In this Poundcake guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of Eddie Van Halen's guitar parts for this great song off of their For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album.
The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.
Unfortunately, I was unable to get a power drill working well with my guitar. So I won't be demonstrating the drill parts, but if you have one that sounds good, it should be pretty self-explanatory what he is doing.
I will go through each section of Poundcake in the order that each appears on the original recording. The are some great riffs in this one, and the song has a fantastic energy throughout.
Probably the most intricate riffs in the song are the verses with all of the harmonic melodies. I will cover each of those harmonic melodies, so you might want to write them down when first going through the video lesson.
Eddie's solo is incredible. It is very nuanced with lots of tapped harmonics, traditional tapping and massive bends.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this Van Halen classic. It is a lot of fun to play once you get it down!
R.I.P. Eddie, your spirit will live on in your music forever! Carl...
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