Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: Any fellow beginners (or intermediates) learning Metallica/Megadeth songs right n
My two cents about learning this stuff:
The Megadeth with bust your chops a lot more than the Metallica. Maybe you've noticed...I think Mustaine is a bit more of a composer than Hetfield, though if I had to pick a favorite between the two I'd pick Metallica. They were my two favorite bands when I was learning all this stuff. Its the best curriculum for you right now if that's the stuff you like. It'll really refine your technique and confidence. Now I'm in the Jazz world but I wouldn't be anywhere without playing Seek and Destroy hundreds of times!
Once you get into the solos, once again, the Megadeth will bust your chops big time. Start with the Kirk Hammett stuff on the first two Metallica albums. Its a bit more straight ahead and Bluesy. Get all the hammer-ons and pull-offs clean. There's isn't too much fast picking in Hammett's stuff.
I must say that Marty Friedman's solos on the Rust In Peace album are some of the most incredible things I've ever heard. Consider Hangar 18 or Lucretia to be a goal for your lead playing.