In this Best of Both Worlds guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this great song off of Van Halen's 5150 album in it's entirety.
The tuning is standard tuning.
Eddie Van Halen has a pretty unique guitar tone on this one, and typically he goes between clean and distorted tones by simply rolling back the volume knob on his guitar. I won't be doing that in this lesson though, I am simply using to separate presets on my Line 6 Helix.
I will take you through each riff in the song in the order that it appears on the original recording. Ee will be going from full strumming using a pick, to fingerstyle playing in the clean sections.
I will also cover the solo, and as typical with Eddie, it is quite the hand full.
There are some interesting licks in this solo. For one, he will play a melody with double-stops at the beginning of the solo, and then end up play that same melody later on in the solo using tapped pre-bends.
And of course, there will be a lot of challenging legato licks throughout. It is a very tricky solo to get right.
Good luck with this one!
Best of Both Worlds Guitar Lesson - Van Halen