#1
I'm just starting to get into soloing after 1 and a half years of rythm playing. I've started with speed building exercises, and now I want to learn some real solos.

So which were your first solos?
#2
Right Side of the Bed by Atreyu

that solo is fun, not too hard, and it sounds great

also Man in the Box by Alice in Chains is a great sounding solo, a little harder, but its a great goal solo for u right now
#3
My first few solos were:

Shook Me All Night - ACDC
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zep
Fade To Black - Metallica
Enter Sandman - Metallica

In that order I think.

Don't worry about speed when you're learning them tho - just focus on getting them clean, and the speed bit will come. Break them down into phrases, and listen to the original lots, so you know what its meant to sound like before you start. And have fun
#4
James's solo from Master of Puppets and the intro solo from Fade to Black both by Metallica were the 1st two i tackled at around the year mark, though i know people who could play them long before their 1st year and people who still can't play them after many years, everyone learns at different speeds so try them out and take your time.
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#5
Smells like teen spirit FTW!!!

Also other Nirvana solos are easy. Then I love rock'n roll, Up around the bend and We're not gonna take it.
#7
James master of puppets solo
nothing else matters
welcome home sanitarium intro
living on a prayer
#8
I believe it was still loving you-scorpians one of the solos and after some time and dedication i nailed dechristianized
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#9
Wish you were here was the first, and then George Harrison's solo on the album version of Let It Be
#10
First solo ever learned was...

Man in the Box - Alice in Chains

then...

Nothing Else Matters - both solos
Crossroads - Clapton

Now I can't remember any of those solos HAHAHA!!!
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#11
I'm pretty sure Ace of Spades was one of them, then November Rain, then Estranged, can't remember the rest. Overall I haven't really learned that many songs yet alone solos.
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#12
A wierd version of Hey Joe
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#13
Smoke On The Water
Stairway to Heaven
Smells Like Teen Spirit

The same as everyone else.

And I guess if you count it as a solo: the tapping from Eruption
#15
Every Tool solo, honestly once you learn one of there solos you pretty much know all of them.
#16
Last night I started trying to learn my first solo ever. Paranoid by Black Sabbath...I can do the 1st half at 50% tempo (thank god for GP5). Tonight I'm gonna try for the 2nd half...though there's more bending and pinky action there.
#17
Red hot chili peppers - Californication
i learned that whole song on acoustic with the bass part attached to the riff dang i remember how freaked i got.

first i learned when focusing more onto electric was guns n' roses - sweet child o' mine
i think...
#18
The intro solo to fade to black by metallica, but the first actually somewhat impressive solo I learned was stairway to heaven, by (do I really need to say it?) led zep.
#19
Through the Fire and Flames - Draganfarce.

It´s easy as long you make sure you hold that green button while tapping.
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Through the Fire and Flames - Draganfarce.

It´s easy as long you make sure you hold that green button while tapping.

Psht noob, you have to put a rubber band on the green button and make sure you are proficient in looking dumb
#21
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Psht noob, you have to put a rubber band on the green button and make sure you are proficient in looking dumb

*looks at sig*

Then get those awesome (and cheap) MG SOLID STATEZ half-stackZ and learn the Minor Pentatonic Scales while avoiding those pesky Floyd Rose Systems!

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Then get those awesome (and cheap) MG SOLID STATEZ half-stackZ and learn the Minor Pentatonic Scales while avoiding those pesky Floyd Rose Systems!


#23
Livin' On A Prayer and Don't Cry. I've now forgotten how to play the latter and the former is still pretty much as ''technical'' as I ever get.

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Through the Fire and Flames - Draganfarce.

It´s easy as long you make sure you hold that green button while tapping.
I actually can do that on Expert (or at least I could do, I've not played any GH/RB games for a couple of months now). It actually is much easier than it first seems, it's mostly a question of just repeating the same couple of figures over and over.
The ones I find hard are the three-finger chord changes on Expert on some of the more ''mundane'' songs. Ironic, given on real guitar I'm a solid rhythm player and **** on lead.
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#24
First solos I ever learnt were..

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long

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#25
Sweet Child O' Mine was my first, then Danni California. Then many others.
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#26
Well, if you count the solo-ish thing in Wake Me Up When September Ends (yes, I know, sucky song), that. If not... I'd go with You Shook Me All Night Long.
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#28
the first solo i learned was the solos in scar tissue

the second one was the lateralus solos but im still working on those

the third is the solo in the worm-by audioslave

and thats all haha
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you get nuke when kill 100 peoples in rush, it is a small ba boom but leaves big crator

WTF???
#29
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the first solo i learned was the solos in scar tissue

the second one was the lateralus solos but im still working on those

the third is the solo in the worm-by audioslave

and thats all haha

I learned that solo in a day (when I was only into playing for 3 months)
#30
I started out with Rage Against the Machine solo's at like 3 months....im at 8 months now and im doin metallica
#31
"Bulls On Parade" by RATM . But the first real solo I learned probably would be....... I'm not quite sure. Maybe "One" by Metallica? Idk. I can't quite remember.
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#33
Originally Posted by evro123
the first solo i learned was the solos in scar tissue

the second one was the lateralus solos but im still working on those

the third is the solo in the worm-by audioslave

and thats all haha



Originally Posted by darkcheef
I learned that solo in a day (when I was only into playing for 3 months)


i can do the solo but im just trying to perfect it haha cuz its not a very hard solo but i just wana make it sound pefrect
thecrazygeezer posted 1 month ago
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Originally posted by POOPBUTT POOPBUTT

you get nuke when kill 100 peoples in rush, it is a small ba boom but leaves big crator

WTF???
#34
also i learned the like a stone solo
thecrazygeezer posted 1 month ago
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Originally posted by POOPBUTT POOPBUTT

you get nuke when kill 100 peoples in rush, it is a small ba boom but leaves big crator

WTF???
#36
Very first solo I learned: Iron Man - Black Sabbath

Actually there's another in that song, so I guess that would count as the first two solos I learned...

Others:
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
#37
Orion by Metallica
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#38
Stairway, well the first riff anyways, come to think of it I still don't know it all.
#39
My first solos where...

Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple (Simple, one every beginner should learn with ease.)
Painkiller by Judas Priest (The speed is the only hard part, other than that it's simple. G.T.'s solo is funner than K.K.'s.)
Alive by Pearl Jam (Timing is key, so this could take you a little longer, but it's awesome)
Let There Be Rock by AC/DC (Practice makes perfect. This song is fairly easy, but the speed gets most people.)

I've learned a few more over the years and practice really does make perfect. Hit these solos head on and you'll learn 'em fast.