A guitarist with 2 years experience. Recommend me some Solos to learn....

#1
Hey guys,

I have 2 years experience at the guitar and want to try and learn a range of different solos to improve my writing skills! I would like some that I may find a challenge but it would be cool if they were reconisible and popular.

Thanks in advance
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#3
First tell us what you can already do so we can provide something challenging and technical/different enough.
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#4
What solos I can do?

Well, not many to be honest. Umm. Quite a few Nirvana ones but I know they ain't that tricky.

Teen Spirit, Heart Shaped Box, About a Girl, Come as you are....

There mabye some others I can do but I can't really remember which shows I don't know many.
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#5
Oh! Also recently learnt, East Jesus Nowhere - Greenday
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#7
I no I am not

I will check smoke on the water now. Thank you!
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#8
anything by metallica...but if you are only doing smoke on the water, i would recommend Paranoid's solo by Black Sabbath
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#9
Here are a few beginners sort of lessons. Doesn't sound like you are much of a soloist.

http://www.morphis.com/guitar_lessons/solos/

after that, look up the blues scale and the major scale. The Blues runs off the major so once you learn them both you can change between them in the same key using different techniques and turn arounds and truly sound like a crafty bastard. That page should get you started though.

Also:

http://guitar.about.com/od/freebeginnerlessons/a/learn_to_solo.htm
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#10
Thanks guys! Anything by Metallica? Some are easier that I have tried but Kirk uses some tapping techniques which I am not great at. IU will however check out Paranoid. I much prefer that song

Also, thanks for the lesson link. I will check that out too!
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Encore E6 Blaster Series (My First Guitar, Great to learn on)
Jackson DK2S
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BB10 10 Watt something or another...
60 Watt Marshall JCM 2000 TSL602
Effects:
Boss ME-50 Multi Effects Pedal
#11
Paranoid was one of the first solos I learned, and it provided a TON of motivation for me; I still play it every now and then...

If you find that solo enjoyable I'd definitely recommend a bunch of other Sabbath stuff too. Iron Man is really good and about the same skill level (a bit more challenging IMO but some may disagree). Also check out Behind the Wall of Sleep, Fairies Wear Boots, and maybe The Wizard.

What other music do you like? It helps a lot to learn music that you're into (as well as unfamiliar stuff too, but hey we're just starting out here). If you like Iron Maiden I'd recommend the first solo in Powerslave. It's a slower one but very melodic and fun.

I'd also recommend Hotel California by the Eagles.

Hope that helps, and good luck.
#12
Cheers man. I will check some of those out
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#13
Living After Midnight


Not exactly hard
but seriously, it's one of the most fun solos to play as loud as you can
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