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Your favorite guitar solos?

post #1 of 95
Thread Starter 

This kind of thread has probably already been done before. Oops.

 

If possible, please list the part of the song that you consider to be the solo. If you don't want to, that's okay too. I didn't when I started this thread so you won't hear any complaints from me tongue.gif

 

 

Here are the ones I can think of off the top of my head:

 

Pink Floyd  -  Time  -  (3:29 to 4:54)

 

Pink Floyd  -  Money  -  (3:05 to 5:05)  <-- one of my favorites of all time. LOVE this solo.

 

Pink Floyd  -  Shine On You Crazy Diamond, second half (Parts VI-IX)  -  (2:30 to 4:35)

 

Tool  -  Triad  -  (1:33 to 2:53)

 

Opeth - A Fair Judgement  -  (3:03 to 4:32)  and  (6:18 to 7:31)

 

Pearl Jam  -  Alive  -  (3:38 to 5:31)

 

 

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Edited by Sduibek - 2/20/13 at 6:50pm
post #2 of 95

Jeff Beck put out some really good guitar work as well so check him out.

 

As for contemporary guitar you may want to visit Zander Zon here;

http://www.zanderzon.com/

 

Enjoy

post #3 of 95
SRV- Voodoo Chili Live
Frank Marino- Roadhouse Blues Live
Mark Knoffler- Private Investigations LIve

By Pink Floyd I assume you mean David Gilmore, a living legend. If you like Shine on, give Transatlantic's version a listen.
Edited by Happy Camper - 10/4/12 at 3:52pm
post #4 of 95

I think you should be a little more specific. 

 

Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" runs 13:31 for parts 1-5, and then another 12:27 for parts 6-9. That's over 25 minutes of music with a lot of guitar work! Which solo do you mean?

 

Here's my answer:

 

Artist:  The Rolling Stones

Album:  Beggars Banquet (1968)

Track:  Sympathy For The Devil

Guitar Solo:  02:48 - 03:23

 

Reasons why I like it:  It has everything. There are some fast-picked notes, but also there is also plenty of space between notes. During those 35 seconds there is playing and there is also not playing, which is just as important. It's not a matter of playing as many notes as possible as one can find in some other guitar solos. To me, it's got perfect economy. The notes that need to be there are there, but the space between notes and not playing is also there. Instead of on-going wanking, it's 35 seconds of economy.

 

Also, the mixing is perfect. It sounds like that guitar was really loud. It just cuts through the mix like electricity!

 

I also love the way it ends. There is one chord played as the final exit from the solo. Maybe it wasn't even a real chord, but just hitting all the strings while muting them with the other hand. However it was done, that final chord, or non-chord, is the perfect exit from the solo! L3000.gif

post #5 of 95

Michael Jackson's Beat It?

post #6 of 95

Many 70s bands had songs with guitar solos, just a few:

 

Led Zeppelin - most of their albums have at least one more.

Eagles - remember Hotel California?

Ted Nugent - just listen to Stranglehold.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again.

Rush - 2112 Overture.

Derek And The Dominos - Layla.

Allman Brothers Band - many like Jessica, Blue Sky and my all time fav In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.

The Isley Brothers - Who Is That Lady.

Santana - many.

Genesis - Firth Of Fifth.

Peter Frampton - live of Do You Feel Like We Do.

and my all time favorite

UFO - ROCK BOTTOM live Strangers In The Night album.

post #7 of 95
+1 on Jeff Beck

Best track I've listened to lately:
Little Wing (live), G3 concert; Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen
post #8 of 95
Well, one of the best guitar solos I've hear is Firth of Fifth from Genesis album's selling england by the pound. In that album there is another great solo, very slash style... After the Ordeal, great!
post #9 of 95
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Many 70s bands had songs with guitar solos, just a few:

 

Derek And The Dominos - Layla.

 

Love the guitar duet in this song so much. Really amazing work.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKPooc-ImiM

post #10 of 95
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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post

Jeff Beck put out some really good guitar work as well so check him out.

 

As for contemporary guitar you may want to visit Zander Zon here;

http://www.zanderzon.com/

 

Enjoy

Outstanding stuff..I've studied classical guitar for about 8-10 years,,this was revealing music

A big TNX for the link

 

 

Mike

post #11 of 95
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post

I think you should be a little more specific. 

Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" runs 13:31 for parts 1-5, and then another 12:27 for parts 6-9. That's over 25 minutes of music with a lot of guitar work! Which solo do you mean?

2:30 to 4:35 in the second half (part 6-9)
post #12 of 95

Wilco - Impossible Germany

 

Simply the best

post #13 of 95
+1, one of the best, that's true.
Anyway wilco is one of my favorites bands ever.
post #14 of 95
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Originally Posted by Sduibek View Post


2:30 to 4:35 in the second half (part 6-9)

 

Much better example. Now I can listen to your selection specifically. Some of that sounds almost like an electric violin. I wonder what technique Gilmore was using? Is it possible he may have used a bow on the guitar strings or a guitar accessory called an Ebow?

post #15 of 95

Best solo in the best song by the best band.

 

 


Edited by Origin89 - 10/11/12 at 12:32pm
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