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I have a little problem, I've been playing guitar for about 4 or 5 months and I'm at that stage where I'm getting bored and getting nothing out of playing Powerchords, but loads of stuff is still way too hard for me. Can anyone suggest some challenging, but managable songs to learn for someone with my amount of experience?
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#4
Lol powerchords still after 4/5 months :P

Piss taking over now :P

Try learning a few muse songs, plug in baby riff can be easy, and it makes you step up your playing a bit more, and builds muscle memory.
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Try learning a few muse songs, plug in baby riff can be easy, and it makes you step up your playing a bit more, and builds muscle memory.


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try some songs with gallops or ones with alternate pickingtry, the four horsemen and cowboys from hell
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try some songs with gallops or ones with alternate pickingtry, the four horsemen and cowboys from hell


practically any iron maiden song is good for this ^ ^ ^

try learning wasted years by iron maiden

its tricky at first...but really good to get the hang of tremolo picking
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Power chords can only do so much, so I say that you are ready to start soloing. Here's a short list of solos that I learned when I began playing:

Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Pink Floyd - Time
Iron Maiden - The Trooper (both rhythm and solos are good to learn)

Now, they will probably seem quite overwhelming at first, but if you keep practicing them with good technique, they will become increadably easy.

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Morry > if i were you, I'd try some Rammstein songs .. of course there a lotta power chords, but there're some nice rhythms that are sometimes interesting to learn.

You may also try short solos (Deep Purple - Smoke on The Water (short solo version))

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I might get shunned for this but ooh well

The Crying Machine -- Steve vai.

Its no too bad and fun to play, just the solo is a tad difficult.
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#15
Try almost easy from Avenged Sevenfold, nice sweep pick, easy except the solo,challenging so its very nice
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see if you can play this riff from Cowboys From Hell at 116 bpm:

PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E
E||-----------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------|
G||--------------------------------------------7--|
D||-----5-----5--7--5--7--5--8--5--7--5--8h-9-----|
A||--7-----7--------------------------------------|
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#17
The Sweet Child O' Mine solo (the 30 or so seconds before the wah-part begins) was the first thing I learned after buying my guitar. I suggest you take a look at it too. Other easy solos are November Rain, Don't Cry (yes, I'm a Slash fan :P), and One (the first solo). Some other cool songs to play are Soothsayer by Buckethead, Farewell Ballad (obviously not the fast parts) by Zakk Wylde and The Loner by Gary Moore.

Vids:

Sweet Child O' Mine Solo (up until 30 secs in this vid is what I say you should learn):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75ybJDqcHfE

November Rain Solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg3BYU2U6ic

Don't Cry Solo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILwTwo7Ori4

One Solo (solo starts at like 20 secs):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkY2Gp4-JqE

Soothsayer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpr498vngFQ

Farewell Ballad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6LotiAcF1w

The Loner:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3-TgDjcBL0
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Mr Crowley, the first solo, or Crazy Train's solo, both by the legendary Randy Rhodes