#1
Long story short, I've been playing guitar for one and half years. I've taken the guitar seriously for the past six months. I've been trying to learn songs. I know songs like Pearl Jam's Last Kiss, Blink 182's Adam's Song. They are relatively easy. I felt the need to move to something more challenging...

So I've decided to start learning Bed of Razors by Bodom... What do you guys think? Am I being too ambitious? It's just that I feel I have to get out of that circle of "Beginner Songs"... Plz tell me what you think of it...
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#3
Thanks

In a dilemma... Besides I really love that song... I know that I'll never give up, just that I wanted a few opinions. More opinions are always welcome...
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#4
You'll do no harm by stretching yourself

Just take it slowly that's all.
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#5
i've got a mate whos been playin guitar for like a year and a half as well and he decided to dive straight into the deep end once he got the basics down, he's playing PROTEST THE HERO and stuff by bands like them...so go for it! just dont half learn something
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i've got a mate whos been playin guitar for like a year and a half as well and he decided to dive straight into the deep end once he got the basics down, he's playing PROTEST THE HERO and stuff by bands like them...so go for it! just dont half learn something


Feel really motivated! Just what I need!
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#7
You've got nothing to lose and if you can't play it then at least you've got something to work towards.
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#8
Just try and learn it and don't get frustrated That's how everyone gets better.

I found that it was a nasty step to take from easy power chord based songs to the next step, but it's so satisfying.
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#9
What would Phil Anselmo tell you to do?
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#11
If you have the mental discipline and awareness that you may fail then go for it. Because if you dont know that then you will get frustrated and it will be the end of guitar. You should only dive into something that is out of your reach when you are fully aware of that fact and can accept it. Im not saying it will always happen that way, just that it sometimes happens to people and it makes you less motivated to play.
#12
The only way you can improve your playing is by challenging yourself and Bed of Razors will definitely help move you to the next tier. Once your done it, move on to Through the Fire and the Flames. Its not hard, just fast! xD
#13
Kind of a big step there, but go for it. If it's too difficult, don't worry. Learn some Metallica or some moderate metalcore songs, then try Bodom again. It's not the hardest stuff in the world, but it's definitely not what most people would call easy.
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The only way you can improve your playing is by challenging yourself and Bed of Razors will definitely help move you to the next tier. Once your done it, move on to Through the Fire and the Flames. Its not hard, just fast! xD


bad advise. Some1 whos been playing for 1 1/2 years probably wont get far with Dragonforce songs.
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#17
That's a really good idea for going a step forward, because ussually you can play everything that's easier then the hardest song you can play.
I one day decided to learn the Seek and Destroy solo with only few experience it took me like 3 months, but now I can play all solos that are less difficult then the Seek and Destroy (which is quite a lot).
So in my opinion pushing the boundary is a really good thing.
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#18
yep, if you've got any mates who are good guitarist watching them is usually a good motivator, and i use the example of PROTEST THE HERO again.

They actually wrote an album that was too hard for them to play and just practiced till they could and got it perfect...and im pretty sure their guitarists have only been playing for 5 years or something, which is not that long considering they've releases 2 albums...
#19
If you don't challenge yourself, you're only going to progress at a snail's pace. One thing I learned from violin is that you should always challenge yourself. Even if it turns out that you can't play it, you have something to work towards. If your motivation is there, then you can make it happen.

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#22
Thanks Y'all. I'll keep you updated from time to time... Still in the beginning now. It is hard, but then I'll keep practising...
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#23
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Do it. Always try stuff you think you'll never be able to play lol.


Yup. And Bodom is certainly on the hard, but not impossible level.

That sentence really counts...but still, I won't try "Guitars Suck" by Bumblefoot. That would mean death to me
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#24
Yeah man defo try new songs, but also don't forget to try technique aswell, as it counts for alot of your playing!