#1
Well basicly my problem is.. i dont know what i should learn, i watch videos on youtube and the people are amazing.. i play electric and play a bit of mettalica one etc and i know all the chords. So what should i do? whats songs can really help you improve? im not that good at palm muting and maybe its time i should get an effects pedal cause im gettin bored of the same old sound
#2
Learn more Chords and get them down so you can transfer smoothly.

Then Try easy solos, then work your way to harder solos.

Edit: Beatles solos are pretty easy.
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#4
Well what kind of direction are you wanting to go? To you want to simply just get better or do you want to play faster, or become a proficient economy picker, or be a hard*** at sweeps?
#6
well first if your not good at palm muting practice that, practice tremolo picking to build speed in you right hand and practice left hand tapping to build strength in your left hand for eg mute the strings with a gogo at the second or third fret and then go through the pentatonic scales with your left hand, trust me this is great for building strength
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and where can i learn all this?

it's called the internet , you're on it
#10
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i can play most chords


O rly? I don't think so...

Anyway, learn scales and how to improvise and use the scales over different chords. This helps on theory, improvising, rythm and soloing. Good luck!
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#11
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well first if your not good at palm muting practice that, practice tremolo picking to build speed in you right hand and practice left hand tapping to build strength in your left hand for eg mute the strings with a gogo at the second or third fret and then go through the pentatonic scales with your left hand, trust me this is great for building strength

Tremolo picking is a dead end technique, it doesn't really help you with anything else other than tremolo picking, and as far as tapping goes there's little point worrying about it until you're picking is competent. The most important thing with guitar is getting both hands working together, practicing techniques that only use one hand at a time is worthless early on.

TS, you sya you know most chords but I'm guiessing you don't - there's tonnes of them. Forget Metallica and metal in general for the time being, metal is difficult and you're stretching a little too far ahead of yourself at this moment in time. Concentrate on learning to use the chords you know, look for songs that use them and learn any new chords you stumble across on the way. Also learn how chords are constructed as that'll help you remember them. Make sure you can finger chords cleanly, change smoothly and strum in time, following the rhythm...until you can do those simple things you're not going to be able to do anything else on the guitar either.

Aim to be able to play through a few simple strummy songs - Beatles stuff is good, so is Creedence Clearwater Revival and *shudder* Oasis. Once you can do that you need to add barre chords to your arsenal, these will help in 2 ways - you'll be able to move open chords around and it'll also get you used to moving around the fretboard. It also forces you to start learning the notes on the fretboard, at the very least the bottom 2 strings.

From there you can start looking to learn more complex stuff, again don't go jumping into modern metal, learn some classic rock stuff. A lot of those songs are realtively simply constructed but they're also extremely well written, catchy and easy to remember...the better you know a song the easier it will be to play. That'll also introduce you to some simple riff-based lead work so listen to some AC/DC, Cream, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Free, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc...

As things are getting more complex you also want to give yourself a bit more understanding of what's going on so take the time out to learn the notes on the whole fretboard and also learn the major scale and it's intervals - you don't need to really worry about memorising the scale over the whole fretboard yet. Technique wise you're also probably ready to try some solo stuff, so work on getting your picking clean and accurate and also learn basics like bending, hammer ons and pull offs. Also, listen to some blues and old rock'n roll - the 12 bar blues progression is probably the easiest, most rewarding thing to improvise over. Introduce yourself to the minor pentatonic scale and try to spot it being used when you're learning solo tabs.

For a first solo you don't want anything too hard or fast, but at the same time not too easy either - one of the best solos for learning first is Highway to Hell by AC/DC. It's quite short, but there's enough going on for it to sound interesting and it's a good workout for a number of techniques.

Notice I haven't once mentioned anything about getting faster...that's because it doesn't matter. You can't really "try" to get faster at playing, if you do you just end up playing messilly, the important things to work on are playing accurately and cleanly...if you do that then you gradually develop speed over time.
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#12
dunno, im new too, and when i play, i just play super slow and build my finger strength. I play a movable blues scale on the low E string, and i play it REALLY slow, all the way to the 9th fret. Seems to help me. Then i work on each individual finger on my left hand, just do eighth notes on the low E string again with one finger, and do it for a minute on each finger. Learn a couple chromatic scale. dunno, thats wat i do, i don't play many chords other than power chords cause they are movable.Who knows if im right? i never really ask cause it works for me
#13
i can play barre chords already iv been playing for around 8 months now and i can finger pick etc with ease.. i can switch easy.. its just what now but yeah amazing tips
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i can play barre chords already iv been playing for around 8 months now and i can finger pick etc with ease.. i can switch easy.. its just what now but yeah amazing tips

Obviously if there's anything there you can already do then just make sure you know it properly and just fill in the gaps in youe knowledge.
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