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#1
Hey guys, what's a solo that seriously kicks ass, AND is technically very difficult. I would like to challenge myself and learn a solo so that when I walk into a Long & McQuades or what-have-you, I can pick up a sweet guitar and bust out the solo for ________.
I'm welcome to all sorts of ideas. Throw 'em out boys & girls.
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#2
the autumn offering-
one last thrill
dacay
and, no end in sight...sutch a moving solo at first, and then it gets fast
#3
learn to improvise, and make up your own original solo, that would be more impressive
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#4
Quote by punk_rock_isaac
learn to improvise, and make up your own original solo, that would be more impressive

Yes, I know, I'm good at improving, I'm just not good at making something complex that sounds good.
"Strangers passing in the street, by chance two separate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me."
#5
Oh ya guys, and if you can, try not to suggest Dragonforce, thats a bit too cumbersome for what I'm looking for...
"Strangers passing in the street, by chance two separate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me."
#6
Pink Floyd fan? Obviously Try the solo for Time. Add in some fuzz and delay and that would be a solo to blow their brains out.
#7
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Pink Floyd fan? Obviously Try the solo for Time. Add in some fuzz and delay and that would be a solo to blow their brains out.

Ya, I love that solo. Makes me all warm and FUZZy inside.
"Strangers passing in the street, by chance two separate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me."
#8
I can already play that one though...
"Strangers passing in the street, by chance two separate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me."
#9
Off the top of my head...

"Spanish Fly" by Van Halen

"Tornado of Souls" by Megadeth. Or in fact any of the solos by Marty Friedman on the Rust In Peace album.

The tapped descending 5ths bit in Guthrie Govan's "Sevens".

"The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing" by Joe Satriani

But the best thing you can do to get respect from other players is to make sure you have a good vibrato-it's one of the most overlooked things in a guitarists arsenal. I hate hearing some cocky young bedroom guitarist in a guitar shop with a spastic, Kirk Hammet-style vibrato.
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#13
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Keep 'em comin'!
"Strangers passing in the street, by chance two separate glances meet, and I am you and what I see is me."
#16
Steve and SRV for uniqe sound + speed.

malmsteem for classical sound...
paul gilbert for just notes....
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#18
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Oh ya guys, and if you can, try not to suggest Dragonforce, thats a bit too cumbersome for what I'm looking for...

Who the hell would suggest such terrible playing? "I Herman Ri, I greatest guitareest, im so damn good i play my music at half speed then use computer to double time" worsthelss POS. Onto my post. Crossroads - Cream
#19
Quote by Punk_Ninja
Hey, gilbert isnt "just notes" he has a vast musical knowledge that he uses in his music.


i agree. his phrasing is simply amazing. anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.

most of you can only dream of accomplishing the command of accuracy, speed, and technique he has.
#20
Learn Mr Crowley by Ozzy, thats a really impressive solo if you can play it right, plus it still sounds cool without a backing track along with it.
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#21
Metallica - nothing else matters

guns and roses - sweet child o'mine (solo's, intro etc.)

Garymoore - walking by myself (easy improvised)

metallica - sad but true
#23
i got a good one.

Ozzy Osbourne - goodbye to romance (neo classical, melodic, and a bit of shreddy licks)
#25
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yer jason becker is good, ..interesting paragraph here ...

"At the age of 20, he joined David Lee Roth's band, which was considered an excellent gig for an up and coming guitarist (e.g., Steve Vai, whom Becker replaced). Whilst recording the album A Little Ain't Enough and preparing for the respective tour, he began to feel what he called a "lazy limp" on his left leg. He was soon diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS - aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) and given three years to live. He could barely finish the recording, using low-gauge (thin) guitar strings and other techniques to make it easier to play with his weakened hand. No one knew of his illness at the time except for his friend Steve Hunter. Although he managed to finish the album (which later went gold), he was forced to depart from the tour due to his inability to perform on stage."
#26
Yeah, a very sad story. Such a terrible shame one of the greatest guitarists in the world is now paralyzed.
I bet he would kick anyones butt these days at guitar if he didn't have that disease.
#28
Painkiller. Judas Priest. Perfect example of how shredding can be used as part of tasteful phrasing.
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#30
pretty much any solo by avenged sevenfold or metallica
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#31
most metallica stuff will have guitar shop assistants tearing their hair out....


i recommend Stairway to Heaven.
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#32
Any necrophagist solo.
also Obituary-Cause of Death... the solo at the beginning is amazing. I don't care if you don't like the singing, you can admit they know how to play.

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#33
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most metallica stuff will have guitar shop assistants tearing their hair out....


i recommend Stairway to Heaven.


whos that by ?
#34
I wonder how many times per day the people at Guitar Center hear Stairway to heaven.

Im surprised no one has suggested Dream Theater, or John petrucci. Look at the solo from Constant motion by dream theater. Those arpeggios are crazy.
#35
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whos that by ?


some band called Lead Balloon...I dunno, apparently they were big.
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#36
Pretty much most Randy Rhoads solos are demanding (and fun once you get em down). Some Steve Vai or Joe Satriani is pretty impressive to hear in a music store when it's play well. Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation has some sick solos in it too (if you like trivium).
#37
why hasn't anyone mentioned "Eruption" yet?? Eddie's solos are killer (even the simple ones).
#39
Like Hell- Loudness. cool riff and a cool solo. not too many people will have heard it either so people won't be sick of it.

2 become 1-Paul Gilbert. 1st solo isn't hard but sounds good. 2nd solo isn't really that hard but it has a fast part in it that fecks me up.

Deliverance-Firewind. Love the solo for that. not too hard either.

they're a few of my favourite solos.
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#40
Try the solo to Under A Glass Moon by Dream Theater. Should be quite challenging.
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