#1
I want to begin to try to play some death metal / deathcore.

The bands i like, such as Nile, As Blood Runs Black, The Black Dahlia Murder, Animosity, All Shall Perish, etc. always use heavily dropped tunings.

Since i usually play songs in drop-d or standard tuning (i only mess with the low E string), and only have one guitar (so i can't have one for standard/drop-d and the other in drop-c, for example), i was wondering if there were any death metal bands that play in standard or drop-d tuning and have easy songs for begginers (i only started playing the guitar an year and a half now)...

Does anyone have suggestions?
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#5
no ABRB play in Drop C
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#6
Possessed wrote songs in standard.

But get new strings, like gauge 10-52 and drop a bit. For what you like, it's funnier.
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#7
If its drop b or c play it in drop D if its whole step down or whole and a 1/2 down play it in standard. You can change the tunings on guitar pro to match your guitar without transposing it so it doenst change the fingerings but the gp file still sounds in tune with you. If your playing to a cd or with a friend whos downtuned obviously this wont work. But solo or with gp it will. Then when you get an extra guitar to tune to your favorate bands common tunings you'll already know the songs.
#9
Thank you for the suggestions so far.
I'm definitely going to try Mors Principium Est's "Sinners Defeat" and some Possessed songs.

Keep the suggestions coming! They are very much appreciated!
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#10
All Opeth sons are Standard or Drop D

but really whats stopping you from tuning lower. i was always trying to avoid downtuning but when i just sucked it up and did it i never looked back. i now play in C# standard the majority of the time, and with the same string gauges i use for standard so no worries there.
#11
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All Opeth sons are Standard or Drop D

but really whats stopping you from tuning lower. i was always trying to avoid downtuning but when i just sucked it up and did it i never looked back. i now play in C# standard the majority of the time, and with the same string gauges i use for standard so no worries there.


I already play Opeth songs, now i'm searching for something else...

It just bothers me to have to detune and then retune if i want to play The Black Dahlia Murder, for example, and then some Pearl Jam...
Most of the songs i play are in standard or drop-d, so it's just a matter of lazyness... I'm too lazy to keep switching tunings.

So, it's easier to ask people with more experience than me for death metal and deathcore songs in standard or drop-d tuning!
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#12
If you haven't already, Burn In Hell - Dimmu Borgir.
Let's go back to five billion bpm and see how good i am.
#13
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If you haven't already, Burn In Hell - Dimmu Borgir.


Thank you! I'll give it a try!
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#14
just detune it. seriously, it's not going to sound extremely heavy in standard tuning. learning how to tune/detune your guitar is a worthwhile effort. you can expand the amount of songs you can play with multiple tunings.
#15
Quote by jess2112
just detune it. seriously, it's not going to sound extremely heavy in standard tuning. learning how to tune/detune your guitar is a worthwhile effort. you can expand the amount of songs you can play with multiple tunings.


I know how to do it correctly, i even have a chromatic tuner, which makes it easier.

But i'm really too lazy to be going back and forth in tunings...

On other side, i don't believe that simply there aren't death metal / deathcore bands who use standard and drop-d tunings.
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#16
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I know how to do it correctly, i even have a chromatic tuner, which makes it easier.

But i'm really too lazy to be going back and forth in tunings...

On other side, i don't believe that simply there aren't death metal / deathcore bands who use standard and drop-d tunings.


learning to tune by ear is even better.

but if you CAN tune/detune by ear, and you're just too lazy, then that's a different story.
#17
Quote by jess2112
learning to tune by ear is even better.

but if you CAN tune/detune by ear, and you're just too lazy, then that's a different story.


By ear i can't. I have to use my chromatic tuner or my computer tuner software.

From standard tuning to drop-d and reverse are the only tunings i can do by ear.

EDIT: For example, if the guitar was in standard tuning and detuned itself, i can't get the tuning back without using a tuner.
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#18
A lot of death metal bands use tunings that you need a special set-up for though. Drop B, C standard, sometimes even B standard and drop A.

D standard is pretty common in metal in general, but if you are to lazy most stuff in D sounds fine in E. Different notes, but the sound of the intervals makes it alright.
#19
Quote by Linkerman
By ear i can't. I have to use my chromatic tuner or my computer tuner software.

From standard tuning to drop-d and reverse are the only tunings i can do by ear.

EDIT: For example, if the guitar was in standard tuning and detuned itself, i can't get the tuning back without using a tuner.


If your 6th string is tuned can you tune the whole guitar? That's almost a must for guitar.
#20
Quote by Linkerman
By ear i can't. I have to use my chromatic tuner or my computer tuner software.

From standard tuning to drop-d and reverse are the only tunings i can do by ear.

EDIT: For example, if the guitar was in standard tuning and detuned itself, i can't get the tuning back without using a tuner.


not very smart to rely on a tuner all of the time. like i said, tuning by ear is worth knowing how to do.

and what exactly IS a chromatic tuner?
#21
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A lot of death metal bands use tunings that you need a special set-up for though. Drop B, C standard, sometimes even B standard and drop A.

D standard is pretty common in metal in general, but if you are to lazy most stuff in D sounds fine in E. Different notes, but the sound of the intervals makes it alright.


I know, and i'm fine in going from standard to drop-d (only have to retune the low E string, and i can do that by ear).

What i need is suggestions of death metal / deathcore bands that play in standard or drop-d tunings.

Because i know the most famous bands (like the ones i like the most) use heavily dropped tunings. I'm just too lazy to do the same.
So, i prefer to play different songs than the ones i listen to, just so i don't have to mess with the tuning!


EDIT:
Quote by Ze_Metal
If your 6th string is tuned can you tune the whole guitar? That's almost a must for guitar.

Yes.

Quote by jess2112
and what exactly IS a chromatic tuner?

A chromatic tuner is a tuner that tells you EXACTLY what note you are playing at that time.
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#22
Well, My favorite band "Blood tsunami" uses D standard but their 2 songs on this site sound just as good in E.

Try "Devoured By Flames". You can listen to the recording on their myspace (they aren't signed, but they are better then a lot of metal bands I heard) It's not a very easy song, but it will jsut take some practice.
#23
Quote by Ze_Metal
Well, My favorite band "Blood tsunami" uses D standard but their 2 songs on this site sound just as good in E.

Try "Devoured By Flames". You can listen to the recording on their myspace (they aren't signed, but they are better then a lot of metal bands I heard) It's not a very easy song, but it will jsut take some practice.


Thanks, i will!
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#24
you can always do what i do. just detune the 4th, 5th, and 6th strings for altered tunings. with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, just move the notes down however many frets.

for example, in D standard/drop C, for notes on the 1st-3rd strings, move them down 2 frets. drop B 3 frets, drop A# 4 frets, Db 1 fret, etc.
#27
Quote by jess2112
not very smart to rely on a tuner all of the time. like i said, tuning by ear is worth knowing how to do.

and what exactly IS a chromatic tuner?

its a tuner that you can tune to any note in the chromatic scale as in A A# B C C# D D# etc

that is better than some which only tune into the standard tunings.
#28
Quote by jess2112
not very smart to rely on a tuner all of the time. like i said, tuning by ear is worth knowing how to do.

and what exactly IS a chromatic tuner?


Will my tuner tell me lies?
#29
Emperor until Prometheus.
Mayhem
Immortal until Damned In Black.
1349.

Not death metal, but all these bands have heavier, more pseudo death/black songs.
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#30
being death metal its usually not super easy... well just mostly cause u have to know how to alt/economy pick fast and your set


Necrophagist songs are in D tuning... i have some that arent on ug... and i have the tab book for the epitaph cd... hit me up if ya want some


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#31
Quote by /-\liceNChains
If its drop b or c play it in drop D


NO.

What in the blue hell is the point of PURPOSELY learning to play a song wrong? That defeats the entire purpose of learning.

Also, whenever anyone makes a statement like this, I can't even fathom how that person doesn't realize how horrible their playing sounds when they do that.

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*GASP* Dimmu borgir plays in Standard for there newest cd, check them out. Literally i think they play in standard all time.


B standard, so you're half right. At least, that's what Progenies is in because that's one of their few songs I can stand.
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#32
i happy to learn and listen that. i was always trying to avoid down tuning but when i just sucked it up and did it i never looked back. i now play in C# standard the majority of the time, and with the same string gauges i use for standard so no worries there.
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#34
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Will my tuner tell me lies?


no. what i meant was to learn to tune all the strings with at least one string tuned with no tuner.

and yes, my tuner doesn't register the notes of the low E string correctly sometimes. it tunes all the other strings fine, but not that one.

Quote by likhary
i happy to learn and listen that. i was always trying to avoid down tuning but when i just sucked it up and did it i never looked back. i now play in C# standard the majority of the time, and with the same string gauges i use for standard so no worries there.


+1
#35
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Is Black Metal.

Ermm. Yeah. Death Metal in Standard? You wont find much. Psycroptic play in Drop D though. Opeth play in standard. Death plays in D.

Cynic and I think Atheist play in Standard, but they're really hard to play.

EDIT! If you can tremolo pick, you should be able to play black metal pretty well. Try learning some black metal (lots of bands play in standard).
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#36
Quote:
Originally Posted by /-\liceNChains
If its drop b or c play it in drop D


NO.


... YES.

what the **** is wrong with playing such stuff in drop d? it will sound JUST FINE (unless you're stupid enough to play it along with the actual song) just use guitar pro to play along and set the tuning in there to drop d instead of drop c/b/a#.
#37
The Black Dahlia Murder plays in 2 steps down -.- crazy shit.
Try playing some lamb of god they are in dropped D alot.
Songs from lamb of god like 'Laid to rest" and contractor shouldnt be to hard after a year and a half.