Most challenging solo poll

Discussion in 'SWS Questions' started by misterbiscuit, May 9, 2016.

?

which is the most challenging solo?

  1. No. 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No. 3

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. No. 4

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. No. 5

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. No. 6

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. No. 7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. misterbiscuit

    misterbiscuit Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    9
    I'm loving solo No. 4, but halfway through this course, I'm wondering which solo is the most challenging ...
     
  2. WindInTrees

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    149
    I have several of Griff's solo courses, my experience so far was that bgu solo#3 was the hardest for me. Bgu solo#4 was difficult for me too. They were all really challenging at the time, but these two especially almost made me put bgu aside because i just couldn't play them without sounding horrible.

    I haven't tried sws yet, but judging by the recordings posted here around solo 4 people seem to either lose interest or not think the payoff is worth the time it would take to learn and record solos 5 onward.

    This is a good question, might draw some activity back to the SWS virtual classroom.
     
  3. lola

    lola Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2016
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    122
    I have quite a few of Griff's courses but haven't even attempted any of them.

    Do you mind if I mention something that's not in Griff's course?
     
  4. OG_Blues

    OG_Blues Guitar Geezer

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,894
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    I don't have this particular course (SWS), but if you look at all of Griff's courses, this is simply no contest - Solo 6 from SBS is by far the most demanding. Only a couple people have ever even attempted to post a recording of it (at reduced speed no less).
    Tom
     
  5. Tom45

    Tom45 Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    63
    I was so frustrated after solo 3 in SWS that I quit this course and went on to something else. Solo 3 drove me crazy trying to remember all the different licks. About halfway through the solo, the licks were similar and were repeated but with a slight difference. I never could play this solo without having to stop and look at the tab even after playing it for several weeks. Maybe one day I'll go back to it, but I'm not looking forward to it. I did enjoy learning all the blues boxes and found this to be very valuable in learning to play the blues.
     
  6. bills10733

    bills10733 Blues Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    40
    SWS #4 was pretty tough. It was fine up until the fast run of 16th notes in the last chorus. Can't remember the bar numbers, but if you've done it I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Much of it can be played with pull-offs so that's not too bad, but some has to be picked and my fingers just don't move that fast. I'm still working to get the speed up. Right now the best I can do is about 85%.
     
  7. MikeS

    MikeS Moderator... Another Man In Black.
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    3,472
    Likes Received:
    2,433
    For me it's ALWAYS "The Next One"
     
  8. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    644
    Unlike Mike who finds the next one the most challenging, I am in the camp of the most challenging being the one I am working on. LOL