Eddie Van Halen is the reason this site exists. I discovered Van Halen in ninth grade when my guitar teacher told me kindly that “Van Halen ate bands like Blink 182 for breakfast.” Lol! (Yes, I went through a punk rock phase!) Anyways, I begged my mother to take my to the record store (remember them?) and I bought ‘Van Halen I’ that day. My life was forever changed.
This arrangement is an advanced lesson that features many guitar techniques that defined Eddie’s playing. Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and legato licks are all incorporated in this arrangement. If you are looking for exercises to help you build dexterity and speed with these techniques, check out our Hammer-On & Pull-Off Lesson from the Technique & Theory 101 Series.
Part 1 – Performance