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I know I, as many people, are having trouble with getting into playing guitar solos. So, I was wondering if people would share some of their first guitar solos they learned from other bands, which led them to get better. Maybe this could give ideas for people to practice to get better at solos!! Thanks!
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The first solo I learned was Rebirthing by Skillet. I was pretty big into Skillet then. A lot of their solos aren't that hard to do.
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Goodnight Kiss by Dream Theater.
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Can't really remember, probably either Animal (**** like a beast) by WASP or Crazy Train. Might've been Its So Easy actually tbh
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First Full Solo for me was Fade to Black's outro solo.
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Nothing else matters solo and the aces high solo, very easy but fun!
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Im not sure if it counts, but probably the Misery Business Solo XD
For a proper solo, again it was probably Crazy Train, or Seize the Day by A7X, but I still kinda **** up the rhythm on parts of that one
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I dont know if Ive ever learned a whole solo by another artist (other than something very melodic and important to the song). Ive learned bits of solos or ive tried to learn solos and got frustrated/bored. I prefer to learn licks and come up with my own solos.
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#13
Probably Smells Like Teen Spirit. It's easy and it's also really easy to hear if you're doing it wrong.
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First proper solo I learned?
I'm a bit of a weird case, but for me it was Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden.
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Never Say Goodbye by Bon Jovi.. except the very end.
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Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden, that was my first ever solo, and it really helped me get better, ended up getting full marks in an exam where I played it, so it helped me out in other ways, too.
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First one I actually nailed was Scream Aim Fire by Bullet For My Valentine. I've learned bits and stuff to a lot of other ones, like the Trooper, Aces High, and Crazy Train but I haven't tried learning them full out yet.
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First solo i learned to play fully and up to speed was Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth.
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#19
The intro solo to Fade to Black, but a real solo that I was truly proud of when I played it was Crazy Train.
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Probably Smells Like Teen Spirit. It's easy and it's also really easy to hear if you're doing it wrong.

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#21
Think it was Blood Brothers by Iron Maiden.

Whoever said Crazy Train must've been playing a very simplified version.
#22
It was something like Unforgiven by Metallica, or Dream On. Played pretty poorly at the time, but I thought it was good enough, but then i discovered youtube. Totally destroyed my confidence in soloing for 4-5 years
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This one was mine too! It's great fun to play, even over a year after I learned it.
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Whoever said Crazy Train must've been playing a very simplified version.

This, I only recently nailed it and have played for like 3 years

Was Bohemian Rhapsody for me, but I would definitely suggest Smells Like Teen Spirit because that one is very easy like a first solo should be.
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Lol at the typical UGers who say that their first solo was a shred show. For me it was smells like teen spirit.
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This, I only recently nailed it and have played for like 3 years

Was Bohemian Rhapsody for me, but I would definitely suggest Smells Like Teen Spirit because that one is very easy like a first solo should be.


Getting this lick up to speed and clean can take years lol, infact most people dont even play that lick cus its so hard


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#31
Smells Like Teen Spirit. But I think that the solo at the end of High and Dry (Radiohead) is easier than any solo I've ever attempted.
#32
If I can remember correctly it was Machine Head - Deafening Silence, quite the easy peace and when I hear the recording I made back in the day... dear lord, the shame, the redness on my cheeks, dear lord...

or like a true UGer: first solo I learned was Glasgow Kiss
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The Interlude solo to Master Of Puppets
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Comfortably Numb or Stairway to Heaven.

I'm trying to remember which was first and I can't. :-p
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Living After Midnight !!

After that I learned Diary of A Madman and I still love playing that tdoay
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