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#1
What guitar solo by Dave Mustaine do you think is the easiest of his to learn?
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#2
Paranoid cover. Really good but real easy
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Holy wars is really easy

its really fast isn't it?
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its really fast isn't it?


Most of Dave's solos are just about the same really, he rapes that pentatonic lick and that's about it.
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Most of Dave's solos are just about the same really, he rapes that pentatonic lick and that's about it.

True.
I don't think Mustaine's that great of a player; someone like Friedman is better. And, dare I say it, I think Kirk is better (or was better) than Mustaine.
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True.
I don't think Mustaine's that great of a player; someone like Friedman is better. And, dare I say it, I think Kirk is better (or was better) than Mustaine.


Not really, they're both as predictable as each other but in my opinion Mustaine is a much better song and riff writer. Megadeth have had much better lead players over the years than Metallica have ever had though.
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True.
I don't think Mustaine's that great of a player; someone like Friedman is better. And, dare I say it, I think Kirk is better (or was better) than Mustaine.


I could care less what you think i just want some solos to learn.
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#12
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Paranoid wasn't written by him...

Try for something old. He was crappy back in the day.


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#13
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I could care less what you think i just want some solos to learn.


I already said: broadly speaking all of Mustaine's solos are more or less the same; learn one and you should be able to do them all. Try Holy Wars.
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Most of Dave's solos are just about the same really, he rapes that pentatonic lick and that's about it.


But Mustaine is a rhythm guitar god. IMHO, I think that being a great rhythm player makes you a better guitarist than a lead player.
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But Mustaine is a rhythm guitar god. IMHO, I think that being a great rhythm player makes you a better guitarist than a lead player.

I agree.

Try Holy wars, Peace Sells, or Mechanix.
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True.
I don't think Mustaine's that great of a player; someone like Friedman is better. And, dare I say it, I think Kirk is better (or was better) than Mustaine.

Lead? Sure

Rhythm? Hell to the naw.

Musicality? Not even close.

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#17
Yeah yeah, kirk's a crappy rhythm player, yadda yadda.

Isn't that why Hetfield is there?
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But Mustaine is a rhythm guitar god. IMHO, I think that being a great rhythm player makes you a better guitarist than a lead player.


ITT: Not rhythm.
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#19
All Mustaine solos follow the exact same pattern, pentatonic scales, 16th notes and fast tempos. Basically which ever one you pick is just that, pick which ever on you like best and speed build, they'll all take a while to learn
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Yeah yeah, kirk's a crappy rhythm player, yadda yadda.

Isn't that why Hetfield is there?


tbh, James isn't all that great of a rhythm player. He is probably the most overrated player I have seen.
#22
Holy wars is really easy if you pick can pick fast so for me it's easy. I hate how in every interview mustaine talks about how hard and complex the solo is and it is so difficult for people to play. Oh and James hetfield is not a great rythem player. He plays simple riffs unlike mustaine who plays complex strange tempos and off beat riffs.
#23
Sweating bullets. There is nothing really all that fast, lots of pentatonic stuff with chromaticism.
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No, back in the day, he had no talent. It was just goddamn noise.
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Holy wars is really easy if you pick can pick fast so for me it's easy. I hate how in every interview mustaine talks about how hard and complex the solo is and it is so difficult for people to play. Oh and James hetfield is not a great rythem player. He plays simple riffs unlike mustaine who plays complex strange tempos and off beat riffs.



Lol that's so relative.

Then I can say Mustaine is not great, cause Muhammed of Necrophagist plays even more complex riffs.

In fact, based on your thinking, anyone but the 1 most complex riff writer in the world is not great.

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#26
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No, back in the day, he had no talent. It was just goddamn noise.



By looking at your avatar it is clear you are just some tasteless Metallica fanboy so I don't think much about the comment.


If you actually knew anything about Thrash back then you wouldn't even think about saying Mustaine was talentless. Plus, you're just a kid.
#27
Not sure if Mustaine plays the solo, but the solo in A Tout Le Monde (original) is very very easy. There is one small 3 string sweep in it though.

And the problem with the Mustain vs Kirk argument is that they do different things in their bands. Kirk is the lead guitar in Metallica while Mustaine mostly does the songwriting vocals and rythm. A better comparison would be of Kirk vs Marty, which both were the lead players, or Mustaine vs Hetfield since they do similar jobs within their band.
#28
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Not sure if Mustaine plays the solo, but the solo in A Tout Le Monde (original) is very very easy. There is one small 3 string sweep in it though.


I'm 99% sure that solo was Friedman.
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#29
she-wolf, sounds cool, also pretty easy.
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#30
This thread's gone off the rails a bit no?

And I'll input, don't look for easy solos, or that's all you'll play, find a song you dig and know well, dedicate yourself to that solo, and eventually the rest of the solos will get easier as you are jumping into the harder solos.

I'd suggest anything Friedman era
#32
If I were TS, I would go for stuff from the Poland era or Marty era of Megadeth. I preferably would go after a Poland solo tbh.
#33
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I'm 99% sure that solo was Friedman.

You'd be right. I'm pretty sure Dave can't sweep.
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#34
Oh c'mon being a great guitarist is not just how complex you play but how you sound. Hetfield can make the guitar sound really metal. And he can also sing (or he could, he lost his voice) and play those riffs at the same time. I think he is underrated compared to Kirk 'Pentatonic position 12 + wah' Hammett
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#35
IMHO, Mustaine's lead playing has improved considerably in the last few years, probably helped in recent times by their new lead, Chris Broderick, who is one helluva guitarist. If any of you have seen the Blood in the Water DVD, live in San Diego, you'll know what I'm talking about, Mustaine does some nice solos in that, with his rhythm as tight as ever.
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IMHO, Mustaine's lead playing has improved considerably in the last few years, probably helped in recent times by their new lead, Chris Broderick, who is one helluva guitarist. If any of you have seen the Blood in the Water DVD, live in San Diego, you'll know what I'm talking about, Mustaine does some nice solos in that, with his rhythm as tight as ever.

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I think having Broderick around lit a fire under his ass, so to speak.
#38
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I'd suggest anything Friedman era


Chris Poland is hugely underrated by Megadeth fans, don't forget him!
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Dave doesn't stand out during solos. His rhythm playing and riffs are great, however. Marty Friedman and Chris Poland's where it's at. I've only heard Headcrusher from Chris Broderick, but he seems great with his two-handed tap. Anyways, for the easiest Megadeth solo, you can try the ending solo to A Tout Le Monde, that's played by both Marty and Dave.
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