In this Everybody Wants Some guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this great Van Halen classic off of their Women and Children First album note-for-note.
The tuning is Eb standard. That is, starting from the 6th string, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.
"Everybody Wants Some" is definitely one of the easiest Van Halen songs out there. Eddie reigned in is his virtuosic technique to instead play some riffs that are incredibly catchy and an absolute blast to play. I will cover each one of these riffs in the order that each appears on the original recording.
Eddie throws in quite a bit of random noise throughout the song to great affect. You won't be able to recreate those noises exactly like he plays them, but we will talk briefly about how to come up with your own thing, which is how Eddie approached those sections live.
Even Eddie's solo, which I will cover note-for-note, is pretty easy to play. It incorporates a repeated melodic line played with octaves and given rhythmic life with the whammy bar dives.
Have fun playing this one, it is next to impossible not to! R.I.P. King Eddie! Carl...
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