I am just learning how to play guitar and like every one that picks up a guitar I want to learn how to pick up a few easy guitar solos to learn for beginners. I picked up my first guitar just at the start of the new year and while I haven’t put a lot of time into it I have been able to learn a few easy solos that make me feel better about myself. I thought I would include a few links to some you tube videos that helped me out in learning these easy guitar solo lessons.
A few words of advice. If you want to learn a solo or even a song for that matter. Watch a number of videos. Musicians have their own styles and ways of playing and I found watching a few different people play a solo or song will help you pick it up a little faster. I’ll show you below with a few links. I try to find videos that have tab included in the video as it’s sometimes hard to follow along with the video. If there is no tab in the video I open a copy of the tab as well so I can flip back and forth. Some will have a link to the tab in their video description.
Easy Guitar Solos to Learn for Beginners
I have no affiliation with any of these videos or artists. I just found them really helpful in learning how to play these solos and not take my guitar to the second hand store and trade it in for kazoo.
Californication by Red Hot Chilli Peppers Guitar Solo Lesson
This solo by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers is really easy to learn. The timing take a little getting used to but it’s fun. I watched a number of videos and this was about as good as any.
Patience by Guns and Roses Guitar Solo Lesson
This is a fun one by Slash and features a couple of easy slides and bends that aren’t too difficult to learn. I include a few links to video lessons to this one as I found people were playing it a couple of different ways. The Bobby Crispy and Marty video will help you get the hang of it and them I found the non-English video really helpful once I got the grasp of the it. The last guy has some really nice links to song lessons if you can follow along.
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana Solo Guitar Lesson
I included just one video here, it’s a pretty basic solo to play along with. If this video doesn’t help there are lots of others online to help you out.
Wish You Were Here Guitar Lesson by Pink Floyd – Intro Solo
This one is loads of fun to play and take a little more to get down but you will love the slides and bends. Once you get those down you will love playing it.
Jessica by Allman Brothers Lesson
So Jessica is basically one big solo but this guy breaks it down pretty good you into pieces and parts you can understand. It’s pretty repetitive but I had fun learning the different parts and pieces and putting it all together.
Have fun learning these easy guitar solos for beginners and if you want to suggest other songs, solos or lessons feel free to comment.