What was your first solo you learnt to play

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    Bruce Springsteen's "Fire" in the Pointer Sister's version, which is actually a Hammond solo but I played it on guitar. I was 15 and could barely get the notes right.
     
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    Folsom Prison Blues

    I learned it when I was about 8 years old. Didn't touch guitars again for a few years though. Got too busy doing little boy things like rolling around in mud and shooting kids' eyes out :lol:
     
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    The 2 solos in Gene Vincents "Who Slapped John" But I couldn't do them now..S:lol:
     
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    I spent a lot of time feeling out a solo and sketching in the rest when I started. The first solo I tried to nail was the two extended pieces in Neil Young's Down By The River. Still fun for me to this day.
     
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    Clapton's version of Hideaway. I wanted to learn it so bad, took me forever, but I finally got it. Used those licks everywhere I could.
     
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    I think it was either the intro solo from "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd or the slow solo from "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" by Metallica, because I had tabs from Guitar Player to follow, can't remember. I vaguely remember working out the solo from "Stairway To Heaven" but I don't remember if I learned all of it. All I remember is moving the record needle A LOT so I may have given up at some point.
     
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    Neil Young's solo in Cinnamon Girl
     
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    The first couple I remember working on were Gilmour solos — the first couple of parts of Shine On and the Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 solo (which I used to play in a medley with Abacab in the first band I played in).
    As a rule I don’t learn solos note-for-note. It’s a great skill and good fun but it takes me such a loooong time! I prefer usually to get the opening lick and the feel and jam the rest.
     
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    Thanks all the replies a very interesting read, yes i never play them note for note either nowadays but i never had the nerve or know how back then to change them much.

    For the guy who said he makes his own licks and solos, thats what i have been doing alot of since starting back after a long off period of 6 years.
     
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    I played Abacab in my first band.. in fact i dusted it off a few weeks ago after having completely forgotten about the song for something like 20 years
     
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    Little Wing Intro - though it took quite a while before I could actually play it.

    Keith's version of Love In Vain on acoustic. I still play that one almost daily.
     
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    The Intro to Kid by the Pretenders.
     
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    Mick Jones' solo to Hot Blooded (Foreigner).
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    For me it was the solo from All Right Now, followed by all the parts from Blowin Free by Wishbone Ash. I used to go into our local record shop and get them to play that track over and over as I didn't have the spare cash to buy the lp. Eventually my girlfriend was so embarrassed she bought it for me. All in the pre internet and tab days.
    Still don't use tab and don't very often play anything note for note - just try to get any signature bits then go with the flow.
     
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    Chuck Berry "Around And Around", because a friend of my oldest brother showed me how to play those "Chuck B. double-stop licks" (he even scribbled it down on paper). Sounded pretty good without being too complicated, which was a plus (and encouraging).

    :)
     
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    "Get Back", then the first "Crossroads" solo. I was the 3rd most proficient guitarist in my first band at the time, but I could play harmonica and sing!
     
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    For years, I didn't bother learning any guitar solos note for note.

    Then, I got Rosie (my Japanese Rosewood Tele), and she made me feel obliged to learn the solo from Let It Be.

    The experience made me appreciate the value of learning solos note-for-note. Then, I learnt the solo for The Wind Cries Mary...

    Then, I got lazy and never really bothered with learning a solo note-for-note again! :-D
     
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