#1
i love the blues but i think its time i learn a different style. i want to learn stuff like symphony x! where do i start and what techniques do i need to learn and master

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#2
the best thing to go from blues is metal, since metal is blues with attitude
first thing i guess is learn pin ch harmonics, tremolo picking, if you have a floyd rose/locking trem, learn harmonic squeals, if you're good enough learn sweep picking

and most of all learn to headbang
i say start off with some zakk wylde stuff if you're new to metal, he's very blues/classical inspired
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#4
What scales do you know? I bet the melodic/harmonic/natural minor scales would be good for that kind of music.

That Michael Romeo dude is crazy with his tapping so if you can play that then you're awesome and a hell of a lot better than i am.
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It used to be, it rarely is these days. Judas Priest took the blues out of metal. After Sabbath made heavy scary blues. (lol)
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you must not listen to real metal,only crap "metalcore" fags with tight pants
tune all the guitars to E, take out the chugs, and you pretty much have blues
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#8
Transcribe and analyze. If you like stuff that symphony X is doing, learn the song by your ear, and tab/notate it all out. Then, analyze Romeo's style, technique, tricks, etc. I do know that he uses odd note groupings in his soloing (ex: quintuplets) though.
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Transcribe and analyze. If you like stuff that symphony X is doing, learn the song by your ear, and tab/notate it all out. Then, analyze Romeo's style, technique, tricks, etc. I do know that he uses odd note groupings in his soloing (ex: quintuplets) though.

Yep. If you want to learn a new style, it makes sense to listen to it and pull out what you can from it