Best John Petrucci Solos


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22Fatal Tragedy

Beautiful tone, exquisite emotion, wonderfully tuneful, and perfectly fitting to the song. This is a nearly perfect solo. It's also a fine sampling of Petrucci's prodigious skill without ever sounding excessive or masturbatory. This is my favorite among his solos though it is quite overlooked. I believe it deserves much more recognition.

Beautifully lyrical, masterfully constructed. As concisely restrained as it is explosively brilliant. On of the most melodic solos on Dream Theater's most melodic album and the perfect example of why John Petrucci is a supreme guitarist: not just chops, but thoughtful, sensitive, and emotional.

24The Count of Tuscany

Epic if I ever saw it

25Blind Faith
26A Change of Seasons

Especially the version from Metropolise 2000: Lives Scenes from New York starting around 16:40

27Hollow Years
28Take the Time (Live in Tokyo)
29Lost Without You

In the first couple of minutes, his Jazz influences are best heard.

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30In the Name of God

How can this solo not be number one? In fact this could be the best of all time.

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My best solo ever...john petrucci such a god gifted guitarist

33Beyond This Life

I can't even see his fingers

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34Pull Me Under

One of his shortest but one of his most famous and best.

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35Goodnight Kiss (Live with Orchestra on Score)

Very sounding and emotional

Very good phrasing and articulation.

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37Another Day
38A Rite of Passage
39When the Water Breaks
40Peruvian Skies

So emotional. You can just feel this Vanessa's sorrow and emotion in this solo. Tears me up.

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