#2
If you've been playing guitar for a while, try your hand at theory. Don't waste your time learning songs.

However, if you've just started, then here are my recommendations:

Pantera: Floods, Walk*, Domination, The Sleep & Cemetary Gates
Metallica: One, Fade To Black, Master of Puppets*.
Death: Moment of Clarity*, Crystal Mountain & Story To Tell.

*=Especially hard/useful.
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#4
heartbreaker by led zep lol
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#5
Try your hand at some lamb of god. The stretches in Laid to Rest are great for a warm up, Hourglass is just one crazy riff after another, and Faded Line is just amazing all around. If that isnt hard enough, 1. Youre insane 2. Try some Trivium, Rain is a good song, and so is Like Light to Flies. In Flames is great for good riffage as well.
#6
ur name is slashrules, play slash!
november rain by guns n roses is quite hard (trying myself at it whenever i'm bored)
or u take some scales and try yourself!
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#7
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Try your hand at some lamb of god. The stretches in Laid to Rest are great for a warm up, Hourglass is just one crazy riff after another, and Faded Line is just amazing all around. If that isnt hard enough, 1. Youre insane 2. Try some Trivium, Rain is a good song, and so is Like Light to Flies. In Flames is great for good riffage as well.



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#8
Lamb of God is harder to play than Trivium... o.0 weirdo... unless you're talking about Sacrament...


http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/dream_theater/metropolis_part_tab.htm

That should keep you busy for a while.
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#9
i need to record a song for my music exam and the harder it is the more marks i get.
i can already play a lot of Gn'R stuff like sweet child o mine, welcome to the jungle, paradise city, knocking on heavens door, civil war, 14 years and loads more
#11
vai stuff or malmsteem stuff is hard

if you want to go redneck though, try zakk wylde's farm fiddlin'
#12
Quote by slashrules!!!
i need to record a song for my music exam and the harder it is the more marks i get.
i can already play a lot of Gn'R stuff like sweet child o mine, welcome to the jungle, paradise city, knocking on heavens door, civil war, 14 years and loads more


Well...If you ever heard of Buckethead,( my favorite guitarist) go buy the album by him ,"Colma" and learn the song ,"Big Sur Moon", He has some insane stuff, "NottingHam Lace" by him is awesome too..I'll post links for Nottingham Lace..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYxrdrzmuUw
"For the Love of God" by Steve Vai is pretty awesome...Technical stuff, hehe..
Good Luck!
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#13
Crossroads.. Clapton (Cream)

or..

Learn all the modes, the harmonic/meldoic/natural minors, and the minor/major and blues pentatonic scales.

thats kinda hard (gettin yourself to remember it all) but once youre done, youll be glad
#14
Try learning modes up and down the fretboard. That'll keep you thinkin' for awhile.
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#15
Crossroads Duel... YYZ by Rush... Satch Boogie by Sattch himself... Erotic Nightmares by Steve Vai..
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#16
If you want to ace that music exam, I wouldn't recommend any metal, since most examiners are more classical/blues-based. Try some Rory Gallagher or Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix.
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#17
^ you can go metal, i would just recommend something with some classical sound to it ala malmsteen, satch or paul gilbert. if you can play a flamenco piece you'll prolly get an A just due to the fact that flamenco is such a difficult style initially.
#18
well dude if your lookin to ace and exam, i agree with sTx and z4tweeny, metal although one of the better genres(my opinion) might not get you were you want. so a little classical influence is always good so malmsteen might be the way to go, especially if you mastered the sweep arppegios technique
#21
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Exactly. Jazz is the way to go.
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#24
You could always learn free bird. it may be long but that solo is pretty tough. if that doesn't do it for you, you could always learn Jordan by Buckethead... good luck with that one...
#25
Thunderhorse by Dethklok is technical and fast
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#26
heres one for you if you dont want to play jazz, cowboys from hell, average difficulty. its harder then walk. then play the whole song with the guitar placed on the back of your head.
#28
Pure improv over odd chord changes at a fast tempo. wooh! Fun stuff!
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#29
Mr Crowley.

That's a beautiful solo, cant see a teacher giving bad marks if you do it well.
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#30
Pantera sucked

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#31
Glasgow kiss-joe satriani

I do indeed meen John Petrucci getting mixed up lol
Trust in me and fall aswell.
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#33
I hope he means John Pet, you can't even think this is a Satch song, it's way different.
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#34
Some Eric Johnson. Desert Rose or Cliffs of Dover.
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#36
if you really want something to get your teeth into, try "cliffs of dover" by eric johnson,
that'll keep you busy for a while!
it's a fantastic track and took me quite a few days to master.
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#37
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i don't know how to respond to this

i really don't
#38
Dude you can never go wrong with some oldies.
Robert Johnson, or Jerry lee louis, I couldnt see you getting bad marks for some of thier work. if your looking more technical Racer X owns lives man.