Jump by Van Halen | solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the guitar solo from Jump by Van Halen from the "1984" album. This was Van Halen's only number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Eddie Van Halen claims to have written the arrangement for "Jump" several years before 1984 was recorded.
In a 1995 cover story in Rolling Stone, the guitarist claimed that Roth had rejected the now famous synth riff for "Jump" for at least two years before agreeing to write lyrics to it.
At one point Dave had also demanded that Eddie stop doing his solo tracks like Eruption, Cathedral, Spanish Fly etc..
Word was that Dave didn't want the band to be about Eddie more than about Van Halen. I can say for sure that I'm glad Dave didn't win that one!
Great solo by Eddie Van Halen, only around 16 seconds long, but incorporates many different techniques.
From those cool pentatonic licks in the beginning, to the tapping section and ending with that Alan Holdsworth type legato lick.
Eddie is truly one of a kind. An incredible guitar player who's really hard to copy!
As in most Eddie Van Halen solos, the timing is tricky on this one.
I really enjoyed learning this solo so I hope that you're able to get something from the video. Cheers
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