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I am just curious as me and my friend were having an argument about which style is more technical overall.

I said metal and he is saying fingerpicking.

Can anyone help me with a rough answer?
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i always thought classical
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Different people will have difficulty with different things. No style of music is "harder" or "more technical" than another. You can have simple fingerpicking songs, and you can have simple metal songs.

If someone has been playing Metal their whole life tries fingerpicking, they will find it very hard. Somebody fingerpicking all their life may find it extremely hard to grasp the concept of alternate picking.
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Different people will have difficulty with different things. No style of music is "harder" or "more technical" than another. You can have simple fingerpicking songs, and you can have simple metal songs.

If someone has been playing Metal their whole life tries fingerpicking, they will find it very hard. Somebody fingerpicking all their life may find it extremely hard to grasp the concept of alternate picking.


I agree with everything you wrote BUT the bolded text, I believe that even simple classical guitar is quite challenging, more so than nearly everything else.
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Classical. Dynamics are much more of an issue that in shred, as well as being able to hit all the notes. There should be a poll.
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Classical. Dynamics are much more of an issue that in shred, as well as being able to hit all the notes. There should be a poll.



And it has a very strict code of technique which is very easy to stray from, if you're getting marked by a classical guitar examiner and you just made the switch from electric to classical, you can expect alot of criticism.
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classical, definitely, you have to learn to control your picking fingers and move them at roughly the same speed as your fretting fingers, not to mention it requires insane stretches
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Classical.

You can Play Shred and Metal and still have less than perfect Technique. A prime example is John Petrucci. My favourite player and one of the best in the world but some aspects of his technique are pretty weak.

If you play calssical on the other hand, you get thrown out for less than perfect technique.
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Probably classical or technical death metal. Check out the song lash by lash by spawn of possession, there is a tab for it here on ug.
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it truly depends on the artists and ur experiences.

E.G i was practicing at school the other day and some guy walks up to me(he plays guitar poorly) and asks if he can have a go. i let him since im a nice person. he played some finger picking song that may be easy for those who do finger pick. yet i couldn't play it

why? never needed to sharpen my finger picking skills therefore i struggle to play the into to stairway to heaven.

however if u give a classical guitarist a guitar and a pic expect them to start sweeping straight away ur dreaming.
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classical.
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you're all idiots.

for one metal isnt a style of playing ITS A GENRE.

two metal as a genre has no rules it can be technical or simple as long as its ****ing heavy in some way shape or form

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now in terms of actual styles of playing im going with fingerpicking (classical/flamenco)
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Certain forms of metal as metal really brings in alot of other influences such as classical and jazz. Also, classical and flamenco guitar are very difficult.
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I think Shred is easier too because you have distortion which makes all the notes ring out better, I think if I'd want to learn either one of those 2 styles Shred would definitely be the easier one.
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#28
i always thought playing on a clean setting is easier than distortion.

distortion can be fecked up easier.

anyways classical,shred, tech death, jazz and bluegrass are all pretty technical.
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Ok thanks for your comments everyone

I was under the impression that metal was influenced by classical.
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Bebop.

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#32
I would say the styles that get to be the most technical are classical, jazz, progressive, shred, and death metal.
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Not metal. CHUGGA CHUGGA isn't exactly hard.
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#36
Classical music is the highest form of art, and the most difficult to master.

But there are so many different techniques and styles in every genre, and they all cross over into different genres, that this question doesn't make any sense.
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Yeah, it must be difficult if the artist who made it can't play it.

And that's not classical, that's just someone playing a Classical guitar.
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