What are your favourite guitar solos and riffs?
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MQ: Some of your favourite guitar solos and riffs?
BQ: Favourite guitarists?
BQ2: Favourite bassists?
BQ3: Do you play a musical instrument? If so, please share..
Opiner, I wanna see that on YouTube :)
nodumgys, I could listen to Tosh all day, TY!
Anyone try eJAMMING.com? I do almost weekly, tis fun!
Seth, thx. for mentioning Buckethead. Luv his shredding!
- Anonymous8 years agoBest answer
Bucketheads got some of the best guitar tracks ever imo
BQ: Top 5 are:
Jimi Hendrix/Robin Trower
BQ2: Les Claypool and Geddy Lee
BQ3: Mainly Guitar, Bass, and Tenor Sax, but i dabble i many others such as Trumpet, Violin, and Piano
- 8 years ago
Debbie Davies - Can't Go On This Way
Van Halen - Eruption
Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Guitar players in no particular order
John Lee Hooker
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Kenny Wayne Shepard
Cliff Burton - RIP
John Paul Jones
Steve Harris - Iron Maiden Rocks - LOL
I play guitar - I'm better at acoustic but I do play a Les Paul fairly well for an old man. LOL
- Anonymous8 years ago
MQ: I really wish there was a video on Youtube of Jimi Hendrix playing Red House from the Hendrix in the West album. I've been listening to music since I was in diapers over 50 years ago and I swear I've never ever heard a solo that can come close to that one. If you have that album in your collection, which I'm going to guess a guy in your line of work does, check it out one more time and listen close.
BQ: Jimi Hendrix
Trey Azagoth from Morbid Angel
Chuck Schuldeiner from Death
Eddie Van Halen
on and on this list could go...
BQ2: Stanley Clark from Chic Chorea and the Return to Forever band.
Bootsy Collins from James Brown and Parliment Funkadelic
BQ3: I play guitar a little bit but really not being modest when I say its nothing worth writing home about. I enjoy it and on a rare occasion others do to, but more often than not they prefer I use head phones.
- MackLv 78 years ago
Not in order of preference:
MQ- Stairway to Heaven
Stevie Ray Vaughn various
Richards has some great ones
BQ- Hendrix, Allman, Page, Clapton, Beck, Derek Trucks, The Edge, Richards
BQ3- Electric and acoustical guitar
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- RyanLv 58 years ago
Just typed out my whole answer and then closed it by accident >:(
The Switches - Drama Queen (great riff, underrated band)
Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Van Halen - Hot For Teacher
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
Rage Against The Machine - Know Your Enemy
SRV - Pride and Joy
Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane (for the solo!)
There's probably hundreds more that I can't think of right now. Also, amen to Buckethead whoever suggested them.
Favourite is Mark Knopfler just because he's good, and I've seen interviews with him and he's cool as hell.
Favourite is Geddy Lee, which you probably could have guessed.
I played drums for 5 years and then hocked my kit when I needed the money. I am looking at buying another kit now that I'm financially prepared!
- PeepawLv 78 years ago
"Scatterbrain" - Jeff Beck
"Heartbreaker" - Led Zeppelin - Jimmy Page
"Foreplay/Long Time" -Boston - Tom Scholz
"Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd - David Gilmour
"Love Struck Baby" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Stevie Ray Vaughan
BQ - Jeff Beck
BQ2 - John Entwistle - The Who
BQ3 - Some years ago, I played drums.
- lj1Lv 78 years ago
David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb
Slash - November Rain (outro)
Kirk Hammett - One
Jeff Loomis - This Godless Endeavor
Andy LaRocque - Welcome Home
Randy Rhoads - Crazy Train
Frank Zappa - Rat Tomago
Steve Vai - For the Love of God
BQ: Jeff Loomis, David Gilmour, Frank Zappa, Chris Broderick, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads
BQ2: Les Claypool, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Adrian Belew, Flea, Bootsy Collins, Cliff Burton
BQ3: I can sort of sing (hey, that counts!)
- 8 years ago
Best guitar solos - I have to go with Jimmy Page's "stairway to heaven" solo or Slash's "november rain" solo. For awesome riffs i'd say Welcome to the Jungle.
Fave guitarist - Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page
Fave Bassists - Paul Gray (RIP). That man was my inspiration
Play an instrument - Guitar, Bass & Piano :)
- Minnesota MattLv 58 years ago
Riff-opening riff to Metallica's Leper Messiah
Solo- Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love
Guitarist- Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Bassist- Cliff Burton (Metallica)R.I.P.
I play guitar, but I'm not very good at it.Source(s): Opinion
- Little Big ManLv 78 years ago
my friend,just a few i like,
1 Slash,at the start of,Sweet Child of Mine,just pure class,
2 Gary Moore,Whiskey in the Jar,Thin Lizzy,
3 Brian May,A Kind of Magic,Queen,
4 Keith Richards,The Stones,so many,just pure class,
just 4 and the best Guitar Riffs ever,you cant beat class,
take care my friend,