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    This evening i set aside a few hours to learn a new halen song, all the riffs and solos. I decided to tackle spanish fly. I already new the tapping part so i got to work. I learned all the picking parts slow and slowly added some speed. Thats the best way to learn a song to start off slow then pick up the pace. I now know spanish fly. Hey im no ed van halen but it sounds pretty close. I want to post it on freedrive.com. But i wont be able to until october( getting guitar studio for my birthday!!!) so if i practice that song every night till october 10 I should be pretty good at it. Has any one else played spanish fly? Please up load it i want to hear it. sorry bout all the writing there is nothing to do so i got on the net!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I am also trying to figure out the solo from the right here right now tour.

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    I play only the tapping part , not the rest !
    I have promise my-self to study all this song , 'cause some of the scales he did in the original studio version where used by Eddie a lot during his solo lives !
    Watching to all the video that I got of Eddie playing live !
    Ya know ... he play a solo of 10 minutes more during a live ! It's all an extention of eruption , Spanish fly and Chatedral !


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    Man, Spanish Fly is a hard one. Not the tapping part, but that fast stuff before it. I'm talking about the stuff Eddie always played at the first of his solos during the Diver Down Tour. What makes them hard is that you have to play them so freakin' fast to get it all to sound right it's not even funny. My fingers always tire out and stiffen up half way through it. :[
    Man, it blows my mind how fast Eddie plays some of that stuff.

    Brandon

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    Yes the tappin is the EZ part. The trick is to "be in control" of each pick/sweep/bend.
    As we all know, any one can read the notes and play them with some form of speed and dexterity. The hard part is the damn nuances Eddy inflicts while playing. But they come from within and that is the hard part to copy. I can't get em perfect just close enuff. When I learn a piece like Spanish Fly it's basicly just to learn the techniqe for my own use and not to play like EVH. So I give myself some liberty with the music. If you can play it front to back, exact. More power to ya. Lata' Snake

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    Yep ... i do the same ! I'm not able to play that part perfectly , so i put something of mine that could sound nice too !
    Ya know ... i think that I could be a nice guitar player too , without copying note x note a solo or a song ! ... Yep , I'm not able finally , but ... that means that I may create some stuff of mine ! YUNNNKKKKKK


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    sure it´s a hard one but not impossible ican´t play yet but i´m keep triyin´.

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    edward vh...

    they have the RHRN solo tabbed out in a huge tab book. it's called "316" and a blast to play!!

    JMJ

 

 

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