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(@martin-6)
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My guitar playing has been stuck in a rut lately (too much "horizontal growth", as Jamey Andreas would put it), so I've decided to take on a new project to broaden my skills. I've always sucked a bit on the electric guitar, and I recently downloaded a CD called The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos... so I put 2 and 2 together, and decided to learn to play all 100 solos. I don't know how long it will take me, but it's a long term project so I'll aim for 52 weeks, two a week.

The first one is (wait for it) Stairway To Heaven; can you believe that as an avid music fan I have never once heard that famous song before? Anyway I listened to it and kept waiting for the solo - then when it came it really blew me away. So I looked up the tab and started figuring it out - I've managed about 1/3 so far, but at nowhere near full speed. Some of the runs of notes are blazingly fast to a sloth like me. And some of the bends are too much for my guitar to handle without the strings popping off!

Hopefully I will adapt to the speed with a bit more practise. I have to start #2 as well which is Eruption, and I've never heard that before either! I'll let you know how it's all going in a couple of weeks...


   
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(@jasoncolucci)
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Good luck on erruption in a week! :P Nevertheless, cool idea.

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Good luck

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(@yoyo286)
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Gee Whiz, do you live on mars? Stairway to Heaven is like the most played song of alll time on the radio... Good luck though. :) That's gonna take alot of practising to get two awesome guitar solo's in a week. I suggest getting them sorta down, then going to another one, and then coming back to it. It's a good way to not get burned out on a song.

Stairway to Freebird!


   
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(@pamparius)
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Good luck!

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(@anonymous)
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start with number 100 and work your way down. it'll be easier that way.


   
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(@ciaran)
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No stairway!


   
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(@kachman)
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Good luck! And yeah, start with stairway to heaven to make up for not knowing the song all this time :lol:

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(@pamparius)
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It would be awsome if you logged it, and put out some recordings for us!

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(@martin-6)
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Ok, well I just listened to Eruption, and I have to put a little disclaimer into my project: I don't have to learn all 100 solos perfectly!

-Firstly, Eruption is just ridiculously fast playing.
-Secondly, I don't really like that kind of music or intend to play it ever myself.

I will certainly look at the tabs and try to play a few bars, because I'm sure I'll learn something, however I can say with some confidence that Eruption is not one of the songs I'll be coming back to after week 1!

Week 2: Freebird + Comfortably Numb
Week 3: All Along The Watchtower (Hendrix) + November Rain
Week 4: One (Metalllica) + Hotel California

I am discovering a lot of new songs!! (Yes, I do live on Mars. We got the Beatles out there, but not much else...)


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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No-one's asked the obvious question yet.....where did you get the dowload from?

This sounds like a fun project....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@andrewlubinus89)
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Obvious questions have obvious answers...

(Bittorrent, I presume)

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It's a great collection.

1. Greatest Guitar Solos - Stairway to Heaven (8:01)
2. Greatest Guitar Solos - Eruption (1:42)
3. Greatest Guitar Solos - Freebird (9:02)
4. Greatest Guitar Solos - Comfortably Numb (6:23)
5. Greatest Guitar Solos - All Along the Watchtower (4:01)
6. Greatest Guitar Solos - November Rain (8:57)
7. Greatest Guitar Solos - One (7:25)
8. Greatest Guitar Solos - Hotel California (6:31)
9. Greatest Guitar Solos - Crazy Train (4:49)
10. Greatest Guitar Solos - Crossroads (4:16)
11. Greatest Guitar Solos - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (5:13)
12. Greatest Guitar Solos - Johnny B. Goode (2:42)
13. Greatest Guitar Solos - Texas Flood (5:22)
14. Greatest Guitar Solos - Layla (7:04)
15. Greatest Guitar Solos - Highway Star (6:08)
16. Greatest Guitar Solos - Heartbreaker (4:14)
17. Greatest Guitar Solos - Cliffs of Dover (4:10)
18. Greatest Guitar Solos - Little Wing (2:23)
19. Greatest Guitar Solos - Floods (6:59)
20. Greatest Guitar Solos - Bohemian Rhapsody (5:53)
21. Greatest Guitar Solos - Time (7:04)
22. Greatest Guitar Solos - Sultans of Swing (5:46)
23. Greatest Guitar Solos - Bulls on Parade (3:51)
24. Greatest Guitar Solos - Fade to Black (6:57)
25. Greatest Guitar Solos - Aqualung (6:38)
26. Greatest Guitar Solos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (4:48 )
27. Greatest Guitar Solos - Pride and Joy (3:40)
28. Greatest Guitar Solos - Mr. Crowley (4:37)
29. Greatest Guitar Solos - For the Love of God (6:03)
30. Greatest Guitar Solos - Surfing With the Alien (4:25)
31. Greatest Guitar Solos - Stranglehold (8:22)
32. Greatest Guitar Solos - Machine Gun (12:36)
33. Greatest Guitar Solos - The Thrill Is Gone (5:24)
34. Greatest Guitar Solos - Paranoid Android (6:25)
35. Greatest Guitar Solos - Cemetery Gates (7:02)
36. Greatest Guitar Solos - Black Star (4:53)
37. Greatest Guitar Solos - Sweet Child O' Mine (5:56)
38. Greatest Guitar Solos - Whole Lotta Love (5:33)
39. Greatest Guitar Solos - Cortez the Killer (7:31)
40. Greatest Guitar Solos - Reelin' in the Years (4:32)
41. Greatest Guitar Solos - Brighton Rock (5:09)
42. Greatest Guitar Solos - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (4:46)
43. Greatest Guitar Solos - Sharp Dressed Man (4:14)
44. Greatest Guitar Solos - Alive (5:41)
45. Greatest Guitar Solos - Light My Fire (7:08)
46. Greatest Guitar Solos - 046 Van Halen - Hot for Teacher.mp3
47. Greatest Guitar Solos - 047 Allman Brothers Band - Jessica.mp3
48. Greatest Guitar Solos - 048 Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil.mp3
49. Greatest Guitar Solos - 049 Santana - Europa.mp3
50. Greatest Guitar Solos - 050 Kiss - Shock Me.mp3
51. Greatest Guitar Solos - 051 Ozzie Ozborne - No More Tears.mp3
52. Greatest Guitar Solos - 052 Jimi Hendrix - Star-Spangled Banner.mp3
53. Greatest Guitar Solos - 053 Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You.mp3
54. Greatest Guitar Solos - 054 Smashing Pumpkins - Geek USA.mp3
55. Greatest Guitar Solos - 055 Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie.mp3
56. Greatest Guitar Solos - 056 Black Sabbath - War Pigs.mp3
57. Greatest Guitar Solos - 057 Pantera - Walk.mp3
58. Greatest Guitar Solos - 058 Eric Clapton - Cocaine.mp3
59. Greatest Guitar Solos - 059 Kinks - You Really Got Me.mp3
60. Greatest Guitar Solos - 060 Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures.mp3
61. Greatest Guitar Solos - 061 Metallica - Master of Puppets.mp3
62. Greatest Guitar Solos - 062 Pink Floyd - Money.mp3
63. Greatest Guitar Solos - 063 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue.mp3
64. Greatest Guitar Solos - 064 Prince - Little Red Corvette.mp3
65. Greatest Guitar Solos - 065 Allman Brothers - Blue Sky.mp3
66. Greatest Guitar Solos - 066 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast.mp3
67. Greatest Guitar Solos - 067 Michael Jackson feat. Eddie Van Halen - Beat It.mp3
68. Greatest Guitar Solos - 068 Yes - Starship Trooper.mp3
69. Greatest Guitar Solos - 069 Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing.mp3
70. Greatest Guitar Solos - 070 Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze.mp3
71. Greatest Guitar Solos - 071 Funkadelic - Maggot Brain.mp3
72. Greatest Guitar Solos - 072 Aerosmith - Walk This Way.mp3
73. Greatest Guitar Solos - 073 Phish - Stash.mp3
74. Greatest Guitar Solos - 074 Deep Purple - Lazy.mp3
75. Greatest Guitar Solos - 075 The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again.mp3
76. Greatest Guitar Solos - 076 Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl.mp3
77. Greatest Guitar Solos - 077 Alice In Chains - Man in the Box.mp3
78. Greatest Guitar Solos - 078 Grateful Dead - Truckin'.mp3
79. Greatest Guitar Solos - 079 Van Halen - Mean Street.mp3
80. Greatest Guitar Solos - 080 AC-DC - You Shook Me All Night Long.mp3
81. Greatest Guitar Solos - 081 The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane.mp3
82. Greatest Guitar Solos - 082 King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man.mp3
83. Greatest Guitar Solos - 083 Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle Buttin'.mp3
84. Greatest Guitar Solos - 084 UFO - Lights Out.mp3
85. Greatest Guitar Solos - 085 David Bowie - Moonage Daydream.mp3
86. Greatest Guitar Solos - 086 Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post.mp3
87. Greatest Guitar Solos - 087 Johnny Winter - Highway 61 Revisited.mp3
88. Greatest Guitar Solos - 088 Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne.mp3
89. Greatest Guitar Solos - 089 Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name.mp3
90. Greatest Guitar Solos - 090 Eric Clapton - Let It Rain.mp3
91. Greatest Guitar Solos - 091 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Heard It Through the Grapevine.mp3
92. Greatest Guitar Solos - 092 Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut.mp3
93. Greatest Guitar Solos - 093 The Doors - The End.mp3
94. Greatest Guitar Solos - 094 Rush - Working Man.mp3
95. Greatest Guitar Solos - 095 Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter.mp3
96. Greatest Guitar Solos - 096 Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman .mp3
97. Greatest Guitar Solos - 097 Judas Priest - Beyond the Realms of Death.mp3
98. Greatest Guitar Solos - 098 Dream Theater - Under a Glass Moon.mp3
99. Greatest Guitar Solos - 099 Jeff Becker - 'Cause We've Ended as Lovers.mp3
100. Greatest Guitar Solos - 100 Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive.mp3

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(@stormymonday)
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Geez, I've been working on the Crossroads solo for about a year now and you're going to do it in a week. What a slacker I am.


   
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(@wishus)
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76. Greatest Guitar Solos - 076 Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl.mp3

This one will take you about 5 minutes. :wink:

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