#1
my mate wants to start a band and he is more of a rhythm guitarist so i said i would but in a while once i had played some more metal style things cos thats what he wants to play, but i reeli need to know how to solo for metal, i can play and improv blues solos with ease, so what techniques and scales do i need for metal solos? cheers jimbleton
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I use the modes, and the natural, harmonic, and melodic minor scales. Learning to sweep well could help you too.
#3
so most scales and more advanced techniques
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emulate what? every single CoB song? it excesive innit
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More advanced techniques and scales.
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emulate what? every single CoB song? it excesive innit


lol pretty much.
Just do fast-as-**** sweeps, and stupidly unmusical runs.
Metal soloing = technical.
Metal soloing =/= musical.
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metal soloingcan be musical though, i love metallica solos they are so well constructed
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This has had some of the worst advice I have ever seen.

Listen to Metal. Learn Metal songs. And most of all, Enjoy Metal. if you don't enjoy playing Metal in the first place, it's not a good idea that you try.
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I wouldn't call Metallica solos well constructed, listen to some Nevermore instead.
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Listen to Metal. Learn Metal songs. And most of all, Enjoy Metal. if you don't enjoy playing Metal in the first place, it's not a good idea that you try.


i do listen to metal alot, i do play metal a bit, but i have a passion fo teh blues, so i thought i should branch out in my playing, atm im learning some funk (incubus ftw) and i can play some metal stuff i just wanna know how to play solos
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I only ever learned a few scales properly - the vast majority of my playing skills came from learning metal songs, or trying to emulate parts of songs that I liked. Now I can play technical stuff up and down the neck, and link it together easily.

Sweeping is good too of course.
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lol pretty much.
Just do fast-as-**** sweeps, and stupidly unmusical runs.
Metal soloing = technical.
Metal soloing =/= musical.


Bullshit. Granted a lot of metal solos are just what you said, but this doesn't apply to all metal. Listen to Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me and tell me it's not one of the most musically beautiful solos you've ever heard.