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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by blue walrus, Jan 14, 2011.
Alex Lifeson's solo in 'Limelight'.
Jerry Cantrell's solo in "Man in The Box'
anything Gilmour is right-
and imo, Stairway to Heaven is not only one of most well-crafted solos ever, but it is an excellent example of how a solo should fit a song as well....perfect-
Check out Dave Gregory's work with XTC. 'That's really super, Supergirl', 'Pink Thing', 'Scarecrow people' - there's three fabulous solos to get started with.
Ditto alot of Brattas solos are perfectly crafted. I like "little Fighter" solo too.
Trey Anastasio is great a building a solo too.
Kid - Pretenders
Walk This Way - Aerosmith (the second one has some cool tricks and vibe)
Because of Your Love - Paul Baloche (it's really tightly written; it works with a harmony lead part too)
Round & Round - Ratt (It's very musical)
Since I've Been Loving You - Zeppelin (the note selection is incredible on that one)
Pride & Joy - SRV (I've worked it out note for note and it's definitely got some really smooth transitions and parts)
So much for the rock list...
Anything by Elliot Easton.
Here's a very beautiful, melodic and well constructed lead from Pat Metheny. Love the way Lyle Mays sets it up on piano around 2:03. The lead starts around 2:33 with Pat hinting at Stevie Wonder's "Isn't she lovely" and builds very nicely. Great study for various techniques, phrasing, and note choice.
...from Dave Mason's "Alone Together" lp... the solo on "Look at You, Look at me" ALWAYS KNOCKS ME OUT! Especially the outro solo... he just builds it beautifully. One of the "unsung" guitar heroes of the 60's and 70's, Dave Mason is still playing...
That was truly beautiful. I never heard it before. I have tried to like Opeth but the songs with death metal vocals ruin it for me. I are all damn good musicians.
I'm not sure if it has been mentioned but the how about the perennial Hotel California? That's 3 soloists building one great and timeless solo.
Here's a few:
Europa - Santana
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - Mick Taylor/Stones
Sympathy For the Devil - Keith Richards/Stones
Tattoo'd Lady - Rory Gallagher
Cortez the Killer - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Wooden Ships - Jorma Kaukonen/Jefferson Airplane
Let It Rain - Eric Clapton
Dolphin - Prince
Calvary Cross - Richard Thompson
Good Shepherd-Jefferson Airplane.
Leslie West's solo on Mountain's Theme for an Imaginary Western
Ty Tabor on "Mississippi Moon"
DG - Comfortably Numb and Mother
Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues (Always thought this was a well played blues rock tutorial)
in order of my awareness of 'em at the time,roughly;
whole lotta love-jimmy page
all along the watchtower-jimi hendrix
diamond girl-louie shelton
you can't get away-leslie west
rock and roll,hootchie koo-rick derringer
free ride-not sure if it was rick derringer or dan hartman
machine gun-jimi hendrix(long form)
can you hear me knockin-mick taylor(long form)
samba pa ti-carlos santana(long form)
incident at neshabur-carlos santana
somebody loan me a dime-duane allman
runnin with the devil-evh
that's really super,supergirl-dave gregory
have you really ever loved a woman-paco de lucia(w/bryan adams)
hill street blues theme-larry carlton?
Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young comes to mind.
"Hitch A Ride" by Boston
My favorite solo of all time!
This was the first one that came to mind. Couldn't agree more!