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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:13 pm 
 

the title says all
i like to play some thrash metal, death metal or crossover thrash songs from those bands but some songs are difficult to me, i would like to know some easy songs to learn

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AW666
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:46 am 
 

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Hangar 18
Madhouse
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Blasphemr
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:10 am 
 

Sodom's "Remember the Fallen" from Agent Orange was always a good warm-up song I used to practice back when I was a beginner, pretty much got the entire song down the first day I tried learning it. Agent Orange was also the first album I bought too, so it just came naturally.

But other then that I would reccommend learning "(Under) the Pagan Megalith" by Gorgoroth off their Pentagram album if you don't mind a bit of Black metal, it's a great song to work up your ability to hit basic power chords at a fast rate. It's helped my picking/strumming endurance for some songs and even has that one riff towards the end that I always thought was Slayer-like, so it just sorta came to mind. Sepultura's "Inner Self" is also another good song to give a shot at, and its another song you can play in standard E. And as for death metal, I would reccommend any Death album really. Just pick any song, learn what riffs you can from it then move to the next song and keep practicing, hacking through riff after riff, song after song, etc. 'till you got 'er down and then soon enough you should be able to play songs by Possessed, Bolt Thrower, Sentenced and Autopsy with little to no difficulty.

I hope that helps, it's basically the path I took a few years ago and it's been good practice, just keep your ears open and don't take shortcuts, it'll only slow you down in the end. Stay Metal and Hail satan!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:21 am 
 

... Also now that I'm listening to it, "Let there be Death" by Onslaught is another good song. Very simple, yet catchy at the same time.
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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:48 pm 
 

AW666 wrote:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Hangar 18
Madhouse

im learning for whom the bell tolls now, hangar 18 well for me is a bit difficult, madhouse could learn it.

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Sodom's "Remember the Fallen" from Agent Orange was always a good warm-up song I used to practice back when I was a beginner, pretty much got the entire song down the first day I tried learning it. Agent Orange was also the first album I bought too, so it just came naturally.

But other then that I would reccommend learning "(Under) the Pagan Megalith" by Gorgoroth off their Pentagram album if you don't mind a bit of Black metal, it's a great song to work up your ability to hit basic power chords at a fast rate. It's helped my picking/strumming endurance for some songs and even has that one riff towards the end that I always thought was Slayer-like, so it just sorta came to mind. Sepultura's "Inner Self" is also another good song to give a shot at, and its another song you can play in standard E. And as for death metal, I would reccommend any Death album really. Just pick any song, learn what riffs you can from it then move to the next song and keep practicing, hacking through riff after riff, song after song, etc. 'till you got 'er down and then soon enough you should be able to play songs by Possessed, Bolt Thrower, Sentenced and Autopsy with little to no difficulty.

I hope that helps, it's basically the path I took a few years ago and it's been good practice, just keep your ears open and don't take shortcuts, it'll only slow you down in the end. Stay Metal and Hail satan!


thanks, i would give a listen those songs, i dont listen black metal too much but i everything brutal is accepted, mostly i play thrash metal/crossover thrash, the only thing that is difficult to me are the solos... and i dont know some scales, chords, theory stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:45 pm 
 

Are you looking for songs to play on guitars or drums?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:03 pm 
 

I play a lot of early Lacuna Coil to warm up. Doomish gothic metal is just fun when you want to smack the shit out of your drums.
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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:51 pm 
 

MalignantThrone wrote:
Are you looking for songs to play on guitars or drums?

songs to play on guitar

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:03 pm 
 

Celtic Frost - Into the Crypt of Rays

super fun and easy song to play!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:39 am 
 

Everything Danzig wrote ever. Have fun.
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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:00 pm 
 

another thing to everyone, well i think i would start improving my rhythm guitar playing and well i watched on lick library a dvd called "Metal Rhythm Guitar on 6 Weeks" if anyone knows it, is it good? also i accept any suggestion.

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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:05 pm 
 

AW666 wrote:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Hangar 18
Madhouse

I learned For Whom The Bell Tolls :headbang:

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james1902009
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:43 pm 
 

For Whom the Bell Tolls, the one song me and my 2 friends can Jam and do a respectable job at. Thank you Lars Ulrich for your easy drum pattern! Haha.
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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:52 pm 
 

haha yeah that song its pretty easy

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Malexecration
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:44 pm 
 

When I started drumming, I remember jamming with Death's Leprosy and Sepultura's Morbid Visions.
Even Six Feet Under's Haunted.... easy easy tracks :p
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Misfit74
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:42 pm 
 

Blasphemr wrote:
... Also now that I'm listening to it, "Let there be Death" by Onslaught is another good song. Very simple, yet catchy at the same time.


Good call on this one.

Bored or Mistress Of Pain by Death Angel are fairly simple. Slayer songs like Black Magic or Chemical Warfare you might also try. Walk from Pantera or Metallica's Am I Evil are some others.
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MrDisgrace
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:35 am 
 

Judas Priest - Grinder
Exodus - And Then There Were None
Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction/Peace Sells/Sweating Bullets
Carnivore - Predator/Male Supremacy/God Is Dead
Sepultura - Inner Self

All easy and really fun songs to play imo.
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Nightwisher1990
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:41 am 
 

Symphony Of Destruction wasn't hard technically, but It was impossible to be played with a metronome, I mean it has hell of timing difficulties, maybe I am too used to simple timing, but I'll try to do it with a metronome.
Edit : I am talking about the chorus part, it's just so hard to get .

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death234
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:40 pm 
 

Slayer- South of Heaven
Metallica- Seek and Destroy, Jump in the Fire, and Motorbreath

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Misfit74
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:37 pm 
 

death234 wrote:
Slayer- South of Heaven
Metallica- Seek and Destroy, Jump in the Fire, and Motorbreath


x2

Add: Slayer - Mandatory Suicide
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Immortalhero
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:41 am 
 

If you like playing in D Standard, learn these riffs. these will help your timing a lot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5OhmXKsxOc

make sure you use pull offs from 2 to 1. 2ˆ1, 0 2ˆ1 2ˆ1 etc etc.

obviously the insane licks aren't that simple :P

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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:55 am 
 

^ that sounds very good, well i have a few songs to learn from here so i would pick one of them and learn it

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Mechanix11
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:46 pm 
 

are there any death metal or grindcore that are easy too?

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hansgrinder
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:52 am 
 

all of the old napalm death stuff is pretty simple. it's basically punk but way faster. you could also try to play some cock and ball torture songs. shit is heavy as hell but all very simple and primitive. the band jungle rot also has a lot of very easy songs to play.

oh, and pretty much any song on morbid tales by celtic frost. PRAHCREATION - OV THE VICKET

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colin040
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:31 pm 
 

Mechanix11 wrote:
are there any death metal or grindcore that are easy too?


Early Death will do.

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sourlows
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:26 pm 
 

Autopsy - Ridden With Disease

probably my favorite warm up song to play, there's a lot of room to improvise rhythmically with it too if you are that kind of guitarist
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Eternal Winter
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:29 pm 
 

Wintersun - Death and the Healing.

The solo isn't that easy but the main riffs and chorus are typical and easy to learn

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percepticide
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:08 pm 
 

Almost anything by Death

Namely Flesh and the Power it Holds, Symobolic, Crystal Mountain.

Testament anything in between The Legacy and Souls of Black

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Misfit74
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:45 am 
 

Celtic Frost - Procreation of the Wicked, Jewel Throne, etc. are pretty simple and easy as are a lot of CF songs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:12 am 
 

Nightwisher1990 wrote:
Symphony Of Destruction wasn't hard technically, but It was impossible to be played with a metronome, I mean it has hell of timing difficulties, maybe I am too used to simple timing, but I'll try to do it with a metronome.
Edit : I am talking about the chorus part, it's just so hard to get .


Sometimes with parts like that, instead of trying to figure out which note lands on which beat(a very mechanical way of learning songs, which is supposed to be fun), just listen to the riff without a guitar and tap your foot to it. Get the 'feel' of the riff rather than the precise timing, and you'll have it down much easier.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:38 pm 
 

Agalloch - Our fortress is burning II: Bloodbirds

Very inspirating song to learn, I had so much fun learning this song.

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