songs to play on your own


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11-10-2006, 11:12 AM
Ive just learnt eugenes trick bag by steve vai, which if you've heardit, it is just guitar!

So i was wondering if any of you lot know any other songs that you can play on your own where you dont need a band, thanks.

P.S- Im not sure if this is the right section for this kind of question, but as steve vai is a shredder it was th best one I could find.

11-10-2006, 11:18 AM
look towards the fingerpicking genre with the likes of tommy emmanuel. He play tunes that only need a guitar.

11-10-2006, 11:18 AM
well im not sure if its the right section either but i kow steve vai is generally ALL guitar. he has a few songs where he has vocals but for the most part they are just instrumental.

but yeah there is
Steve Vai
Joey Satriani
Yngwie Malmsteen
Some of John Frusciante's solo stuff

thats all i can think of right now but i will let you know if i find anymore.

11-10-2006, 11:21 AM
No, what I think he means are songs that have no drums, bass etc. Just guitar.

11-10-2006, 11:50 AM
look towards the fingerpicking genre with the likes of tommy emmanuel. He play tunes that only need a guitar.

Oh ye, i have also learnt eric claptons version of classical gas which is also fingerpicked!

Does anyone know what that other classical sng is called?

Its something like cortinia i think..

11-10-2006, 02:01 PM
Midnight and maybe that Headless Horseman song by Satch.

There are a few powertabs on here for acoustic solos by Yngwie; I wouldn't necessarily recommend learning these note-for-note, but they can probably give you a few ideas on how to construct your own unaccompanied solo.

And while he maybe isn't shred, Tommy Emmanuel's stuff is very good.

11-10-2006, 02:15 PM
Joe Pass is ur man.

11-10-2006, 02:18 PM
Tons of classical songs.

Outside the classical genre, the main ones that come to mind are Ocean and Eruption.

And I suppose part of the Heartbreaker solo...

I actually made this identical thread about a year ago :p:

Godly Moose
11-10-2006, 02:18 PM
Paul Gilbert - Get out of my yard

11-10-2006, 02:21 PM


garden of grey
11-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Midnight- Joe Satriani

11-11-2006, 03:17 AM
Day at the Beach, Midnight, Forgotten Pt1 by Satriani (all using fingertapping technique)

Also, if you really want a carpal-tunnel challenge, Power Cosmic by Satriani (it's a very hard technique used, left-haned legato arpeggios, I'm kinda joking here).


11-11-2006, 03:39 AM
Midnight- Joe Satriani

beat me to it!

also- Van Halen-Eruption is predominantly just guitar. Spanish Fly too.

11-13-2006, 02:43 PM
heartbreaker solo is unaccompanyed

11-13-2006, 04:42 PM
Technical Difficulties always turn heads.

11-13-2006, 07:30 PM
john butler.
michael hedges.
tommy emmanuel.
A million others.

11-14-2006, 04:35 PM
i enjoy playing Peace Sells by myself, even though it's written for a full band

09-22-2010, 05:36 AM
try those:
Randy Rhoads' unaccompanied solospot on the live version of "Suicide solution" (OZZY)
Quiet Riot - Battle Axe
Van Halen - Eruption
Steve Vai - Eugene's trickbag