In this Women In Love guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this classic off of the Van Halen II album note-for-note.
The tuning is Eb. That is, starting from the 6th string, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.
The intro to "Women In Love" is a fan favorite. It contains a very challenging tapped harmonics sequence, followed by a gorgeous section incorporating picked arpeggios and natural harmonics.
For the tapping section, there is a delay that is creating some of the notes. However, the way I have chosen to teach it is as if you weren't using a delay and were simply just tapping every note you are hearing. It sounds great either way, but this way, you don't have to rely on the delay settings being perfect in order to get the part to sound like the original recording. It is just a few extra tapped notes anyway. 🙂
The intro section really is the star of the show for most guitarists, so a lot of the lesson will be dedicated to it.
When the full band kicks in, things get quite a bit easier. There are some great straightforward riffs throughout the song that are not very difficult to play. I will cover each riff in the order that each appeared on the original recording.
Eddie's solo is also one of his easiest. It contains a lot of trills though, so it is a great workout in getting those up to speed.
Have fun learning this incredible song from the great Van Halen.
Rest In Peace Eddie! We love you and always will! Carl...
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