Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

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Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by irish_admiral » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:28 pm

Ok, so i'm getting a bit bored with where i'm at and have new-year-resolved to learn some solos to stretch me a bit.

Give me your top 10 rock solos!
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Post by Eddie Famine » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:47 pm

It's hard to say what will stretch you out. What's a stretch for me may be a piece of cake for you. It's not a solo exactly I guess, but the opening lick for Sweet Child O'Mine by GNR took me a couple weeks to get and even then the first time live was a mess.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by a.hun » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:42 pm

Comfortably Numb.

+9

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by baytamusic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:52 pm

I Wanna Be Sedated is pretty tough.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by irish_admiral » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:52 pm

Well i'm a fairly poor player, so just pick your 10 favourite solos and i'll pick the ones I fancy!
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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by baytamusic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:01 pm

That was a joke. It's literally one note.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by Eddie Famine » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:10 pm

baytamusic wrote:I Wanna Be Sedated is pretty tough.
I have a hard time getting sarcasm on the internet, so maybe you're joking, but playing the Ramones "correctly" is harder than it seems. It's more than bashing out 3 chords with all down strokes. Not sure what it is, but I heard more bands get AC/DC right than the Ramones.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by handyandy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:55 pm

AC DC Ride on, perfect solo, nice mix of major/minor, fits the song perfectly, top class timing. It's all there and it ain't over the top.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by baytamusic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:00 pm

Eddie Famine wrote:
baytamusic wrote:I Wanna Be Sedated is pretty tough.
I have a hard time getting sarcasm on the internet, so maybe you're joking, but playing the Ramones "correctly" is harder than it seems. It's more than bashing out 3 chords with all down strokes. Not sure what it is, but I heard more bands get AC/DC right than the Ramones.
I am 100% joking. Lighten up! I'm a huge Ramones fan. It's just funny because the solo in I Wanna Be Sedated is literally one note, I believe it may even be the open high E.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by Eddie Famine » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:35 pm

baytamusic wrote:
Eddie Famine wrote:
baytamusic wrote:I Wanna Be Sedated is pretty tough.
I have a hard time getting sarcasm on the internet, so maybe you're joking, but playing the Ramones "correctly" is harder than it seems. It's more than bashing out 3 chords with all down strokes. Not sure what it is, but I heard more bands get AC/DC right than the Ramones.
I am 100% joking. Lighten up! I'm a huge Ramones fan. It's just funny because the solo in I Wanna Be Sedated is literally one note, I believe it may even be the open high E.
No, I thought you were joking, it's hard to tell on the interweb sometimes. I was just saying the Ramones are harder to pull off properly than some other 3 chord bands.

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by OrangePaul » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:59 pm

Doctor Doctor by UFO..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EifWIVBvqTA

It was the very first solo I ever set out to learn. The intro solo is reasonably simple too.
There's plenty of other versions with video on YouTube but that version in the link is the definitive one for me.

The original studio version was quite different because is was dubbed twice as a harmony part lead.
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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by bclaire » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:47 am

This is hard because my tastes are all over the map:

Reef: Back In My Place is one of the coolest solos ever.

Jimmy Eat World: The Middle - really cool solo. Remember the Drop D.

New York Dolls: Gotta Get Away From Tommy - some similarity to my first two choices actually...

Mountain: Theme For An Imaginary Western - one of the most tuneful and melodic solos ever....

Johnny A.: Jimi Jam - one series of crazy guitar playing

Neil Young: Cinnamon Girl. basically one note but fun.

Aerosmith: Somebody - wicked cool solo...

ZZ Top: La Grange

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by Randy Bass » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:00 am

Based on style moreso than technical skill, I'd submit the following off the top of my brain:

Allman Brothers - Blue Sky
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
Rush - Working Man
Black Sabbath - Lonely Is The Word
Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You
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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by OU818 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:51 am

1. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
2. Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
3. Young Lust - Pink Floyd
4. Man In The Box - Alice In Chains
5. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart - Stone Temple Pilots
6. Cathartik - The Tea Party
7. Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin

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Re: Give me your top 10 rock solos - New Year's Resolution

Post by Ade » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:12 am

handyandy wrote:AC DC Ride on, perfect solo, nice mix of major/minor, fits the song perfectly, top class timing. It's all there and it ain't over the top.
+1, and I'd also add from AC/DC; Live Wire, TNT & Whole Lotta Rosie.

Also, not necessarily my top ten but off the top of my head and fairly and squarely in the classic rock/classic solo camp:

Stairway to Heaven - LZ
Sweet Child 'o Mine - G'n'Rs
My Sharona - The Knack

And for something different,

Kid - The Pretenders (relatively simple, but oh so tastefully played Mr Honeyman-Scott)

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