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Hi everyone, this is Simon Revill. I'm a full time guitar teacher and transcriber from the UK and I'm a new member to this forum. As well as saying a big hello to you all, I'm hoping to get your help with something.

I've just launched my brand new website, dedicated to heavy metal guitar playing. I'm currently in the process of doing research for a metal rhythm guitar guide that I'll be posting on my site. This is a subject I have a lot of experience with as I've been playing for over 20 years and it's the kind of music that I'm best at.

My idea is to produce a free guide that will cover all of main aspects of playing rhythm guitar in the heavy metal style. I'll be looking at the basic techniques of palm muting, power chords, alternate picking, gallop rhythms, triplets, etc. all the way through to more advanced concepts like drop tunings, key changes, compound time signatures and using the modes of the minor scales.

I want to make this guide the best I possibly can and I know that doing thorough research beforehand will allow me to do this. My guide will be simple to understand but will go deep enough to help more advanced players too. It will have high quality notation and tab, graphics, as well as plenty of audio demos to play along with. I will probably do some video to go along with it for any physical demonstrations I need to do for the content.

This way someone who has no previous experience but wants to play heavy metal in the style of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth etc. as well as more recent bands like Lamb Of God & Killswitch Engage, will have all of the information they need to get started and can use it for reference. My other aim is to fill in the blanks for someone who is already experienced in playing but wants to develop their further by improving their knowledge of theory and applying it to their playing, plus anything else they may not have studied before.

As you can imagine, I've got a lot of ideas already. However, it's really important to me to get a good idea of what questions new and intermediate players have about the subject. If you or anyone else has any ideas or questions they would like to ask me about playing metal rhythm guitar then please post it here and I promise to give you the best answer I can. And perhaps more importantly, I will collect your questions and any other important subjects raised to use as potential material for my guide.

If you don't have a question but would like to suggest areas of study that I should cover in my guide, I'd love to hear from you too. Everything and anything is welcome and I will read everything that is posted.

If you can take part, I'd really appreciate it. I look forward to any questions you may have.

Thanks!

My website: Home - Simon Revill Music
 

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Hi jaxadam. I assure you this is not spam. This is my genuine attempt to connect with members of this forum to help me with my website. I am doing a guide on heavy metal guitar. I just thought that since this is a metal guitar forum, it would be a highly effective place to find like-minded individuals to help out. Am I wrong? If you can suggest another way to get help on the forum, I'd appreciate it.
 

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LOL you're gonna give up so easily huh? You need thicker skin to be around metalheads bro.
 

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Close! I was thinking bunt.

Simon Revill, we regret to inform you but you did not pass the test. We advise brushing up on any material you do not feel comfortable with, and give it a shot at a later date when you decide not to throw in the towel on post #3.
 

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You're asking for a clear answer on the one thing we debate on endlessly :lol:
 

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Close! I was thinking bunt.

Simon Revill, we regret to inform you but you did not pass the test. We advise brushing up on any material you do not feel comfortable with, and give it a shot at a later date when you decide not to throw in the towel on post #3.
I wasn't informed of any test (don't know what you are going on about there) and at this point I refuse to believe that all of the members of this forum are as childish as you have shown yourself to be. Therefore I will carry on waiting for a response worth reading from someone else.
 

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I don't want to give up that easily but I didn't expect the first response to be such a childish one. Point taken though.
When you go to someone's house, do you walk in and say "Hey, come look at MY house now or I'm leaving and never coming back!".

Maybe hanging out and getting the feel for the place would serve pushing your website a little further once you gauge the tone and humor of the regular participants.
 

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When you go to someone's house, do you walk in and say "Hey, come look at MY house now or I'm leaving and never coming back!".

Maybe hanging out and getting the feel for the place would serve pushing your website a little further once you gauge the tone and humor of the regular participants.
Exactly. We're an eccentric lot here, but we're also very protective of this little corner of the intarwebz that we've made here. There's more of a sense of camaraderie among our members than most other forums online. So when someone new comes in just hocking their wares, we get a bit defensive ;)
 

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Look, your request is as idiotic as our responses :lol:. What you're asking for is a summation of the entire content of this forum.

You don't need to ask us anything. Hell, you don't even have to post a single post. All you need is an account (hurray, already there!) and a basic understanding of the vBulletin search function. Everything you want to know we have discussed in gruesome length and detail.

We (present and past forum members) have already done the work for you. Quite honestly, *we* are the guides :wub:
 

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I know what point you are trying to make but you could have said something similar in your first reply. I'm not really asking anyone to visit my site at this point anyway, as it is not completed. I just want help creating a metal rhythm guitar guide and thought I might find some forum members that might want to help or contribute.
 
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