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Old 2003-08-10, 09:50
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Some tips on how to Play Death metal

hey hey i just wonderd how to make like a death metal riff? i can make really hardcore shit as my friends have told me but its not death. any ways i play in a band and we tune to A D G C F A.

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Old 2003-08-10, 10:00
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oh an can u guys tell me the names some good Death metal bands


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Old 2003-08-10, 12:07
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play fast
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and listen to nile, cannibal corpse, gorguts, cephalic carnage although the last two were more grindcore than death
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Old 2003-08-10, 15:50
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If your going to tune that low just listen to Nile.
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Old 2003-08-11, 02:44
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you need to play fast use trills be accurate use power chords and pinch harmonics listen to these bands Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal Cyrptopsy, Deicde, Nile

BTW u should try and put a solo if u want to write a whole song
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Old 2003-08-13, 04:01
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fast, faster and fastest. speed. youre gonna need speed

listen to immolation, suffocation, cryptopsy, nile, mortician, napalm death, nasum, etc
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Old 2003-08-14, 00:39
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dont tune to fucking A, that's just gay. Don't go for low/heavy = good.. higher pitched technical shit is always better.. with some low tremelo shit thrown in as well.. minor scales sound great.. but just use those as guides..
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Old 2003-08-19, 22:56
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good luck making one big noise in A by playing fast and low
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Old 2003-08-19, 23:24
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Tremolo picked scales in C# tuning is key to death metal IMO
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Old 2003-08-20, 13:57
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if you have a metronome, or beat machine, set it really fast like a blast beat and practice going up and down scales, minor scales seem to sound best. once you have that kind of speed and accuracy play palm muted power chords and stuff
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g------7-/-8-(4)------444444-x---------555-----------444666
d------7-/-8-(2)------222222-x---------444-5---------222222
a------5-/-4-(2)-\\\\-222222-x-5556--222-4---/////-222222
e------5-/-4-(0)-\\\\-000000-x---------------3---/////-000000


play some shit like that^ really f'n fast and throw in little sqeals(pinchharmonics) and leads.
i wouldn't suggest tuning that low for death metal, unless it's on a baritone, they have longer necks and are ment for that, if its just a normal guitar, with thick gauge strings and tuned really low, its gonna sound like a low meshy noise. i wouldn't tune any lower than Db, usually thats when things get mushy(plus i have a floydrose).

also sweep out the mids and crank the lows and highs for a good scooped distortion sound.

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Old 2003-08-21, 19:08
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You definitely have to listen to Deicide. they are the heaviest band out there, they made Death metal what it is today.
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Old 2003-08-30, 02:32
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i doubt youd be able to play much tuning down to a!!!! geez! and i thought the likes of carcass and soilwork tuning down to b were crazy!! all your strings will just flap make noise and go out of tune surely?
Im in a band and we tune the guitar to d (not drop d). Try bands such as carcass and soilwork, at the gates, and the haunted possibly.
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If your tuning to A, you'll need thicker strings and that will just make it harder to play because your probabaly used to normal strings. so i agree with the others.. FUCK A TUNING
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Old 2003-09-17, 02:02
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waw...Maybe you shoud use c-tuning. you can take than really good sound and really heavy. In Flames used it on "The Jester Race"(Moonchild, for example). And it was very fuckin' good!!! Good luck anyway
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Old 2003-09-17, 23:39
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Ya, my band uses C tuning and with .56's it the sound is fine. This comment is almost a disgrace to death metal but I'd say DM is the easiest music to write. Anything and I mean anything will work for it. Just get some really fucking heavy dist., fuck around with some random notes in a scale, adding a tremolo here, a chord there and pinch harmonic there. Once you play it for awhile you will realize it is very easy to do.
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Old 2003-10-20, 06:19
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Talking Some tips on how to Play Death metal

I know alot of people have talked about the different tunings required to play death metal, but the best tuning is BEADGBE for death metal, as chords sound brutal as well as being able to play highly technical stuff.
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Ya, my band uses C tuning and with .56's it the sound is fine. This comment is almost a disgrace to death metal but I'd say DM is the easiest music to write. Anything and I mean anything will work for it. Just get some really fucking heavy dist., fuck around with some random notes in a scale, adding a tremolo here, a chord there and pinch harmonic there. Once you play it for awhile you will realize it is very easy to do.


Yeah man, but it's different for those of us who have been playing death metal for years and years. It does get easier with time, but just try explaining it to someone with no DM experience, it is pretty hard music to play. My advice is to just do what sounds good to you , dont worry about music "labels" and shit like that
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Re: Some tips on how to Play Death metal

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I know alot of people have talked about the different tunings required to play death metal, but the best tuning is BEADGBE for death metal, as chords sound brutal as well as being able to play highly technical stuff.


not everyone has or wants a 7 STRING..
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