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    Default What makes this song great - Van Halen

    I watched this last night and thought it was cool enough to share. The guy knows enough about music and definitely has a passion for Van Halen! (Feel free to kill this post if it's in the wrong spot.)


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    That was cool.

    Two small notes on the guitar parts that were wrong (guitar nerd alert!):

    1) The beginning part where he talks about the string tree isn't actually him strumming the strings above the nut (although it sounds very similar). On the guitar Eddie used, he's actually strumming the strings behind the bridge.

    2) The harmonics during the first verse are actually much simpler than what he attempts there (a common theme of Eddie's playing is him making these really cool sounding licks while doing something rather easy). It's really just a barred harmonic on the 5th fret with each string being picked from bottom to top, only the first note is actually on the 4th fret and the rest are on the 5th. He uses the same riff in Atomic Punk and it sounds even better there.
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    Oh yeah! Thanks...I meant to include a disclaimer that I don't think he's playing all of the parts correctly.

    Also, one of the little gems in this video was hearing the other instruments during the isolated tracks since it was recorded live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clawedmonet View Post
    Oh yeah! Thanks...I meant to include a disclaimer that I don't think he's playing all of the parts correctly.

    Also, one of the little gems in this video was hearing the other instruments during the isolated tracks since it was recorded live.
    Aw no worries, I was just including the nerd stuff because this is the guitar forum. It's an awesome video. It's also posted in Main and has a good discussion going with it.
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