some intermediate guitar solo's?


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01-26-2010, 06:26 AM
hi so im a pretty intermediate guitar player i can play alright but nothing amazing and i think i wanna try out learning a guitar solo.
my problem is i want to learn one that's not really damn long or hard, i basically want a solo that wont take me 6 months to perfect do you see what im getting at?

so basically i was hoping someone could help me find a good solo to learn and maybe link me to a good tab


p.s I listen to a lot of heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, metalcore and bits of everything else.

p.p.s If this is also the wrong section im gonna be pissed cos ive already had it locked once :p:

Grave Robber
01-26-2010, 06:33 AM
emm, try llike light to flies

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01-26-2010, 06:38 AM
yeah that sounds do able

01-26-2010, 06:39 AM
Ozzy's first albums solos, Crazy Train & Revelations Mother Earth are good ones :D

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01-26-2010, 06:43 AM
i looked at the tab for crazy trains solo and i dont fully understand the tapping in tabs, it confuses me

01-26-2010, 06:48 AM
smells like teen spirits is really easy

01-26-2010, 06:53 AM
nothing else matters - metallica. Sounds awsome and is easy

01-26-2010, 07:02 AM
Yeah def "Nothing Else Matters" it is a perfect first solo!!! Smells like teen spirit?? PFFT Don't Bother learning the solo for that!!!!!

01-26-2010, 07:16 AM
Ending Credits - Opeth

If you're up for that sort of style, that is. It's super easy and super fun. Sounds awesome too.

Some August Burns Red solos don't sound too hard, but I haven't looked at any tabs. The simpler A7X solos are around the intermediate level as well.

01-26-2010, 07:31 AM
Ending Credits is the first song I ever learned :D

Other than that:
Shook Me All Night - ACDC (min pent)
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (min pent)
Stairway - Led Zep (min pent plus the odd F (6th))
Paranoid - Ozzy (min pent)

01-26-2010, 11:09 AM
Really depends what you define as intermediate.

Symphony of Destruction- Megadeth (may be considered advanced to some)
Holy Wars 1st solo (not the acoustic one)- Megadeth
Master of Puppets Kirk's solo- Metallica (also may be considered advanced to some)
Fade to Black 2nd solo- Metallica

01-26-2010, 11:30 AM
Living After Midnight- Judas Priest

First/only solo I've learned.

01-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow - Bullet For My Valentine
Hand of Blood - Bullet For My Valentine
Tears Don't Fall - Bullet For My Valentine
Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
Disappear - Bullet For My Valentine (maybe, depends on what you mean by intermediate)
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
The Sound of Truth - As I Lay Dying (again, might be difficult)
Right Side of the Bed - Atreyu
Stricken - Disturbed

Have fun! ^^

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01-28-2010, 01:26 AM
thanks for all the input.
i tried like light to flies, the solo was a bit i dunno it just didnt sound right when i played it but the rest of the song was fun to learn.
i will deffinately try some of these suggestions although some me still be to advanced for me im not sure.

01-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Here's a few more that are a bit easier than some of the other ones posted.
Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Bark at the Moon - Ozzy
Goodnight Kiss - Dream Theater
Out of the Silent Planet - Iron Maiden
Gilberto Concerto - Paul Gilbert. It's actually a lot easier than most people seem to think. I didn't have any trouble with it.

01-28-2010, 01:47 PM
Nothing else matters - metallica and sieze the day - a7x.... The only thing that makes thoseeven slightly hard is the bends, and if your truly an intermediate, bends should not be hard.

01-28-2010, 02:42 PM
Iron Man solo..
That's intermediate...... I think. lol

02-05-2010, 10:47 PM
I have a trascribed book that is totally accurate for most of randy rhodes work with ozzy e mail me hvymtlgds at yahoo if you want me to send you copies.
living after midnight is a good slow clean solo to learn
children of the damned has a slow intro twin solo and kirk hammet used the beginning part of adrians solo to write the beginning part of the solo for One. theres somthing to shoot for.
anything by angus young is easy if you have a blues scale under your belt.

02-06-2010, 06:19 AM
learning metallica solos really helped my up my technique :rolleyes:
at first i thought i was never gonn play em, but slow practice, and now easy money xD
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Metallica - Fade To Black
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Metallica - Orion
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (yyyyyyyyy)

but if it's not your taste of music then i dont kno :poke:

I myself have moved from thrash to instumental rock
Those metallica solos became too easy, and now i am struggling with Steve Vai tunes, Satriani, Gilbert....but i'll get em one day :)

Carlos Again
02-06-2010, 08:50 AM
Wasting Love- Iron Maiden
1000 Eyes - Death
Sweating Bullets - Megadeth

02-06-2010, 09:24 AM
Rusted From the rain Billy talent-----------pretty easy solo
Lateralus------Tool, good song to play with good solos.

02-06-2010, 12:07 PM
Bullet for my Valentine has a lot of intermediate solos, so try some of those
And try some Bring Me the Horizon. The songs that have solos usually have intermediate solos. Id say start with Black and Blue

02-06-2010, 01:26 PM
hallowed be thy name-maiden

02-06-2010, 01:48 PM
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (Not sure if you can even call it a solo, but its reaally easy! and quite fun to play!)
Fade To Black - Metallica
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica