#1
Okay i posted this on another website, but figured that this is a guitar community so would be better off asking here.

I've been playing guitar for just under a year (since November 2009) and i've wanted to start to learn how to play solos for a while now. I'm a big fan of metal and rock, the most popular artists i usually listen too (i listen to a lot of underground thrash metal bands) are;
Metallica, Megadeth, Trivium, SOAD, Tool, BFMV and more, these are the bands i would prefer to play songs too.

I can play quite well for my time played, compared to my friends that is (not compared to anybody "good"), i learnt how to tap a few weeks back and can tap basicly (I.E. the start of the solo to metallica's "One" or the tapping part of "The Crusade" by Trivium, or "Eruption" by Van Halen)

So what songs, finger and picking exercises should i learn and play before i move onto faster stuff (like the rest of "One"'s solo) ?
#2
Highway to Hell - AC/DC....perfect first solo.
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i like the song, will give it a go, no idea why i never tried it before xD

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Highway to Hell - AC/DC....perfect first solo.


really, really dislike AC/DC, sound too... bland, but will give it a go
Last edited by infantino at Sep 22, 2010,
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i like the song, will give it a go, no idea why i never tried it before xD


really, really dislike AC/DC, sound too... bland, but will give it a go



Well it's a little hard at first, but that is good song for starting to learn soloing cause it uses licks that are really loved by many rock and metal guitarists, it may take some time to get used to them.
#6
Smells like teen spirit solo.
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#7
you shook me all night long - acdc is a good first one aswell

edit: didnt read your post lol, so heres one from your list

fade to black- metallica was my first solo...
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#8
Why don't you learn some useful scales along with the solos? Melodic , natural minor and diminished are a great place to start. Especially diminished, it's extremely easy to learn the fingerings.
Learning scales is much better than just copying a solo note-for-note.
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you shook me all night long - acdc is a good first one aswell

edit: didnt read your post lol, so heres one from your list

fade to black- metallica was my first solo...


Lol.

He said basic solos.
#10
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Lol.

He said basic solos.



they are pretty basic. fade to black -1st solo- just listen to the song and follow a tab may be a little tricky right before the quicker part kicks but the quick part sounds hard but its fairly easy.

shook me all night long may be harder cuz it moves around the neck but if you break it up into seperate parts it easier

just take them slow.
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#12
Electric guitar forum. There are literally millions of threads on this topic.
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