#1
My guitar skills suck. I won't lie. I think the best thing I can play would be a few simple metal riffs. So how would I go from basic garbage, to being a better player. What techniques/music should I try to get more into the advanced stuff? For example:
Sweeping
Tapping
Arpeggios
Shredding

Where could I find the beginner stuff to all of these. I mean I obviously can't go from playing power chords to Mea Culpa in one night. So what do I do to start working on it?
#2
Tapping is the easiest of those 4, but simple open-chord arpeggios are no-brainers. Look at cyberfret.com. they have good technique lessons. An easy song with a tapping riff is Lipgloss and Black by Atreyu. The intro is about as simple as it gets. Other things, like shredding and sweeping is just lots of practice and exercises.
#3
and for tapping check out check out "thunderstruck" by ac/dc. a good shred type solo is "highway star" by deep purple.
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#4
if you want to get better by learning others songs, pick some bands by genre, neo classical or death metal for shredding and sweeps, its all out there, just a matter of finding it.
ps. learn lots of different rythm picking patterns, makes it easier to pick up on songs by ear