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    i was putting together a folder of songs that are a bit on the heavy side, like avantasia and metallica; i went to youtube to look around and came across some unknowns who can play very well. here are two examples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cqW-...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVr38...eature=related

    and i got sidetracked; i wonder if you guys know of and can recommend artists or CDs or particular songs which are only or mainly guitar solos? it doesn't matter if they're famous or not or whether they have a stage presence or if they're as stiff as a board (like the second gal!); i'm just interested in the music.

    i'd like to create a new folder with songs that are pretty much all guitar solos (e.g., samba pati).

    i know you guys know tons more about what's out there so i'm all ears.

    thanks.
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    Europa-Santana ...'nuff said
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    Jeff Beck. My favorite, a little thing called "Rice Pudding" from the "Beck-ola" album, if memory serves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear View Post
    Europa-Santana ...'nuff said
    Yep...that version is...H-H-Hot!!!
    Another version I like, albeit acoustic and more laid back, is by the original Hapa (Keali`i and Barry).

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    Ted Nugent: "Stranglehold" is eight minutes of pure cardio workout pleasure.

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    Well Hey....

    You can go HERE and download a beautiful song called Tahiti Sunset.

    The guitar player lives here on Oahu, and I hear he posts on HT every now and then.

    *cough cough*


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiverDown808 View Post
    Well Hey....

    You can go HERE and download a beautiful song called Tahiti Sunset.

    The guitar player lives here on Oahu, and I hear he posts on HT every now and then.

    *cough cough*

    thanks for the link! nice song! did you write it?

    before i make the following remark, let me say that it is in no way a put down and i don't even play the guitar. it's just an armchair preference. comment: i think it's a great song but for my taste at the moment, i think i would really flip over it if it were played faster and rougher. as a little comparison, samba pati starts off pretty slowly but carlos lets it rip later in the song; my guess is that you could do the same with tahiti sunset.

    of course, this is just an arm chair idea. as the author of the song, you can and should play it the way that you want it to be played.

    great tune!

    * late edit: i just listened to your Battle March and like it even more than Tahiti Sunset cuz it is less laid back; i like it when the guitar goes for broke!
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    opps! i forgot about that thread. thanks for reminding me!

    and thanks to everyone for the other suggestions. i'm going to try to track those down.
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    Just was listening to one this morning...

    Steve Vai: For The Love Of God

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    Joe Satriani - "Summer Song"

    Gary Hoey - "Hocus Pocus"

    Liquid Tension Experiment - "Kindred Spirits"

    Eric Johnson - "Cliffs of Dover"

    Van Halen - "Eruption"

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - "Wizards In Winter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaveice View Post
    thanks for the link! nice song! did you write it?

    before i make the following remark, let me say that it is in no way a put down and i don't even play the guitar. it's just an armchair preference. comment: i think it's a great song but for my taste at the moment, i think i would really flip over it if it were played faster and rougher. as a little comparison, samba pati starts off pretty slowly but carlos lets it rip later in the song; my guess is that you could do the same with tahiti sunset.

    of course, this is just an arm chair idea. as the author of the song, you can and should play it the way that you want it to be played.

    great tune!

    * late edit: i just listened to your Battle March and like it even more than Tahiti Sunset cuz it is less laid back; i like it when the guitar goes for broke!
    you wont like any of them after you've heard it be edited ten million times!

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    gotta second the Jeff Beck albums....
    Guitar Workshop (i think) with a cover that had the guitar up on a lift and a mechanic standing under it.

    phew..good stuff

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    many thanks for all the good suggestions! i appreciate it and will try to get my hands on those tunes.

    while doing a search on the web, i came across this gal who, i think, is relatively unknown. (if she's really famous, picture me about 1 inch tall in a corner somewhere!) her name is nori bucci and you can see a sample of her playing here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDqz-yVKEo

    and her homepage: http://www.geocities.com/noribuccimusic/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lavagal View Post
    Ted Nugent: "Stranglehold" is eight minutes of pure cardio workout pleasure.
    Man, that brings back memories of being in the back of a smoky van.
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    Al Di Meola - Land of the Midnight Sun

    One of the greatest guitarists recording one of the greatest Jazz Fusion albums (1976) of all time. Every song/suite on the album is pure perfection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Al Di Meola - Land of the Midnight Sun

    One of the greatest guitarists recording one of the greatest Jazz Fusion albums (1976) of all time. Every song/suite on the album is pure perfection.
    I had thought to suggest him also but since rock was the request and he's more progressive jazz fusion whatevas. No one's quicker, that's for sure.
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    Tahiti Sunset was an attempt by me to do an instrumental ballad with a strong rock guitar tone, so yes.....not very "rockish" but I'm happy with it. Since I do my own recording, cran had the unfortunate circumstance of hearing me doing take after take of recording the melodies I wanted, so she's pretty sick of that song LOL Poor thing, but she's so supportive of what I do.

    Battle March was a short instrumental featuring 3 styles of lead guitar playing: shredding, harmony guitars, and finger-tapping. A friend was putting together a website and wanted intro music, so I recorded that for her.

    Another guitarist to look into is a guy named Doug Aldrich. He played guitar with Dio and is now with Whitesnake. He has a few instrumental recordings you can get at his website that are amazing. The other guitar player in Whitesnake is Reb Beach. He also used to play with Winger. He has an amazing jazz fusion instrumental CD with a strong rock guitar sound. Good stuff.

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    i knew you guys would come up with some great suggestions. some of the names are new to me and i'm absolutely sure that i'll be blown away. thanks!

    (ps: have you guys read this guy's lists? http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/listoftheday/ some of his comments are absolutely hilarious! e.g., 10 most annoying singers, the 10 cheesiest singers of all time, the 25 worst rappers of all time, etc.)
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    Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan,both from D.C.,both suicides,and some of the most amazing guitar you'll ever hear. There used to be a Gatton video on Youtube of him playing slide with a full Heineken bottle,foam and all. Then he decides it's messy so he plays with a towel and all the notes are still clear! He played every style and usually mixed them all together. Merle Travis and Chet Atkins of course,too

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