Guitar lovers adore the guitar solo. Whether it’s Slash ripping it up in “November Rain” or Eddie Van Halen shredding during “Eruption”, that is the stuff great guitar players are made of.
If you’re just getting started on the guitar you’re probably not going to want to try and learn intro to “Hot for Teacher” right away. It’s best to start with some easier guitar solos to sharpen your skills and then progress to more difficult solos as you advance.
In this article I’ll share with you three easy guitar solos I think most guitar players who’ve been playing for three or four months will be able to learn. I suggest finding a tab for each of these solos on your favorite guitar tabs website and giving yourself a couple of days with each to master it.
Intro to Sweet Child O Mine
The intro to this song, while not one of Slash’s solos as per se, is a very memorable riff and sounds great. It takes a bit of time getting the timing and changes down but once you do you’re friends will love it. I’d suggest playing and practicing this one with an electric guitar. Playing it with acoustic just doesn’t have the same impact.
Solo from Acoustic Version of Layla
The original version of this song was amazing, and some how Eric Clapton out did himself with his unplugged version of Layla. The solo in this song sounds a lot more difficult then it actually is. He’s not all over the neck or playing too quickly. With some solid practice for a day or so you’ll have this easy solo under your fingers.
This is probably the best easy guitar solo for the acoustic guitar out there.
I wanted to throw this one in there for two reasons. One, it’s super fun to play and easy to learn. Two, if you’re a fresh beginner on the guitar then the other two easy solos I listed are probably still going to be a bit too difficult for you.
Wipeout is played only on 3 strings and it’s repetitive so it helps build speed for both your fretting and picking hands.
With all three of these guitar solos be sure to start learning them first slowly then add speed as you begin to get the changes and notes under your fingers.