#1
I've been playing about a year now, mainly metalcore, but I really want to play death metal. I jammed with a friend of mine and he told me my fretting fingers can't keep up with my picking hand, so I've been hammering out chromatic scales all day, trying to increase the speed. Other then that, any tutorials/guides/lessons on their? Any easy songs? I really want to play this style of music (such as suffocation, immolation, deicide, and decapitated) but I don't have a clue on how to start. Most of the tremolo riffs I come up with suck anyway.

Thanks UG.
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#4
Death metal vs. metalcore?

Hmm.

Maybe I just don't know much about metal...
#5
you could start out with some early cannibal corpse, then work your way to some of the harder, more technical stuff.
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#6
I've been practicing hard, I just don't exactly know what to practice haha. How to go about it. Like I can create some catchy metalcore riffs, but I can't for the life of me create a catchy death metal riff. Unless it's a few chords and ****.
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I've been practicing hard, I just don't exactly know what to practice haha. How to go about it. Like I can create some catchy metalcore riffs, but I can't for the life of me create a catchy death metal riff. Unless it's a few chords and ****.


You have to listen to as much DM as you can. And not just straight DM either, go into technical and brutal and even melodic if you want too. Just to get ideas flowing. Learn a lot of different songs from different bands also.
#9
Arch Enemy is a bit tough if you're a beginner, but they have some great rhythms and leads. They're good tabs are a bit hard to find though, unless you have guitar pro.

Oh and Dethklok if you want to detune a bit
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#10
Norther has some pretty straight forward songs, although it's extremely hard to find tabs for them, even if you have guitar pro.
#12
Thanks all. Any other tips? For instance, scales to practice, riffs to learn, any tutorials or anything...i need anything I can soak up, not just music itself, as I listen to a plethora of death metal.
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#14
just strt slow.
learn some songs that you like.
you probley wont get them full speed, but keep workin on it, it'll get there.
then once you understand what they are doing and how to do it, use their songs, and make your own.
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Norther has some pretty straight forward songs, although it's extremely hard to find tabs for them, even if you have guitar pro.


Their solos are pretty damn hard for a beginner.

They are such a good band though, dont understand why they arnt huge yet. I rank them at par with bodom, dark tranquillity, in flames.

And to the guy who said arch enemy..+1000000. All of their music has given me so many ideas.
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#16
I'm tryin to get into death metal too an I was havin trouble figurin out where to start as well... I been tryin to listen to alot of different bands an I also went to musicians friend an bought the Alexi Laiho instruction DVD... Haven't got them in yet soo can't tell you if they're crap or not but hey its a start =]
#17
Maybe try some deathcore bands...I would say the red shore, but there aren't any tabs
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#18
Listen to In Flames. Melodic Death.

And... Opeth anyone?
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#20
start out slow on any song, then speed up gradually.
??? Fund: cba to keep up with it.
will at least try when I get a jerb
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#21
I listen to opeth frequently and I refuse to listen to deathcore, that is terrible. I'm not a beginner, I'd say I'm intermediate (I can play a lot of as i lay dying, all that remains, metallica etc) rather well, it's just I can't accommodate to the death metal style for a couple reasons, mainly the speed (in both hands) and the creativity.
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#22
Take a look to some thrash metal bands like kreator,slayer,testament,etc...It will increase your speed and picking accuracy. My thought!
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#23
Listen to underground death metal. You'll find the best stuff there, stuff not tampered with by producers.
#24
I recommend some morbid angel. Try some stuff on altars of madness. Also give early Cannibal Corpse a shot.
#25
Try and keep an even balance of tremolo, palm muting, sliding, pinch harmonics, and power chord patterns in your music. The thing that made the classics so good is that they kept it exciting, and never the two same techniques throughout a song/album.

Newer bands seem to forget that and go all out on one technique per song. Oh, and wildly chaotic, atonal solos always help.
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Maybe try some deathcore bands...I would say the red shore, but there aren't any tabs

[SARCASM]Yeah, red shore songs will be a walk in the park for somebody thats been playing for a year[/SARCASM]
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Anyways i know theyre deathcore but try suicide silence, most of their songs are just a couple of powerchords and teh occasional trem pick or pinch harmonic
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Thanks all. Any other tips? For instance, scales to practice, riffs to learn, any tutorials or anything...i need anything I can soak up, not just music itself, as I listen to a plethora of death metal.


good death metal riffss are made by shifting between semi-tones and not taking whole steps.
good riffs to learn when starting out are hammer smashed face by cannibal corpse
stench of redeption by deicide
and
enter the machine by arch enemy for some interesting lead stuff
and minor scales of all kinds are what help best i supppose.