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Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:06 am
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:01 am 

I'm literally incapable of playing anything else. When I started playing guitar long ago I ate breathed and shat thrash metal, so naturally I learned a ton of thrash songs. In a way I feel like I've done the whole damn thing wrong. Like my technique was doomed to fail from the start, like I'm broken. If I could distill my playing style into one descriptor, it'd be 'Jeff Waters' riffs without the snazzy leads', and I'd love to branch out and learn a different style for a change.

Obviously the easy answer here is "learn songs in a different genre you stupid jerk!" but I'm curious if anybody else has had an issue like this.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:36 pm 

if you can actually play JW rhythm guitar, you are in an enviable position. for each rhythm guitarist who can play battery properly, there's a hundred shredders with snazzy leads. stick to what you know, write good riffs and be a legend! \m/
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Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Posts: 319
Location: Bangladesh
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:34 pm 

What do you mean? From a guitar technique perspective, there's not much difference between Slayer, Sepultura or Sodom to Deicide, Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Immortal etc. Unless you are trying to play something very technical or progressive

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:51 pm
Posts: 9
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:09 pm 

Do you think it's really your technique that's a problem? Or, creatively, is it difficult for you to get out of that thrash head space when you write/play?

In terms of others with a similar problem, my mind goes straight to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADoMfL78Mcc
Flesh Incineration - Grindcore/Deathgrind

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