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Why does everyone say DM is easy to play?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by zim18, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. zim18

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    Every time i represent my taste in music i get the same god damn reply and for the life of i dont know why people think this:
    They basically say death metal or metal in general is easy as hell to play and takes little to no talent and that is basically their whole argument. I am not into any instrument enough as of yet to tell them different but what would you say in regards to this?
     
  2. Hell Awaits Us All

    Hell Awaits Us All New Metal Member

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    [youtube]LXcOeeTNV_Y&mode=related&search=[/youtube]

    if that's not enough, get a necrophagist song and just skip to one of the solos
     
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  3. nissan

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    Can be hard, but also can be very easy. Some of these very popular bands, that most of us here don't listen to play pretty simple stuff. I know a couple of friends of mine that picked up a guitar each like 6 months ago and now they're playing music that sounds like Obituary minus the solos. Hard to say really...

    I'm a drummer myself, and certainly the drumming isn't hard. You could drum for less than six months and be able to play standard dm drumming, to a degree where most people wouldn't notice you're a beginner or notice anything out of place. There are a lot of established dm bands with very easy and primitive drumming - a lot of metalheads don't even care about the drumming anyway.
     
  4. Death Aflame

    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    ^That song sucks but is a ridiculous display of rhythmic adeptness.

    Also, even if Death Metal were the easiest genre of music to play in the world how would that at all factor into it being worthless?

    Just because painters don't paint super realistically like they did in the Renaissance does not make the painters of today any less talented or their works any less profound.
     
  5. Hell Awaits Us All

    Hell Awaits Us All New Metal Member

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    not really

    old school DM tends to be simplistic
    tech and to a smaller extent brutal death tends to be more technical

    what's hard to say?
     
  6. Hell Awaits Us All

    Hell Awaits Us All New Metal Member

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    the quo vadis song? yea he is an awesome drummer

    that album is not very good, although I really like their first 2
     
  7. Death Aflame

    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    the Cannibal Corpse video.
     
  8. nissan

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    It's hard to say, because dm can be so varied. It can e easy, and hard.
     
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    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    tech death adn dm is te most technically demanding genre , ever, i think.they all push teh boundaries, i myself haev my own tech death project btw
     
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    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    whoever says that obviously sucks at life etc
     
  11. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    Please, from now on, proof-read your posts. My fucking lord. o_O
     
  12. Imp!

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    Ignore them. Why do you need the approval of others? Does it matter that someone has different tastes than yourself? Their ignorance really is no concern for you, you like what you like, they like what they like. I don't understand why people get hung up over differences of opinion here, of course nobody understands so something is wrong...:loco:
     
  13. Thoth-Amon

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    Um... why does it matter if it is difficult or easy to play? I've seen numerous times where you go on about how great metal is because its so difficult to play... as if that qualifies it as being good. Who cares? The only thing that matters is if the music is good, not whether it is difficult.
     
  14. Jimmy... Dead.

    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    Dude, whats the name of the first video you have up?

    I can't find it anywhere on the tube. I'm lovin' it.
     
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  15. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    dude its cannibal corpse- frantic disembowlment... its says so right when you click it... :p
     
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    People miss the point when they judge music on how hard it is to play. If anything, one should consider the originality of the ideas, the way they're strung together, and that kind of thing. Ingeniuity takes real genius while technicality just takes a lot of practise.
    Personally I think Obituary's sound is great, not their guitarists, or bassist, or their vocalist or their drummer. I play guitar and bass but I love Obituary cause they groove like hell.
     
  17. ~Neurotica

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    What is hard to play then?.. Punk?
     
  18. Hell Awaits Us All

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    @ neurotica

    I'd say metal is pretty technical compared to most rock music which is fairly straightforward, especially tech/prog/neoclassical metal which has pretty damn impressive musicianship

    I'd suggest showing them a song by maybe dream theater? so the vocals aren't an issue?
     
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  19. Under The Oak

    Under The Oak Ens Causa Sui

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    Quit showing off that fucking video. We know classically trained guitarists play difficult stuff. It's no headline news... but maybe it is to you with your Wu-Tang and bodybuilding shit.
     
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    Some is simple and some is more complex. I do think people in metal general tend to exaggerate musicians and majority of guitar,bass, and drum oriented music minues certain things is pretty equal in terms of musicianship.
     
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