Eddie Van Halen Style Tap & Touch Harmonics

In this free video guitar lesson we will take a look at a couple of very cool harmonic techniques uses by Eddie Van Halen.

This harmonic technique will open up a lot of doors into harmonics that you could never access otherwise.

It has unlimited possibilities and can be used it every style of music. These are just some really cool techniques to add to your grab bag of tricks.

When performing these harmonics, play close attention to make sure that you are tap right onto the fret and not the spaces between the frets, which is where you would usually play on the fretboard.

A little bit of gain will help this technique out a lot, but if you want to use a clean sound try adding some compression to it, it can really help this effect come alive.

No PDF download for this one, it is pretty self explanatory. 🙂

Enjoy!!! Carl..

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Eddie Van Halen Style Harmonics


  1. mikeg72 on December 8, 2010 at 4:18 am

    This is harmonics science! Very cool..

  2. damian on March 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    really good lessons

  3. ray berczik on May 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I have watched several of your lessons on you-tube and truly enjoyed every single one.i joined your lesson website but am unable to watch any of the video lesson plans.i have been playing guitar for about three years and have never had a formal lesson.i am interested in starting at the beginning (again) and doing it the correct way this time.im using an i-phone for this so im not sure why im unable to view the lesson videos.i can view them on you-tube no problem.if you have any advice please let me know.keep up the great work.alot of us are grateful.

    • Carl Brown on May 7, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Hey Ray, not sure why you can’t view the lessons on your iPhone. Everything works great on my iPhone. Wish I was more technically astute and could tell you more but I can’t. 🙁

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