Ever find your rooted playing style causes you problems when trying to learning new songs? I did today. My roots are very much in thrash metal and it's drivatives when it comes to playing. After listening to Slaves to the Grind I decided to have a go at learning Monkey Business, which isn't that hard a piece, yet I found myself stumbling quite a bit. So, just for a change I thought I'd have a go at Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny by Dimmu Borgir, which is considerably more complex. Yet I found myself having less issues with the Dimmu track. Obviously I need to try some mroe diverse stuff to stop me having these problems again. Anyone else ever have this problem?
For anyone not familar with the tracks:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O-NAUM7UZ0]YouTube - Skid Row - Monkey Business[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btwsM58t2Yc]YouTube - Dimmu Borgir - Blessings Upon The Throne Of Tyranny[/VIDEO]
I, for the LIFE of me, can't get into really "Groove" songs like old ZZ Top (Pardon Miasma and I were discussing this in chat room once [Cheap Sunglasses was the example]). My hands are so used to doing really tight, controller riffs so for something you kind of let your hands do on their own is too different.