2/26/08

Eddie Van Halen - Live Guitar Solo


Eddie Van Halen's approach to the guitar involves several distinctive components. His innovative use of two-handed tapping, natural and artificial harmonics, vibrato, and tremolo picking - combined with rhythmic sensibility and a melodic approach - have influenced an entire generation of guitarists.


Eddie Van Halen - Live Guitar Solo

Whilst relatively commonplace today, Van Halen's ground breaking techniques were originally a closely guarded secret; before the release of the band's eponymous first album, the guitarist would often play solos and more complex riffs with his back to the live audience. This was done at the advice of his bandmates to prevent any guitar players from stealing his style and technique before the album came out in 1978

See Van Halen - Balance World Tour
See Van Halen - Live At Tokyo Dome
See Van Halen LIVE - Right Here Right Now
Van Halen website http://www.van-halen.com/

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