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Author Topic: How do you compose heavy/thrash metal?  (Read 7700 times)
Horsedick
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« on: May 30, 2007, 07:54:49 pm »

Anyone?  I know basic music theory but I don't know how to apply it to metal.  I play guitar.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 04:52:46 pm »

Its hard for me to describe how I write my stuff.  I find inspiration from my influences like Gorgoroth and Lamb of God.  

It sort of comes to me while I write and sometimes something will sound good at first but as I listen to it more it looses its luster and I take it out of the song.

I suggest getting powertab and looking up songs from your influences and just look at how they composed their songs and try to apply to your own work.

you can get powertab here power-tab.net  just follow the links to download it.  it is free.  and you can look up tabs for it here ultimate-guitar.com.  It takes some time to get use to writing music with it but once you get use to it, it is an excellent tool.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 08:17:39 am »

put it in C or drop D now ur heavy
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 08:20:35 am »

repetition of same notes furious speeds
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2007, 12:29:39 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 06:23:24 am »

Power Tab saves lives.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 01:48:11 pm »

i dont really knw much guitar theory...just play, thats all, what else do u want
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 10:00:12 pm »

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It sort of comes to me while I write and sometimes something will sound good at first but as I listen to it more it looses its luster and I take it out of the song.

I got the same problem and i always second guess if it sounds good, then i take it out. Easy to get frustrated.::stare
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007, 06:10:02 am »

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Sadian said: repetition of same notes furious speeds


that's how ths shitty bands do it, the GOOD bands actually use more than 1 note.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 11:41:19 am »

Listen to it Alot
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i need advic e on this topic too::confused
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2007, 01:18:12 pm »

yeah, you pick up a guitar,close your eyes, and pull the guitar strings as fast as you can while trying to pair it up with screrams.......and........*ta-da* you've got thrash!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2007, 04:59:49 pm »

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Seires said: Anyone?  I know basic music theory but I don't know how to apply it to metal.  I play guitar.
there isn't a right or wrong answer. write some shit down when you are in different emotional state of minds. then just decide what sounds good with those lyrics and how you want to portray those lyrics. I used to have a tough time too but keep going because it will get easier! keep rocking!::sinister
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 05:01:11 pm »

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somberblack said: yeah, you pick up a guitar,close your eyes, and pull the guitar strings as fast as you can while trying to pair it up with screrams.......and........*ta-da* you've got thrash!!!!!
wrong but nice try.::animatedlaugh
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2007, 02:31:36 pm »

just play chords!! look at any slayer tab and its CHORDS and SCALES and random notes!! and obviously play them FAST!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 12:11:26 am »

Heh well thanks for the help guys I guess it is time to study the composition techniques of my favorite bands ::smile
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