know no terminology at all.
Can anyone recommend anything at all - books, internet sites, etc for me to broaden my knowledge about guitar theory.
And possibly recommend any scales to help progress with playing metal. Really into Megadeth and all those thrash metal bands, can play all the rhythm parts and some lead parts; but can't produce anything productive when it comes to writing.

Any info on anything to do with guitar terminology/theory would be greatly appreciated


Maybe now is a good time to get a teacher.
shred is gaudy music
#10
Not sure you have checked out Stetina yet but I have learned that he has several video lessons on Youtube also. Check them out and see if this is what you are looking for. They are under
TROY STETINA