#1
I've been playing shred drills along with a metronome now; I can't play very fast yet because I put most of my focus into accuracy and cleanliness. Anyway, I'm just wondering what would be a good shred song that isn't too difficult that would combine lots of shred techniques. I'd be into anything, but I generally prefer stuff like Vai and am not very into Dimebag....
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#4
Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci

The main riff is a fantastic cross-picking exercise, and the rest is a great way to really learn to 'feel' the song.
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#5
Heretics and Killers by Protest the Hero. The intro is relatively easy sweep picking.
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#6
turn soonest to the sea by protest the hero, or anything by a7x.

the intro to turn soonest to the sea combines string skipping, classical pivots, a bit of sweeping, and some tapping as well. good riff.
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#7
Ulrich Roth/Scorpions - Sails of Charon.
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Ulrich Roth/Scorpions - Sails of Charon.

Testament's cover is also quite a good "Shred" workout.
#12
Try Starry Night by Joe Satriani.
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#13
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Little hard?

It's not hard compared to most "Shred" stuff, I guess I could recommend "easier" stuff ?
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It's not hard compared to most "Shred" stuff, I guess I could recommend "easier" stuff ?

Reb Beach isn't exactly known for picking licks though, I think an important part of song choice is that it has the whole variety of techniques in it. That said, if I was as good as Reb at tapping I would use it a whole lot

Any shred song is beginner if you slow it down enough, which you should do for all shred licks.
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Reb Beach isn't exactly known for picking licks though, I think an important part of song choice is that it has the whole variety of techniques in it. That said, if I was as good as Reb at tapping I would use it a whole lot

Any shred song is beginner if you slow it down enough, which you should do for all shred licks.

Well, I've got quite a few easy Tony MacAlpine and Vinnie Moore songs, but that depends on the TS phrasing, it needs to be quite good =X

And Reb's not really that fast at tapping, he's just very melodic with it.
#16
Liberty - Steve Vai
I'm the hell Outta here - Steve Vai
Gentle Ways - Steve Vai
The Attitude Song - Steve Vai
For The Love of God - Steve Vai
The Crying Machine - Steve Vai
Scarified - Paul Gilbert
Viking Kong - Paul Gilbert
Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani
The Mystical Potato head Groove Thing - Joe Satriani
The Extremist - Joe Satriani
Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
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+1 for Scarified and Technical Difficulties
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Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci

The main riff is a fantastic cross-picking exercise, and the rest is a great way to really learn to 'feel' the song.


Yes, but there is a pretty difficult sweeping section in the solo from the 24th fret beyond.
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+1

I'm learning this right now. It's fairly easy, even for some of the faster bits. Fun to play too. I would recommend this if you really are just starting out. Paul Gilbert stuff is good but I wouldn't consider Scarified to be a beginner song.
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#26
Take a look at Erotomania by Dream Theater. It's not that hard. It's got a bit of everything, but most of the shapes are fairly easy.

After that, you might want to Scarred. It has one of the best DT solos I've ever heard.
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#27
Wow a lot of the songs you guys recommended are too hard for beginning shred songs (Scarified, Technical Difficulties, Glasgow Kiss, etc.).

I recommend doing always with me always with you by joe satriani
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#29
try "Always with me, always with You" by Satriani, or "Damaged" by John 5.
Also try "The forgotten part 2" by Satriani.. a nice not too fast instrumental to check out is "Aphasia" by Europe!
#30
Overture 1928 by Dream Theater. It's easier than most of the songs mentioned here, and isn't nearly as long.

It helps you work on your picking skills, with the chugging stuff in the intro and some moderately fast picked licks (16th triplets at around 110bpm so it won't be too bad) and the harmonized interlude after the 2nd guitar solo is a good cross-string alternate picking workout.