#1
Lately I got into Guthrie Govan but his songs are way to hard for me.
Can you guys name similar artists and recommend easier songs in the same style(instrumental) for m to learn ?

Thanks in advance and sorry if this isn't in the right section.
#2
Not really sure what level of guitarist you are, but I suggest Scale the Summit. Their songs are hard enough to be sonically interesting and fun to play, but not too hard that it will take you months to learn. I suggest "Redwoods."
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A lot of Joe Satriani's instrumentals are pretty simple rock tunes with some flash licks thrown in, but mostly it's fairly simple melodies that just have to be played with good tone, vibrato etc.

Check out some of those. Obviously stuff like Satch Boogie is pretty intense, but there are easier ones.


Good call. Songs like "Crushing Day" "The Extremist" and "Motorcycle Driver" come to mind.

Some of the older Vai stuff isn't that hard either... "I would Love to" "Giant Balls of Gold" and "The Boy from Seattle"

John 5's "Denouncement"

Hammerfall's "Raise the Hammer" and "Reign of the Hammer"
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#6
Paul Gilbert has some stuff that isn't too hard
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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Not metal, but it'sa fabulous guitar instrumental. El Cuento Del Gadio
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I was going to suggest Al Di Meola, because TS was looking for fusion
he's pretty cool
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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Not really sure what level of guitarist you are, but I suggest Scale the Summit. Their songs are hard enough to be sonically interesting and fun to play, but not too hard that it will take you months to learn. I suggest "Redwoods."

F**k, you beat me to it. I'll just add "Glacial Planet" to that then.


You could always play some Satriani. That's where I started with that kind of stuff. Another is Angel Vivaldi, but he is rather new, and doesn't have a lot of material yet. What he does have is pretty good though, IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkW1FMV9fL8
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#13
"his music is too hard for me"

no it isn't, you pussy, you just have no discipline and gave up learning the tabs when you realized it didn't repeat 3 riffs the whole song
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"his music is too hard for me"

no it isn't, you pussy, you just have no discipline and gave up learning the tabs when you realized it didn't repeat 3 riffs the whole song


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F**k, you beat me to it. I'll just add "Glacial Planet" to that then.


You could always play some Satriani. That's where I started with that kind of stuff. Another is Angel Vivaldi, but he is rather new, and doesn't have a lot of material yet. What he does have is pretty good though, IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkW1FMV9fL8



Angel has like 3 albums. And a new one on the way soon.

I'd say his older stuff is much easier than the new stuff.

Angel's a cool dude. I've known him since 2005 or so. That guy can riff for days.
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Thanks everyone!

and I still say Guthrie Govan is hard to me because not of the diversity, i play a lot of crazy music is just to fast for me, I could learn it but it would take me sometime and in the proces I would get discouraged.
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Angel has like 3 albums. And a new one on the way soon.

I'd say his older stuff is much easier than the new stuff.

Angel's a cool dude. I've known him since 2005 or so. That guy can riff for days.

His new stuff sounds much better though. I can't really bear his older album. It sounds like a mess of noise, especially the start of Acid Reign. I don't know if it's just melodically uninteresting or bad production.
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Try on Youtube for an '01 live performance of Three Clouds Across The Moon. However, any version of the song will do.
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#22
Don't listen to all these idiots suggesting you learn shred metal bull crap.

Instead of learning songs you should be focusing more on technique exercises to get to the level where you can play that fast with relative ease, as well as the theory chops required to improvise fairly well. I would recommend Brett Garsed's DVDs as well as Allan Holdsworth's and Larry Coryell's stuff on creative comping. All that stuff will get your chops up a LOT faster and most of it is free on Youtube.

Also consider taking up Classical Guitar. Nothing will skyrocket your technique like the unforgiving and demanding world of the classical.

Also, invest in a metronome if you don't have one already. Research the "two up, one down" technique used by pianists to build speed and accuracy (where you increase 8 bpm then reduce 4 until you get to the desired speed._
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Thanks everyone!

and I still say Guthrie Govan is hard to me because not of the diversity, i play a lot of crazy music is just to fast for me, I could learn it but it would take me sometime and in the proces I would get discouraged.


how are you ever going to get better with that attitude? slow it down and work on it, it's not that hard. if you get afraid of a challenge that easily, i hate to think what you think you can play actually sounds like.
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His new stuff sounds much better though. I can't really bear his older album. It sounds like a mess of noise, especially the start of Acid Reign. I don't know if it's just melodically uninteresting or bad production.


Bad production. They got screwed over pretty hard back in those days.
Hearing it live it's pretty awesome.
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Don't listen to all these idiots suggesting you learn shred metal bull crap.



I wasn't aware that Greg Howe was "shred metal bull crap". Did he do some weird solo album when I wasn't paying attention.
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I wasn't aware that Greg Howe was "shred metal bull crap"...
Or Rik Emmett either.
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Also consider taking up Classical Guitar. Nothing will skyrocket your technique like the unforgiving and demanding world of the Classical Guitar.
This part of your post I agree with. Classical Acoustic Nylon stringed guitar is the best way to learn not just notes and songs but the humility for it. Anyone can sound atleast respectable on the electric but only the best guitarists can play the acoustic flawlessly.

Try doing Bluegrass on an acoustic or Banjo(no picks or mistakes allowed) and then go back to Metal and see its simplicity.
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Hearing it live it's pretty awesome.

You lucky bastard. I've wanted to see Angel live ever since I discovered his music (back in '09-ish).
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You lucky bastard. I've wanted to see Angel live ever since I discovered his music (back in '09-ish).


Yeah, I met him back around 2005-2006 or so at Jemfest. If you can make it over to Orlando when (if) we ever do Jemfest again, Angel will probably be there. He mostly plays shows around New York and New Jersey these days. Funny thing is I actually grew up a town away from him when I lived in Jersey and never met him until I move to FL. Turns out we know a lot of the same people lol.
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