Who are your favorite guitarists? What guitar solos are the most unforgettable? Today’s Friday Music Thread is all about music that features that most versatile of popular music instruments, the guitar.

Hope these strike the right chord with you:

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood

Eric Clapton – Layla

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) – Money For Nothing

Eddie Van Halen – You Really Got Me

George Harrison – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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Khirad
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John Petrucci Lie solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j-lCzCSvOI

But the whole band of Dream Theater are Heroes, so the full song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voYABoF5dTM&p=7F56AB671184D375

This is my idol from Dream Theater.

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Khirad
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Iconic solos.

Slash – November Rain last solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc0GZsreKYg

Kirk Hammett – Unforgiven solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okL9E9u2m2w

Mike McCready – Even Flow solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xJkgRLb0tA

Jerry Cantrell – Them Bones solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNQiPoFVnKw

Dimebag Darrell – Walk solo

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This song has become so iconographic, and the Beatles are known more for the textures and inventiveness of their songs than for any individual instrument’s part, that it’s easy to overlook the fact that this song has a short, sweet and soulful guitar solo that can stand alongside the best of ’em.

Let It Be

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bito
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Leaving this for boomer, or any body else
The trailer from “The Guitar” a movie I really liked!

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Drum prodigy Jacob Armen at seven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cvKImVadE

Julian Pavone at five

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bito
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j’avaz, that first little one (speaking Spanish) is quite good. Hope Sheriff Joe doesn’t see it.

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javaz
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The kid is smarter than Joe and has his papers in order!

LOL

Am having major computer problems. Going to try rebooting and asking the hubby to see if he can work some magic. Hope to be back – if not have fun with VOX and a great weekend!

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bito
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This kid is 7 years old and plays Samba pa ti, made famous by Santana–in front of Carlos Santana. 7 years old ❗

What were you doing at 7? I wasn’t picking a guitar. 😆

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Khirad
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Guitar weirdness

Tom Morello of RATM

Buckethead

Jack Black – make-your-own guitar

Kurt Cobain, in Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) style.

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Guitar Women –

Melissa Etheridge –

Lita Ford –

Chrissie Hynde –

Joni Mitchell –

Michelle Shocked –

Bonnie Raitt –

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javaz
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Herb Remington –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUwwYh8BddM

Joaquin Murphey –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xMZkc_qakM

Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant –

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bito
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Is it even possible to do this post with all these eelectic geetars and not have Les Paul?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtTqm0O29Rw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGXP_UBog4

Listerine presents: The Les Paul & Mary Ford Show: World Is Waiting For The Sunrise. One of their many 5 minute episode

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This has absolutely nothing to do with guitars, but as I was searching, I came across this and the comment about the organ solo (seriously)…

the organ? solo is so good, it’s like my eardrums are having sex

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OK, not guitar but to have watched this played live by Ravi was incredible, his hands moved so softly yet the sound he made!

Best Sitar/Tabla piece ever Ravi Shankar & Chatur Lal Raga Mishra Piloo In Thumri Style

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Khirad
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I’ve seen him and his daughter play. She is, um, mesmerizing in more ways than one. 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgCpkduEQ7U

This guy just rocks. Zakir Hussein Tabla solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As1OMMcHXFs

By the way, this is what the Persian setar looks and sounds like.

Ostad Mohammad Reza Lotfi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HNatjyK8DE

And another related instrument, the tar.

Sahba Motallebi – Chahar Mezrab

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Kalima
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Which one, they are both quite striking.

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Khirad
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I’m partial to Anoushka, but yes, my oversight. 🙂

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Johnny Winter – Mojo Boogie –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL2UY2Uq7Tk

Dickie Betts and Dan Toler and Great Southern Jam –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rlZ6QE5rgs

Prince – When Doves Cry –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucZRore0-EE

Neil Young and Pearl Jam –

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