What was the first solo you learned note-for-note?

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  1. Drifting

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    For me, it was Cream's rendition of Born Under a Bad Sign.

    Clapton's phrasing had amazed me so thoroughly, still does of course, and I wanted to learn how to make my vibrato cry like his did on that cut. Good memories.

    The last lick of the solo is just killer :bow

    Also one of the songs that made me think about tone.

    What about you guys?
     
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    Stairway to Heaven..I couldn't get it out of my head. Followed closely by 100,000 years by Kiss from Alive.
     
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    "Whole Lotta Love". Followed closely by "Over the Hills and Far Away". That great big 2 step bend with the call and response of the WLL solo still just kills.
     
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    For me, it was "Badge", followed by "The Wind Cries Mary", the very next day. I was 14, and I wrote my own leads after that. I learned pretty much all I needed to know from those two solos.
     
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    Van Halen's "Aint Talkin' 'Bout Love".
    I remember it like it was last night!
     
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    Good Choice. I get tired of people shitting on Jimmy Page, or saying he's 'sloppy'. I have never heard someone cop WLL with that fire and attack he does. Killer, short and sweet solo. Way up there on my list as well.
     
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    the first one i could do perfectly was marty friedman's solo(s) on megadeth's "hangar 18". the next one was a mike stern solo on "autumn leaves" off of a bob berg cd.
     
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    jb, did you transcribe that Stern solo?

    For me it was "Wild Horses," I guess it was Ry's solo.....
     
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    I signed up for lessons at Torres Guitars, Saratoga CA.
    Ron taught me the solo to "You Shook Me All Night Long", AC/DC
    Then it was UFO "Rock Bottom" off "Strangers in the Night" - I learned that myself.
     
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    "Heartbreaker". Pat Benatar, not Zeppelin although I moved on to LZ not long after.
     
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    You guys learned really difficult stuff right at the beginning...I started out with Bryan Adams 'Cuts like a knife'
     
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    When I joined my first band at 14 I was presented with the end leads in......

    FREEBIRD!!!! Hey, it was a new song at the time! Looking back, I know I faked a lot of it but I was havin a great time. Memphis strat and kustom tuck n roll baby!!!
     
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    Prince - Computer Blue. Play>rewind>Play>rewind>repeat. Playing through headphones on an Arion Hot Watt.
     

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