#1
Hey everyone, my friend wants me to join his punk band but i want to add a fair share of my own influences to the mix. By metalcore/screamo i don't mean **** like escape the fate or bullet for my valentine, I listen to stuff like Converge, August Burns Red, Botch, 7 Angels 7 Plagues, Pg. 99, Orchid, etc... what i want to know is what are some traits beside chugging i can use to emulate a sound like these bands? I'm not too technically skilled so I just need some commonly used techniques to mess around with and eventually ill come up with my own sound... Oh and anyone have some dissonant sounding chords they can share?
#2
Dissonant sounding chords...nothing sounds nastier than a major seventh triad, IMO.

Anyways, I'm not going to tell you any techniques, because the way I think you should learn these sort of things is by learning some songs. That, and I don't listen to metalcore. :P
#3
Clean,fast, consistent alternate picking will get you almost anywhere in metal, including metalcore. There is a focus on the downbeat and a fetish for triplets in a lot of metalcore bands. Those things are good to keep in mind. However, metalcore is more defined by the tone of the instruments and the composition then the technique; if you can play metal, you can play metalcore. Being a clean, consistent player is universal.
#4
Liste to some Escape the Fate. You may dislike it but the guy's got skills. As I Lay Dying too.
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#6
Pedal tone riffs are used quite abit throught metal core , obviously breakdowns but dont just stick a breakdown in caus its core caus thats just stupid
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