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 Ten

1 Tender Surrender Tender 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

2 Satch Boogie Satch 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

3 Play with Me Play 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

4 M.I.A M.I.A

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

5 Ocean Ocean

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

6 Technical Difficulties Technical 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

7 Speed Kills Speed 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

8 Master of Puppets Master 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

9 Canon Rock (Mattrach) Canon 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

10 Far Beyond the Sun Far Beyond the Sun V 2 Comments

The Newcomers

? Beat It - Michael Jackson Beat It - Michael Jackson

Hard to reproduce the origin effects.

? Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest
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The Contenders

11 Eruption Eruption
12 Through the Fire and Flames Through the Fire and Flames
13 Double Guitar Solo - Michael Angelo Batio
14 Sweet Child O' Mine Sweet Child O' Mine

Extremely performce style by Slash, technically not so hard but really to long to memorize.

15 Machine Gun Machine Gun
16 Comfortably Numb

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

17 Caprici Di Diablo - Yngwie Malmsteen
18 Miles of Machines - Nevermore
19 Arpeggios From Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen Arpeggios From Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen
20 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
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