Eddie Van Halen Style|
|What you learn:
Lesson Jam Track
Storm: Thanks for tuning in for the final
installment of the Van Halen style series. This lesson feature more rhythm
guitar in Eddie Van Halen's hard rock style and a solo with several licks. Here
are the chords for this jam track, in the Key of
Rhythm Guitar Chords
Storm: And a tab of the
Rhythm Guitar part.
Storm: Notice the use of
single notes from the chords, the major and minor pentatonic scales to connect
each bar. Our first lick, Eddie's
"Elephant" sound. Another 'neat noise'. and an attention getter!
Turn the volume down hit the three harmonics shown
then depress your whammy. Now roll up the volume as you raise the whammy
The second lick uses a tap in the right hand of a note bent in the left hand.
Release the bend and re-bend between taps. Ending with a
Storm: Now the third lick, and we're starting
to work up a sweat.
This is a legato, two hammer-on, hammer-on/pull-off phrase. In the three
note per string pattern that Eddie favors. Also uses the open
string pull-off to make a position
change. This next riff
taps out notes of the E minor pentatonic scale. The same pattern moves between
strings 1 and 2.
Storm: The next two riffs uses the whammy bar
again. The first uses harmonics. Starting with the 4th string, 5th fret.
Depress the bar, then pick the harmonic to 'swoop' up to
pitch. The next is at the 3rd string 6th fret.
A difficult harmonic to pull out. Eddie's "Horse Whinny" sound. You then dive
the bar. Finally fret the 12th fret, 1st string. No tab, just the video. The next tab uses bar
dips on each new note.
Storm: You might recognize the next lick.
This lick double-picks each note and produces a classical type sound.
Storm: This next lick continues from the
previous lick. Notice how you descend the scale pattern while double-picking
each note. You end by playing a pull-off on the open, 1st and 3rd frets.
Lick 6 + 7
Storm: This next lick uses a basic pull-off
Storm: This next lick starts by tapping the
taps 9th fret on the 2nd and 4th strings, then you play notes on the 7th fret on
the 3rd and 5th strings. This lick is a little tricky. You later shift the lick
to the 12th and 14th frets, and later to the 17th and 19th frets.
Storm: Well this concludes our lesson. I
hope you learned a lot in this series.
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