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Van Halen – Hot For Teacher Video Guitar Lessons

FavoriteLoadingBookmark this Lesson. This one is a fun one. Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" is a fast shuffle tune that has become a classic.

Eddie Van Halen pulls out all the stops here in this one from his classic tapping intro and fast shuffle rhythms, to his monstrous solo.

This tune is a feast of Eddie Van Halen guitar techniques.

The lesson is broken up into 5 parts. 4 are of the actual note-for-note lessons and the last is a full performance video to study and play along with.

Hot For Teacher is incredibly fun to play after you get it together. HAVE FUN!!

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Hot For Teacher - Intro

Hot For Teacher - Verse, PreChorus & Chorus

Hot For Teacher - Solo

Hot For Teacher - Outro

Hot For Teacher - Full Performance For Study

4 Comments

  1. Mike McCrory on March 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Hi, Carl. Just curious…what are you doing when you go the ‘quiet’ section? Currently, I’m switching my Strat to the neck bridge…not working so well…hard to do without losing my way. And the thing with the volume knob, just ends tragically. I’m using Guitar Rig 5, which is awesome, but i don’t have a foot controller. If the problem is hardware, i’d like to know where to invest.

    thanks, Mike

    • Carl Brown on March 2, 2015 at 10:33 am

      I simply switch to a preset that is mostly clean with a little grit on it. I know Eddie rolls of the volume down a lot to clean up the sound and I like doing that as well. But for this video I just switched to a different preset I think. It was filmed a really long time ago so I may be wrong.

      Carl..

  2. Michael Schiavone on May 10, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Hi, Carl. I am a proud patron of your website and have done almost 2 dozen song lessons on your site in 2 years. I am now starting Hot For Teacher with no real finger tapping skills. I am an advanced intermediate player (maybe just intermediate) and I wonder if I’m biting off more than I can chew with this song. Would I be better off starting with another Van Halen song or songs? I want to go into VH so it’s going to happen, but just not sure if I’m ready for Hot. Thanks for your input.. —Mike Schiavone

    • Carl Brown on May 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Hey Michael! The tapping parts in Hot For Teacher aren’t really that difficult compared to some of Eddie’s other stuff, just as long as you can do the left hand stretches in the intro.

      So I say go for it!

      Carl…

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