Cool Well Built Guitar Solos

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  1. 3leggeddog

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    Alex Lifeson's solo in 'Limelight'.
    Jerry Cantrell's solo in "Man in The Box'
     
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    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-
     
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    Ditto alot of Brattas solos are perfectly crafted. I like "little Fighter" solo too.

    Trey Anastasio is great a building a solo too.
     
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    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...
     
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    Anything by Elliot Easton.
     
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    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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWt8BtB9Ngc
     
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    ...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...
     
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    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.
     
  12. JohnSS

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    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
     
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    Good Shepherd-Jefferson Airplane.
     
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    Leslie West's solo on Mountain's Theme for an Imaginary Western
     
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    Ty Tabor on "Mississippi Moon"
     
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    ...where the strings come in.
    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

    something-george harrison

    funk-shun-albert king

    machine gun-jimi hendrix(long form)

    maggie-redbone

    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?
     
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    Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young comes to mind.
     
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    "Hitch A Ride" by Boston

    My favorite solo of all time!
     
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    This was the first one that came to mind. Couldn't agree more!
     

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