Last week i managed to learn my first solo by ear so i am now attempting to learn gary moore's 4 minutes long empty rooms live solo. I've got a minute in but i've hit a wall and can't work out what he's playing. It took me 30 minutes to figure out a 5 note phrase.

While i work on this solo i would like to work on some easier stuff than gary moore. Can you suggest some fairly straight forward solos that i can attempt to work out.
Try the solo to Where Is My Mind by the Pixies. It's pretty easy to get by ear.
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The only solo I've ever tried to figure out by ear was Bow Down by Born of Osiris because the tabs here are awful, and had no problems. Also, most songs from Scale The Summit should be easy to work out. They play 7 strings, but the solos don't use the low B.
The solo in badfish by sublime is really easy
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmadSGJCzo8&ob=av3e solo starts just after 2:15

another one, slightly more difficult but more fun is the last 40 seconds or so of strange days by school of fish.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjaC3A2xjk

those two are really easy

this ones a bit harder, shine- collective soul.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m0bI82Rz_k&ob=av2e solos just after 2:40

and one thats a bit harder is burritos - sublime

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h2q3OKjRu0 main solo starts just after 1:45

None of them are very hard, but i don't know What's your style so it's likely you may not like the songs. never-the-less, they're all pretty fun!

Good luck!
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Most of black sabbath and some Maiden solos


A very easy Sabbath solo to work out is the one in "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

Also, most Hendrix solos are pretty easy to work out by ear, but they can be a little harder than Black Sabbath.
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