this is my first post, so a quick introduction. I work in a music store surrounded by guitars and more often than not great guitarists. But I have a secret, I cant play.
I have had a guitar for years and some mates have showed me one or two things here and there. And I went to some lessons and can play some chords and a scale or two. Problem is, I love metal and while i see the merit in being able to play loads of styles and 1000s of chords, it doesn't all relate to metal playing.
So here I am. I have decided to get more serious about my ideas of getting a band going. My goal is to form one next Jan, giving me the rest of the year to get my chops up. The thing is what to practice, I need lessons relating to metal. I have looked on the net and found some things about power chords and minor scales that people recommend, and can do them fine, others have said just grab some tabs and play things from my face bands. But nobody has any clear structure on what my practice sessions should entail. Yes its what I want to do and its not a strict thing, but if i don't make it structured and strict I wont be getting anywhere. Please help me put together practice sessions of what I need just for metal. PS, Im not into all the "Core" type over the top chugging. I live in SA and everybody sounds like that. Im a huge Death and Black metal fan, but my goals for my future band is to play in a similar style to Devil Driver and Lamb of God, but with a slightly industrial fee like Static X or Marilyn Mansons Portrait of an American Family stuff. Haha, sorry for the Long essay. Got caried away.
Go up and down on a fretboard in time with a metronome, learning tabs do help, get a music theory book, and get a guitar teacher