#1
i want to learn the ways of metal , but i don't know what's scales i should learn , song to learn from and techiques i should learn? sry for bad grammar i typed too fast
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If you want help you'll have to use better grammar. Please.
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I would - sorry.. - I COULD help you... If I understood what you were saying.
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the first thing you should learn is sweep picking. make sure to start out playing really fast or noone will think you're cool
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also... wrong forum... thats double fail
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sorry - 'IS sweep picking'


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First of all: You have the speech for metal. Swissgar would be proud.
Second: Learn the minor pentatonic. Learn all of it.
Third: Learn Pinch Harmonics.
Fourth: Get a badass guitar. I recommend ESP or BC Rich.
Five: Buy a full stack
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Just thought I'd point out.... not everyone is a native english speaker. Just saying.


Metal? Well the best thing you can do is to listen to lots of it, thats the best way to learn the style and get that heavy aggressive feeling. Scales...definitely learn the natural minor scale, then harmonic and melodic minor. Learn all your modes(especially phrygian and locrian), and practice your playing skills. Speed is also important in metal, not always of course, but a lot of the time.

But the best way is still to listen to songs, then pick a few and learn them. As you learn songs you'll learn composition and technical skills.

Anyways, have fun.

P.S. Do NOT start out fast. Start slow, as slow as you need to play to play cleanly. Slowly add speed. And no again, do NOT start with sweep picking, to get it to any decent speed is quite difficult and is not something for metal noobs.
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#14
scales-all of them

techniques-sweep picking, alternate picking.


EMG Pickups or Seymour Duncan Blackouts are best.
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^ Isn't the phrygian mode mostly used for spanish style music?

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Scales...definitely learn the natural minor scale, then harmonic and melodic minor. Learn all your modes(especially phrygian and locrian), and practice your playing skills.


definitely do this. also, i would suggest learning some diminished scales and arpeggios, they sound pretty metal.
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^ Isn't the phrygian mode mostly used for spanish style music?

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Yes, its used a lot in spanish music. But I find it really good for lead work, you can come up with some intense melodies, plus if you combine it with another mode like say Aeolian(soloing in Phrygian, then switching to Aeolian, etc...) it keeps the lead from being flat. At least thats how I've found it anyways.

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definitely do this. also, i would suggest learning some diminished scales and arpeggios, they sound pretty metal.


Yeah I should have said that too, diminished really gives a dark suspense type feeling. Definitely metal.
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Also it kinda depends on the type o' metal you wana learn.

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Yes, its used a lot in spanish music. But I find it really good for lead work, you can come up with some intense melodies, plus if you combine it with another mode like say Aeolian(soloing in Phrygian, then switching to Aeolian, etc...) it keeps the lead from being flat. At least thats how I've found it anyways.



Awesome. Ima try that now. XD
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actually, there is nothing wrong with the grammar in this picture, though the spelling is terrible...
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Awesome. Ima try that now. XD


It could just be because I really like a lot of spanish/spanish-type music. But anyways, got for it man. Us m3t4l-h34ds(l33t, kill3r,n00b sl4y3rs) need more lead guitarists who do more than the same old minor...minor pentatonic scales.
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Also it kinda depends on the type o' metal you wana learn.


Awesome. Ima try that now. XD


i want to learn is mostly neoclassical metal or heavy metal
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Neo-classical huh? Well in that case you REALLY need to learn the harmonic minor scale, I mean learn it until you hear it in your dreams. Start with the key of A, it is a very cliched key because pretty much every neo-classical player in the world plays in A, which makes it good to start with. Because you'll get a recognizable sound quicker. Then I would suggest moving onto the key of D. Also the Phrygian(as mentioned earlier), because a lot of classical music is either spanish or borrows heavily from spanish music.

You'll need to learn arpeggios. LOTS of arpeggios. You'll have to learn to sweep(like mentioned earlier on by another poster), but don't start fast. Keep it slow until you know what you're doing. Legato. Lots of legato. Tapping. Alternate picking.

And you will really need to listen to a lot of classical music, if you want that authentic classical sound.

Heavy metal? Like '70s and '80s Heavy metal? Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent, Dio, Judas priest...that sort of thing? If so, then same as before, find some songs that you like and learn them. I like all of the groups above(and a whole lot more) and I learned to play that style by learning a bunch of their songs.
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scales: phrygian / phrygian dominant, pentatonic, harmonic + natural minor, locrian

techniques: palm muting, galloping, power chords, pinch harmonics, sweeping, tapping, alt picking
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