#1
OK im into metal but im thinking of making a metalcore band,

what things should i learn to play this genre well?
im into Bullet for my valentine the best,

i know how to palm mute and alternate pick,

im thinking i should learn how to play some small ballad-like stuff right??

but what scales should i also learn? i know the minor pentatonic scale and the blues scale
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#2
Just a quick tip, if you're going to play metalcore (or any type of metal really), it helps a lot to be able to alternate pick WHILE palm muting. Takes a bit of getting used to but it does make things easier.
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Just a quick tip, if you're going to play metalcore (or any type of metal really), it helps a lot to be able to alternate pick WHILE palm muting. Takes a bit of getting used to but it does make things easier.



too true... also string skipping also comes in very handy, and (depending on what style you're going after to "copy" ) maybe also some slight tremolo picking (though it's not that needed)
#4
Learn to alternate pick really well. Work on your pinch harmonics. Learn some As I Lay Dying songs, good place to start.

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#5
Down picking.

One of the biggest parts of most modern metal and especially metalcore is having a good, relaxed and fast downpicking technique so you'll need to work on that.
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iff your starting the band maybe dont specify genre as finely as metalcore who knows you might go out and make a new sub genre of metal. also lean the natural minor scale which is used extensively in metal music tune down and hit the open e string alot its not really that difficult to get the hang of

use down and alternate picking down picking can help to get a reallly chunky clean sound and is good to use in breakdowns
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You must be familiar with older, famous Swedish melodic metal musicians such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, and At The Gates. A vast majority of metalcore riffs come from these bands. Chugging and being able to creat breakdowns is also a necessity. There you go. That should get you through creating a metalcore band.
#8
Get your right hand good with rhythms, palm muting and alternating picking. You left hand should have decent legato skill and tapping might help. I would learn a few BFMV songs and As I Lay Dying then find your own sound from there.
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You must be familiar with older, famous Swedish melodic metal musicians such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, and At The Gates. A vast majority of metalcore riffs come from these bands. Chugging and being able to creat breakdowns is also a necessity. There you go. That should get you through creating a metalcore band.


I'm not even sure you need that much depth; just listen to Slaughter of the Soul on repeat for a few years and you'll get the idea.
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Get your right hand good with rhythms, palm muting and alternating picking. You left hand should have decent legato skill and tapping might help. I would learn a few BFMV songs and As I Lay Dying then find your own sound from there.

lol dude, in flames is damn awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can you guys give any good scales to learn?
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lol dude, in flames is damn awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can you guys give any good scales to learn?


Pentatonic and Natural Minor and learn to harmonize well.
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in addition to everything else mentioned in this thread, you have to learn how to spell "br00talz":

br00tal (with or without the suffixes "z" or "s")- acceptable

brootal (with or without the suffixes "z" or "s")- acceptable

brutal- not acceptable

seriously, though, learn good vibrato technique, the minor scale, pinches (with heavy vibrato), phrygian and locrian modes...
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hahaha, I thought they liked harmonic minor scales as well, but I could be wrong. . . maybe it's just me that likes using the harmonic minor scale for leads. . . . it wasn't an intended use at first. . . . i mean, Harmonic. . . emphasizing harmonic. . .
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Down picking.

One of the biggest parts of most modern metal and especially metalcore is having a good, relaxed and fast downpicking technique so you'll need to work on that.


very very true.

Try some All that Remains and some Black Dahlia Murder. Down picking hell man \m/ i f*cking love it