Top Ten Most Difficult Guitar Solos to Play

IN MY OPINION, I can only play a few of these, also this includes Instrumentals. I tried to put it in order, but I'm afraid I failed so really this is just ten hard guitar solos.

The Top TenXW

1Tender Surrender

Steve Vai claims to have practised ten hours a day when learning to play so it's no winder he's a technical master, the song itself is beautiful and if the sudden tempo change doesn't throw you off the strict legato will. - popeye909

2Satch Boogie

Joe Satriani is up there with Steve Vai, a very technical player with mastery over pitch harmonics, this song is so all over the place that playing it at half speed is impressive in a way. - popeye909

3Play with Me

Nuno Bettencourt is an amazing guitarist with Eddie Van Halen levels of skill when it comes to tapping, however this solo narrowly took the spot from Get the funk out as the string skips come together with quick tempo to put this song up on most difficult list. - popeye909


I could make this list using on Synyster Gates solos but I won't because I'm not a weird fanboy.M.I. A was tied with The Wicked End for a place on this list but considering I can't play this it one. The accuracy involved with this solo is ridiculous, you can't just pretend to hit notes, it has to be dead on. (many people's lists contain Afterlife as the most difficult, which I put down to afterlife being the only Avenged Sevenfold song these people have heard) - popeye909


Stepping away from heavy guitars we find John Butler. Many things make this solo incredible, the finger picking screams skill, the original recording is in one take and on YouTube without a single mistake and the song is 12 minutes long. - popeye909

6Technical Difficulties

Paul Gilbert might be the master of Alternate picking, anyone who disputed that needs to check this song out. I really feel you need an abnormally long pinkie to play this song. - popeye909

7Speed Kills

Michael Angels ( not the painter) was told by his teacher at 10 (or 12 can't remember) that he was too fast to teach, Knowing this I challenge anyone reading this list to give this song a go. - popeye909

8Master of Puppets

I really like Metallica and Kirk Hammet is an amazing guitarist, but a lot of his solos sound the same, out of them this is probably the hardest though, or maybe One. - popeye909

9Canon Rock (Mattrach)

This guy is incredible. When I was just learning how to play I would watch his videos constantly, his take on someone else's take on a classical piece (Pachabel's Canon) adds some crazy shredding. - popeye909

10Far Beyond the SunV2 Comments

The Contenders

12Double Guitar Solo - Michael Angelo Batio
13Machine Gun
14Comfortably Numb

Although this is one of the greatest guitar solos of all time, it's not too hard. - benhos

15Through the Fire and Flames
16Caprici Di Diablo - Yngwie Malmsteen
17Miles of Machines - Nevermore
18Arpeggios From Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen
19Sweet Child O' Mine
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