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Old 11-19-2004, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Van Halen - Top 5 easy Guitar Songs ?

Can someone suggest 5 easy to learn VH songs on guitar ?
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude Van Halen and easy guitar songs is an oxymoron lol here are some of the easier ones for me to play ( I doubt if I can give ya five lol) but keep in mind this is just IMO, for me they are still not all that easy lol


1.You Really Got Me
2.Ain't Talkin Bout Love (except for the solo for me it's a bitch to play lol)
3.Little Dreamer (main riff I can do rest of it not soo much lol)
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You might try "Where have all the good times gone".

I've been playing guitar for 18 years and still can't play EVH stuff for Sh*t! Good luck.
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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5 Easy VH songs that I find pretty easy that anybody could porbably play are

1. Seventh Seal
2. Unchained
3. Ain't Talking bout Love
4. Running With the Devil
5. When It's Love

Actually all Van Halen is fairly simple. first when you start playing learn main riffs then go to another song cause learning one full Van Halen song is a platefull. I'd learn the intor Ain't Talking bout love then the intro to Humans Being. then I'd try to learn more. But I find the earlier Van Halen stuff easier to play that the Sammy Stuff. I'd also like to add that I have been playing guitar for 1 yr and I got 7 out of the 11 songs on the first album done. Not trying to show off but it doesn't matter how long you have been playing you just have to start thinking the way Eddie would. Once you start playing enough VH you will start to think and play like EVH, you will be able to improvise and add parts that you'd think Eddie would add. I wouldn't rather play anything else other than Van Halen.

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Old 11-20-2004, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Aint talking bout love is the main one you should learn and running with the devil ...

dude unchained sounds easy but nailing the feel and timing of that pre chorus and even the chorus is pretty damn hard !
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aint talkin bout love
runnin with the devil
dance the night away
panama....?
hm.........? cant think of any more
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Old 11-21-2004, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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dude unchained sounds easy but nailing the feel and timing of that pre chorus and even the chorus is pretty damn hard !
You got that right Stiglar, I can play the chords to Panama and Unchained but it doesn't sound anything like Ed. I can't get the damn brown sound either and those are the main reasons I don't cover VH songs and post 'em cause even though I can pull 'em off...the magic just ain't there.
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Have to agree, I don't think any Van Halen ius easy, but maybe that's the mindset you have to get over ?

Anyway, as for the simpler ones, I'll just go for the ones that I can play:

Deja Vu
Unchained (intro)
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (intro)
Feel You Love Tonight (riff)
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1. You Really Got me
2. Unchained
3. Ain't Talking bout Love
4. Running With the Devil
5. Eruption.....
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1. You Really Got me
2. Unchained
3. Ain't Talking bout Love
4. Running With the Devil
5. Eruption.....
Eruption.. I tried to play eruption once and it was friggin' comedy. I laughed at myself for several minutes while trying and just gave up.
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You got that right Stiglar, I can play the chords to Panama and Unchained but it doesn't sound anything like Ed. I can't get the damn brown sound either and those are the main reasons I don't cover VH songs and post 'em cause even though I can pull 'em off...the magic just ain't there.
when you play Panama and songs like Unchained upstroke the into. It might sound better. It takes some getting used to but it helps. go to this site, jfrocks.com, it will help you with all your VH needs. It did for me!
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Hmm, thanks I'll take a look at the website. I wish I could get Ed's sound out of my Crate Blue Voodoo 120 Tube amp. I don't have alot of effects, just basic chorus/delay pedals and I've also tried to get his sound with Guitar Port with no luck. If it ain't just right, his songs sound rediculous.
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Ain't Talkin Bout Love is the first VH song I learned
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Old 11-22-2004, 03:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks

Thanks for all the feedback - looks like the Ain't Talkin About Love is the winner. Thanks again
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They are all deceptively easy but, with out Edward's flair and the wonderful short cuts he discovered, his stuff sounds silly when played by other guitarists. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love is very difficult to make sound right without the proper application of delay! That song has something in common with the Edge's playing on the Joshuah Tree album. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?
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