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What are good solos to learn?

Hi every1. I have been playn the guitar for about 2 and half years and Im just wondern what are some good solos to learn. Im lookn for solos that are kinda hard but not superfast like shredding (I am not yet skilled enough to play shredding solos). For example, solos Ive learned are Metallicas "4 horseman, fade to black, orion ", Ozzy osbourne "get me through", and Hendrix "voodoo child" just to name a few solos. These are the kinda solos im lookn to learn. They are kinda hard but not too hard. So any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank You in advance.
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Re: What are good solos to learn?

12/30/2001 6:13 PM

Lemmy Legato (2117) wrote:

You could try some Marty Friedman solos from megadeth rust in piece.
Any eric johnson or steve morse solos are good.
Joe satriani - always with me always with you.
and satch booggie are also worth learning.

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12/30/2001 6:15 PM

Mikkel Pedersen (3833) wrote:

I'd say try to make up your own solos.

And if you can play those you mention and play them good, you've come along way.

You might want to learn Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin, Mary had a little Lamb - SRV (I did a lesson on that one), or The First 10 Minutes of I Wish you were here. These 10 minutes was the ones teaching me the most about scales, maybe because I read Stone Dragons lesson on modes at the time. And the guitar sounds absolutely awesome.

Also try Little Wing by Hendrix, and when you get better try SRVs version of that song.

But the best is always to make up your own solos. That'll always impress people the most.



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12/30/2001 6:20 PM

Mikkel Pedersen (3833) wrote:

I Wish You Were Here is by Pink Floyd BTW

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Re: What are good solos to learn?

12/31/2001 1:08 PM

Robert De Groot (4781) wrote:

Bob:

Too Rolling Stoned by Robyn Trower is one that I love. Take nearly any Bad Company song, Sunshine of Your Love, Badge. Oh, Jeff Beck's Cause We've ended as Lovers - I am showing my age. You could take the shredding out of Steve Vai's For the Love of God (I do), and it sounds great. All are relatively easy to learn.

To tell you the truth, I don't want to do that shredding, it's fancy and all that, but I'm pretty much a slowhand and don't want to do the fast fingers type stuff as much as I want to do nice melodic leads, with occasional double notes.

Jason




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Re: What are good solos to learn?

12/31/2001 1:41 PM

Robert De Groot (4781) wrote:

Bob:

I forgot to add just about any ZZ Top song. They are usually pretty slow pentatonic or blues scale riffs, which are not too hard to figure out.

One of my favorites is the intro from Bob Seger's Main Street. Another great song to learn the leads from is Spooky by Atlanta Rhythm Section.
The lead from any Eagles song is also top notch.

Jason

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Re: What are good solos to learn?

1/1/2002 8:38 AM

Dexter Remy (544) wrote:

Bob,
While making your own solos, I think learning Hendrix solos is a good thing to do. You see how he used scales(the pentatonic especially)to make some memorable stuff. I hope you've been learning scales also.
DEX

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Re: What are good solos to learn?

1/3/2002 8:00 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

I also started with 4 horsemen..
the other nice ones but not too hard are
sultans of swing, tunnel of love - dire straits
pipeline -SRV
comfortably numb - pink floyd
smoke on the water - deep purple

and if these are too simple,
crazy train - ozzy ( there is one lick in the middle of the solo that still drives me nutts but I kinda cheat, but its not too bad



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Re: What are good solos to learn?

1/5/2002 12:20 PM

Jake Lizzio (985) wrote:

I always thought a good Metallica solo is the one from The Unforgivin. It might take a little while to learn, but you learn a lot from playing it. For example, some of the techniques used in that solo are repeated in others, which gives you a head start on how certain runs and licks are played. I've noticed the Kirk Hammet plays a lot of the same runs, but with different embellishments like a wah pedal or plays them faster.
I'd suggest you learn the Unforgivin solo.
Jake

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Re: What are good solos to learn?

1/5/2002 8:19 PM

Andreas Jelvefors (1142) wrote:

It depends totally on what you are interested in. But if you want to expand your bluesplaying, pick up the solos on the Robben Ford Album"Talk to your Daughter". Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn has also been very useful. A solos that I will put my teeth into soon is jazzguitarist Mike Millers solo on Gino Vanellis song Brother to brother (Liveversion), its azum if you love fusion.

Good luck

Andras

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Re: What are good solos to learn?

1/7/2002 11:41 AM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Hi Bob,

I would start off learning your basic solo scales. Some pentatonics, minors, basic arpeggio runs...etc Try making up your OWN solos!

Yes, certain times I will play a solo note-for-note. But NOT all the time. If I'm playing a classic tune (at a gig) like "Smoke On The Water" I'll try to emulate it 100%. But, most rock/metal tunes, I'll play a solo 50% original, and 50% my own. This way it kinda lets people know I know the original solo, but, want people to taste a bit of "me" in a solo as well.

Don't be a clone.

But, I must say, most of the time a rock/metal/shredding solo incorporates your pentatonic in SOME form or another. Maybe not 100% of the time, but a vast majority of tunes always have some pentatonic scale. They are the first scales a guitarist should learn. Just to get a feel for soloing, and such. because they are not only in rock & metal, but tons of other styles of music.

To me, the pentatonic is kinda like your "universal" guitar scale. You can always use them.

Chris