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

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    police & thieves by mick jones of the clash

    edit: original tune by junior murvin
     
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    I've never been a note-for-note solo type of player, I'm more of a ' in the spirit of___' player. Try to nail the general feel and tone.


    It's my own combination of having an improvisational nature+ lack of discipline to work on something that may be difficult.

    That said learning George's beautiful and growly solo on "Let it Be " was a fun moment for me.
     
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    I started out on a combo organ - guitar came later.
    My first solo was 'Light My Fire,' learned by ear.
    As for guitar, prolly some early Johnny Winter.

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    The first one I can remember actually sitting down and consciously focusing on note for note accuracy is All Right Now. The band I was in decided to cover it, and it was determined that I would take the solo (two guitar band). I tried to just get the spirit of it the first few times we performed it, but quickly realized that it was too integral to the song to play any other way, so I invested the time in learning the recorded version. Not a difficult part overall, but the timing on the triplets is a bit of a bugger to get comfortable with enough to make it sound as effortless as Kossoff did.
     
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    Layla guitar teacher broke it down for me.
     
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    “Note for note?”

    “Ha!” I say. “Ha!”


    :)
     
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    First melody I ever learned was probably "Opus 38" by David Grisman (on the mandolin, natch). I've learned some riffs but as far as a guitar solo, I don't think I've ever done it. Closest I got was "Hideaway" but I wouldn't call that a solo really. I've played some solos on original tunes, I suppose that counts.
     
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    I’m older than most of you. The first guitar “solo” I learned was “Wipe Out”. Not note for note. I played a bunch of pentatonic nonsense up high on the neck in the middle. But surf is just one big guitar solo, except for the occasional sax solo. The first one I learned note for note was “Pipeline” as played by the Ventures. That was hard, especially the sixteenth note run down the neck. My band could play it in unison, both guitars and the bass in synch with enough reverb to hide the occasional picking inaccuracies.
     
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    One of the first tabs in the back of a guitar mag I saw was Jessica.... I remember the first phrase or two ,,, that's as far as I got...

    that was on an acoustic,,,, sounds much better on an electric these days.... I think I still have that mag in the pile... I should get it out and go further...:)
     
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    Plimsouls - Million Miles Away. Great song, great solo and great album.
     
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    Folsom Prison Blues was probably the first note for note and one of the few note for note rides I learned.
    Everything I do now, and for the last 2.6 million years, is my interpretation. It’s just me but it’s still me
     
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