#1
Okay, I have a friend who wants to get into guitar and they want to "learn" from me. They like metal, but they have never touched a stringed instrument in their life, and I want to get some songs that are extremely simple, but still metal. They're into metalcore stuff, but I don't want them to learn August Burns Red or something really hard to begin with, so I need some ideas for extremely simple metal songs.
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A number of Sabbath songs have moderately easy riffs

I don't know, those are what I did early on I think. Can't remember a whole lot.


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#5
it might be better to give your friend scales and exercises first... then find something easy after they have some idea of what's going on in the land of guitar. however i guess i would say if your gonna slow it down a bunch, Annihilator's Alison Hell is a good song. Lots of string changing and different things involved in it.
#6
black sabbath has easy riffs
but you should tell them to learn the basics before going into metal
#7
Don't mean to be a dick, but I'm looking for more metalcore orientated songs, not thrash/classic metal.

@Nosral, how easy are COB's rhythms? Hopefully just some chugging and chords?
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Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
T.N.T - AC/DC
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (if he ventures that way)
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

these are ones i teach the guys that want to learn, but i suggest that u get them on the CAGED system
#9
If I remember correctly, Dying In Your Arms by Trivium was pretty easy. You'll want to teach the person some basics before delving into metal and metalcore songs, regardless of their difficulty. There's usually a lot going on in those kind of songs.
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Don't mean to be a dick, but I'm looking for more metalcore orientated songs, not thrash/classic metal.

@Nosral, how easy are COB's rhythms? Hopefully just some chugging and chords?


Metalcore isn't metal. You should have said that. I don't even think Children of Bodom is metalcore, I'm pretty sure they're thrash or heavy metal.

Metalcore is like Attack Attack!, The Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I... etc...
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@Nosral, how easy are COB's rhythms? Hopefully just some chugging and chords?


Eh, for someone who's never played ANYTHING, pretty difficult. If they can be patient with you, they might be able to play something. Like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtPDm2kaj1c
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Okay, thanks for the advice, what would be a good thing to teach beginners? I'm completely self taught, so I don't have any experience other than what I've done myself.
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Open chords, bar chords, power chords, palm muting, basic scales, and a tiny bit of theory so they can be creative. That's really pretty much it for beginners.
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Okay, thanks for the advice, what would be a good thing to teach beginners? I'm completely self taught, so I don't have any experience other than what I've done myself.


For Metal:

Scales.
Palm Muting.
Pitch Harmonics(and the theory behind it)
Chords
Basic Theory in general
Types of guitars, woods, Pups, bridges, etc.
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#15
If your friends are JUST starting out, there really isnt a way to teach them full songs.
#16
I wouldn't start with metal of any sort. That's just asking for trouble. A kid in my neighborhood asked me to teach him how to play guitar, so I started him off with not chords, scales or any of that shit. I started with how to tune the guitar. That's the best place to start. Then I moved to open chords, than scales. He then told me 'why can't you show me how to play like you do? You know, the really loud stuff I hear from your window?' (he lives right next door to me)
I told him before he can learn ANY of that stuff, he needs to learn basics.

As much as your friend will hate your guts, you either teach him how to play the basics of the instrument or you don't teach him at all, and send him to a teacher at a school or something.
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This will solve all your problems, has songs from Killswitch Engage, all kinds of riffs, good place to start developing

Metalcore -The Basics Part 1

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/metalcore_-_the_basics_part_1.html

Metalcore -The Basics Part 2

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/metalcore_-_the_basics_part_2.html

Metalcore -The Basics Part 3

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/music_styles/metalcore_-_the_basics_part_3.html
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#19
first, you have to know he really wants to play. it's not ****ing guitar hero, it takes time and effort and alot of practice. if he just thinks it'll be easy and he'll be famous one day, you may be wasting your time.

also, older metal may be the place to start. i started with some easy metallica songs (for whom the bell tolls, one, enter sandman) and i play modern metal pretty well now, because i have a good foundation.