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Four Easy Guitar Solos for Beginners

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If you’re a rhythm guitarist and want to pick up some soloing chops, here’s a video to help you start navigating the waters of lead guitar work.

Guitar instructor Robert Baker has selected four easy solos that every beginning guitarist should learn, and he presents them all with tab, which you can get right here.

The guitar solos are from Led Zeppelin’s “Living Loving Maid” (yes that’s right, Jimmy Page himself is represented), Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and 3 Doors Down’s “Kryptonite.”

In the course of learning these solos, you’ll also pick up some essential guitar techniques, making this lesson even more useful to your development as a player.

“What’s behind each of these solos, the techniques involved, is so crucial,” Robert says. “I think if you instill this stuff early on, you’ll be so, so happy later on down the road when you learn more difficult solos.”

Take a look, and visit Robert’s YouTube channel for more of his videos.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.