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Van Halen Vs Vai, Live Guitar Solos In this lesson I go through a section or two of live solos by Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen. For those that are unaware, Steve Vai is the guy that replaced Eddie as David Lee Roth’s guitar slinger after he left Van Halen. The comparisons were inevitable[…]

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I’ll Be Bach – Guitar lesson Hey, today I we are going over a partita for violin on the guitar. Doing this kind of thing is great for getting new ideas into your guitar playing.  Many well know guitarists take pieces for violin, saxophone and other instruments and adapt them for guitar.  There is no[…]

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Hi everyone, this week we are talking Brian May and his wonderful live unaccompanied solo from Brighton Rock during the live in Montreal recording from 1981. Back in the 80s seems like every hard rock guitar player was using effects, whether it was Eddie Van Halen and his flangers, phasers and delays, or Yngwie with[…]

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You’re In Love Solo Lesson Hi everyone, I hope you are having a guitar-riffic day! In this lesson I go through one of Warren Demartini’s greatest solos. Demartini is the iconic guitarist, formerly of the band Ratt with a very distinct style and an ability to shred with melody but also play with a lot[…]

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Hey everyone, in this lesson I run through 6 devilish riffs from Malcolm Young and Angus Young from ACDC and I teach you how to count and play to improve your ability to play in time. ACDC riffs often have very interesting syncopation (playing on weak beats) that propel them very nicely. Keep in mind[…]

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Yngwie and Vai’s favorite guitarist. Who is it? It is always interesting to find out who your favorite guitarists call their favorite guitarists. Everyone knows Yngwie and his shredding, baroque era, neoclassical riffs and songs, and certainly Steve Vai’s space guitar flying on a whammy bar sound is as familiar as grandma’s apple pie to[…]

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Was Yngwie Better At Guitar Pre-Accident? This time the subject is the once infamous guitar god Yngwie J. Malmsteen who, back in the mid 80s, revolutionized guitar technique and was basically the final piece in the puzzle for rock guitar. Yngwie was a technical dynamo with chops so ferocious guys like Eddie Van Halen would[…]

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