PRO-03 Eddie Van Halen

About this lesson plan

This guitar lesson plan will introduce your student to the lead style of Eddie Van Halen. The purpose of the lesson is to teach the student how he would use techniques such as tapping, legato and violining to create musical ideas. While techniques are dealt with in other lesson plans, this lesson plan focuses on how Eddie Van Halen uses them in musical context.

This lesson will teach your student:

  • How to use tapping, legato and violining in musical ways
  • How to use delay in a musical way
  • How to experiment with techniques

This lesson will greatly assist your student in their ability to improvise and think outside of 'licks'. The Teacher's Guide will help you explain the techniques and how to think creatively after the student has mastered the examples.

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