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Runaround Guitar Lesson – Van Halen


In this Runaround guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this great song of of Van Halen's For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album.

The tuning is Eb tuning, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

The opening/main riff of the song can produce quite the challenge. It moves around A LOT and has some quick little bends to deal with.

I just love how it flows though. There is so much melody and movement in the riff that I think it is a lot of fun to play as well as listen to.

Take your time and break it up into sections. Trying to memorize the riff too fast may tend to kinda tie your hands into knots. 🙂

From there, I will go through each section of the song in the order that each appears on the original recording. There are some really cool riffs all of the song.

I will also cover Eddie's guitar solo note-for-note. This solo is textbook Eddie with lots of his signature licks. some of them are very difficult to get exactly like the recording.

I will also cover Eddie's outro solo. This solo is quite a bit easier and employs mostly just unison bends.

Have fun with this one! Carl..

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Runaround Guitar Lesson - Van Halen

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