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What was the first note for note solo you ever learned?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Rockinvet, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    My first attempt was Heartbreak Hotel... well, at least the first part. :-D
     
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    In my Jr High band (1966-ish) we were transitioning from folk to rock. I was darn proud of myself when I worked out the intro riff and solo to Herman's Hermits Silhouettes.
     
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    I actually learned the main riffs from Sunshine of Your Love on bass, but wasn’t really playing guitar then and never felt a need to learn solos off records.

    I did learn note for note sax solo parts because I guess I wanted to try to copy some of the great Jazz players, but on guitar I’ve always felt like I wanted to focus on my own speech and not impede the direct connection between thinking and playing.

    As it turns out, sax seems easier to connect to the brain than guitar, but guitar is so damn versatile, which is I guess one reason I’m not interested in playing stuff I’ve already heard, stuff that’s not at least vaguely my own.
     
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    Assuming you mean Pearl Jam, that solo reminds me of Winwoods guitar solos.
     
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    Who am I kidding? I can't play any solo.
     
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    Rolling Stones solo starts 1:40 or so. Nice and short :twisted:
     
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    The solo on this one that starts at 1:05:

     
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    Truckin', studio version
     
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    Toss up between "Under The Double Eagle" and "Wildwood Flower".
     
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    Dead Kennedys 'Moon Over Marin' was the first
    Dead Kennedys 'Police Truck' the second

    I was on a DK trip when I transitioned from bass to guitar.
     
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    It was probably either “I Can See for Miles” or “Cocaine” in an issue of Guitar for the Practicing Musician. The first solo I tried to learn by ear was “Whole Lotta Love” as an assignment by my college guitar teacher.
     
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    I didn’t seriously get into guitar playing until I’d been playing bass in bands for about 5-6 years. I wanted to do U2’s New Years Day in one particular group, so learned the piano and guitar parts note for note off the live version. Me and the guitar player swapped instruments for that song. I also learned the piano piece for the preceding song October.

    First real solo after that was Neil Young’s Powderfinger from Live Rust.
     
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    Willies solo on Angel Flying to Close to the Ground.
     
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    Yeah PJ. I later found out that the solo was several chunks of like 15 different takes mashed together. I was butthurt a solid couple days
     
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    I still haven't learned one in around forty years. I'm a rhythm guitarist and proud of it.
     
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    Uh... I still need to do that I guess... but just not inspired to. Ever see a live band do it with their original solo? The only one I can think of is the Eagles maybe.
     
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    “Dream On”
     
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    Another Brick In The Wall pt 2, I think... or possibly the opening solo on Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
    I don’t usually learn solos off note by note unless they really are key to the song, but it’s a good way to explore the guitar.
     
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    Let’s get down to business by BBKing or the Bear by John Mayall featuring Mick Taylor, I’m not sure.
     
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    Playing "Cinnamon Girl" ( the tuning, the rhythm, the solo, the singing! ), it's just one of those songs you really feel like you've made a direct connection with Neil Young, and '60's Rock & Roll - it's a great moment!
     
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