Songs in Eb to learn...

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  1. jam3v

    jam3v wat

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    I recently had to tune down my (only) guitar to Eb for gigging.

    I was re-learning / cleaning up Metropolis Pt. 1 before this, but I need to put that on pause.

    What are some good songs / bands in Eb other than Van Halen and the rest of the 80's hair metal stuff? :)
     
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    toiletstand /\'...'/\

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    awesomeaustin hates neck pickups. Contributor

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    Iced Earth:metal:
     
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    Pooluke41 H. Maddas

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    Cannibal Corpse
    Yngwie
    Stream of consciousness (Dream Theater)
    Some Deftones.
    Old Nevermore (Dropped Eb to C#)
    Iced Earth
    Katatonia (Epic Band)
    Morbid Angel
    Psycroptic (Dropped Eb to C#)
    Evile
    Testament
    The Haunted
     
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    Lagtastic Five Align

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    Depends on what type(s) of metal you play. If you are looking to improve your rhythm chops, learn some Iced Earth. Also, the Rusty Cooley/Outworld stuff is all in Eb tuning.


    Beyond that, just get BestPractice. It's a free application to change the pitch/speed of any MP3 file. If you use your computer as a practice tool, you need BestPractice. Just drop the pitch of any song in standard tuning by 1/2 step, and play along.
     
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    Austin's right on the money, learn pretty much every Iced Earth song and make that right wrist a fucking machine gun sounding motherfucker when it comes to triplets/gallops.
     
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    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    +1 on Best Practice. Fucking ace.
     
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    Slayer!!!!
    Also, very many Black Sabbath songs post-"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" are all in Eb.
     
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    Sweet! I'll just continue learning what I want to learn and tune accordingly.

    I had a WinAmp plugin that changed pitch, but it wasn't accurate to actually defining a tuning.

    Thanks!
     
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    aWoodenShip Great Job, Jeremy.

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    Any Protest the Hero song from Fortress onward.
     
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    I loved Iced Earth's album with the Spawn cover back in the day, so I'll look at that too!
     
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    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    "other than Van Halen".

    NO! BAD! Van Halen is all you need.

    Not just in Eb, just ever. :D
     
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    Riffer PRS

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    Some off the top of my head.....

    Slayer -Almsot their whole catalog except newer stuff.
    Alice in Chains - Man in the box, Check my brain
    Sweet Child O Mine :lol:
    Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on parade
    As I lay Dying - Within Destruction
     
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    Slayer was the reason I first ditched those little 9-42s in standard way back in the South Of Heaven days. Thanks Slayer for inspiring me to begin "manning up" (or actually manning down) (lol).
     
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    infernalservice SS.org Regular

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    Lots of Pantera is in e flat too. Mouth for war, this love, shedding skin, etc.
     
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    rew SS.org Regular

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    red seas fire! the recovery is great fun
     
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    oh wait fuck you said Eb not Bb :lol:
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Half of the bay area thrash is in Eb, including 95% of metallica, Slayer, Testament etc. Add older Judas Priest and you have a healthy repertoire of songs to work with.
     
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    Alice In Chains, Van Halen, Snuff- Slipknot, Some Seether is down, and then you have some bands that perform songs in standard in Eb when they do covers.
     

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