When you feel like sounding like a rockstar without working too hard, you should try one of the songs on our list of 11 easiest electric guitar solos that sound good.
I would love to be able to play a cool guitar solo and impress all the people around me and have everyone fawning over me, but I lack the patience and hand-eye coordination to learn how. I can play guitar, but I just haven’t dedicated the time to learning individual notes. Maybe I should take the advice on this list and try one of these songs (surprise! I already know one of them). I learned how to play on acoustic, so I’m not extremely familiar with electric, but I’ve been told it’s a different experience because the guitar’s body is a little slimmer.
Guitar solos make a song specific, unique, and nice to listen to, quite frankly. We tend to remember how cool a guitar solo sounds before we learn the lyrics to the song. You can learn these 11 easiest electric guitar solos that sound good from YouTube, which is an awesome resource for learning any instrument. I don’t know how anyone learned to play before it existed because it’s definitely been an excellent source for me personally. You don’t really even need to have much skill to figure it out just by watching and listening.
Solos take a little more technique and skill than just simple chords since you have to focus on individual strings, but if you’re dedicated and practice a lot then you should definitely be able to master our entire list. We considered a span of genres for this list to suit everyone’s tastes. We took solos that most people found iconic and simple and sorted them (as well as we could) by difficult and the time required to learn. Guitar Habits and YouTube tutorials were the main sources since a lot of people of all skill levels use those.
Since you’re likely still a beginner if you’re consulting this list, also go ahead and check out the 10 Easiest Electric Guitar Songs to Learn for Beginners to start building your repertoire. Keep reading for your solo dreams:
11. “Black Magic Woman” — Santana
Santana is iconic for guitar solos, which means you’ll at least be fancy when you’re the person at the party who just HAS to play a song for everyone. You’ll be able to master this in no time.
10. “Wonderful Tonight” — Eric Clapton
My mom loves Eric Clapton, so I guess this is fine. This is one of his most popular songs and it’s pleasant to listen to as well as learn.
9. “Let It Be” — The Beatles
We’ve all heard this song before, especially the Glee Cast Version, am I right, ladies? It’s super easy to play on guitar, even if you don’t have much experience.
8. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — Nirvana
This is honestly so iconic that you’re a) bound to find a good online tutorial and b) impress your friends with a song they actually know. It’s not hard to learn, which is why it’s ranked on our list of 11 easiest electric guitar solos that sound good.
7. “Wish You Were Here” — Pink Floyd
This is actually one I know how to play so I can personally attest to the fact that this is super easy to learn. This is also my absolute favorite song that has ever existed on this earth. The intro solo to this sounds best on a 12-string guitar (this is what it was recorded on), but on electric it sounds just as nice.
6. “Sweet Little Angel” — B.B. King
If you’re a blues fan, you’re probably familiar with this track. This song has an easy solo and you can master it by watching just a few Youtube tutorials.
5. “Californication” — Red Hot Chili Peppers
This is so boring. If you’re one of those dudes who rides a skateboard around your college campus and talks about weed all the time, you probably want to learn this song. It’s not too terribly complicated and won’t take you very long to learn. That’s why we put it on our list of easiest electric guitar solos that sound good.
4. “About A Girl” — Nirvana
More Nirvana! Let your inner Kurt Cobain shine. You can learn this song if you’re still trying to relive your ‘90s grunge phase (it’s ok I am, too).
3. “Angels” — Robbie Williams
You might remember this song from your childhood, and it’s definitely on of the easiest electric guitar solos that sound good! It’s pretty simple, but it sounds like you’ve mastered the guitar.
2. “High and Dry” — Radiohead
I’m so offended at this Radiohead song. More power to you if you like Radiohead and want to learn to play the solo in this song. This doesn’t take much skill or practice to master.
1. “Zombie” — The Cranberries
I’m still trying to relive the ‘90s, too, so don’t even sweat it that this is the top pick. It’s really easy to learn and it’s a hit song even now, so you’ll look super cool and sophisticated funky fresh when you start playing.
Those are our picks for the 11 easiest electric guitar solos that sound good. Did any of your favorites make the list?