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Throstfridd
post Oct 27 2012, 08:42 AM
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First, let me say it's a true honor to be learning from you. I've been a fan for a while now, and seeing you on here was what made me sign up smile.gif

I've always been a guitarist who (in my area) has been well known for his leads, but the amount of improvement I've already gotten from your rhythm guitar lessons has shown me that I need a lot of work in that aspect. One thing that I never really did was learning other musicians' songs, and with all the tabs on the internet, there are millions to choose from.

My question is: Are there any particular Blind Guardian songs that you have a lot of fun playing? I've already learned "Valhalla" and "The Bard's Song." I'm not really asking for a lesson on them (I know that it's hard to do with publishers), but more of a recommendation on what songs I should try to find online tabs for.

Apart from the BG stuff, are there any other songs that you think would help with Rhythm practice?

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Jeff

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post Oct 27 2012, 12:00 PM
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I suggest "Another Holy War" and "Mirror Mirror" They sure helped my rhythm guitar skills and very fun to play also smile.gif


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post Oct 27 2012, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ Oct 27 2012, 11:00 AM) *
I suggest "Another Holy War" and "Mirror Mirror" They sure helped my rhythm guitar skills and very fun to play also smile.gif


Cool. Thanks for the suggestion brother \m/
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post Oct 31 2012, 10:07 AM
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Hi Jeff, it is cool to hear that you want to work on your rhythm skills with
some of my songs :-) Songs that I really liky playing and that
have some cool rhythm chops would be "The script for my requiem"
"Somewhere far beyond", "Cry for Tanelorn" or "A voice in the dark".
All those songs are fast ones, if you prefer something slower you could
try "Another stranger me" or "Nightfall".
When it comes to songs from orher bands i would definitely go for
Metallica, Master of Puppets would be my first choice.
I hope i could help you, let me know what you will go
For in the end.
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PS: Another very nice BG song would be "This will
never end", it has some pretty tricky rhythm stuff ;-)


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post Oct 31 2012, 05:10 PM
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Learn Hall of the King and Majesty . Those songs are a lot fun to play smile.gif
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Not for me ;-)


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I am working on Sacred Worlds now and i have to say it's giving me pretty hard times smile.gif


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post Nov 16 2012, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Oct 31 2012, 09:07 AM) *
Hi Jeff, it is cool to hear that you want to work on your rhythm skills with
some of my songs :-) Songs that I really liky playing and that
have some cool rhythm chops would be "The script for my requiem"
"Somewhere far beyond", "Cry for Tanelorn" or "A voice in the dark".
All those songs are fast ones, if you prefer something slower you could
try "Another stranger me" or "Nightfall".
When it comes to songs from orher bands i would definitely go for
Metallica, Master of Puppets would be my first choice.
I hope i could help you, let me know what you will go
For in the end.
Cheers
Marcus
PS: Another very nice BG song would be "This will
never end", it has some pretty tricky rhythm stuff ;-)


Thanks for the reply Marcus. I'll definitely get to work on those smile.gif Being a big Blackmore nut, I've also been playing with some Deep Purple and Rainbow. Had a lot of fun and learned a lot from playing "Bright Eyes" as well. Now to get to work on the songs you suggested! Cheers and thank you smile.gif
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I'm currently learning Welcome to Dying, and I have to say it's a lot more chalanging than it seemed to be, so you may also try that one smile.gif
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Nov 15 2012, 03:09 PM) *
Not for me ;-)


HAha, why not, too fast ? biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Nov 18 2012, 02:07 PM) *
HAha, why not, too fast ? biggrin.gif



Nope, just overplayed ;-) And it is great to hear you guys are having fun with some BG songs. If they seem to be too hard in the beginning, just take your time, try to play the tricky parts slow, until you manage to play them, only then speed up. And it might be a good idea to break the songs up into the individual parts, specially with Blind Guardian, our songs tend to have about 300% more parts than most other bands use per song ;-) So go through them one after the other and only put them together in the end, it might make things easier for you. And like this you can really focus on the parts that are giving you a hard time.


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