#1
Hey UGers.......when did you guys learn your first solo?......and wat did you guys do to learn it?......and also what scales are best to learning a rock solo?...,...is there a website with a bunch of scales.....?............
thanks for you help
#4
I think mine was smells like teen spirit which i learnt just after christmas in 04 i think, i started learning in the september of 04
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#5
um.... like 3 months after i got my guitar i learned the fade to black intro solo

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#7
First day I got my guitar I learnt the Zephyr Song solo which is almost as easy as smoke on the water. In the first month though I think I learnt the don't cry solo. Obviously not cleanly but I learnt it
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#8
i learned the intro solo for welcome home by metallica about half a year after playing. I never tried to play as i tried to buff up my playing first.
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#10
I learned smells like teen spirit after a few months. Even though I was a novice, I still remember thinking...."Wow, that's pretty stupid.."
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#11
I learned the solo to Coffee & TV by Blur, pretty simple like 2 months after I first started, so some time in 2004?
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#12
Sunshine of Your Love.
First song I learned to play all the way through.
Took like a month though.

EDIT: Excuse me, took like a month to learn the whole song. This was like 4 months after starting to play.
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#13
First solo I bothered to learn all the way through was Crazy Train. Maybe a year and a half after I started playing.
#14
3 months after starting the guitar, I learned riffs and small parts of other songs but the first song I learned how to play all the way through was Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth
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#16
my first day of playing guitar seriously (whick was the April of last year). I always had one, but it was in my closet for 3 years. then last year, i decided to truly start to learn how to play, but that guitar i had in my closet wouldn't do anything the strings were so rusted. (it was a first act) so I asked my day if I could use his guitar (Fender MiM standard strat) and i logged onto here and llooked up Like A Stone by Audioslave. it was so easy, I learned the entire song by the end of the day. I was very proud. second solo i learned was Joker & the Thief by Wolfmother.
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#17
My first solo was probably a month after I started messing around with the guitar, and it was "Holiday" by Green Day. Amazing how much fun you can have with some power chords and a simplistic solo.
#18
2 weeks -----> smell like teen spirit... epic but easy as hell...

4 month after i started guitar i made my first solo.... obviously it wasnt terrific but i still play it sometime...
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#19
6 months, the dreaded Stairway To Heaven. It was pretty easy actually, not near as hard as I thought it'd be. Playing the 13-15 bend part made me so satisfied, until I realized I wasn't special at all...
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#21
The Bat Country (A7X) solo. I had waited forever to start on solos, only to find they weren't as mystical and difficult as I had thought...
#22
Within the first month, the very very first solo I learned was
Fallen Leaves - Billy Talent

easy, fun....easy...
#23
Solos aren't that much harder than the rest of the song usually. The talent of the guitarist reflects on his or her whole song and usually not certain parts. I learned Back In Black first, pentatonic scale. The 2 secrets to learning solos- 1. speed 2. Practice

Put a metronome on very slowly to a speed you can manage it. Only play like 2-4 measures at a time or whatever is comfortable. Play it slowly until you can play it at full speed then move it to the next section. Just take your time and be patient.
#24
The first solos I learned were the two from Comfortably Numb. I'm not sure exactly when... Somewhere close to a year, I think.
#25
i didn't make my first proud solo until about two years of playing, I just like it so much cause it starts with an e major run and after that it's a nice punk style pentatonic
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#26
Crazy Train, took a couple of weeks. I used to think it was so hard, now its like Smoke on The Water easy to me.
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#27
First solo = Velvet Revolver's "Slither"

Not too hard, learned it at like.. 6 months or so?

Though, I did pick up economy picking by then, somehow, but I still can't sweep.
#28
Sunshine of your love about 1 month into learning guitar, took me about a month to get and play well.
#29
I had been teaching myself guitar for about a week and I learned the Greenday Holiday solo, I don't particularily like them, but it was easy to play.
#31
I learnt 2 solos in the week I got my first guitar.

Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
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#32
Californication was the first solo I learned. It wasn't a fast song so it was kind of easy to learn. That was a few years ago.
#33
I havent learnt any yet, (only been playing 6 weeks). My guitar teacher taught me what i think is the solo bit to supersonic by oasis, but i struggle with sped on the hammer on and pull off at the end.
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3 months after starting the guitar, I learned riffs and small parts of other songs but the first song I learned how to play all the way through was Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth


Bull****, that solo is very hard for a beginner.

Mine was the beginning One solo...didnt take me that long.
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#35
First solo Dying In Your Arms - Trivium, about 2nd month after I got my guitar. It was my first solo attempt since I got my guitar. I kinda started out as a rhythm guitarist but I guess after listing to Trivium n a few other bands it kinda got me into lead. btw it was from UG tabs, I'm a self taught guitarist