Best Guitar Leads or Solos

Joe from Pasadena has asked us to recommend ten tasty guitar lead tracks. After a quick shout out on twitter the general consensus is that these are pretty sweet examples. If anyone out there would like to offer up any more superlative examples then please comment.

1. Peter Green Slabo Day
2. Jeff Beck Where were you & Blast From the East
3. Junior Wells & Buddy Guy Stormy Monday
4. Chet Atkins Kicky
5. Eric Clapton Blues Power Live on Just One Night
6. Jimi Hendrix Are you Experienced Live at Winterland UK L.P.
7. Billy Corgan Soma on Siamese Dream
8. Johnny Winter Stranger Blues or Johnny Guitar

9. Dire Straits Sultans of Swing
10. Alvin Lee Live with 10 years after playing Im going Home live
11.Eagles Hotel California
12. Santana – Soul Sacrifice
13. Ry Cooder – Paris Texas
14. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
15. Joe Satriani – Back to Shalla-Bal
16. Nirvana – Smells like Teen spirit

Unfortunately this is an endless list! If you want to catch up with these awe inspiring idols of fretboard greatness then Jamorama is a great place to begin. Mark McKenzie is currently teaching The Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler on Song Pond.


  1. Jamorama Post author

    Mondo is right. the list for guitar parts to believe in is infinite !

  2. mondo

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Robbo!?! What up with the hostility? Dimebag, sad way to go. ๐Ÿ™ Was no Floyd there either, but how can you make a top 10 list with aaaaall the greats on? It would need to be a top thousand list or more!!!!

    And to answer your question “Who the hell are those dinosaurs on the list.” If it wasn’t for them “dinosaurs” as you say, there would be no inspiration, nothing to build on, nothing to love… ya get me? Maybe I need to use more *&%$*&%$*&%$ for you?

    Peace. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Jamorama Post author

    Anyone got any ideas about which Santana album they like the most? I like LOTUS, ABRAXAS and CARAVANSERAI.

  4. Robbo

    You guys are full of *&%$. Who the hell are those dinosaurs on the list. What about dimebag? Killed in the line of duty.

  5. Jamorama Post author

    Mondo man, yeah !! sorry there isn`t any Gilmour on there. The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking is good too.
    You`re right about Jamorama, it`s the way forward if you want to unlock the fretboard. Scales are chords – chords are scales, all that`s left is THE PLAYER at the end of the day. Use that guitar like a diving rod.

  6. mondo

    No Pink Floyd in that list? I am shocked. ๐Ÿ˜€ On “The Turning Away” by Pink Floyd! WOW is the only word for that. Of course I could list every song that Gilmour ever played on but that would take me all day, and you probably all know them anyway! lol. I see Jeff Beck up there. Any of you heard the album “Amused to Death” by Roger Waters? Jeff done the lead on that. It’s mega WOW.

    Thanks to Jam’ Lead I’ll be able to play some of that stuff. I seen people on the forum saying “all it does is teach you scales”. We’ll they’re muppets. The best ability it gave me was being able to listen to a record, look at the tab and learn what I’m listening to. A few more years and I’ll be super rockin!! Yaa!

    God that almost looks like a rant! ha. Sorry, I’m “hungover”, over active mind, you see? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Jamorama Post author

    Hey Jake Edwards here, yeah Elliot ! That short Alice in Chains solo on the song “Would” is so fluid, weightless and feedback – harmonic laden too.

  8. Elliot

    Hey ROck Star thats a great list but what about Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin or Surfing with the Alien by Joe Satriani, ALive by Pearl Jam or Man in the BOx by Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains.

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