#1
I've been playing with pentatonic for about a year and have a pretty good handle on it. I DO know how to solo, but right now I'm trying to develop my ear for soloing. Anybody know any intermediate level solos that they could share? I already have Bohemian Rhapsody under my belt, and I'm learning the one to stairway. Thanks in advance!
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The Spirit carries on/Afterlife - DT
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Out in the Fields - Gary Moore
Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Prisoner of Society - The Living End
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Eruption - EVH

............... and many, many more...
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No way ...That belongs in the advanced section
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#6
Allman Brothers - Blue Sky (studio version). I've been playing for six months, and I'm feeling like this song is just barely out of my league. I'm struggling through it, but you could probably make it shine with the extra six months' experience.
#7
AC/DC - Back In Black.. Somewhere between intermediate and advanced, plus it sounds awesome.
#10
Symphony Of Destruction, Maiden Stuff. Epic Metal soloing for the Intermediate Guitarist.
#11
ok, cool. Yeah i've been soloing for about a year. been playing for 2. thanks guys, any others?
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The Spirit carries on/Afterlife - DT
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Out in the Fields - Gary Moore
Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci

Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Prisoner of Society - The Living End
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Eruption - EVH

............... and many, many more...

First of all, Glasgow Kiss is definitely advanced and not intermediate. Second, Aqualung is beginner. Third, how could you possibly put those in the same list?
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#13
In This River - Black Label Society

The solo sounds kind of fast, but it is just a simple pentatonic minor lick played repetitively.
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#14
so i slapped on heavy strings last month. i really like the way they feel but it does make it harder to solo. will my fingers just get stronger over time and it'll get easier? and back in black/in this river seem doable. and im already working on smoke on the water
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#16
Depends how you define intermediate, I guess. You're right though.

With the kind of music that came out in the 60's and 70's, the lead breaks were more about feel rather than sheer technique, although I am in no means shitting on the technique of the greats. It's just that you'd never hear Hendrix go off on a million note per second Gilbert run, y'know? As time went on the 70's became the 80's I feel like it became more about speed and tapping and whammy bars etc...
#18
Stairway to heaven solo, comfortably numb solo, any AC/DC solo, rock you like a hurricane intro/solo, any metallica solo (although some are more advanced), the list goes on. And to the guy that said Glasgow kiss was intermediate--what?
#19
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits


I reckon that's more advanced rather than intermediate.
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#20
so i picked up a couple of songs. im learning smoke on the water and I learned "I Believe in a thing called love" by the Darkness. I figured i'd just give you guys an update.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCXF0s2qnGA

Edit: that isnt me playing, but i can play it only a little more sloppy because i just learned it
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#21
Awesome list of songs/solo's an intermediate could possibly learn:

Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven (offa The Song Remains The Same, ALOT harder.)
Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick (Well, the song at least, even though it's basically a drum solo)
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Iron Maiden - Number of The Beast
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
AC/DC - Back in Black (a little harder)
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (very easy)
AC/DC - TNT
AC/DC - Hells Bells
AC/DC - Rock 'n Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
Joe Satriani - Echo
Joe Satriani - Chords Of Life
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix - Red House
Pink Floyd - Money
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall PT.2
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Dream Theater - Repentance
Dream Theater - The Count of Tuscany (Not all the parts to it but enough to get by)
Metallica - Fade to Black (Might be a challenge)
Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Metallica - One (a bit of a stretch, not TOO hard)
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper

I've also decided (because I just learned how to play the solo to Bohemian Rhapsody) I'm gonna try and learn these songs too, because I'm about intermediate level, not very good with staying true to the solo, especially shred ones, because that's just fast notes played in a scale, which isn't fun trying to emulate a guy playing 1million notes per second.

EDIT: Glasgow Kiss is A LOT harder than intermediate, playing the intro up to speed is hard enough, if you can play Glasgow Kiss, than you can play Arpeggios From Hell, which isn't TOO hard (into) everything else is just:
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#22
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That's not a bad list. At least it's realistic. I've got a few to add.

Dream Theater - Goodnight Kiss
Dream Theater - The Silent Man
Dream Theater - Erotomania
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
Metallica - Ain't My Bitch
Metallica - It's Electric
Metallica - Astronomy
Metallica - Am I Evil?
Metallica - My Friend of Misery
Megadeth - She Wolf
Megadeth - Psychotron
Megadeth - Lucretia
Ozzy - Dee
Ozzy - Crazy Train
Ozzy - Mr. Crowly
Ozzy - Sweet Leaf
Ozzy - Bark At The Moon
Ozzy/Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Ozzy/Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Rush - YYZ
Rush - Limelight
Satch - Surfing With The Alien (most of it's pretty easy)
Satch - Always With Me Always With You
Iron Maiden - Judas Be My Guide
Iron Maiden - Out Of The Silent Planet
Iron Maiden - Brave New World
Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do
Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills (a little tougher but possible)
Judas Priest - most of the stuff pre-Screaming For Vengeance.
AC/DC - Everything. It's all intermediate as far as I'm concerned.
Opeth - Hours Of Wealth
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Opeth - Death Whispered A Lullaby
Opeth - Isolation Years
Coheed & Cambria - Welcome Home
Coheed & Cambria - The Final Cut
Coheed & Cambria - Delirium Trigger
Liquid Tension Experiment - Freedom Of Speech
Liquid Tension Experiment - State Of Grace
Liquid Tension Experiment - Biaxident
Liquid Tension Experiment - Hourglass

That's all for now.
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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
#23
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First of all, Glasgow Kiss is definitely advanced and not intermediate. Second, Aqualung is beginner. Third, how could you possibly put those in the same list?


Speculative.

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