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KrigareTjovane
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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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aloof
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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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at the gaytes
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Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:07 pm
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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

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FxIx
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Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:51 pm
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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
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