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demonofthenight
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After seeing alot of threads asking for the same thing, I have started this thread.
Dont know which song to learn next? Need a song that is in a particular key, in a particular time signature uses a particular modal progression, is in a specific genre? Ask for them here.

To post we need to know:
* Your skill level, as in how long you've been playing.
* The criteria of the song. (For example, what genre? what modal progression? what time signature? so on)
* Other genres/songs you usually play.


And as for some general rules:
1. Dont suggest indie songs no-one has ever heard of
2. Dont suggest songs that are too hard to find. Keep in mind most people are going to want tabs.
3. Dont suggest songs you wrote yourself
4. Dont flame, only constructive posts are welcome
5. Please dont spam
6. Suggest a song that is adequate to the persons skill level. Dont suggest pagini's 25 caprices to a person just starting to shred
7. It would be nice if you explained how/why the song you suggested uses what the asker has asked for
8. Dont chew the noobs
9. Dont post vague requests with completely subjective answers.

I'll edit more rules in as we go along.

OTHER WHAT SONG THREADS:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=827309 -Acoustic
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=636381 -Electric
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=540804 -Bass
If you want a beginner song, please click one of those links.

I'll start of
I'd like a song that uses a modal phrygian progression. I've been playing for 3 years, and I know an adequate amount of theory. I mostly play jazz and metal
Last edited by demonofthenight at Feb 13, 2009,
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#2
*Stickied* for now.

This will hopefully cut back on the number of "what song" threads, provided people use it...
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#3
Just found this great thread idea!
I am an intermediate looking for a song that is not too hard and will push my abilities. I can't sweep very well, and my legato technique needs improving. The hardest song I can play is Trivium's Entrance Of The Conflagration. I play metal mainly, as in thrash, hardcore, metalcore, progressive....
So basically I want a song that will push me through to advanced level and maybe improve my legato technique
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Quote by Skullmage4
Just found this great thread idea!
I am an intermediate looking for a song that is not too hard and will push my abilities. I can't sweep very well, and my legato technique needs improving. The hardest song I can play is Trivium's Entrance Of The Conflagration. I play metal mainly, as in thrash, hardcore, metalcore, progressive....
So basically I want a song that will push me through to advanced level and maybe improve my legato technique
The trooper (iron maiden) sounds like a good choice. It may be a little too easy for you though. The riffs in it use heaps of legato pull-offs and hammer ons. The solo's pretty easy...

For sweeps, I'll assume you want to start shredding so maybe some Yngwie malmsteen, or maybe some dragonforce? I dont like learning shred solo's so thats the best I can suggest.

EDIT: I'm still waiting for someone to suggest a song in phrygian for me ...
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I've played for nine months, I'm into heavy/thrash metal like Iron Maiden and Metallica.

I'd like a versatile song with both clean and distortion and a nice guitar interlude wouldn't be wrong. I prefer if the solo is not too hard though.

Any suggestions?
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For some reason pantera is comming to mind. In most these cases there are millions of songs I could suggest.

Try "hollow" by pantera, it's got a pretty easy intro/verse. I would expect the majority of people who have been playing for 9 months to be able to play it. The verse solo's are also easy, but I cant seem to remember if the heavy solo's are easy. It's mostly just playing arpeggios and powerchords.

If you want something more difficult, try nothing else matters by metallica. Thats a really popular song people like to learn. It does requires a bit of fingerpicking to be played easily, so if your not quite ready for fingerpicking it might not be your best choice.
EDIT: and try one/fade to black. Although these songs are a little harder (IMO) than nothing else matters

I wish I could suggest an Iron maiden song, but at the moment nothing that has a clean to heavy transition comes to mind.
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If you're into Metallica, I assume you've tried Welcome Home (Sanitarium)? If you haven't, go for it - it has great melodic solos and some heavy riffing aswell.

For some nice thrash riffs, try We Who Are About To Die by Evile - there's a decent tab of it here on UG. No solos included though in the tab, but there's some nice riffs to learn in there. And there's a little clean part right at the start, nothing major though .

edit: sorry I didn't see you've been playing for 9 months. Evile might be a bit tough, but definetely take a look at Sanitarium. Pantera suggestion from ^ is a good one aswell.
For an Iron Maiden song, Fear of the Dark perhaps?
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I already can play Fear of the dark and Nothing Else Matters, and a bit of Sanitarium, but I'll take a look at Hollow.
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^if you like hollow, try cemetery gates. It's a bit more challenging, but IMO its a nicer song. Very similar to hollow
Quote by Tompa87
Fear of the Dark perhaps?
Damn, I wish I said that It's almost the perfect song for him/her/trap to learn. Its pretty easy, its got a heavy bit, solo's are melodic and has a guitar interlude...

Maybe brave new world by Iron maiden as well? But that might be pushing it, and I've never looked at the tabs/sheet music to it, it just *sounds* easy.

EDIT: and no ones answered my question yet... 1 fricken song with a chord progression based around phrygian.
Last edited by demonofthenight at May 25, 2008,
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Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden sounds perfect.
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Haha perhaps you can help me. I'm looking for an intermediate / advanced metal song with melodic lead parts. Like Children of Bodom style leads. Something to improve alternate picking that isn't chugging the low E I guess.

A little bit of sweeping in the song would be great as I'm currently learning to sweep, nothing major but some easy sweep patterns would be awesome .

I'm looking for something challenging, but no Yngwie style crazy sweeping challenging
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Quote by Tompa87
Haha perhaps you can help me. I'm looking for an intermediate / advanced metal song with melodic lead parts. Like Children of Bodom style leads. Something to improve alternate picking that isn't chugging the low E I guess.

A little bit of sweeping in the song would be great as I'm currently learning to sweep, nothing major but some easy sweep patterns would be awesome .

I'm looking for something challenging, but no Yngwie style crazy sweeping challenging
Hmmm, thats a hard one. Maybe some helloween songs (virtually any of them)? that might be a little too easy for you.

I'd suggest children of bodom songs, but they're generally harder than yngwie songs. Yngwie malmsteen writes what is considered by most as some of the easier shred songs (but its still genious).

And inb4 someone suggests dragonforce

EDIT: and sorry for not suggesting any real songs in this post. I'm really tired. Tomorow I'll do better
And should I add that as a rule? No suggesting dragonforce
Double EDIT: still waiting for someone to suggest me a song...
Last edited by demonofthenight at May 25, 2008,
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Bed Of Razors - Children of Bodom
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That's exactly what I just found! Challenging but fun. The sweeps are killing me so far though. Thanks
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Yeah the sweeps are a little hard but with practice you'll get them.
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Need some artists in the same style as yngwie malmsteen, if you could just reply me a list if them and a few suggested songs for each that'd be awesome.

Skill wise a I'm a lead guitarist who's played for about 10 years. My expertise is more toward Jazz and metal like maiden, priest, motley crue, ozzy osbourne, dio stuff. I can do a decent amount of advanced technical stuff, but I'm looking for more of the neo-classical metal style to see how to best incorporate it in solos and compositions.
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Quote by demigod90234
Need some artists in the same style as yngwie malmsteen, if you could just reply me a list if them and a few suggested songs for each that'd be awesome.
Can you play Yngwie's stuff?
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i need serious help. i've been playing like 6 months and i can play stuff like californication ya kno basic stuff. but im looking for a song that is challenging but not impossible. im into Guns N Roses, Jimi Hendrix, RHCP, classic rock modern rock, all that. and i dont have many effects so keep it simple please. thanks
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I would recommend "Foxy Lady" by none other than Jimmy Hendrix. It's not too hard of a song.
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Can you play Yngwie's stuff?


Yea a for at least the ones Ive tried to play
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Ok so, I listen to and play mostly rock and metal, but I've decided I want to try something different and play a classical song. So now I need recommendations.

I'd like something that has a fairly "heavy" sound to it, if possible. I've been playing for almost a year now, so I guess I'm decent at guitar, but there are a looooot of things I don't know yet. The hardest thing I can play is the intro to "Welcome Home" by Coheed & Cambria. Also, whatever you recomend, it would be nice if it's something that UG has in Power Tabs.
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FireMadeFlesh, do you mean classical guitar or classical like the period/type of music?
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I mean classical music. Like Beethoven/Bach/Mozart and the like. It doesn't necessarily have to be written for guitar as long as it sounds good on guitar. I play an electric.
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Bach's "Little Fugue in G Minor" kicks ass but i'm not sure if you could play it after a year. It'd be a little difficult.

You wouldn't be able to play them at full speed but: Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter, 1st movement", Mozart's "rondo alla turca", Paganini's "Caprice 5".


Easy classical music seems like an oxymoron so i don't think you'll be able to find something you could really play like it it's supposed to sound. I don't mean that to be disheartening but you've only been playing a year. I've almost been playing 4 years and i barely touch classical. Maybe someone else could help you out.


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i need serious help. i've been playing like 6 months and i can play stuff like californication ya kno basic stuff. but im looking for a song that is challenging but not impossible. im into Guns N Roses, Jimi Hendrix, RHCP, classic rock modern rock, all that. and i dont have many effects so keep it simple please. thanks

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Quote by demonofthenight

EDIT: I'm still waiting for someone to suggest a song in phrygian for me ...


Right, i have no idea about modes and that, im not very good on guitar theory, scales and the like.

so...i typed "a song in phrygian" on google and wikipedia came up with heavy metal and this is what it said:

Phrygian harmony is used in songs such as Mercyful Fate's "Gypsy" (main riff I-♭II-I-VI-V), Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" (main riff built on the ♭II-I relation), and Sodom's "Remember the Fallen" (Introduction + main riff—the riff closing implies a Phrygian cadence: I-♭II-III).


oh, ive just realised, thats talking about harmonies, maybe not what your looking for, sorry.

But anyway, really nice idea for a thread, well done.

EDIT:


Some examples of Phygian mode's usage in today's modern music include the Jefferson Airplane song "White Rabbit", the Bjork song "Hunter", the theme song of Unsolved Mysteries, and the Jimmy Somerville song "So Cold The Night".

Phygian mode is also widely used by Heavy Metal musicians because of its dark feeling. Some examples include the Metallica song "Wherever I May Roam", the Megadeth song "Symphony of Destruction" and the Iron Maiden song "Remember Tomorrow"


...god i love wikipedia
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Demon, are you looking for a modal Phrygian song or a heavy metal song?
You know how you demonstrated modal dorian songs? Like, the over used example, Dminor to G7 vamp as being dorian. I wanted something similar but written around phrygian. Maybe a modal jazz song or something? I want to hear it done.

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You wouldn't be able to play them at full speed but: Antonio Vivaldi's "Winter, 1st movement", Mozart's "rondo alla turca", Paganini's "Caprice 5".
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to demonofthenight, just write one, that way you can tailor it to your needs and get more out of it.
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to demonofthenight, just write one, that way you can tailor it to your needs and get more out of it.
But I want to hear how people who have been doing this music thing longer than me do it
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Quote by demonofthenight
Read rule six

Oh well. I was being honest. It's a great song even though it's impossible (except for Jason Becker) to play full speed. I think it sounds great even only at like 1/3rd speed.
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I have been playing for about two years and my main genres are rock to heavy metal and some death metal. I am looking for a song that will challenge my alternate and sweep picking(keep it simple since I am just learning)

separate suggestion
I have also been working on figerpicking for a few months and would like a good song to develop that as well, genre can be anywhere from classical to rock.
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Alternate? Bark at the moon maybe?. I'm looking for a sweep picking song also, I'm just starting in sweep picking, so something intermediate for having a goal.
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Quote by TheNextJimi
I have been playing for about two years and my main genres are rock to heavy metal and some death metal. I am looking for a song that will challenge my alternate and sweep picking(keep it simple since I am just learning)

separate suggestion
I have also been working on figerpicking for a few months and would like a good song to develop that as well, genre can be anywhere from classical to rock.
Yngwie malmsteen songs for the first suggestion (He's a damn genious, and his stuffs meant to be easy.)

Try greensleeves for a fingerpicking song. Damn easy. If you can do that, play classical gas REALLY slow. Alot of kids learn classical gas for some reason.
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I need an intermediate metal song in standard or dropped D tuning that includes a solo with alternate picking and sweep picking. I have been playing for 18 months.
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I need an intermediate metal song in standard or dropped D tuning that includes a solo with alternate picking and sweep picking. I have been playing for 18 months.
How long have you been playing for, what bands do you usually listen to?
There are millions of metal bands writing metal songs, most of them in drop d or standard and almost all of them that have solo's.
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I'm currently in the process of writing tablature for Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Stravinsky is the Heavy Metal of Classical music. Way ahead of his time.
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Ok guys, can you suggest a song that's got a fun riff, with a pretty cool solo, i've been playing for almost five years, and i can play songs like: Pearl Jam's Alive, and Phish's You Enjoy Myself and i'm looking for a challange.
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K.. Been playing for 2 and a bit years. Over these past 2 years iv basically been working on my techniquemore than anything. I can play5 songs ALL the way through (embarassing...). I mainly write my own material for my band so i've not really been learning songs (but that doesn't matter)

Im looking for a song in standard tuning, or Drop D. I play metal and neo-classical shred stuff such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Megadeth etc. but i'm willing to try anything which will push me to my limit. I can sweep pick, alternate pick, tap, string skip, and my legato is pretty good too. So yeah thanks people
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Ok guys, can you suggest a song that's got a fun riff, with a pretty cool solo, i've been playing for almost five years, and i can play songs like: Pearl Jam's Alive, and Phish's You Enjoy Myself and i'm looking for a challange.

I didn't think i would contribute to this thread, but you seem to perfectly describe-
Led Zeppelin - In the Evening

Let me know when you have heard/learnt it. Riffs really don't get any funner than that one.