I just graduated to my first 5 string! I'm so excited. Now that I have access to another string, what songs would be good to learn?
Ah beat me to it!. That topic will be of help.
Personally I recommend two things. Try some Dream Theater, and make your own works up.
Same here. One thing that I've been having fun with is transposing songs that are normally in Drop D or Drop C, and being able to play them on my 5 String(Tuned BEADG) by utilizing the B string.
when ever I get my hands on a five string I like playing 4 string songs transposed for the five. Like insteadf of playing arpegios off of the 3 fret on the E I play them on the 8th fret of the B. Or I noodle around in the minor pentatonic
Try "Phobophile" or "Slit Your Guts" by Cryptopsy. IIRC, they're in B standard tuning.
make your own songsm also try some Sadus