Most Difficult Guitar Songs


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101 Caprice No. 5 (Paganini) - Steve Vai

Funny very funny that this is no 85! It should be of course in first 5, its very difficult. I can play solo ONe from Metallica, but cannot play this. Its just one stage higher...

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102 Killing Floor - Jimi Hendrix

Good luck with this masterpiece.

103 Crazy On You - Heart

Nuts. She never seems to play it the same way twice either. First time I got a finger blister in years. Day 3 and I'm only 2 bars in...

The acoustic/classical intro is INSANE! I've had the hardest time getting the hang of it! the riff itself isn't very hard...but that intro...PHEW!

104 Poison Was the Cure - Megadeth

The riff is so shred crazy, even slowed down it is hard

"Megadeth riffs are like other bands' solos"

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105 Black Widow of la Porte - John 5

Just an impossible song. Why is this so far back?

106 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

The riff is quite easy but the solo is so darn difficult. Jimmy Page made it even harder. - zxm

I just can't believe this song is not number 1!
I think none of you guys who voted even know this song
This song has the most difficult solo on earth!
I've never found someone who can play it without errors, NEVER - Rocker00

107 Acid Rain - Liquid Tension Experiment

This had to be from Petrucci (Guitar) - MetalPatz

108 Operation Ground and Pound - Dragonforce

A great power metal song, that actually has good rhythms, good solos, and memorable lyrics. This great song still has its good share of frustrating moments of how many times messing up the solos that you spend hours working on.

109 Scream - Avenged Sevenfold

Haven't heard anyone play this without messing up a little bit except for Syn himself.

Even Synyster Gates himself said that this is Scream has the hardest solo to play.

110 Damage, Inc. - Metallica
111 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater

All I've got to say this that, this is hell of the guitar.
Woah. Through the Fire and Flames? Seriously? Most of DT song are zillion times difficult than Dragon song.
Eruption will be easy, If you can get its tapping. The arppegios, sweeps, Guitar Scales, 10x faster than Triplets, and its pretentious time signature. I can learn this song, like 2 years(If you only focus on this one).

One more idiotic placement. Of course this is very difficult and should be in top 10 if not first placement.

112 The Impossible - Mike Dawes

This song alone is an evolution to the guitar in my opinion. It is Poly-rhythmic to the t and it has an amazing array of various techniques to go along with it. This song is true art!

113 B.R.O. - Paul Gilbert

That song's guitar solo is extreme and is nothing I could play in my thirty-two years in playing guitar. To be honest, that solo is not harmonic. All I see in that solo is just making noise, I do not even know if that song is in G Major, A Minor or E Minor. Harmonic solos just sound so much more elegant. I have no clue on what is even going on in that song!

114 Extreme Unction - Necrophagist

This song specially because it sounds amazing, but any Necrophagist's songs are like hell to play, and it must sound clean! Doubt anyone here can do it!

115 It's Not Safe to Swim Today - Veil of Maya
116 Discipline - King Crimson

Two lead guitars one playing in 14/16 and the other in 15/16, then every sixteen bars they change to a different progression of notes

117 Entre Dos Aguas - Paco de Lucia

Seriously, no one ever heard this song? Flamenco at its best...
No John McLaughlin in the top 100 And Yngwie Malmsteen nowhere even within the top 50s?
And how many has actually mastered the solo of "A moment of Clarity" by Chuck Schuldiner?

118 Holy Angel - Midnight Messiah
119 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

Simple riff, but playing the studio version to a T is nearly impossible. Plus, the tone is killer.

120 Eugene's Trick Bag - Steve Vai

Eugenes trick bag is one of the most technically difficult Eugenes trick bag is one of the hardest songs I have ever come across, its pretty much two minutes of straight shredding and complex arpeggios, it took hours on a metronome to even get close to finishing it

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