#1
Ive been just wondering how YOU learnt solo's as a progressive beginner, you know, the kinda kid with a pretty kickass guitar and your aching to learn some chunky stuff.
Like, im 15, i want to learn Nevermore solo's hahaha. Wish me luck, but i beleive i have the tech ability to do it.
To get his pattens down, just practice slowly until they get faster? Same with all chop based runs?
Just curious
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#2
wrong forum, needs asking in guitar techniques or use the searchbar, i`ll get it moved for you.

learn everything as small phrases, use a metronome (slow then up to full speed gradually), better still learn to improvise.
#3
i'm, as of now, learning the solo to beast and the harlot. it is hard, but its just cause i need to get it to speed. i'm about 75% there
#4
The main thing is to start slowly and make sure you play them with the correct feel, technique and timing. Once you can do it properly at a slow speed then start to speed up but keep the accuracey. The mistake some people make is to expect to get up to full speed way to early and the timing / accuracey is all over the place.

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#5
"I'm only 15"

NOthing to do with it. In fact it pisses me off when people assume it does.
I learnt the Building the Church solo (Steve Vai) at 14.

Anyway, usually I just make sure I actually know the solo (the amount of times jumping into learning a song I can't recite by mouth has messed me up ) then I'll attempt it, if there are licks I can't muster I'll slow it down then bring it up to correct tempo.
#6
The hardest solo for me to learn was Pantera's Cowboys From Hell. It took me about 2 months to get the song perfect, but when I played jaws dropped to the ground.
Learning hard solos is THE ONLY way to learn to play hard solos. And you got to start at some point but as you walk down this path it will become easier with every lick learnt and every riff mastered.

PS: one must always count when learning solos.
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#7
i could play stabwound by necrophagist when i was 14 so age isnt a matter ,
how long have you been playing?
#8
3 years seriously practicing about 1 1/2, I just learnt stabwound good as song.
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#9
I'm only 15 and im learning Technical Difficulties - Racer X. I also plan to learn Canon Rock sometime next year
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#10
I was going to learn songs like that. But i decided. Why? its not my favored genre of music. It would benefit my playing tenfold, but why bother learn something that doesnt make me happy
Good luck with it though, its fair challenging haha.
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#12
I just usually take licks from the solo and incorperate them with some improvising. Slash and Brian May do that alot.
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I just usually take licks from the solo and incorperate them with some improvising. Slash and Brian May do that alot.


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#14
For me, what works best, is using Tux Guitar or Guitar Pro to slow down the track to like a third of its normal speed and then just work my way up. Frankly, using that will let you learn some songs way past your skill level.


There's the link to tuxguitar, its a free program that will let you open guitar pro files.

http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar/
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#15
in addition to just getting good at learning tricky licks, yeah just try to listen to the song so you know the timing and such. and i generally break it into peices to make it easier to memorize and put them together. maybe also start more broad and the add the details and tricky notes in when i start getting more comforatable. im trying to learn SRV pride and joy solo now.