I resently got an assignment in my music theory class to compose a variation to one of three songs we had to pick from. I choose "How much is that doggie in the window" and said I'd turn it into a metal song. I got a basic feel for metal music and have some basic knowledge of modes, but I've hit a bit of a road block when trying to make this. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I could do to make it more interesting and sounding neat?
growl the lyrics. tune your guitar 1 step down and play it. add a Harmonic Minor scale solo.
When all else fails, ask the pit.