#1
Ahoy sailors.. erm, guitar players!!!

I am looking for song from which I can take tremolo picked riff/lick examples and incorporate them into my practice schedule. This is the technique I am focusing on improving lately. I can make up my own exercises and I do do that, but now I want a song from which I can take an example.

Maybe a super-fast heavy death metal song?

Thanks!
#2
If you can't find a song to use it yourself then why are you practicing it?
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But why? If you don't already have a reason what's the point? Technique isn't an end unto itself, it is a means; a solution to a problem. If you don't have a problem why are you looking for a solution?
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#6
Then you should be able to pick your own song, no?
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Then you should be able to pick your own song, no?


Of course and I do have some selections, some Death and Arch Enemy songs, but I want different exercises to practice. I am not interested in playing those same songs/licks more or making up my own exercises (they sound "standard", not anything "creative" or advanced, which is what I want).

Death metal and melodic death/black metal are the genres where I see tremolo picking is used a lot, and I don't like those genres much, except preferring only a handful of bands like Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, etc., from who I already practiced many licks.
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#8
You have two solutions to this:

1 - Write your own material that you do like.

2 - Listen to more music until you find something you want to play.

If you can't do either of those then what's the point in the practice? If you want more metal to listen to then check the rec. thread in the metal forum.
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Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
You have two solutions to this:

1 - Write your own material that you do like.

2 - Listen to more music until you find something you want to play.

If you can't do either of those then what's the point in the practice? If you want more metal to listen to then check the rec. thread in the metal forum.



Thank you for all the advice.
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Quote by Jacques-Henri
Xenocide - I, Warning
This song has a bunch of tremolo picked riffs... Beginning riff and 1:05



But thats like, technical death metal. I think TS wanted something to practice on, not aspire to.

So try some Gojira:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o4hKYNz7mY

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/g/gojira/the_art_of_dying_guitar_pro.htm
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#13
New user, but might aswell as start here. Pretty much anything by Amon Amarth as their music pretty much rides on constant tremolo melodies.

Atleast for a hopeless guitar n00b like me its great practice material.

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#14
Thanks to everyone!

I checked out the Warning tab, and will use it for practice.

Art of Dying by Gojira and Knights of Cydonia are both awesome songs, but I think I'll use the former for practice purposes.

Amon Amarth are a great band but I kind of "forgot" about them sometime ago. It's time to get back to them. The Last Stand of Frej!!!

In short, thank you guys!
#15
Some parts of A7X solo (buried alive, nightmare, save me ...), Eruption by Van Halen or I don't know ... take any riffs and do a tremolo picking instead of playing it normally.

But ... seriously ... Zaphod has reason.
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#16
If you want really easy tremolo picking Love at first fright by murder dolls uses it in the chorus. All on 1 string. But it's not a technique I have much need for. It's a technique that has no harm in knowing with make your picking speed after.
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#17
Some Trivium stuff has a lot of tremolo picking in their riffs from the Shogun era material
#18
Ah yes some a7x stuff has tremolo. I've learnt bits but I think if I play it it's more something I do rather than knowing I'm writing some tremolo riffs.

Only reason murder dolls came to my head is because I remember it said on the tab to tremolo pick those notes and I was like :S what the hell is that but kinda just worked out by listening to the song
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#19
I know Blink-182 aren't your prefered style of music but their song M+M's has a awesome/catchy tremlolo intro and is very easy. Is what I used to practise tremolo anyways. You might already be waaaay ahead of that stage though.
#21
Cradle of Filth has quite a bit of Tremolo picking in their music. Amon Amarth is another good one.

Also, Slayer.
#22
Remembered another one. Satyricon - Mother North. Tremolo picking from start to finish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCultCZpkHs

Really, there is no shortage of tremolo riffs to practice in black metal.

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#23
Quote by dash-rendar
Some Trivium stuff has a lot of tremolo picking in their riffs from the Shogun era material


+1

The Shogun album has a ****load of tremolo, that being said it's played with a 7 string but i'm pretty sure it'd work in Drop B (i think that's what it's played in)
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Quote by vayne92
+1

The Shogun album has a ****load of tremolo, that being said it's played with a 7 string but i'm pretty sure it'd work in Drop B (i think that's what it's played in)


You'd be better off in B standard, that's the tuning the album is in.
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#25
Black metal and surf rock probably make some of the best use of tremolo picking on guitar. For black metal try that first riff from I Am The Black Wizards by Emperor or Transilvanian Hunger by Dark Throne. Drudkh, Arckanum, etc, tons of black metal bands use extensive tremolo picking in their music. For surf rock, Dick Dale's rendition of Misirlou is a great tune.
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#26
The Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skETzIrLQZw
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