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18 and Life Guitar Solo Lesson - Skid Row - Famous Solos

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http://www.guitarlessons365.com/song-lessons/ In this "famous solo" lesson we will take a look at the extremely cool guitar solo found in "18 And Life" by Skid Row. The lead guitarist on this Skid Row track was Scotti Hill who created an instant classic with a solo containing some nice melodic licks, liberal use of pinch harmonics and little bit of flash at the end. In this 18 And Life guitar solo lesson, I will teach you note-for-note how to play all of those techniques. All in all besides being one of the greatest power ballads ever written "18 And Life" is Skid Row's most successful single to date. You need to have a great solo to compliment such a great song and it is a good thing that Scotti Hill definitely delivered the goods with this one. Except for a couple fast licks towards the very end of the solo, I think an intermediate level player could handle playing this guitar solo. The pinch harmonics can be a bit tricky, but finding the right spot on your guitar for those harmonics is the key. After you have done that it shouldn't be much of an issue. I think the solo for "18 And Life" is also a great one to study to learn how to create a solo that compliments a song well. There were lot's of good ones written in the 80's, but in most players opinions, the solo for "18 And Life" is one of the very best. It has everything a great 80's guitar solo needed, melody, a few cool guitar tricks, a memorable hook and a little bit of guitar flash. If you want to learn the rest of this classic power ballad, just make sure that you help this video get to the goal of 600 YouTube "likes". After it reaches that goal I will be back here teaching the entire song. Hope you guys enjoy learning this classic solo from probably the greatest era for rock guitar lovers! Well at least it's my favorite era! Carl...