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03-18-2002, 12:23 PM
1. Layla Eric Clapton
2. Hotel California Joe Walsh & Glenn Fry
3. Freebird Van Zandt
4. Sweet Child O' Mine slash
5. Crazy Train Randy Rhoads
03-18-2002, 01:21 PM
Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd
The Forgotten, Satch
Bad Horsie, Vai
Get the Funk Out, Extreme
No More Tears, Oz
03-18-2002, 04:04 PM
Freebird was Gary Rossington and Alan Collins. Van Zandt was just the singer.
Rolling Stones "Dead Flowers" (Mick Taylor)
Beatles "Something" (George Harrison)
Thin Lizzy "Whisky In The Jar" (Eric Bell)
Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" (Slash)
Guns N' Roses "Novemeber Rain" (Slash)
03-20-2002, 09:44 PM
5 jerry solos that rock the house
fire on the mountain
fire on the mountain
most of the solos im talking about were not on the album, but in concert
03-20-2002, 10:54 PM
Stairway to Heaven---Led Zeppelin
Rising Force---Yngwie Malmsteen
Far Beyond the Sun---Yngwie Malmsteen
Flight of the Bumblebee---John Petrucci
Any Solo By Randy Rhoads
03-21-2002, 11:40 AM
I don't think Clapton did any soloing on Layla, I think that was all Duane Allman.
Hey Inc.- what about the recorded version of Casey Jones, great solo, simple yet effective and a great example of some classic string bending and chromaticism.
03-21-2002, 01:09 PM
Sorry Clapton wrote it and played it
03-21-2002, 01:41 PM
1.) Stairway . . (I actually like the one on TSRTS video)
2.) Comfortably Numb
3.) Search and Destroy - Iggy and the Stooges
4.) Child In Time - Deep Purple
5.) Live Version of Johny B Goode - Hendrix or Chuck Berry's original .
Very honourable mentions to Sweet Child o'Mine,
While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Hotel California and Free Bird.
But, ask me on another day and they may be in a different order - depending on what and how much i have consumed.
03-23-2002, 01:16 AM
Duane Allman and Clapton both play on the Layla track, Clapton said the song was still in a very basic form when they started the recording session, that Duane added a bunch of riffs to the song and really brought it to life, the keyboard player came up with the long outro piece and Allman and Clapton both are playing slide over that, Clapton is in background if you listen to it closely, Layla was a great album, I think because it was a great collaboration of great players. Guitar Player magazine did some good fearture articles on Allman and Clapton where they both gave the layout of what went on during the Layla session, alot of stuff never made it on the album, if you ever see an old record called Duane Allman Anthology, there's a great version of "Mean Old World" by DA&EC on Dobro's
03-23-2002, 01:52 AM
This is tough to do
1. Hendrix- The Wind Cries Mary
2. Arlen Roth - Poor Side of Town
3. Billy Gibbons- Blue Jean Blues
4. Pete Anderson- Guitars and Caddilacs
5. David Lindley- Shaky Town
03-23-2002, 01:55 PM
1 since i've been loving you - led zeppelin
2 lazy - deep purple
3 for the love of god - steve vai
4 - love struck - SRV
5 - April (the outro solo) deep purple
03-28-2002, 11:28 AM
Eruption - Van Halen
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n' Roses
Layla - Clapton
04-03-2002, 06:49 PM
Heart Breaker- Led Zepplin
Comforably Numb- Pink Floyd
In The Flesh- Pink Floyd
Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Niel Young- Ohio
04-03-2002, 07:42 PM
1.flirtin with disaster/Molly Hatchet
2.Beyond the realm of death/Judas Priest
04-08-2002, 03:35 AM
1. Under A Glass Moon (JP) Chromatic end kicks ass
2. Home (JP)
3. Fatal Tragedy (JP)
4. Far Beyond The Sun stuff (YJM)
5. Vai stuff
04-10-2002, 11:46 PM
1) Still Loving You- Scorpions
2) As time slips by - Vinnie Moore
3) For the love of God- Vai
4) Far Beyond the Sun - Yngwie
5) November Rain - GNR
04-11-2002, 12:51 AM
now that you mentioned the G3, does anybody knows if there will be a CD featuring the latest tour w/Petrucci?
04-12-2002, 11:48 PM
6. Try & love again Eagles Must Listen!
7. Travelin' Band CCR
8. Space Flight- Tommorrows End (Nobody's ever heard of them but I thought I'd give em props)
9. Wonderful tonight Clapton
10. Purple haze Hebdrix
04-14-2002, 05:56 PM
These are in no particular order:
1. Paradise City - Slash (the outro solo kicks ass)
2. Heartbreaker - Jimmy Page
3 No More Tears - Zakk Wylde
4. Alive - Mike McCready
5. Fade to Black - Kirk Hammett
04-18-2002, 06:17 PM
These are obviously the best:
1.Achilles last stand- Jimmy Page
2.The Attitude Song- Steve Vai
3.Civil War- Slash
4.Man in the box- Jerry Cantrell
5.Mama, Im comin home-Zakk Wylde
04-19-2002, 10:52 AM
Ok so my top 5 would be all metallica so not including more than one song from any band:-
1. Creeping death - Metallica
2. Sweet Child o' mine - Guns 'n' roses
3. Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin
4. Eruption - Van Halen
5. Run to the hills - Iron Maiden - i know there are better iron maiden solos but i love this one
04-19-2002, 05:20 PM
Can I just say, no way is Sweet Child o Mine, Slash's best solo. It's the one guns song everyone knows but it's not the best. Don't get me wrong I love the song, one o the first I learnt.
04-19-2002, 05:28 PM
I'd say that Slash's best solo is the one at the end of November rain... Dude, I used to listen to it all day long...
04-19-2002, 05:34 PM
November Rain is a good solo. It has **** tonnes of emotion in, which is one of the most important things as a guitar player.
04-20-2002, 05:40 AM
i agree that the solo at the end of november rain is amazing, i love listening to it, the same goes for the end of paradise city. However I also think that sweet child o' mine has tonnes of emotion in it, particularly the start and i love the way it changes speed. I dont care whether you guys think its their best but i say it is by far.
04-20-2002, 07:09 AM
Well I wrote a replay for this tread earlier but Iīll just have to do it again. Iīm gonna name few players and their best solo (my opinion). Itīs actually much easyer īcause there are lot lot lot of good things. This are my most fav. guitar players and I enyoj both listening and playng to following stuff:
Yngwie J. Malmsteen John Petrucci
1. Far Beyond The Sun 1. Under A Glass Moon
2. Rising Force 2. Fatal Tragedy
3. Cryng 3. Home
4. Triology Suite Op. 5 4. Lie
5. Magic Mirror 5. Voices
Joe Satriani Slash
1. Surfing With Alien 1. Estranged
2. Chrusing Day 2. Civil War
3. Summer Song 3. Paraidise City
4. Always With Me... 4. Nightrain
5. Driving At Night 5. You Could Be Mine
Kirk Hammett Steve Vai
1. Orion 1. Tender Surender
2. Wherever I May Roam 2. For The Love Of God
3. One 3. Bad Horsie
4. Damage Inc. 4. Crossroads/Guitar Duel
5. Struggle Within 5. Touching Tounges
04-20-2002, 07:08 PM
You gotta admit for tone and generally well placed notes the
solo in aqualung should be included. Martin Barre has got that ballsy tone with just a touch of feedback that made me pick up an axe in the first place.
But on the other hand I agree with the writer that said "how do you pick out just five"
okay grog go now
04-21-2002, 02:49 PM
1. Under A Glass Moon (dream theater). I dare you all to PLAY something like this. Petrucci IMPROVISED it. He is God.
2.For the love of God (Vai) If Petrucci is God, then Vai is the devil. In a good way:)
3.Another brick in the wall (pink floyd). So simple, yet so perfect...
4.Black Star. The only Malmsteen song i like.
5.December Flower (In Flames). Awesome band, killer solo.
+ a million others, for example Jason Becker, Tom Morello, Zakk Wylde, etc.....
I would have mentioned Under A Glass Moon if so many people did not already post it. I like the solo a lot and I have to agree that it is one of the harder Petrucci solos. It is much harder to play than it sounds. His ingenuity/technique is amazing. I also believe that Kirk Hammett is really overrated. If someone unplugged his wah wah pedal he would be hard pressed to solo. As for the 5 best? ...there are way too many to narrow it down to 5.
04-24-2002, 04:13 AM
I have to say I love Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd.I first heard the song on the "conair" soundtrack,that part in the plane a while before Cyrus the virus is killed and fell in love.By the time the movie was over and the song played again,I was nodding and dancing to it like I've known it all along.
08-01-2002, 02:18 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughn-Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix-All Along the Watchtower
Jimmy Page-Since I've Been Loving You
Tim Mahoney(311)-Use of Time
09-26-2002, 04:27 PM
S.AT.O / Revelation
Ram it Down,
those here who dont know this song or dont remenber it, take time to get it now!
09-28-2002, 12:08 PM
Under A Glass Moon solo is amazing but I donīt find it that hard. Another amazing solos by Petrucci are Erotomania (the last one), Voices (lot of cool penta stuff mixed with some wicked stuff as well), Lie (the last one is amazing. If you want to learn that one be sure to pick all those 16-notes at the end part), Fatal Tragedy (probably the best and absolutly the hardest one for me) and Home (I just love solos with Phyrgian scale and for that matter try Metallicas Wherever I May Roam).
Another cool stuff is Vaiīs For The Love Of Good, Surfing With Alien and Summer Song by Satch, Far Beyond The Sun is the best song Iīve heard with Yngwie, thereīs lot cool stuf with Racer X and Rhoads/Lee/Wylde combination is one of worlds best. Another amazing stuff that I canīt play īcause I only got 22 frets on my guitar is Serrana by Jason Becker.
But advanced solos are not always the best ones. Just listen to Dire Straits, Guns Nī Roses, Bon Jovi and youīll fin tones of good stuff. Hotel California solo by eagels is very very nice and yet very very simple. But of course, it can be hard somtimes to get the right feelinī.
09-28-2002, 01:39 PM
I have less problems playing fatal tragedy than I have with Under a glass moon. This mainly due to the insane run in the end, though. On the topic of fatal tragedy, it really proves that you can't practice only one thing and expect to play everything that fast. For instance, if I'm picking chromatic scales, I can do 16ths at 240, sixtuplets at 160, but still I have to really keep my tongue in my mouth to play the beginning of the fatal tragedy solo, which clocks in at "only" sixtuplets at 140 (same as 16ths at 207).
Under a glass moon still kicks ass, though.
09-28-2002, 04:06 PM
On fatal solo beggining, I think John picks 3 and pull off 3 notes during the whole run. Itīs damn hard cause of those insane shifts. Another thing thatīs pretty rough is the part when he plays fast tremolo picking at 12 on E string, 14 on A string and all that run all the way to 12-14-15 triplet octave run wich also includes a pretty hard sweep. So intro and that one is the hardest.
Since I love chromatic runs, I always enyoj when I come to the finish of under a glass solo. That chromatic run is very cool and yet very simple. What do you think about Lie and Erotomania end solo if you ever tried them?
09-28-2002, 04:10 PM
Haven't tried them, but Erotomania is awesome. The whole song, too. I don't think Petrucci does any legato in the beginning of the FT solo, though. Or at least, I don't. Maybe I'm wrong. The Under A Glass Moon run IS simple, yes, but the sheer speed is pretty wacky. Roughly the equivalent of 16ths at 290. Sounds like a nintendo game. Brrrrmmmmmmmpppprrrrrpppp!!
09-28-2002, 04:15 PM
Have you checked out a band called Mr. Cucumber? On their first demo, guitarist Håkon Hogganvik and his teacher/mentor/official fastest in the world guitarist Marcus Paus trade solos at the speed of light. Some of it is actually quite nice, and anything but neoclassical. It's like a mix of Primus and Cartoon music. If you check 'em out at mp3.com, d/l "Caspersen's secret fetish" and "mr. cucumber's nightmare". Hogganvik is the one with the warm tone and the frequent use of sweeping (but he also picks hella fast), and Paus is the one with more straightforward alternate picking and trebly tone. Knowing your tastes, I think you'll like it.
[Edited by aiwass on 09-28-2002 at 04:19 PM]
09-30-2002, 12:02 PM
5 top guitar solos IMHO
5. Guitar Duel from Movie Crossroads. (not sure who that was playing ralph macchios part)
4. One way rider - Ray Flack
3. The Claw - Lenny Breau
2. The beak/The Claw - Jerry Donahue
1. Country boy - Albert Lee
09-30-2002, 01:05 PM
Well, the crossroads solo is not exactly country, but...
The song is called "Eugene's Trick bag" (and was recorded by Steve Vai for Macchio), and it is really a guitar version of Paganini's 5th caprice. And yes, I think it rules, but I'm afraid it's not a guitar solo. It's a famous classical piece.
09-30-2002, 03:01 PM
<i>And yes, I think it rules, but I'm afraid it's not a guitar solo. It's a famous classical piece.</i>
I kind of thought it was a classical peice, but the contect in which it was presented in the movie qulifies it as a solo. IMHO.
09-30-2002, 03:55 PM
Then again, most of Yngwie's solos quote (slaughter) at least five classical pieces at once...
10-01-2002, 04:19 AM
Are you sure that it was Vai who recorded it for the movie īcause I think itīs some other guy. But I know that you can find E.T.B. on one of Vaiīs new CDīs.
PS. Vai got the role in the movie thanks to his song from one of Flex Abel CDīs called Attitude Song. Have you heards a song called Litle Green Man by Vai. That one is really f*ucked up.
10-01-2002, 09:53 AM
Little Green Men is awesome. On the subject of Crossroads, although Ry Cooder also did many parts for the movie, Vai did ETB.
10-01-2002, 03:03 PM
Thereīs lot of wicked stuff on those CDīs. Some good, some bad. My fav. are Little Green Man, Vivid Woman, Atitude Song and Boy Girl Song. There are some more but I canīt come up the titels.
Letīs jump to the movie subject. Iīm very impressed of Maggio boy our whatīs he called īcause that stuff looks too damn real. Especially those octav jumps. How did they do it, does anyone know. Did they speed it up our somthinī (his fingers of course)
[Edited by Dejan Sajinovic on 10-01-2002 at 03:06 PM]
10-01-2002, 03:06 PM
My favorites would be For the love of God, Call it sleep, Tender surrender, Melissa's Garden and Boston rain melody.
All of these were featured on THE 7TH SONG, but Melissa's Garden and Boston rain melody were the only new (but amazing) tracks on the album.
10-01-2002, 03:09 PM
I own 7th song CD too and my fav. are For The Love..., Touching Tounges, Tender Surrender. Other songs are good to but these are the best. By the way, For The Love Of Good is amazing to play on the guitar. Not extremly difficult but kicks ass. Itīs very good practice for the feel (bend, vibratos, slides) and of course for the speed.
10-01-2002, 03:12 PM
There's some very COMPLEX if not just fast legato parts there. Vai is the master of that. It creates a wall of sound, rather than lots of notes. Truly inspiring. Boston Rain melody, by thw way, is in my opinion as if Vai is possessed by Hendrix' soul.
10-01-2002, 03:15 PM
Yeah but also master on the Whammy Bar wich I donīt have so I just use the slides. That little sweep stuff with slides is very cool.
10-01-2002, 03:17 PM
I used to have a whammy. I snapped it at the last band practice. Could take a month before the new one arrives. Arrrghh!!!! Btw, did you check out Mr. Cucumber? There's some seriously cool fretwork going on there! Norway's finest!
10-03-2002, 10:12 AM
i know these arent the best, but they are my favourite.
pearl jam - animal
john petrucci - spotlight #2 w/somewhere over the rainbow
-lost without you
led zeppelin - since i've been lovin you (tsrts video)
wes montgomery - impressions
jimi hendrix - voodoo chile blues (blues album)
SRV - chitlins con carne
phish - stash
dave matthews/tim reynolds - trippin billies (storytellers)
uli jon roth - the dragon
jason becker - perpetual burn
there are more but i cant think of them on the spot
jesse sutton (canada kicks ass)
10-04-2002, 09:05 PM
1. sweet child of mine - slash
2. freebird (live is unreal!) - lynard skynard
3. eruption - van halan
4. hotel california - eagles
5. paradise city - slash
10-10-2002, 02:11 AM
All along the watchtower - Hendrix
Belly Dancer - Satch
For the love of god - Vai
Ice 9 - Satch
Layla - Clapton
10-10-2002, 01:40 PM
Freedom Call - Freedom Call(can't remember the name of the guitarist...Cedric somethingorother...theyre german)
My new solo for a song which doesnt yet have a name.
When a blind man cries - Ritchie Blackmore(DP)
Blind Faith - John Petrucci (DT)
Easter - Steve Rotheray (Marillion)
10-25-2005, 09:21 PM
Wow an old one anyone in this thread changed their minds?
10-25-2005, 11:16 PM
Wow, back when Christoph and aiwass used to post.
10-26-2005, 01:05 AM
page-since i been lovin' you
hendrix-bold as love
walsh/fagen-hotel california p.s. which is a rip off of jethro tull's "we used to know"
martin barre-black satin dancer
alex lifeson-la villa strangliato
Hanson - Mmmbop (teh solo is insain)
10-26-2005, 10:00 PM
Hanson - Mmmbop (teh solo is insain)
It's hard to choose just 5, but I'll try
D'Jango Reinhardt - Appel Indirect
Les Paul - How High The Moon
Albert King - Blues Power(live) (SRV copped these licks numerous times)
Danny Gatton - 88 Elmira St.
Edward Van Halen - Eruption
Dangit, I knew 5 wouldn't be enough, but I'll stop there....I could change my mind again at any time, though!
10-27-2005, 07:06 AM
Very Old thread, hehe , anyway thanks to anyone who revived this
My top 5 ( just for now :D )
Under the Glass Moon - Dream Theater
Paradise City - Guns and Roses (the outro is nuts, I think the fastest by Slash)
Devil Takes the Hindmost - Allan Holdsworth
Blitzkrieg - Yngwie Malmsteen (some very hard passages, one of Yng's best)
Desert Rose - Eric Johnson
10-29-2005, 06:45 PM
Here are my top 5 solos
2.Layla-(Clapton and Allman)
3.Voodoo Child-(SRV) (I like his version better than Hendrix) :D
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