Saturday, September 1, 2012

Runnin with the Devil solo w/TABs



Here is the solo to Van Halen's absolutely killin "Runnin with the Devil". It is one of Eddie Van Halen's most recognizable solos but it remains (unlike his others) fairly accessible for intermediate players. It is also a great working example of chord tone soloing and how a total awareness of the backing chords is critical to playing well.

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Analysis
This solo is essentially made up of an Amajor triad moving to a G Major triad. He even bends up to hit the final Emin in the backing. Chord tone soloing at its best.

Getting the sound
Loud amp, add some flanger to get that Eddie Van Halen signature sizzle. Touch of reverb and high output humbuckers in your guitar.

The files
Here is the TAB sheet for your downloading pleasure.

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