Hi All - Serial beginner here trying to get started with Metal!

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  1. tapedex

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    Hi everyone! I've been playing guitar on-and-off for about 3 years; mostly "off" not as much "on". I started with the basic rock stuff, and quickly ended up down a blues rabbit-hole. I've been fighting the prog and neo-classical metal bugs for a while now, but now I've decided to fully embrace it.

    No seven-string just yet, but in time. For now I'm doing what I can on a Tele Baja while I find the right 7-string for me.

    At the same time, I'm also trying to learn some classical guitar as well as reading standard notation from Noad's book with an older nylon-string guitar of my wife's. I'm hoping that'll help with the metal stuff.

    Anybody have any recommendations on where I can start with learning how to play metal? I tried "Shredding Bach" - but a couple of measure's into the first (easiest) song, I quickly found myself in over my head.

    Thanks everyone!

    P.S. - Can someone tell me why the rules thread is all crossed out? It says cross-posts are prohibited, but it's crossed out, along with all of the other rules. Thanks :)
     
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    How about starting with For Whom the Bell Tolls?
    Easy enough to jam, but enough parts in there to give you a decent right hand workout on the all downstroke technique & palm mutes. Good Metal needs a solid right hand rhythm

    For leads like you mentioned you may as well go Yngwie. His stuff sounds great even at half speed

    I also just started the Jason Richardson arpeggio program. It's 10 or 15 bucks & super valuable
     
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    I can't thank you enough @crankyrayhanky! I got started with it via youtube immediately after work today :) I'm trying to stick to relatively strict alternate picking (a product of a bit of mandolin practice), so I haven't had too much right-hand struggle, but the left hand struggle is real. Historically, my power chords have been with my pink instead of my ring+pinky, i've been trying to change that here, not entirely sure why, just feels like it sounds better.

    For the right hand, should I be trying to downstroke the majority of the song? Or should I be alternate picking wherever possible?

    For the Yngqie stuff - it seems awfully intimidating on the surface - any specific recommendations on where to start - save for selling my soul to the devli?

    Finally, on the Jason Richardson stuff - is this the right link? http://www.jasonrichardson.bigcartel.com/product/lesson-bundle ? The reviews here on sevenstring seem pretty positive.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Great to have you here
     
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    Thanks for the links @crankyrayhanky ! I'm off to give them a try this evening :hbang:

    And thanks for the warm welcome @Matthias Hornstein ! It's great to be here - and to finally be active :)
     
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    Did you make these files @crankyrayhanky ? They're awesome! I'm putting the slower one to good use - I'll get to the faster one eventually - but this slower one is a pretty invaluable aid.
     
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    I found the 440 clip online
    I made the slower clip using Sony Vegas
    It really helps work up the skills!
     
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