#1
I need something to do over the summer and I really want to go from an "intermediate" to "advanced" level in my playing. Last summer I learned a lot of metalcore and I felt it really took me to the intermediate level, but this summer I'm looking to go beyond that.

So I was wondering what songs you guys would recommend. I prefer melodic and progressive death metal but I'm open to anything that will improve my playing.

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#3
DevilDriver is awesome, but I wouldn't exactly call it advanced.
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#5
Quote by webbtje
Tuning?


+1 and define what you mean by "intermediate", we need to know what sort of thing you can already play before we can recommend something that might push your technique.
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#6
Thanks for the replies.

Tuning doesn't matter a whole lot as I can easily tune to whatever tuning I want in a minute or two (chromatic tuner ftw) but try to stay in C standard or above so I don't have to go to a heavier gauge string.

The hardest thing I can play right now is Crystal Mountain by Death, solo and all.

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Agile AL-3100
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Peavey Valveking
Vox AD15VT
Pod XT Live
Ibanez Weeping Demon
#7
Just about anything by Necrophagist? Stabwound would be a good choice, I think it's one of their easier songs.
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#8
anything by the black dahlia murder, i learn alot of it, i would start with like Elder Misanthropy then prob Closed Casket Requiem, and if your up for it learn What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse, i have trouble with that song sometimes, they are all drop c or standard C
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#9
symphony x?
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#10
Dream Theater maybe? check out the songs from Train of Thought.
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#11
dream theater - the glass prison
that crazy alternate-picking arpeggios, i'm still learning it.

yup necrophagist suits your style so...

and that boring paul gilbert?

but in the end i'd still recommend john petrucci's rock discipline. it's my bible.
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#12
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dream theater - the glass prison
that crazy alternate-picking arpeggios, i'm still learning it.


That would demand a 7-string though
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#14
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That would demand a 7-string though

no need if he's doing the arps only.
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#15
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Just about anything by Necrophagist? Stabwound would be a good choice, I think it's one of their easier songs.
lol if your up for the task. its advanced as **** but fermentel offal discharge by necro is a goosd one. i got it on guitar pro and i can only dream of playing this song lol
#16
Quote by necrophilic
dream theater - the glass prison
that crazy alternate-picking arpeggios, i'm still learning it.

yup necrophagist suits your style so...

and that boring paul gilbert?

but in the end i'd still recommend john petrucci's rock discipline. it's my bible.



What?
#17
Quote by XianXiuHong
What?



I'm guessing he was being ironic.
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