12 Isolated Rock Guitar Tracks | VIDEO

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Ain’t technology wonderful? Ever since the creation of multitrack audio recording, it’s been possible for musicians to separate their instruments in order to create the best sound and mixing opportunities possible.

But that same technology also makes it possible to reverse engineer recordings as well and isolate instruments to hear them in greater detail. And when that fails, there’s a gizmo or two that can work in a pinch to help filter out the instruments you don’t want, and hear more of the one that you do.

Below, we’ve assembled the isolated guitar tracks from one dozen great rock tracks, allowing you to hear great guitarists like Billy Gibbons, Eddie Van Halen, Ritchie Blackmore and Jimmy Page in all their glory.

“Gimme Shelter”

The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards)

“Behind Blue Eyes”

The Who (Pete Townshend)

“Mean Street”

Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)

“La Grange”

ZZ Top (Billy Gibbons)


Oasis (Noel Gallagher, Paul Arthurs) 

“Ramble On”

Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)


“Hotel California”

The Eagles (Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey)

“Highway Star”

Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore)

“Welcome to the Jungle”

Guns N’ Roses (Slash and Izzy Stradlin)

“How Do You Sleep?”

John Lennon (George Harrison)

“Whole Lotta Love”

Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)

“Every Breath You Take”

The Police (Andy Summers)