The Evolution of the Rock Guitar Solo: 28 Solos, Spanning 50 Years, Played in 6 Fun Minutes

In this fun new video from CDZA, gui­tarist Mark Sid­ney John­son takes us on an enter­tain­ing romp through more than fifty years of the rock gui­tar solo, from Chuck Berry to John May­er.

Along the way John­son rips through a suc­ces­sion of famous riffs and solos by Kei­th Richards, Jimi Hen­drix, Car­los San­tana, Jim­my Page, Eric Clap­ton, Mark Knopfler, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Slash … and those are only a few from the first half of the video.

John­son is an Eng­lish mul­ti-instru­men­tal­ist and song­writer based in New York. He works reg­u­lar­ly as a ses­sion gui­tarist and plays with The Brit Pack as well as the exper­i­men­tal music video group CDZA, short for Col­lec­tive Caden­za. For more exam­ples of their off­beat and inno­v­a­tive work, vis­it the CDZA Web site.

via That Eric Alper

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Eric Clapton’s Iso­lat­ed Gui­tar Track From the Clas­sic Bea­t­les Song, ‘While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps’ (1968)

Gui­tar Sto­ries: Mark Knopfler on the Six Gui­tars That Shaped His Career

The Sto­ry of the Gui­tar: The Com­plete Three-Part Doc­u­men­tary

Here Comes The Sun: The Lost Gui­tar Solo by George Har­ri­son

A His­to­ry of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 100 Riffs

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