My mind and training
Q: Hi, my name is Jędrzej. At first i would say that my English is very bad (I’m from Poland and I don’t like learn English in my school). I would like to ask about playing my own riffs and solo. I want to play my own music and after 2 year of playing I have some problems. That I don’t know much about scales. I play only with my mind and I know now it’s not all what I want. I know how to play hard rock, blues, heavy metal because its easy if you feel it. I would like to play technical metal (death/thrash) what I would to do and what I have to train?
A: The most important thing is to learn songs in your genre. There are many great tabs on the internet. Learning the style while learning good techniques like alternate picking, sweep picking, etc… will help you learn this style. You should also learn some music theory. There is a great master class on this website that would be a good place to start. I also recommend google. There are many great articles on the internet.