Girl Gone Bad Guitar Lesson – Van Halen

In this Girl Gone Bad guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this incredible guitar masterpiece off of Van Halen's 1984 album.

The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.

This lesson was a HUGE undertaking. Clocking in at just under an hour, it will systematically cover each section of "Girl Gone Bad" in the order that each section appears on the original recording.

Eddie's true genius is on full display here. Starting with the tapped harmonics in the intro, Eddie displays a complete mastery of so many guitar techniques, it is just mind-blowing. It is great challenge for any guitarist.

I hope you enjoy this in-depth breakdown of this Van Halen masterpiece.

R.I.P. Eddie! We will keep your music and spirit alive FOREVER! Carl...

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Girl Gone Bad Guitar Lesson - Van Halen


  1. Jason Cunningham on October 17, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Just sick dude!!!!!!!!!!! You are berserk love it!!!

  2. Noah Graham on October 19, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Eddies finest moments in my opinion is all of his stuff in the mid to late 80’s. Love Walks In is one of his most melodic but also skillful songs. If you could do that one ik everyone would appreciate it! Thanks Carl!

  3. JAMES BROWNING on April 12, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Carl, you are the best.

  4. Jeff on April 3, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    This is the first full solo I’ve ever learned at 53…LOL

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