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do you in the guitar community think that there are less guitar solos in mainstream music nowadays?

please post your'e opinion and thoughts.
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think if a band can't do them well, they shouldn't, so maybe a lot of bands don't because they can't well
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I think the music has evolved out of that kind of thing, especially with the severe lack of talent we're seeing in most mainstream music nowadays.
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I noticed that mainstream music doesnt have as many solos.. i think the main reason may be because non-musicians and "mainstream listeners" dont care for the "dying cat" sounds

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#5
yeah theres a lack of guitar solos, but more importantly theres a lack of creative instrumentation in general.
#7
Alot of songs sound great without solos. Alot of The Cures early stuff didn't have solos (do they have solos in any song?) and they sounded great.
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It's good, guitar solos over 30 seconds should be banned.
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Well, some bands just don't do guitar solos, take Opeth for example. Their solos are amazing, I love them, but...they honestly could do without any solos (except for the first two albums, though).

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i have a problem with most bands that seem to be getting record labels after about a month, i beleive that if you have a total of 4 differant chords in a song and the whole album sounds exactly the same then they shouldn't be becoming famous. it's just my opinion that a decent music piece should have a little slice of guitar work in it.
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thats because main stream music is done with a computer. I doubt any of those guitarists can play more than a powerchord and the 8 major and minor chords. to a point, i guess its a good thing, because the solos probably wouldn't be good anyways, but lack of talent and musicality is the reason i never listen to the radio.
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#16
I rarely ever write solos for my songs. They're too show-offy for me. I got to admit that they fit some songs perfectly, but bands like Thrice, Thursday, or Taking Back Sunday would suck with solos.
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Music doesn't always need solos.

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#20
Everybody complains that songs don't have enough solos. Then we end up with Dragonforce.


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#21
Yes, but thats because the mainstream is no longer focused on guitar stuff, and even when it is its "pop punk"...im sure you get the idea, but for killer solo's check out Arsis AWSOME melodeth
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thats because main stream music is done with a computer. I doubt any of those guitarists can play more than a powerchord and the 8 major and minor chords. to a point, i guess its a good thing, because the solos probably wouldn't be good anyways, but lack of talent and musicality is the reason i never listen to the radio.

ehhh Not really. Even mainstream bands like My Chemical Romance have amazing guitarists (Ray Toro).
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ehhh Not really. Even mainstream bands like My Chemical Romance have amazing guitarists (Ray Toro).


I hate to admit it, but Ray is actually a decent guitarist...he can do miles more than what MCR confine him to.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
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It's good, guitar solos over 30 seconds should be banned.


Nice ty lol. DragonForce, Rush, and all that stuff just gets boring and repetitive. Solos are good, but vocals drive the music.
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No havn't you heard the new simple plan solo its full like WAAAAEHSFHSDVV DIDDLE OO DIDDLE OO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DGDGDFDFODIGOUVSDGHDDV DISI IDI II KDKDK KDKDKDKDKDKDKDKDK WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA its so intense



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Nice ty lol. DragonForce, Rush, and all that stuff just gets boring and repetitive. Solos are good, but vocals drive the music.


Funny, since music was never written for vocals...

But, that's more of in pop, punk, and or radio rock, stuff....not that I'm condemning you or anything, it's just that vocals don't "drive" many music styles.
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#29
People generally prefer rhythm and "style". A lot of people in style these days aren't talented enough to play amazing solos or revolutionise the guitar.
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#30
I think guitarists think that they should always be the center of attention.
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#31
linkin park has no solos becuz they have no guitarist2 or bassist.
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I hate to admit it, but Ray is actually a decent guitarist...he can do miles more than what MCR confine him to.

True, it's just the style of the band. I like them for their simple catchy riffs and cool solos. I doubt I'd like them if they turned into a song full of unnecessary solos.

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i hate it how ppl say oh songs don't need solos. they probably say that because they can't solo.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but soloing isn't that hard. I agree most metal needs some fast flashy solos, but other music (not necessarily mainstream, I mean like punk and grunge, and surf or whatever) doesn't need any of that to be great.
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It's good, guitar solos over 30 seconds should be banned.


yes, I'd give a solo a minute tops before it becomes boring. there's exceptions, but if you can't get your point across in less than a minute, you're either showing off or trying too hard.
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#34
In some cases it's good, in some it's bad. Foo Fighters, my favorite band, don't have hardly any REAL guitar solos. There's a few that you could call a solo ("Stacked Actors", "Long Road To Ruin", "Oh, George") and a few that have what I would call 'guitar breaks' ("Low", "Best Of You", "Lonely As You"), and ALL of those with 'guitar breaks' are simply catchy octaves played over the rhythm. Usually trilled... But the Foos' songs are so great (IMO) that they just don't need the solos. They are perfectly fine without them. And that doesn't mean they are bad guitarists; they screw around and have guitar battles at concerts, and both Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett are much better than one would think (Dave especially, since you never hear him to ANY leadwork). But... Some music is fine without it.
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but soloing isn't that hard. I agree most metal needs some fast flashy solos, but other music (not necessarily mainstream, I mean like punk and grunge, and surf or whatever) doesn't need any of that to be great.



i'm not saying that ALL of the mainstrem bands should have 30 seccond+ solos in ALL of their songs, i'm just saying that their is a complete lack of solos in mainstream music fullstop.
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True, it's just the style of the band. I like them for their simple catchy riffs and cool solos. I doubt I'd like them if they turned into a song full of unnecessary solos.



I don't even like MCR, and I always found that Toro deserved to be in a more musically accomplished band.
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#37
Music does not/should not revolve around guitar solos.
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i'm not saying that ALL of the mainstrem bands should have 30 seccond+ solos in ALL of their songs, i'm just saying that their is a complete lack of solos in mainstream music fullstop.

Oh, well many mainstream bands have short solos. I mean pop-rock pop-punk bands like Boys Like Girls, My Chemical Romance, and even Simple Plan at some point. They're not fast long solos but neither were Dave Gilmour's.
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I don't even like MCR, and I always found that Toro deserved to be in a more musically accomplished band.

Yeah, it'd be nice to see him in a side-project or something like that.
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