Hey, sorry if this is in the wrong place but I'm new to the forums (this is my first post) and this seemed like an ok place to put the thread. I'm entirely self-taught and am looking to improve at solos - I can play a few, but only really, really simple stuff, like the supermassive black hole or charmer (by the kings of leon) solos and I was wondering if anyone knows any solos that would be slightly trickier (but still fairly do-able) but at the same time not completely out of my league. Cheers
the first solo from orion by metallica is pretty good

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There proably is a better forum for this but i'd say try "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi, it's quite simple but sounds awesome and involves quite a bit of moving around the neck.
Some AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, all those classic rock bands have fairly simple solos that have useful licks in them.

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The Crazy Train Solo was my first solo I believe. Master of Puppets is also very easy, although it seems difficult. The first solo is very simple, and second is easily do-able.

Edit: Crazy train was my first "advanced" solo. The double tapping thing at the beginning is a bit difficult, but the solo as a whole is very easy.

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try some Trivium solos. thoses were my first that i learned. and Atreyu's "Right Side Of the Bed" has a good solo for those new to solos.
I'd say you should learn your scales, then you can play your own solos.
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