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Old 2006-08-18, 03:02
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First of all, how long have you been trying to write songs and solos? I've been at it for more than half a year and have only just started to make some decent stuff. Practice, stubborness and experimentation is the thing.
Of course, adding pedals (theory, m'kay), sweeps and arpeggios is always a good place to start. Remember, metal is metal in many parts due to its technicality, scales alone won't cut it.
Personally I find that including at least three strings and making jumps of three notes at a time is a nice foundation.
Listening to Cannibal Corpse and cutting trees with a chainsaw, now that's metal

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