Most Difficult Guitar Songscjoshercooze
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I've been learning this song for months now, and I think it's the real hardest song ever. Not only is it super complex, it's also a test in precision, speed, intelligence, and stamina. It's 11 minutes of torturing your fingers, as well as your brain.
Unrelenting and fairly tuneless to boot. This will test your cross-picking abilities to the maximum if your hand doesn't cramp up before the end.
Why is this so far down? It took me about 5 minutes just to play the first bar! And that middle section? Christ!
Yes. It's hardest than everything else on this list.V 2 Comments
Crossroads is by far the hardest song to play on this list. I seriously don't know why it's not number 1. Most of the songs in the top 20 just require you to play fast and have little to no skill at playing the guitar. This is one where no matter how fast and loud you are, you can never get it right. Eric Clapton's solo on Crossroads is simply impossible to perfect. Countless of well established guitarists have marvelled at how he was able to keep time for the solo and we might never know. Try as you may but Crossroads, is one guitar song you simply cannot master. - guyritchi
Should be first
Damn hardV 2 Comments
This song is insane! I bet nobody here can even begin to try this technical masterpiece. Tosin is easily one of the most talented guitarists ever.
I have no idea why all these songs are here, because they are so easy to play. You want something hard to play try this. Should be #1 for sure
Different time signatures, poly rhythmic, unbelievably fast, honestly I don't know why this isn't #1
Tosin Abasi is a beast utilizing techniques almost untouched in the guitar community, this song is a great example of poly and arrythythmic elements not to mention odd metre.V 2 Comments
Really, why is this here. It should at least make top 30. Thunderstruck, thunderstruck, it's so easy. Why is thunder struck in the top 20 while this is up here. This is an awesome song that does not deserve to be up here.
Not an eruption but at least 2 of Marty's solos deserve to be on top10V 2 Comments
Very fast easily a top 10 clearly not to many guitarists took part in this poll
Pure genius. not to mention the thought process put into this song. I heard they spent 2 years making only this song
This one is a hell to play.
The whole bending is just like pure irreality!
Not to mention the speed and picking techniques used.
I've spent years on this...
Recreacting the tone on the guitar alone would take years of persistance. Not even mentioning the main riffV 4 Comments
This song is one of the most technically difficult songs in terms of tempo, speed and accuracy for hitting individual hammer-ons, string bends etc. It would take an absolutely godly player to every come close to replicating john's talent in this song
By far the hardest song to duplicate. No question this song done by John Butler is the greatest feat accomplished on a guitar. Check the studio version done in the year 2012
This is the toughest song I ever heard... IT just blows my mind away even if it is played in 11-string Acoustic Guitar... Please listen to this song! John Butler Rocks!
HOW THE HELL WAS THIS BEATEN BY BRAIN STEW?! You're all out of your damn minds.V 1 Comment
Listen to this and you will know. A piece of art that goes twice the speed of light!
Really fast and incredible notes on both guitars.
It is really hard to compose a original, emotional and really musical piece with lightning speed, but my heroes have done it! :)
My favorite part is the slow one in about 2-4mins I don't remember
It would be difficult to perform mustaine's parts much less broderick's parts. Good luck with this one.
You're kidding right? That was the first song I learned as a kid. Its all power chords and finger work. You just need to get the tempo down and you have a song.
I see why people put this here. The song itself isn't hard, the aesthetic is. The distortion of the guitar makes it harder to play perfectly
One Of The First Songs I Ever Learned - BeatlesFan1964
The riff of this song is very good. And also very easy. - zxmV 2 Comments
Not only is the finger picking unrelenting the speed of the chord changes is something else. Proof you don't have to be a metal shredder to difficult.
Try playing it. You'll see
I can't believe this isn't higher on the list, and I'm even more shocked it's currently behind stuff like crazy train. If you think crazy train is harder than this, you've obviously never heard this one. Check it out people and vote!
There's a reason it's named Perpetual Burn, aside from getting the notes correct (which believe me is close to impossible), the speed, accuracy, phrasing, feel and stamina required to play this should make this number one.
A Blink 182 song has more votes? What? This song is just ridiculous, no way around it. It's just so difficult, it should easily make top 5. Jason Becker himself had to take 4 years to be able to play it cleanly.
PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PLAYING GUITAR PLEASE don't VOTE IN THIS KIND OF LISTS...one of the hardest guitar piecesV 3 Comments
Are you guys crazy?! You put Justin Bieber on 7! Justin Bieber! What the hell is wrong with you?!V 1 Comment
How is this on the list. It's so easy it took me less then an hour to learn this song anyone who thinks this is hard clearly has it mixed up with eruption-van Halen
I learned this song in about an hour. its not hard guys. Don't get me wrong I love blink but this song is easy
I'm 16 and I've been playing guitar for 24 years and this is one of the hardest songs I've ever played
This shouldn't be on hereV 1 Comment
Intro and solos are really challengingV 1 Comment
I'm not voting this to get the number one position on this list, but gots to be there, all the downpicking and the changes around the neck are insane! Plus that its pretty fast, and the solo is pretty hard too!
Learning this song now, it is so hard. I started at 80bpm and I am up to 140bpm baring in mind this song at its highest point is played at 192 I think! It is insane!
I clearly underestimated this song, I thought this song is fingerpicking but when 40 secs is done, You need to strum fast, and when I just finished the intro riff, my hand was starting to hurt
Kirk even stated that this was the hardest song for him to play.
Go listen to this solo it is amazing and as being a guitar player and learning this solo it was harder for me to learn this solo than learn eruption by Eddie van Halen. AC/DC is a real rock band Van hale is just a pop band
No comment end solo just stupidly hard...
This needs to be higher it is so hard to play I can barley play itV 1 Comment
Loads of legato picks, and some tremolo, with power chords. Nearly impossible to play without a whammy bar, and finally a Drop D Tuning. There, you have Slayer's hit from their album Reign in Blood, titled "Raining Blood"
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