8 ways to ruin a David Gilmour guitar solo

Sometimes learning guitar (opens in new tab) is about making mistakes – and this video from The Art Of Guitar's Mike G is a great example. In focussing on the bad bends and vibrato fails a player needs to avoid in his example of playing David Gilmour's Mother solo from Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall, you can actually learn a lot about the subtleties required. 

And if you're looking for more insight, check out our David Gilmour guitar lesson (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.