#1
Hi guys I have a quick question,

I'm a guitar teacher with some new students who are just starting to play guitar.
They want to learn some metalcore songs and are beginners (really "which string is the B string again" beginners).

I am looking for some easy metalcore songs to get them started. It would be nice if some suggestions can be posted here

Thanks!

P.S it's about the fun for the students teaching them songs they like, so comments like "teach them some actual music"or "metalcore is for pussies" aren't really helping.
#2
Are they going to be learning in standard tuning? I don't know a single metalcore band who play in standard.
This song comes to mind though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7lpftvYDMA

Maybe this too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU8xKUoH_lU

Parkway drive in my opinion are like the Metallica standard for metalcore, so it's kind of always my go to for that genre. I don't really like much metalcore
Last edited by vayne92 at Oct 25, 2014,
#3
Pretty much everything on Shadows are Security and Frail Words Collapse by As I Lay Dying should be all right.
#4
@vanye standard is not required per se, but keeping a student from downtuning or droptunings (due to using drop tunings as a shortcut to powerchords instead of proper understanding of the extended range) is a pro IMO in this stage of their education
#5
I take it we're talking about people who've been playing for about 2 months right?

Ridiculously easy song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzwhfNmfhlg

This one may be a little tricky for beginners, but will really help them to learn some basic legato and slide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjjUYFn_g4c

Another ridiculously easy song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sTQ0QdkN3Q

All these songs are in drop C tune, sorry, but the only metalcore band I know that rarely uses drop tuning is All That Remains and that's no band for beginners.

If you teach them modern metalcore it's going to be hell of a easy task, 'cause most of these bands songs are almost one note all the way through a whole song.
#6
also been looking into asking alexandria.. almost fell down my chair by how easy that is :P
#7
Quote by vayne92
Are they going to be learning in standard tuning? I don't know a single metalcore band who play in standard.
This song comes to mind though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7lpftvYDMA

Maybe this too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU8xKUoH_lU

Parkway drive in my opinion are like the Metallica standard for metalcore, so it's kind of always my go to for that genre. I don't really like much metalcore


Dark Days is simple enough but Wild Eyes? You mad??


But in all seriousness if they can handle Drop A# tuning then Dark Days would be a good song for them to learn, it's fairly simple but also not boring to play
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#8
Uhh asking alexandria isn't easy but it's also not even good music why would you choose that to teach people. And how do you people really think that kids who don't know the names of the strings can play bfmv and killswitch. Same with miss may i though that might be the one song they'll be able to. You're looking for like a day to remember or something.
#9
Oh you're probably talking about new asking alexandria now that i think of it, idk I havent listened to it. They started out bad and got significantly worse but the old stuff was at least somewhat interesting on guitar and drums
#10
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Uhh asking alexandria isn't easy but it's also not even good music why would you choose that to teach people. And how do you people really think that kids who don't know the names of the strings can play bfmv and killswitch. Same with miss may i though that might be the one song they'll be able to. You're looking for like a day to remember or something.


The last sentence is the only thing that actually helps.. A Day to Remember could work.

As far as Asking Alexandria goes: it's their lesson, not mine. The first and most important factor in teaching is FUN! If a guy comes in with a AA shirt, asking me to help him play songs from his favorite band who am I to tell him that he should play some real music. It's own musical journey to mastering the guitar and how can that be more fun that playing songs from your favorite band in the beginning.

They might not be able to play the whole song, damn maybe not even one riff. But the feeling of recognition when a kid plays maybe 3 seconds along with their guitar hero is a far better motivator than throwing him a booklet with some basic chords. My job as a teacher is to guide the process, making sure that they learn proper technique and don't educate them self one sided. I would rather let them experience a Bar chord in one of their favorite songs than just telling him to play it 20 times.

Also a song can be used as a future goal and I want to help them find that.

But yeah A Day To Remember will do nicely
Last edited by Zappo at Oct 26, 2014,