Aug 162014

In this “famous solo” lesson we are going to take a look at the incredible solos for “Dreams” by Van Halen.

These solos are classic Eddie Van Halen through and through. It is just amazing how well they are constructed both musically and technically.

In this Dreams guitar solo lesson I will show you how to play both of these solos note-for-note.

The main solo uses natural harmonics, tapped harmonics, bends, slides, tapping and tremolo picking to create a highly musical yet very exciting solo. Eddie Van Halen is simply the best at being able to create a guitar solo that you could hum in your head after the first listen even though it still contains virtuosic technique.

You really can’t go wrong trying to master these solos. Even you can add just a little bit of the magic found in these solos to your own playing, you will go far.

Just like I state in the video, one of hardest and uncommon techniques found in the main solo is the tap harmonics. They are made even more difficult if you have any nails used for fingerpicking on your right hand. The best technique for these is to hammer straight down onto the string. It …read more

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