Tuckstir my list would include a few other bands, where somebody else's would include Taylor Swift. but I think doing a list like this can only improve ones playing capabilities, and that is the whole point of this list, me thinks.. and thinking maybe I should give it a bash..
Yeah, I agree, in this case the contents of the actual list is much less important than the act of learning 100 difficult solos/riffs one after the other.
I also thought about giving it a bash, so I can see myself learning No. 100, and No 99, but alas, Mr. Petrucci at No. 98 would've stopped me dead in my tracks for the next 24 months or so.
I've been playing for about 2 years now, and I'm really struggling to build speed, currently working on the solos for Hotel California (can play at about 70% speed) and Are you gonna go my way (about 60% speed), but it feels like the progress is sooooo sloooow.
For the last two weeks or so I've been starting my practice routine with these exercises from steve stine:
My pinky is such a lazy bastard. I also find it's quite tough to do sucky chromatic exercises instead of noodling around when you only have a couple of minutes a day, but I guess progress must be earned yeah?