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  1. #11
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    Hot For Teacher.... just kidding... actually I dont struggle too much anymore with that one.

    I would say "Black and Blue" (sorry I know its a Sammy song but still its Eddie), "Panama" and "Dance The Night Away" come to mind.

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    "Panama" is difficult. I've never been able to play it quite right and I've never heard anyone play it convincingly. It is very difficult to capture.

    I'm with Rob on "Black and Blue". Very easy for a beginner, but perhaps barely a step up from "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" in difficulty. Just my opinion...
    Last edited by garbeaj; September 8th, 2012 at 06:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbeaj View Post
    "Panama" is difficult. I've never been able to play it quite right and I've never heard anyone play it convincingly. It is very difficult to capture.

    I'm with Rob on "Black and Blue". Very easy for a beginner, but perhaps barely a step up from "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" in difficulty. Just my opinion...
    There are some tricky harmonics in there but the phrasing is nothing but pentatonic blues.


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    another fairly simple solo by early EVH is from Women in Love .
    mostly just trills with a few goodies sprinkled in ...

    good call by vhrob on DTNA too . i forgot that gem on my first post here .
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    DTNA & DEvil, i don't really consider actual solo's.

    I feel like they are more little melodic interludes, that fit the tune.
    Even 'Ain't talkin bout love' and 'Everybody want's some!' seem more just cool, melodic bits,
    instead of a true guitar solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    DTNA & DEvil, i don't really consider actual solo's.

    I feel like they are more little melodic interludes, that fit the tune.
    Even 'Ain't talkin bout love' and 'Everybody want's some!' seem more just cool, melodic bits,
    instead of a true guitar solo.
    you make a good point !
    those tunes have a chordal melody thing going on .

    they're still tasty and neat , but when i think 'guitar solo' , i wanna see some fingers moving !!
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    Panama is an easy one

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=9641558




    BUT any VH song is very tough if your playing it note for note and rhythmically perfect - doubling

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. MASSEY View Post
    There are some tricky harmonics in there but the phrasing is nothing but pentatonic blues.
    Which is why it is even more difficult. No one ever plays it anywhere close to the way Ed plays it on the record. It isn't the notes, but the articulation of the notes. No one ever gets that right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbeaj View Post
    Which is why it is even more difficult. No one ever plays it anywhere close to the way Ed plays it on the record. It isn't the notes, but the articulation of the notes. No one ever gets that right.
    To be honest, I'm not aiming to get it 100% correct. Sound stupid, but I just wanna be able to say I can play it even if I don't have the exact same "feel." I'd rather play a solo than study it, I have enough studying to do in my own right.
    Ready, Eddie!

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    I did Panama a while a go, it's no where near perfect, but I had FUN!


 

 

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