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#1
I remember there being a thread just like this and I was searching for it but it was gone so I figured why not make a new on?

Well what is the hardest/most recent solo you can play? And by most recent I mean the one that you may have just worked on or learned. Then after you list that, look up to the above user's post and rate the song's solo. If you haven't heard it, look it up on youtube!!
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#3
Hardest? Probably the two slower solos at the beginning of One, by Metallica. I'm still a bit of a newbie, and can't play the faster solos.

Recently I'm working on the Sunshine of your Love solo. It's beautiful, and I'm trying to get the timing and bends and emotion just right.

Rating: I love the Freebird solo! It's very long, but it sounds amazing. The song's a classic for a reason.
#4
I started soloing about six months ago, until then I never tried. But I recently figured out a few, the hardest is up to debate. Ive been improvising on stage for a few months, and after a while, they all sounded the same, so I decided to learn some, to help me grow, its working.

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#5
EDIT: To Red Coment:
Yeah thats where I started too, on the One solos. The final solo is pretty easy, it's just tapping then a few bends and a walk down. I think if you practice it you'll get it

I just got the Beast and the Harlot (Avenged Sevenfold) solo down. All those little chromatic runs messed me up for a bit, I'm not used to putting all four fingers down
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#6
Just a quick question, when you guys learn solos, do you learn the scale that its played in first, or screw it and just learn the solo?
#7
Its been awhile, but I used to know the solos to:

Enter Sandman -- Metallica
Scream Aim Fire -- BFMV
Waking the Demon -- BFMV
Her Voice Resides -- BFMV

EDIT to the guy above me: I just say screw it and learn the solos, but it is important to know your scales. I wish someone would've told me that when I first started. Now I run thru scales as a warm up
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#9
Im half way through the 2nd solo in Comfortably Numb.
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#10
One or master of puppets the last solos for both of them
i learned them like a year ago and havent learned a new solo since
#11
Smells like teen Spirit. YES, I suck.

Playing a whole song beats only playing its solo. I hate all the videos on youtube where it's just the solo of a song. Seriously good job you can play the solo but whats the point without the rest of the song?
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Smells like teen Spirit. YES, I suck.

Playing a whole song beats only playing its solo. I hate all the videos on youtube where it's just the solo of a song. Seriously good job you can play the solo but whats the point without the rest of the song?

well usually the solos the hardest part of the song so USUALLY if you can play the solo you can play the whole entire song
#13
Well I started learning Master of Puppets but I was interrupted for two months by a hiatus so I havent really done any soloing. I might start learning some Mastodon and Metallica solos so that I can impress the peeps
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well usually the solos the hardest part of the song so USUALLY if you can play the solo you can play the whole entire song

My rant was aimed at those videos with only a solo. It's pathetic.
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My rant was aimed at those videos with only a solo. It's pathetic.


Well see sometimes people just want to see someone play the solo, whether for educational purposes or just to be impressed, and it's quicker to get straight to the point rather than having to search for it through the rest of the song. Plus there's other factors, like you're more likely to make a mistake in the solo, so it's quicker just to restart the solo rather than having to go through the whole song again. And yeah I find it fun just to watch the solos sometimes.
#16
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#18
The Trooper by Iron Maiden. I tend not to learn solo's and improvise a lot more.
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#19
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#20
theres to many whats the hardest solo thread we should make a "Whats the easiest solo you can play thread" instead.
easiest solo i can play is reptilia by the strokes
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Another Brick in the Wall Pt.2, but not perfectly.
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#24
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The Trooper by Iron Maiden. I tend not to learn solo's and improvise a lot more.



+1

I find it boring learning from books or tabs and plus it makes you a better guitarist by improvising cause you find 9 times out of 10 not even the original guitarist isn't even playing the same as the recorded version.
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#25
Ive been playin a year with a bc rich warlock
and One- Metallica is the hardest solo I know
(i'm talking about the slow and fast solos)
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#26
River dragon has come - Nevermore, has taken me a few months

One, is good I learned that 15 years ago but is still fun to play.
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climactic degradation by the black dahlia murder
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#29
im currently working on Castraitikron by Dethklok, which is pretty challenging for me.

The hardest one I can play is probably The Air That I Breathe by All That Remains, which took forever to learn
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#30
I guess Walk by Pantera.
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#31
The kids aren't alright by the offspring...
and some of the freebird solo
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#34
Uh... I guess the hardest solo out of the solo that I can play would either be the American Idiot solo or the Milligram Smile solo.

I don't listen to many songs with solos, and on top of that, I don't really take the time to learn them. I started to learn the 25 or 6 to4 solo, but I stopped trying after like a week because I realized I was wasting a lot of time trying to play this 2 and a half minute long solo when the guy who's playing it in the recording has a good 10 years on me in playing guitar.
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#36
Second solo from Opeth's "Deliverance". Haven't gotten it perfect yet but it's close.
#37
Metallica- Whiplash
or
Pantera- Cowboys From Hell

To be honest, I really dont learn a ton of solos. I usually just write my own or jam over the track using the style of the lead guitarist.
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#38
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To be honest, I really dont learn a ton of solos. I usually just write my own or jam over the track using the style of the lead guitarist.

Same here, unless it's a particularly memorable solo (No More Tears, Mississippi Queen, etc.).

The last solo I learned though was Tornado of Souls a couple of months ago, which is not nearly as hard as it sounds.
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