5 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos
Growing up I always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. For some reason, my parents would never buy me one no matter how much I begged. So, when I turned 15 I took all my birthday money and purchased my first electric guitar. I knew what I wanted to learn. I had my favorite guitar solos already in mind and wanted to play them. It was a long road and I can't say I have ever achieved the ability to play them all, but still thought I would share my all time favorite guitar solos for anyone that needs some goals on guitar. These solos do everything from just putting a real polished finish on the whole song to just showing off. In my personal opinion, if you can play any of them, you have some pretty good skills.
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5. No More Tears played by Zak Wylde
This is an Ozzy Osbourne song that was on the album No More Tears. This is a great tune from the driving bass line all the way to the guitar solo. Zak Wylde was much younger then, but this tune still rocked. The solo just really seems to fall in line with the song. To me, that's what makes a great guitar solo great.
4. Eruption played by Edward Van Halen
This solo is the grandaddy of finger tapping. We may not have many of our favorite guitar players had a Mr. Van Halen not came to the scene. He changed guitar playing forever. This tune appeared on Van Halen's first album Van Halen. You probably know it better as that crazy little guitar piece before the song "You Really Got Me". Get this down, and you've got some mad tapping skills!
3. Nothing Else Matters played by James Hetfield
On this whole list, this may be my favorite song of all times. The solos is not complicated enough in my opinion to be any higher, but it is beautiful. James Hetfield actually played the solo for this song. Which is odd, because Kirk Hammett is the lead guitar player and all. I think this solo just makes a great song even better. You may want to start witht his one if you're learning guitar.
2. Comfortably Numb played by David Gilmour
This solo is just a masterpiece. The song "Comfortably Numb" is on The Wall album by Pink Floyd. It's hard to explain what it is that Ilike so much about this solo. It's so fluid and calm. There are some really good bends that just add emotion to the song. This is the cherry on top to this song. It's not the most complicated piece to learn either!
1. Cemetary Gates played by Dimebag Darrell
This is hands down my favorite solo by my favorite guitar player."Cemetary Gates" is on Pantera's first release Cowboys From Hell. That album is full of awesome guitar playing! Dime used some really good harmonics and bends in this song. It has emotion and skill making it an absolute showstopper for me! if you're learning guitar, definitly check this out.
I hope you enjoy these songs as well. I know there will be some out there that disagree, but this is my top 5 so naa naa nee boo boo! Like I've said, if you're learning to play guitar these artists and these songs are some great material to motivate and teach you. If you're not interested in playing, they make for some really good listening!