The Top Ten Slow Guitar Solos

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classicrockguy

Who's Crying Now by Journey (Neal Schon) is a very good slow solo, and one that everyone knows. Could have added that one.

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Mojobadge

All super great picks. However such a list, IMHO, could never be complete without adding Eddie Hazel. His soloing on Maggot Brain by Funkadelic OBVIOUSLY belongs way up there!

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PlankSpank

TOTO's hold the line was killer! That would suck to have a head cutting contest with Steve Lukather I'd have to throw my guitar at his head LMAO!

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mycroft777

"i wont hold you back" by Toto

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mycroft777

"I won't hold you back" by Toto..I'm a big fan of Vai, Satriani etc but this is a great slow solo...

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jamminfool

I wouldn't change a single thing about this list...all of the performances here are not just noteworthy, they are true sublime journeys into the selected players' souls. Roy Buchanan's "The Messiah Will Come Again" moved me deeply (he almost brought me to tears, dammit), and should be looked at as yet another heavy reminder of what the world lost when he passed. Mr. Beck also deserves his slot, maybe even two or three more...that man's hands are friggin' golden! While I agree that Leslie West, Tom Sholtz, Duane Allman, Robin Trower, Alvin Lee, Roy Clarke, Les Paul, Cliff Gallup, Jimi, Peter Frampton, Neil Young, Steven Stills, Jerry Garcia, and many other great players could've easily been included here (Top 50 list, anyone?), each of the ten choices made by GW are definitely worthy as well.

Oh, and for the guy who complained about there not being anyone under 30 on this list...well, what does that tell you? Now, I'm not gonna be the buttmunch who claims that nobody in this generation can play their guitars with soul and feeling to save their very lives (just saw Gary Clarke Jr. opening for Kings of Leon, that man is *awesome*, he wrings so much soul and grit out of his old Epiphone Casino, it's a beautiful thing to behold), but the current crop of ungodly great players all list the gentlemen above as their influences, mentors and the reason they picked up the guitar in the first place...in that light, we must give proper credit to the early masters!

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BR5150

Im gonna have to add "You shook me all night long" by none other than AC/DC
and I think "While my Guitar gently weeps" deserves a mention too, Clapton done an incredible job on that one

VinsVinyl

My pick would be SRV playing "Little Wing" by Hendrix! How can this be better than the original? Just listen!

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PlankSpank

Funny they mention cartoon soundtracks some of that playing is mind boggling during the chase scenes.

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classicrockguy

Gary Moore was just the greatest.Hadn't seen this version before so thanks for posting it.
Not all of this solo is "slow"
Gary is my all time favorte player.

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PlankSpank

Good artist borrow. Great artist steal! Where in the hell is Boston's More than a Feeling? Man dat chit should be a national anthem for some country. Seems like Boston gets the shaft on all these list's. Oh well

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frank1914

You're breaking my heart,

Leslie West - "Theme From An Imaginary Western"

A lot more definitive Page to choose from than "Since I've..": "Tangerine", "Ramble On", "What Is And What Should Never Be".

"Bell Bottom Blues" is classic, but "Sunshine of Your Love" came first.

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MensaJeff

@Riotboy: George played "Something." He asked his friend Eric to play the "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" solo.

fredsrv

Ummmm, for SRV the video you're showing is " LENNY" not "RIVIERA PARADISE".

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saint_berzerker

This should be titled "Top Ten Slow Guitar Solos 30 years and older".

Except for Stevie Ray, this is just too lopsided.

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BoulderRocker

I love Pink Floyd and David Gilmour as much as the next guy, but before you nominate the solo from "Crazy Diamond" you need to go listen to Duane Allman's solo on Boz Scaggs' "Someone Loan Me a Dime." It appears that Gilmour stole the solo completely for "Crazy Diamond."

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jamminfool

spambot asshole...how DARE you use Gilmore's magnum opus to sell your shit to a group of people who couldn't care LESS for what you're offering...may a thousand hamsters burrow their lodging in your anus!

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gio666

Jimi page fuck yeah

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riotboy666

Didn't Bric Clapton play the solo on The Beatles "Something"?

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