Top Ten Most Difficult Guitar Solos to PlayIN 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.
Steve Vai claims to have practiced ten hours a day when learning to play, so it's no wonder 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.
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, combined with a quick tempo, put this song up on the most difficult list.
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.
I could make this list using only 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 one, it won. 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 attribute to Afterlife being the only Avenged Sevenfold song these people have heard.
Paul Gilbert might be the master of alternate picking. Anyone who disputes that needs to check this song out. I really feel you need an abnormally long pinkie to play this song.
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.
Michael Angelo (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.
I really like Metallica, and Kirk Hammett 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.
Hardest Megadeth solo for sure. Marty Friedman is sick.
Impossible to reproduce perfectly.
Hard to reproduce the original effects.
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 (Pachelbel's Canon) adds some crazy shredding.
Yngwie Malmsteen is crazy. His classical style is not only great to listen to but is hard. Of his songs, this I feel would be a challenge to any guitarist.