Top 10 Most Technical Guitar Solos

Top 10 most technical guitar solos. By it I meant a lot of techniques were used in this song. It doesn't mean it has to have great tone or be one of the best/most recognizable guitar solos. For example - Stairway to Heaven is a great solo. But it wasn't much technical.

The Top Ten

1 Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani

I think it deserves to be on number 1. Just look at the tabs. The solo has hammer on, pull offs, tapping, slapping, popping, great picking, sliding, whammy bar, string bending, vibrato, pinch harmonic etc. - zxm

Yep, many famous guitarists were his students (Joe was also a guitar teacher). - Metal_Treasure

2 Far Beyond the Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen

I've always liked it - not only because it's technical but because it really sounds good to me (as well as the whole song). - Metal_Treasure

3 Altitudes - Jason Becker
4 Whispering a Prayer - Steve Vai
5 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom (Alexi Laiho)

Yes, this is a hidden gem. - Metal_Treasure

6 Soothsayer - Buckethead
7 Sacrificed - Racer x (Paul Gilbert)
8 No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio
9 Eruption - Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)
10 Stream of Consciousness - Dream Theater (John Petrucci)

The Contenders

11 Guti (The Finale) - Aurthohin (Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal, Shishir Ahmed)

I didn't want to add this song on very top but its very technical. There are about 5/6 solos. But the ending solos were most technical. I don't know about the first solo who played but I am sure the last solos were played by Kamal.

Some things to notice in these solos - Fast alternate picking, sweep picking, string bending, vibrato, fast hammer ons and pulls offs, few tapping, I am not sure about using whammy bar but I heard some. - zxm

12 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth (Marty Friedman)

Dave Mustaine is a good guitarist. But Marty Friedman has better techniques. This song is a great example. - zxm

13 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
14 Wolf & Raven - Sonata Arctica (Jani Liimatainen)
15 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce (Herman Li & Sam Totman)

This solo has been known for the fastest (or one of the fastest) guitar solo of all time. I don't know if they sped up this solo. But this solo is technical. - zxm

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