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Create a Metal Cirriculum

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Prowler121, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Prowler121

    Prowler121 CingKrimzon

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    Let's say you wanted to teach an absolute beginner how to play Metal guitar within a year using 5 albums based on the skill level required to play the music on those albums. Starting from easiest to hardest, what albums would you require your students to learn?

    My Choices

    Introduction to Metal guitar :Black Sabbath-Masters Of Reality.

    Beginner: Danzig-Self Titled

    Intermidiate: Iron Maiden-Killers

    Advanced: Metallica-Master of Puppets

    Metal Guitarist Graduate:Opeth-Blackwater Park
     
  2. sumairetsu

    sumairetsu Joker's Favorite

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    Hmm...that's a good one. :) How about these, from easiest to hardest?

    Kiss - Alive!
    AC/DC - Live
    Deep Purple - Made in Japan
    Rush - Rock in Rio
    Nile - pick an album :D

    I've primarily picked live albums because this way you get more of a bands repetoire to choose from.
     
  3. Nefarious_

    Nefarious_ Messiah with no disciples

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    Well I don't play much guitar these days but if I were doing it for bass i'd go with:

    Introduction:
    Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger (it's like 5 notes total :D)
    Mayhem - Deathcrush

    Beginner:
    Amon Amarth - Legend of a Banished man
    Mayhem - Ancient Skin

    Intermediate:
    Destruction - Nailed to the Cross
    Dark Tranquillity - Fabric
    In Flames - Dead Eternity

    Advanced:
    Mudvayne - Dig (as much as I hate this band, the bass player has some undeniable talent)
    Rage Against the Machine - Kiling in the Name
    Iron Maiden - Tailgunner

    Graduate:
    Borknagar - Gods of my world (the fretless bass solo rocks)
    Liquid Tension Experiment - Acid Rain
     
  4. serenesorrow

    serenesorrow Asian Woman

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    You're going to want to throw Judas Priest - Breaking the Law in as one of the early songs. It's a great song for beginners.
     
  5. Break Zero

    Break Zero Thrasher

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    Intoduction: Black Sabbath - Paranoid

    Beginner: Judas Priest - British Steel

    Intermediate: Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

    Advanced: Morbid Angel - Alters of Madness

    Graduation: Megadeth - Rust In Peace or Dark Angel - Darkness Descends

    How not to play: Metallica - St. Anger
     
  6. USMC0341

    USMC0341 Dead Cold Day

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    I think you read my mind on that one Prowler...I would have picked the same 5 albums...Master of Puppets is a perfect example. I played along with that album at least 500 times in the past (on bass) to get my right-hand finger speed up - and Killers as well (along with Piece of Mind)...

    Great thread...

    JB
     
  7. Splinterhead

    Splinterhead Member

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    Cool -
    Intro to Metal guitar - Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Beginner - AC/DC - Back In Black
    Intermediate - Metallica - Black Album
    Advanced - Dream Theater - Awake
    Graduate - Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe
     
  8. ubiquitos

    ubiquitos Deadnight Warrior

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    i doubt someone whose only played guitar for a year will be able to handle opeth or liquid tension experiment.
     
  9. coolsnow7

    coolsnow7 Raining Blood

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    If they practice like a motherfucker, they likely can. If they purchase the shittiest acoustic guitar with action so high the can stick their fingers in between strings and the fretboard, practice scales 1 hour a day, likely can handle far more than Opeth.

    For guitar:

    Intro - Black Sabbath - Paranoid (good one Splintered)

    Beginner - Alice Cooper - Pretties for You

    Intermediate - Iron Maiden-S/T, Anthrax-Among the Living, Testament-The Gathering

    Advanced - Death-The Sound of Perseverance, Opeth-Deliverance, Into Eternity-Buried in Oblivion

    Graduate - Cynic-Focus, Racer X-Superheroes, Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve (with no margin for error)


    For Bass:

    Intro - Thunderstone-The Burning

    Beginner - System of a Down-Toxicity, Dio-Holy Diver

    Intermmediate - Iron Maiden-Piece of Mind, Kyuss-Welcome to Sky Valley, Rush-A Farewell to Kings

    Advanced - Sadus-Elements of Anger, Vintersorg-The Focusing Blur
    Not Metal: Red Hot Chili Peppers-Blood Sugar Sex Magik

    Graduate - Cynic-Focus, Spiral Architect-A Sceptic's Universe
    Not Metal: Jaco Pastorius-S/T, Dark Hall-S/T
     
  10. katatonic_fear

    katatonic_fear God of Apathy

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    Intro: Hypocrisy-Osculum Obscenum

    Beginner: Hypocrisy-The Fourth Dimension

    Intermediate: Morbid Angel-Gateways To Annihilation

    Advanced: Death-Symbolic or Immortal-Sons of Northern Darkness

    Graduate: Opeth-Blackwater Park (or pretty much any Opeth for that matter)
     
  11. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Pretty nice reply there !!

    intro- Beginner - same (though if the player can get the tone Angus/Mutt was able to attain, he needs to patent that)

    intermediate - Metal Church Howe era. Nothing great in the solo dept. but great fills and outstanding dual guitar work. This also enters them into a world with playing with an elite musician (Kirk arrington drummer) who will get his share of the production volume. One has to learn to make his/her riffs/solos count.

    Advanced - Accept Metal Heart/Russian Roulette. Wolf is the ultimate trainer for someone who can play the guitar in their sleep but doesn't have their own style quite figured out. He can shred with the best and can play pentatonic blues stuff that makes you cry. As far as writing.... Wolf is at a graduate level because of his extreme diversity, but he doesn't play at the technical level of an Yngwie etc.

    graduate - It is unfair to pick one. Stylistically, this person will be looking to certain players that fit the style he/she has already created. I would offer these options:

    Yngwie (still the king of neo-classical)
    Wolf Hoffmann (blue collar do it all, but still an elitist by anyone's standards)
    Steve Vai - trick-meister. Great innovator.
    Vito Bratta - (yes he is from some bad hair band, but he though he was certainly following the footsteps of EVH, he was one of the few that could have beat Eddie at hs own game.)


    Bryant
     

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