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The better-than-average-est guitar solos

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by thesamhill, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. buster poser

    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    A friend on the east coast is learning guitar, is a big Oasis fan, and was starting to flag in his practice. I learned these two solos and sent him clips of me playing them, he's back at it again. YMMV

    About the 2m mark:



    1:40 or so:



    When I was a kid, I learned a ton of licks off early-ish ZZ Top. Tres Hombres thru Deguello. Good luck and have fun!
     
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    This is my wheelhouse :)

    Just what I needed
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Sultans of Swing (as mentioned)
    Anything by the Darkness...
     
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    All of Richard Lloyd's stuff on the "Marquee Moon" album by Television is worth studying. Beautiful melodic playing. I especially love his solo on "Elevation."

     
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    my old mate Les Bennets doing his thing..we called him Banjo Les....poor guy died in a tiny bedsit in Redcar in 1995 his last job was driving a 1060 heliminer down a local potash mine.
    he always maintained that he wrote my old mans a dustman...and would often dig out his memory box...and had a well tatty lump of ancient paper with it written on it...dated and signed by himself and donegan...along with some great photos and newspaper clippings
    he gave a me a jetglo ric 325 before he died...didnt want his family getting their greedy mitts on it to quote him...a true friend and a hell of a guitarist...the local paper gave his passing a tiny little mention on about page 4 in a bottom corner...a sad end...and a miserable tribute considering his far reaching influence on the british music scene
    notice how lonnie sings "middlesbrough" not "middleburgh" in it..middlesbrough is very close to us here...10 miles
     
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    A lot of the Eagles hits have memorable/singable guitar solos that are 20-30 seconds long and just good basic rock guitar...i.e. don’t need to be a guitar virtuoso to try to learn them.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean.I am one of those ex rodeo cowboy guys that lived in the sticks.Raise cattle,etc.That is why i don't like Colorado anymore.The legalization of a certain 'thing' here is destroying this state in so many ways.They type of people moving here,traffic,average house price 606,000,crime going way up,homeless everywhere now,etc,etc.I could go on forever.I have two college courses left once this covid mess is taken care of then i am out of here!But i would rather talk about Telecasters!
     
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    first band i saw live
    Barrie masters (vocals) RIP
    Dave Higgs (rhythm guitar) RIP
    lead guitar Graeme douglass..(Ex Kursaal Flyers)
    all part of the Southend/Canvey Island pub rock scene
     
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    So much great stuff- thanks all! I'm working through it.

    Just with some of the stuff I'm familiar with already:

    The solo on Hound Dog is interesting. He starts out with an 11-note passage that hits the "1" at note 8, then theres a rest and it repeats but to where it hits the "1" at note 4. (I think, if I'm counting everything right.)

    That's cool. One of my problems is having a hard time breaking out of the "bars". Like, if I play an 8-bar solo, it's going to have 8 parts and each will be neatly contained within a bar. It's interesting to see how others get out of that trap.




    Been a while since I listened to some Bad Brains! Nice


    The cool thing about the Darkness, Spinal Tap, Steel Panther etc is that they are kind of doing the work for me - analyzed a genre (consciously or intuitively), taken the great parts of it, and built it into songs. I guess they did it for the purpose of parody or something like parody, but still- the parody wouldn't work if it wasn't accurate, so they are good sources to steal from :cool: Cheers!
     
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    guitar..Nicky Garrett ...classically trained
    Charlie Harper...vocals...he might not thank me for this...one of the nicest blokes ive known
    And his favourite place is.....Middlesbrough
     
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    Posted this before...

    Danny Gatton's solo on "One For Lenny" off his New York Stories album, get's my vote for some the best guitar playing I've ever heard.

    Breathtaking Beauty!

    (I dare anyone to try and tab it!)
     
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    I missed this post. I think I won a game of chicken and ended up here, but they're gonna have to drag me out of this state. ;)
     
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    How's that going to help the OP?
     
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    Yeah man, I like it here because I can leave all that mess at the door and talk about music! But congrats on getting close to finishing up your courses, that's awesome. What are you studying?
     
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    And he double-tracked that solo too.
     
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    It's short, but particularly manic---the EP version is the best version...
     
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    Santa Fe is beautiful. I think I could have stuck it out there.

    I was closer to the border and... I've never seen anything like it, before or since. Kidnappings. Mass graves. Border patrol trucks flying around the desert in the night firing off turret-mounted guns with their "co-ed interns" from NMSU. Sheriff's office running prostitution rings. Cocaine everywhere. I put about a year in as a house guitarist at a local restaurant/bar until one night the manager loaded up a truck and disappeared with all the TVs and 3 rooms worth of furniture. I was like, "I need to get out of here before I get killed or start to fit in..."
     
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    I’ll go for Jeff Lynne’s little solo on Mr. Blue Sky. Easy as pie to play but it’s a highlight of the song and a brilliant bit of songwriting- expressed in a guitar line.
     
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    For everyone who thinks Neil Young is a caveman...try playing this with the same command of volume and subtlety...
     
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    Absolutely, down south is a whole different scene. My folks retired to Lincoln County in '00 and even there was a little weird, but I didn't like even driving up from El Paso when I'd fly to visit and did it just twice before switching to ABQ. Some real "No Country..." stuff goes on down there.
     
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