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What are the best guitar solos of all time to play?

Asked by pplufthesun (591points) June 17th, 2008

What are the best guitar solos of all time to play?

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hollym's avatar

The best one to listen to, for me, is Jimi Hendrix’s national anthem. It’s friggin amazing.

To play, who knows.

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hollym's avatar

noooooooooooooooooooooooooo not freeeeeeebiiiiiiiiirrrrrrdddddd!!!!

It’s actually pretty hard to play, from what I’ve heard, which is kind of baffling. Why do people always want to try starting out on that song?!

jstringham21's avatar

You didn’t say “starting out”. You just said “what’s the best guitar solo of all time”? I gave Freebird.

If not Freebird, try ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ by Kansas.

hollym's avatar

I didn’t ask the original question. I was just kind of stating a random fact… people always try to start out with that song.

jstringham21's avatar

Oh. Got’cha.

paulc's avatar

I’m with hahmoore on the Jimi tip but I’d say that his solos on All Along the Watchtower are absolutely epic. Pure feeling and lots of variety.

marinelife's avatar

What about the guitar solo in the movie Crossroads made famous by Ry Cooder?

marinelife's avatar

I also love the work of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass and Tal Farlow in the jazz genre.

brownlemur's avatar

I have tons of fun playing the solos of the following songs:

Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)
Axis: Bold as Love (Jimi Hendrix)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Pretty much anything by Guns N’ Roses
Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
Blue Sky (Allman Brothers)

marinelife's avatar

@brownlemur Long live Queen!

eambos's avatar

How has Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption not been mentioned! In my opinion he is the greatest guitarist of all time, and that is one of the most amazing solos.

Knotmyday's avatar

Pretty much anything J. Mascis plays.
Here is an amazing clip of Mr. Mascis in Sweden, acoustic, fuzz box, stack ‘o Marshalls. It’s kinda loud though, so prepare.

Wine3213's avatar

I’m with hahmoore also. Jimi was the man!

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