#1
dont really know where to post this but i guess this is the right place...ive been playing for a while but then went into a bad streak of breaking bones not allowing me to play guitar...so now im back to square one and totally suck-____- i wanna get good but i need songs thatll help me get there. bands i listen to are children of bodom arch enemy sabbath all shall perish etc. songs i can play are hooks in you, suffocating under words of sorrow, 4 words to choke upon, seek and destory, and freya and tres brujas by the sword, and some acdc stuff...i wanna start playing more and learning solos hopefully so if anyone got good songs that i can learn and hopefully be able to play thatll be greatly appreciated thanks a ton. and some good videos thatll help me learn the scales por favor
#2
Hey gnarblau,

I know how you feel!

What I have discovered over the years to work for me gnarblau, is that the best way to learn songs of your choosing is to work on them a bar at a time until you own it. This is Steve Vais advice. You may need to work on and develop different aspects of your technique to be able to play along with those songs. So by doing it a bar at a time you single out your weakness and make an exercise of the riff, picking/rhythm pattern for yourself. You do this until it becomes effortless and then move to the next bar. Plus the best thing that happens simutaneously is, for you as well as any other developing musician, you will be devloping your number one asset when it comes to playing music - your ears!

This is the real key to working out songs. Sure, songs with tablature and videos are great tools but they are just that - tools. Your ears are the real goldmine.

But remember, it is a process. Listen closely and be patient with yourself. You will get there. And like all things this skill can be learnt.
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#3
Quote by Allen Hopgood
Hey gnarblau,

I know how you feel!

What I have discovered over the years to work for me gnarblau, is that the best way to learn songs of your choosing is to work on them a bar at a time until you own it. This is Steve Vais advice. You may need to work on and develop different aspects of your technique to be able to play along with those songs. So by doing it a bar at a time you single out your weakness and make an exercise of the riff, picking/rhythm pattern for yourself. You do this until it becomes effortless and then move to the next bar. Plus the best thing that happens simutaneously is, for you as well as any other developing musician, you will be devloping your number one asset when it comes to playing music - your ears!

This is the real key to working out songs. Sure, songs with tablature and videos are great tools but they are just that - tools. Your ears are the real goldmine.

But remember, it is a process. Listen closely and be patient with yourself. You will get there. And like all things this skill can be learnt.


This but also, I will isolate every individual technique that is required and work on that section of the song and/or licks or riffs that are very similar.
I find that after you have sort of learnt the song and have hit a roadblock, I find the best way is to work on the techniques required away from the song.
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#5
Hahah I love the sword, but you should learn megadeth songs as they cover many different techniques and they're a great workout
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#6
Practice basic scales, and make sure you do warm-ups before practicing/playing. That should help you progress some if anything, along with the other things mentioned.
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