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Best Of Both Worlds Guitar Lesson – Van Halen

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!

Carl...

Best of Both Worlds Guitar Lesson - Van Halen

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