So there is currently a thread about the best solos of all time but what solos can you actually play that are worth mentioning (I mean, we can all play the teen spirit solo...) you must list one solo which you would recommend others to learn regardless of the difficulty level


Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody

Sweet Child of mine - Both solos

Knocking on heavens door- first solo

AC/DC- You shook me all night long

Metallica-Nothing else matters

Iron Maiden- The Trooper- first solo

Currently Learning

Hotel California

Comfortably Numb


AC/DC- You shook me all night long
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Seize the day - avenged sevenfold
Gunslinger - Avenged sevenfold

<insert random Green Day song>

yes i do suck
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Yngwie Malmsteen - 'Rising Force'
Origin - 'The Aftermath'
Quite a few others
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Sweet Child O' Mine is definitely one of my favorite solos. Also both solos in Fade to Black.
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Metallica - One and Fade to Black
In Flames - Cloud Connected (both)
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
Cliff Burton's Bass Solo off Kill 'Em All

And I recommend you play what speaks to you personally.
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
The Fall of Troy - Act One, Scene One
Sublime - Santeria
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue

There's a few others I can't think of at the moment.
I can do quite a number but only these actually can be qualified as 'can play'
Metallica - Nothing else Matters
Gun 'n Roses - Don't cry, Sweet child 'o mine, November rain
And the almighty Farewell Ballad

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Just thinking about it, i dont think i could play a single solo from any song (apart from ones ive wrote for my own band), i dont think i can actualy play a single cover song all the way through.

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metallica-one, master of puppets, escape, to live is to die, and many others.
looking forward to learn battery solo and disposable heroes solo.
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Sweet Child of mine- GNR
Inside the Fire- disturbed
Fade to Black- Metallica
Back In Black - AC/DC
Hotel California- Eagles
Crazy Train- Ozzy
Cliffs of Dover- Eric J
Eruption- Van H
Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen

Check out a few of my solos on my profile and give me some constructive criticism please!
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I know a bunch of easy melodic solos.

A kinda tough one i know is Nothing Left by As I Lay Dying and the first solo from Always With You by Satriani.

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-Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
-Four Horseman (first solo) by Metallica
-Raining Blood by Slayer, although it's not that hard if you have a good command of pinch harmonics and a trem.
-Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
-Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd

I'd recommend Another Brick In The Wall Pt, 2. If you have a looper, it seems like you can jam on the solo section forever.
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I don't think there's a single solo I can fully play as I haven't practiced them that much. Off the top of my head, the only solos I've even tried are:

Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water (the one where solo lasts about a minute)
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Bill Haley and the Comets Rock around the clock and The Beatles "I saw her standing there"
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Also both solos in Fade to Black.

But there's 3 solos in Fade to Black...
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Seize the day - avenged sevenfold
Gunslinger - Avenged sevenfold

<insert random Green Day song>

yes i do suck

You don't suck... there's a lot of A7X haters here, but I think the solo in Seize The Day is really nice.
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You don't suck... there's a lot of A7X haters here, but I think the solo in Seize The Day is really nice.

lol i know

i'm more of a rhythym player
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i know no solos, i get the basic jist of them, then improv
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I used to know Steve Vai's Building the Church and David Lee Roth's ShyBoy solos note for note.

But as a rule I do as Jimbleton does and just improv over the basic idea.
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november rain(1st solo)
knocking on heavens door(1st solo)
wind cries mary
violet hill by coldplay (pmsl)
intro solo on fade to black
intro solo on one
used to know
ball and a biscuit-the white stripes
dancing through sunday-afi
am working on
billies bounce (charlie parker)
so what (miles davis)
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses - (Both Solos)

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses - (Both Solos)

Slither - Velvet Revolver

Nightrain - Guns N Roses - (First Only)

The Trooper - Iron Maiden - (Both Solos)

Different World - Iron Maiden

Smoke on Water - Deep Purple

Knockin' on Heavens Door - Guns N Roses - (Both Solos)

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zep


Sweet Child O Mine and Welcome to the jungle

I Know a few others however i havnt played them in a while so i havnt jotted them down =]

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Umm, the first solo to Mistreated by Deep Purple, but I learned that to practise my volume swell/violin technique.

I sorta know Smells Like Teen Spirit, but I haven't played that in maybe a year and a half...

Normally I just do the Michael Schenker and improvise everything.
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Children Of Bodom:
Are You Dead Yet?
Hate Me!
First solo of Silent Night Bodom Night, working on the second.
Used to know Taste Of My Scythe

In Flames:
Only For The Weak

Of Darkness And Light
Cry [the keyboard solo in that songs waaay harder]

White Storm

Sum 41
The only one worth mentioning is The Hell Song, and used to be able to play Hooch
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The only solos I learned back in the day was like:

Layla (Unplugged) - Eric Clapton

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Knocking On Heavens Door (First solo) - G'n'R

Other then that I've pretty much always improvised all solos.
Oh, I did learn a pretty fun solo to play the other day:

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Smells like teen spirit.
Stairway to hevan sorta.
any greenday song
The 1st solo to dying in your arms by trivium
Crazy Train - all leads
Sweet child - both
Hotel California - first (before two guitars harmonize)
Yngwie Malmsteen - Far beyond the sun (its all one big solo but around 2 minutes is the solo i can do)
Mr. Crowley - both
Enter sandman
the unforgiven
many many more.....

working on - after life : avenged sevenfold (only got sweeping in first half down so far)


Crazy train
Bohemian rhapsody
Enter sandman (ending is a stretcher for fingers)
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Well depends what you mean by able to play, I can play some solos but none are upto the standard or speed as the ones on the CD.

Playable (To atleast a passible degree)
Dethklok - Awakan, Bloodroctued, Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar, The Unforgiven II
Bullet For My Valentine - Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow
Iron Maiden - Charlotte The Harlot
Black Sabbath - Iron Man, Paranoide, Into The Void.

Currently/Going to Learning
Pink Floyd - Coming Back To Life, Mother
Iron Maiden - Flash of the Blade, Be Quick or Be Dead
Yngwie - Black Star
Guns and Roses - Wild Horses
Dream Theater - The Dark Eternal Night, Forsaken

Dream Theater - The Dark Eternal Night
Dethklok - Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle (Short but Sweet )
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Guns and Roses - Wild Horses
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