#1
I've been playing for about 1 1/2 years and am getting pretty good at playing and writing rythm guitar parts, but I am still having trouble with lead parts. I mainly play rock and classic rock, and some metal. What are some basic solos that I should start off learning. I am learning the solo from sweet child o mine, and I have got most of it, just the fast part I am having trouble learning from the tab, I'm gonna look up a lesson later. Just wondering what solos I should start off with.
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That fast part is hellishly tricky, I'd maybe put that on the back burner for a little while - try Highway to Hell by AC/DC.
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I don't get what people say about it, the Freebird solo is a piece of piss.
It's just hard to remember
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Shook Me All Night - ACDC
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Paranoid - Ozzy
Stairway (I think its compulsory lol)
Fade to Black - Metallica
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Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
Sweating Bullets - Megadeth
Black Magic Woman intro solo
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The unforgiven solo sounds pretty easy, is that a good one?



The Unforgiven is pretty easy if you're a decent beginner.

It looks cool and it sounds awesome, a wonderful song.
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The unforgiven solo sounds pretty easy, is that a good one?

That was the first guitar solo I ever learnt so yeah it's pretty easy alright. It's good to have a go at anyway.
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guns n roses- november rain


There's nothing basic about it(Outro solos) for a 1.5 year old guitarist but I would certainly recommend to learn it anyways because it's so good but if you wanna tackle a Guns solo and play it good rapidly try Don't cry,it'll be easier and still rewarding in my opinion.

The first solo in Strange World by Iron Maiden
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There's nothing basic about it(Outro solos) for a 1.5 year old guitarist but I would certainly recommend to learn it anyways because it's so good but if you wanna tackle a Guns solo and play it good rapidly try Don't cry,it'll be easier and still rewarding in my opinion.

The first solo in Strange World by Iron Maiden
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+1, with all the bends, for a beginner thats hard to make thm sound right int he November rain solo.

My first solo was the intro to fade to black and then stairway to heaven.
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there indie but the solo is simple

theres also a ramones song that has an easy one note solo but i forget what song
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heres a full list of easy ones that i know

paranoid
electric funeral
welcome to the jungle
sweet child o mine
dont cry
its so easy
whole lotta love
stairway to heaven
seek & destroy
fade to black
for whom the bell tolls
master of puppets
orion
enter sandman
nothing else matters
the unforgivin
i disappear
little wing
mississippi queen
crazy train
mama im comin home
revolution is my name
primal concrete sledge
****ing hostile
cowboys from hell
domination
floods
lost boys
aint talkin bout love
panama
big machine
slither
the last fight
she builds qucik machines
she mine
rain
dying in your arms
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heres a full list of easy ones that i know

paranoid
electric funeral
welcome to the jungle
sweet child o mine
dont cry
its so easy
whole lotta love
stairway to heaven
seek & destroy
fade to black
for whom the bell tolls
master of puppetsorion
enter sandman
nothing else matters
the unforgivin
i disappear
little wing
mississippi queen
crazy train
mama im comin home
revolution is my name
primal concrete sledge
****ing hostile
cowboys from hell
domination
floods
lost boys
aint talkin bout love
panama
big machine
slither
the last fight
she builds qucik machines
she mine
rain
dying in your arms



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heres a full list of easy ones that i know
seek & destroy
for whom the bell tolls
master of puppets
crazy train
primal concrete sledge
cowboys from hell
panama



Not easy and FHTBT doesn't have a solo I think.
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"Under a glass moon" ~dream theater~ is a sick solo it will just take more time to learn. My approach with learning harder solos is to get it clean no matter how slow the tempo is (keeping track with a metranome) then i go up 1 click on the metranome untill i get it up to speed. Remember always that accuracy comes before speed
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Paranoid
The Unforgiven (although I still have trouble playing that descending run of triplets at full speed despite being able to nail the rest of the solo!)
Whiskey In The Jar
(If you have a Whammy - Killing In The Name)
Two solos for me that are surprisingly simpler than they sound are Harvester Of Sorrow and Eye Of The Beholder. A bit of practice and they come together sooenr rather than later.
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Cool, I'm about half way through learning nothing else matters, but my brother took the guitar to a mate's house to jam and it hasn't been brought back yet Right when im in the middle of learning a solo.
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Cool, I'm about half way through learning nothing else matters, but my brother took the guitar to a mate's house to jam and it hasn't been brought back yet Right when im in the middle of learning a solo.



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I was messing around with Welcome Home (Sanatarium) by Metallica, and the little intro solo seems pretty easy and sounds bad ass. It is short, but I thought it was cool anyway. I've only been playing for 4 months, so you could probably nail it.
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I was messing around with Welcome Home (Sanatarium) by Metallica, and the little intro solo seems pretty easy and sounds bad ass. It is short, but I thought it was cool anyway. I've only been playing for 4 months, so you could probably nail it.


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#31
First one I learned was American Woman by the Guess Who. And I still can't really solo at all.
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#33
If you wanna go jump the bridge, try Crazy Train, it will help your Legato technique a lot despite taking a while to learn

For something simpler, the solos from Aces High (Iron Maiden) and Wasting Love aren't to bad
#34
Cool, I've learnt nothing else matters, but the tone is crap. I am using a behringer V-tone GMX212. Does anyone no how to set up the amp to get a good tone for that solo?
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The only way to get good tone out of a behringer is to get rid of it!!!!! I should know I have one. I got a Digitech RP500 modeling pedal to get some good tones. Can't get close to anything with those amps.
#36
You should learn Eruption, Surfing with the Alien, Hangar 18, Tornado of Souls, and some assorted Steve Vai!

...well, that's about the quality of the suggestions you've gotten so far. Seriously, Highway to Hell and Back in Black are good choices. The first solo to Bohemian Rhapsody is pretty stylish and isn't too terribly fast.
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^Tornado of souls for sure. (it's actually not hard at all)
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Quote by dimebagrules_5
heres a full list of easy ones that i know

paranoid
electric funeral
welcome to the jungle
sweet child o mine
dont cry
its so easy
whole lotta love
stairway to heaven
seek & destroy
fade to black
for whom the bell tolls
master of puppets
orion
enter sandman
nothing else matters
the unforgivin
i disappear
little wing
mississippi queen
crazy train
mama im comin home
revolution is my name
primal concrete sledge
****ing hostile
cowboys from hell
domination
floods
lost boys
aint talkin bout love
panama
big machine
slither
the last fight
she builds qucik machines
she mine
rain
dying in your arms


Do not listen to this man because not many of these are easy for someone who's never attempted solos before. For Whom the Bell Tolls doesn't even have a solo.

I'd recommend some AC/DC or Nirvana. Both have some pretty easy, and recognizable, solos.
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