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Eddie Van Halen

Player Studies



This course includes the following 6 units

Unit 1

Finger Tapping Primer

Before we properly start looking at EVH's specific style, we will do a short 3 lesson primer to show you how to properly tap using 1 and 2 strings. Be sure to work through this section before tackling the first EVH solo!

Unit 2


Our first solo study for EVH we take a look at a purely finger tapping piece that will really push your technique to the limit!

Unit 3

Eddie's Trick Bag

In this section of our player study we will be looking at 4 awesome techniques and licks that EVH uses in his 'trick bag'! At the end of this section Jay will demonstrate how to use all these ideas in your own improvising.

Unit 4

Costa Rica

It's time to take a quick detour from the EVH lead and start looking at the rhythm side of his playing. We take a look at a full track based around his key chord based ideas, using Suspended chords, harmonics and dive bombs!

Unit 5

Slap It

In our final solo study we will combine all of EVH's techniques and licks into a seriously hard solo to get together! This is not for the faint hearted, but if you really commit to it and put the practice in, you'll get it!

Unit 6

Getting The Tone

Chris takes you through all the guitars, amps and pedals we used to get an accurate Eddie Van Halen tone. Yes, tone is generally in the fingers, but there is only so much you can do without some of these key bits of gear!


Revolutionise your playing

Welcome to the Eddie Van Halen Player Study! As guitarists, when we think of finger tapping, we think of Eddie Van Halen! He was a true pioneer of rock finger tapping and a true master of the style. In this course we will be taking you through a finger tapping masterclass as well as analysing all the other techniques and tricks that EVH uses in his playing

Eddie Van Halen transformed the way electric guitar can be played!

Jay Ledger

Play the night away

We go the extra mile to ensure that you can integrate these cool ideas into your own improvisation in the Eddie's Trick Bag section. This includes a wide variety of harmonics, bluesy licks and quick pentatonic playing. We will be applying all these techniques into two awesome EVH style solos, as well a cool Van Halen rhythm track. As with all our player studies, by the end of the course you will have a deeper understanding of how to apply the EVH style into your own playing.


24 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

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