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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. Paul G.

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    "The Night Before" -- for my middle school rock'n'roll band.

    The first I learned just because I wanted to (not for performance) "Light My Fire" -- long version. I could probably still pull it off if I had to.
     
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    “Kid” by the Pretenders. That Honeyman-Scott solo just makes the song such a complete work, I can’t see playing it any other way. I much prefer to learn the signature riffs, and improv from there; but “Kid” is as-is in my book.
     
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    "Wish you were here" by Pink Floyd.
     
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    I copied Clapton on "Strange Brew" copying Albert King on "Crosscut Saw." (Getting those bends on nylon strings was no mean feat!)

    Then Keith Richards on "Sympathy for the Devil," then Garcia on "Casey Jones."

    By then I figured out that I get no kick from nailing someone else's lines. Always makes me feel like an Elvis impersonator.

    Anyhow, it's enough work just nailing my own tunes!
     
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    Flight of the bumblebee. I keed! Testament’s “The Legacy.”
     
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    Actually my goal this year is to learn the riff to Green Acres.
     
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    Mark Farner’s short but sweet solo on Grand Funk’s Bad Time.
     
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    Johnny B. Goode

    Still in my brain...

    :)
     
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    Wish You Were Here. It was the first song I learned after basic/strumming classes. The solo has slides, double stops, hammers and pulls. It took me a long time to get it down. Worth it though, it taught me a lot
     
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    Rock me baby. Jeff Beck
     
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    I think it was Let it be solo (album version), learned by ear in my early teens.



    This one is quite nice, album and single played at the same time.
     
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  13. charlie chitlin

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    Creedence, Travelling Band.
    The heavens opened up.
    I no longer thought rockstars were another species that I could never aspire to.
     
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    The opening theme of this I can play a bit of... also learned a long time ago before I had electrics...

     
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    Hey Joe. Still pentatonic haunts me
     
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    Lead as in solo break or signature riff? For me the latter was Day Tripper.
     
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    It’s what I generally do too. Hell, live performances rarely duplicate the recorded versions, and those differences can make a live performance better. So, just consider yourself an extension of the artist you are emulating - you make it better!!
     
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    Get Back by The Beatles

    To this day still love that solo
     
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    You beat me to it by 3 posts! I was really surprised that nobody else had that nice lead from, "Hey Joe". The fingering to do it right, fluidly, is kind of interesting and you don't see it correctly done on the web, even by the session player gods. Sure, its simple, but the OP wanted the first one that was done right and this was it for me - a long time ago.
     
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    Same for me. Learned it on a classical guitar. Before I knew better, somehow I even forced those bends...tough on nylon strings.
     
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