#1
So far, I only know a good solo that uses standard tuning, and that's Santana's "Into the night". Are there other songs that use solos with standard or drop-D tuning (don't want to tune that much)?
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...What kind of music do you listen to?

Because 90% of rock is in E.

That includes thousands of epic solos.
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...What kind of music do you listen to?

Because 90% of rock is in E.


Metal, alternative rock, REALLY hard rock, industrial rock.

Even most of the Yngwie stuff is in half-step down from standard tuning, while Van Helen used D-tuning on Beat it. I want a solo that is short but cool (otherwise I would just go canon rock)
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Metal, alternative rock, REALLY hard rock, industrial rock.

Even most of the Yngwie stuff is in half-step down from standard tuning, while Van Helen used D-tuning on Beat it. I want a solo that is short but cool (otherwise I would just go canon rock)


...Really, I'm not going to answer this. First, learn to spell EVH's name right. Next, open iTunes, put it on shuffle and go with whatever the first E-tuned song is. Odds are it won't take long.
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#5
What level are you? If you want some easy pentatonic solos to start off with you could try Shook me all Night - AC/DC, Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (really short), Stairway to Heaven (Led Zep)...
#6
Thanks. i will start from there.
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You should just go down to Eb. That's what Van Halen, Yngiwe, Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Slash, (Satriani on some songs) use. It's not really that far to tune either.

That's a fair few great solos.
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#9
most solos in Eb or lower tuning can be played easily in E standard if you transpose it

unless they're using a lot of open strings, but in the genres you mentioned i doubt it since that's harder to mute than a fretted string.

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You should just go down to Eb. That's what Van Halen, Yngiwe, Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Slash, (Satriani on some songs) use. It's not really that far to tune either.

That's a fair few great solos.


that's what i do too, tune my guitar to Eb and transpose songs. if there are a lot of open chords i put a capo on. problem solved
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Quote by angl2k
most solos in Eb or lower tuning can be played easily in E standard if you transpose it

unless they're using a lot of open strings, but in the genres you mentioned i doubt it since that's harder to mute than a fretted string.


that's what i do too, tune my guitar to Eb and transpose songs. if there are a lot of open chords i put a capo on. problem solved

Eb users unite!
#11
or you can play it a half step higher and then if you wanna pefrom tune to Eb. It doesnt matter too much what tuning you play in as long as you are in tune with yourself.
#12
Or, you just play the Eb songs in normal tuning.

Crazy, isn't it?

Seriously.
Almost all rock and metal songs are in standard tuning. If they aren't, they're most likely down half a step, down two steps, or in drop D.
Not hard to go into drop D, and if it's down a few steps or whatever, just play the solo two frets lower than it's written if it really bothers you.

Seriously.
Most songs are in standard tuning.
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#13
Protip:
If its in a scale based around the pentatonic boxes, just move what theyre playing in that tuning to the right place on a standard tuned neck.
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Metal, alternative rock, REALLY hard rock, industrial rock.

Even most of the Yngwie stuff is in half-step down from standard tuning, while Van Helen used D-tuning on Beat it. I want a solo that is short but cool (otherwise I would just go canon rock)


Three Days by Jane's Addiction is a great solo.
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#16
Any Metallica from these albums:

Kill 'Em All
Ride The Lightning
Master of Puppets
...And Justice For All
Black Album (some songs)
Death Magnetic

All Iron Maiden is standard, as I recall.
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#17
I ended up deciding to just tune it to EB, and then buy a capo when I have time. Thanks, though.

BTW, as hard as Arpeggios From Hell is, it IS an interesting song. Simple but to the point. Easy to remember in the head, too. (Finger sitll need practice but whatever)
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#18
Cowboys from Hell is a good solo in E.

Tons of songs are in Standard Tuning, shuffle through songs and find any.
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#19
spoonful from Wheels of fire is a great song in E, but the song is about 14 minutes of solos
#20
Quote by necrosis1193
...What kind of music do you listen to?

Because 90% of rock is in E.

That includes thousands of epic solos.


This. If you want epic solos in E then Stairway and SOTW are good. Also whole lotta love is badass and so is SCOM. All popular ones too.
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So far, I only know a good solo that uses standard tuning, and that's Santana's "Into the night". Are there other songs that use solos with standard or drop-D tuning (don't want to tune that much)?


How about all of them?
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Metal, alternative rock, REALLY hard rock, industrial rock.

Even most of the Yngwie stuff is in half-step down from standard tuning, while Van Helen used D-tuning on Beat it. I want a solo that is short but cool (otherwise I would just go canon rock)

A sweet solo that's in e standard is Iron Man. Can't go wrong with Black Sabbath.
#23
Under A Glass Moon anyone? Along with most Dream Theater.
Most (older) black metal is in standard and has some pretty sick solos as well
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This song is really overrated, but Hysteria by Muse has a nice solo. Not too difficult, in A minor, scale starting on the twelfth fret. It is easy, any moderate guitarist should be able to play it.

Also in A minor is the solo to Forty Days by Streetlight Manifesto. Really, really, really, easy. Takes about two and a half minutes to learn.
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