PRESS RELEASE: Lick Library's continually expanding archive of guitar DVD tutorials now includes Learn To Play Van Halen, Van Halen The Solos, Quick Licks Fast Rock in the style of Van Halen and Guitar Techniques Van Halen.
Acclaimed author and guitar tutor Jamie Humphries presents the Learn to Play and Quick Licks in the style of Van Halen, and the legendary Lick Library co-founder and guitar tutor Stuart Bull presents Van Halen the Solos and Guitar Techniques.
Van Halen, the ultimate heavy metal hard rock band that has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, is fronted by the innovative, energetic guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen's distinctive approach to the guitar, combined with his rhythmic sensibility and melodic approach, has influenced an entire generation of guitarists.
Five classic tracks
Learn to Play Van Halen (RRP £24.99) – to get the low down on five classic Van Halen tracks, this guitar workshop has Jamie Humphries take you step by step through Hot For Teacher, Panama, Unchained, Eruption and Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.
These tracks, spanning the early to mid point of the bands career, allow you to explore plenty of Eddie's famous licks, riffs and tricks including two handed tapping, dives, pinched harmonics, legato and use of the whammy bar. This guitar double DVD lesson shows you how you can develop the fleet-fingered brilliance of Eddie, the man who inspired a generation of two handed fret-tappers!
Quick Licks Fast Rock in the style of Van Halen (RRP £19.99) –this DVD guitar lesson with Jamie, gives an in depth look at 25 licks in the style of Eddie Van Halen which can help you get that ultimate Eddie Van Halen "trick bag". The DVD also includes a rock guitar jam track for you to play along to with your newly learnt guitar skills.
On top of all that Jamie talks you through the equipment the Eddie uses, giving you sound advice on how to get that true Eddie Van Halen feel in your playing.
Van Halen The Solos (RRP £23.99) – with a DVD guitar lesson and a CD of guitar jam tracks to practice with, Stuart Bull show you how to play the solos from the timeless Jump, Panama, Beat It, Somebody Get Me A Doctor and Hot For Teacher.
Van Halen techniques
Stuart demonstrates the solos at three different tempos fast medium and slow, ensuring, with shots of both hands that you can clearly see what to play, whilst also hearing what it should sound like. Stuart shares with you techniques such as unison bends, raking, muting as well as the famous Eddie Van Halen super shapes.
Guitar Techniques Van Halen (RRP £19.99) – this two hour DVD teaches you some of the guitar techniques that influenced a million rock guitarists. Delve into basic tapping techniques with licks, runs bends & scales.
Study harmonics – open & pinched, with tapping and riffs. Stuart discusses and demonstrates tremolo picking (different ways of getting same effect, arpeggio ideas, within scales), use of tremolo arm licks to get tasty effects (sounds like a horse) and much, much more.
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