#1
Alright I got a guitar for christmas and have played since (about six months) and I still cant quite play a solo. I can play about half of the solo in sunshine of your love and I mess up the phrasing on the Tangerine by Zeppelin solo. I can play the beggining to Mississippi Queen. Also the first intro solo on Metallica's One. Is this normall. When will I get faster. I want to be able to play One all the way through within the next six months is this a reasonable goal. Comments will be appreciated.
#2
I still can't solo properly (Alternate picking still stumps my poor old brain, and just sheer fitness lets me down), and I've been playing rather half-heartedly for 5 year plus now - It's perfectly normal, especially when starting out.
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One all the way through excluding the final solo is reasonable, however, the last solo will be impossible unless you do nothing but train. I've been playing for a little over a year now and I can't touch the last solo except the tapping part. But yeah, half a year for One's first solo is pretty good from what I myself experienced.
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How quickly you learn it will depend on how much time and effort you put into it. It's different for everyone, just have fun and go for it
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I still can't solo properly (Alternate picking still stumps my poor old brain, and just sheer fitness lets me down), and I've been playing rather half-heartedly for 5 year plus now - It's perfectly normal, especially when starting out.


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Soloing and improvising? After year and half (my case)
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Thank all of you I was getting frustrated and just wanted to make sure I wasnt the only one. BTW when I do get one at least mostly down I'll post it on my profile.
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#9
Do u guys think I would be able to play the solo in you shook me all night long by acdc. It look pretty easy.
#10
u should challange urself with solos, maybe get guitar pro if u dont have it, slow it down and proceed to speed it up as u get faster
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Alright I got a guitar for christmas and have played since (about six months) and I still cant quite play a solo. I can play about half of the solo in sunshine of your love and I mess up the phrasing on the Tangerine by Zeppelin solo. I can play the beggining to Mississippi Queen. Also the first intro solo on Metallica's One. Is this normall. When will I get faster. I want to be able to play One all the way through within the next six months is this a reasonable goal. Comments will be appreciated.

Unlikely - it takes a LONG time to get good.

Try not to plan so far ahead, just set yourself realistic long term goals. Remember, your aim here is to "learn to play the guitar", not "learn to play specific thigs". As you get better and improve you'll be able to play more complex things, but you have to be patient and dilligent.

I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to play a solo after only six months, you're still firmly attached to your training wheels at that stage.
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Unlikely - it takes a LONG time to get good.

Try not to plan so far ahead, just set yourself realistic long term goals. Remember, your aim here is to "learn to play the guitar", not "learn to play specific thigs". As you get better and improve you'll be able to play more complex things, but you have to be patient and dilligent.

I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to play a solo after only six months, you're still firmly attached to your training wheels at that stage.


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You gotta not try to compare yourself to others and put a time frame to how much you develop, just practice an hour a day or more and with time and practice you will be amazed how much you improve.
#13
Thanks for your advice I knew that I was just wondering how I was doing compared to others.
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Thanks for your advice I knew that I was just wondering how I was doing compared to others.

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#15
At 6 months spend less time on lead and alot more time on rhythm. As your rhythm guitar improves so will your phrasing when doing lead work. And your wasting your time comparing to others. Everybody has different abilities some will progress faster than others.
#16
depends on how much you want to solo, a lot of people get by just fine without soloing, others like me, cant do much other than solo. its best to try to be a balanced player.

but anyway check out Black Sabbaths first album, those were the first solos i learned and that was when iwas playing about six months,.
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check out Black Sabbaths first album, those were the first solos i learned and that was when iwas playing about six months,.



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