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Hardest Opeth Song to Play

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Spydaman_69_2001, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Zed Leppelin

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    None of them is really hard to play :rolleyes:
     
  2. Manga-San

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    It's hard for me to play most Opeth songs because I can never get the right sound with just me playing (I need a second guitarist). With that said, I can play:

    Demon of the Fall
    The Drapery Falls
    Bleak (does NOT sound good with just one guitar, and some parts are impossible to sound right at all)

    I can also play parts of a lot of songs...
     
  3. kntguitar

    kntguitar New Metal Member

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    The Drapery Falls
    The Leper Affinity
    Deliverance
    White Cluster
    Patterns In The Ivy 2
    Hope Leaves

    The hardest i've had to play was White Cluster or The Leper Affinity
     
  4. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    I'd say the first two albums are pretty easy to play

    Forest of october
    In Mist she was standing
    deliverance
    Blackwater park
    Advent
    In my time of need
    Patterns in the ivy

    there's a couple of others. The acoustic parts are the trickiest parts, imo
     
  5. Protected Witness

    Protected Witness Magickal Theatre 33

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    My Opeth practice list includes:

    Forest
    Advent
    April Eth
    Demon
    Godhead's
    White Cluster
    Leper
    Drapery
    Blackwater
    Deliverance
    Wreath
    Master's
    Judgement
    Windowpane
    In my time
    Closure

    Entire songs (mostly both guitar parts) mind you, minus the most of the solos...I'm too lazy. I like to improvise anyway. My favorite solo that I know is the last Forest solo. No Opeth song is really all that difficult to play, usually just kinda busy. I'd say the trickiest bits for me are the fast arrpegiated stuff like in the break of Godhead's...I'm not all that great at fingerpicking either, but I'm getting better.]

    If you want to learn some songs on guitar that will bake yer fuckin' noodle, learn some songs off of Prometheus by Emperor.
     
  6. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    one of my favorite parts ever. i find the speed to be a bit much for me but it will come with practice, no?

    *dorian looks for encouragement*
     
  7. Ermz

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    All speed things are about practice. It's unfortunate for you that there is a good degree of style in Opeth's playing along with speed, which takes ALOT more time to develop.
     
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    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    eh?
     
  9. Ermz

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    You said that you find the speed a bit too much for you and assumed it would come with practice. I said 'yes', and then added that you'll have more difficulty with the style than the speed because ultimately that's harder to develop. Hence unfortunate for you, me, Mr Niel, my budgerigar and anybody else that's ever heard/played a guitar.
     
  10. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    ^thanks, man. sometimes clarification is needed here on the forum!
     
  11. Evil Ernie

    Evil Ernie Ungodly freak, defiler

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    The acoustic part in The Moor when he sings "there is no forgiveness, in these eyes..."
    That's hard. Wouldn't even think about singing at the same time.
    I most of the time find the acoustic parts to be harder then the heavy parts. Maybe it's just because I'm not really used to play that kind of things.
     
  12. Bored

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    the hardest thing they wrote is the bridge in closure between the opening riff and the trippy extended repeating riff.. i found that the hardest to tab.. everything else is ok if u listen closely and break down the chords in ure head
     
  13. L0bster

    L0bster OneTwo!

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    I know some shite, but I usually forget to pick up one of the riffs in a song. I'd say Still Life has the trickiest songs. BWP has a riffing style that is pretty natural to me, so that one isn't that hard. Mayh has some tricky left-hand position in some of the songs,
     
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    at the last opeth show i screamed and demanded they play sweet home alabama .. but sadly they refused
     
  15. Darfus

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    I'm assuming all of you guys are talking about what songs you can play on the guitar. That's pretty good guys, some of you have a respectable list. On the drums I can play;
    Ok, well, I can play all songs but that's just making up stuff, and keeping time, I might not have the exact drum fill, If I didn't learn the song. I know all songs good enough to not fuck up, from all albums, maybe except Orchid. But what I can play exactly;
    Deliverance
    The Drapery Falls
    Blackwater Park (if I have the energy for the prolonged double bass at the end)
    The Leper Affinity
    Harvest
    The Funeral Portrait
    Demon Of The Fall
    Face Of Melinda
    Bleak
    When
    April Ethereal (maybe not, I can kind of play it)
    The Amen Corner
    All of Damnation.
    I think that's it. Anyway, I just want to say this is all pretty much high energy playing except for Damnation. And sometimes I try to play it and just can't, for exhaustion reasons, then I get really pissed off and all depressed, lol.

    [edit] Oh, and as for hardest song, I would have to say......I don't know let me listen to a few songs I think are hard, and edit again. But I'm probably going to say something off of Still Life.
     
  16. The Drapery Falls

    The Drapery Falls And I was beheld...

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    I play bass and guitar. On bass, I found the most difficult one I've learned was The Leper Affinity, the second hardest being The Drapery Falls. On guitar, I'd have to say the hardest one I learned was Deliverance. But then again, I am a bass player
     
  17. Darfus

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    See how everybody is different? My brother says Deliverance is easy on the guitar, but stuff like Leper is hard. haha. Well, Leper bass=Guitar Deliv and bass Deliv=Gutiar leper i guess!
     
  18. Sanzen

    Sanzen Noonish Is My Robe

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    One thing that always gave me trouble was the second part of the bridge in "A Fair Judgement"(right before "Leave it be...")...that's pretty intricate fingerpicking, with some real weird chords (like all opeth songs) and cool runs. when i finally got it down, i was so excited i kicked my mom in the face!
     
  19. Dragon-Dreams

    Dragon-Dreams Equilibrium Architect

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    My vote goes to the moor. Some guitar parts as the powertab i've got puts them, are just impossible. Simply put, impossible. They require some very large finger span and the ability to change to it very very quickly.
    I've been playing for many years and I still avoid most of that song, I had no problems with the start, but things just got harder and harder.
     

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