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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2020, 09:30:28 AM »
Lines in the Sand
As I Am
Under a Glass Moon

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2020, 06:24:33 AM »
Lines in the Sand
Breaking all Illusions
ACOS - Scenes from NY version

Honorable mention - Hollow Years (Budokan)
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2020, 04:16:35 PM »
ACOS  - The Inevitable Summer
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2020, 05:50:04 AM »
Hollow Years (Budokan extended solo)

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2020, 09:26:37 PM »
Hmmmmm off the top of my head:
Erotomania for sure.
Breaking All Illusions.
And I'm currently in mad love with the Untethered Angel solo.
Honorary mention to the the Constant Motion solo.
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2020, 10:35:14 PM »
Still surprised nobody mentioned my current favorite, the outro of At Wit's End.

My current faves are recent. Number 2 is Our New World. Nummber 3 is Chosen.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2020, 08:58:40 PM »
Listened to a lot of Petrucci tonight. If I had a top 10, he'd probably fill at least half of it, maybe more.

Top 3 (for now):
Freedom of Speech (first solo in the beginning)
Lines in the Sand
Best of Times

I actually think the first two are locks for the top 3, but that 3rd spot could easily be swapped for probably a dozen different ones. What a fucking legend.
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2020, 09:06:16 PM »
1. Hollow Years (Live @ Budokan)
2. The Best of Times
3. Fall Into The Light (there's an emotional element to this that gets me every time)

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2020, 11:23:45 PM »
I’ll just throw it out there that I think Petrucci hit his apex with the Awake album

He’s just on fire the whole album- the 7 string work which was very creative for its time, the riffs, the quick unisons he does with Moore, the solos...he just lays everything out on the table.

The outro to “Innocence Faded” sounds like Neil Schon on crack. The “Lie” solos give Marty Friedman and Dimebag a run for their money for heavy metal shred intensity. The “Scarred” solo is awesomely composed and compliments Moore’s keyboard solo that comes before it.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2020, 12:26:05 AM »
JP was indeed amazing in Awake. But it was missing one signature, the emotional solo that makes you cry, loke the TSCO solo.and outro, TBOT, 8VM outro, AWE outro.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2020, 12:40:07 AM »
JP was indeed amazing in Awake. But it was missing one signature, the emotional solo that makes you cry, loke the TSCO solo.and outro, TBOT, 8VM outro, AWE outro.

The Voices solo sounds quite emotional to me.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2020, 02:54:33 AM »
Top three right now off the top of my head (there's large parts of the later discography I haven't heard in a long time, and I've still not got around to listening to Distance over Time :o, so there'll likely be ones I've missed)

Under a Glass Moon - kind of a given really, but it is just that good. It feels like it was written to include as many ideas/techniques as possible, but manages to do it really smoothly without feeling like things have just been shoehorned in.

Erotomania
- the big long solo in the middle

Don't Look Past Me
- the one at 4:00-ish, just after "Don't ask how come, ask how high" - It's not massively flashy or technical compared to some of his other solos, and it's overlooked since the song isn't on a 'proper' album, but I just absolutely love this one.

Honourable mention goes to the ending of Take the Time. One of those ones where you wish it didn't fade out and kept going. I just really like the up-beat perky major scale (well, major scale with the raised 4th to accommodate the F# chord) vibe it's got.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2020, 07:10:04 AM »
JP was indeed amazing in Awake. But it was missing one signature, the emotional solo that makes you cry, loke the TSCO solo.and outro, TBOT, 8VM outro, AWE outro.

The Voices solo sounds quite emotional to me.

Voices..all of The Silent Man...all of Lifting Shadows Off A Dream..
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2020, 07:59:54 AM »
You are equating the emotions of the solos in these songs to the emotions evoked by the TSCO, 8VM and AWE outro solos? The tears rolling down your face while JP playa on top of a mountain solo?  :laugh:

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2020, 08:30:42 AM »
Goodnight Kiss
Hell's Kitchen
Under a Glass Moon

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2020, 10:19:40 AM »
You are equating the emotions of the solos in these songs to the emotions evoked by the TSCO, 8VM and AWE outro solos? The tears rolling down your face while JP playa on top of a mountain solo?  :laugh:
I meant all of the guitar work, not just the solos. And none of them make tears roll down my face. The ones I mentioned, or you. But that doesn’t mean they’re not emotional.
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2020, 10:26:33 AM »
Top three right now off the top of my head (there's large parts of the later discography I haven't heard in a long time, and I've still not got around to listening to Distance over Time :o, so there'll likely be ones I've missed)

Under a Glass Moon - kind of a given really, but it is just that good. It feels like it was written to include as many ideas/techniques as possible, but manages to do it really smoothly without feeling like things have just been shoehorned in.

Erotomania
- the big long solo in the middle

Don't Look Past Me
- the one at 4:00-ish, just after "Don't ask how come, ask how high" - It's not massively flashy or technical compared to some of his other solos, and it's overlooked since the song isn't on a 'proper' album, but I just absolutely love this one.

Honourable mention goes to the ending of Take the Time. One of those ones where you wish it didn't fade out and kept going. I just really like the up-beat perky major scale (well, major scale with the raised 4th to accommodate the F# chord) vibe it's got.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2020, 01:58:35 PM »
1. As I Am

2. Our New World

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2020, 01:12:34 AM »
Aghh picking three is hard.

Lines in the Sand
Octavarium (Razor's Edge)
Barstool Warrior (last one)

Honourable mentions go to These Walls (probably one of the simplest JP solos but it's so tasteful), The Spirit Carries On, Wither, The Best of Times, The Count of Tuscany. I could keep going on :lol
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2020, 04:54:37 AM »
in no particular order:

1. Illumination Theory
2. Pale Blue Dot (the one during the ending, or the second Morricone section of the album, as I refer to it and the one during the wank section, nice and angular)
3. Breaking All Illusions
 
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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2020, 05:38:07 AM »
Lines in the Sand
Under a Glass Moon
Voices

An honorary mention to Scarred which is 98 % on the ball, but in the end suffers a bit of a stumble with those sweep arpeggios.

What about the sweep arpeggios are you not a fan of?

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2020, 07:52:34 AM »
Lines in the Sand
Under a Glass Moon
Voices

An honorary mention to Scarred which is 98 % on the ball, but in the end suffers a bit of a stumble with those sweep arpeggios.

What about the sweep arpeggios are you not a fan of?

I feel like going up a major arpeggio and down its inversion was a rather uninspired choice for capping off that solo. It has the feel of a sweep-picking exercise.

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Re: Your top 3 guitar solos by Petrucci?
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2020, 02:35:41 PM »

Lines In The Sand
The Spirit Carries On
Breaking All Illusions