A guitar trip back through the 80’s wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Van Halen, would it? Here’s a quick take of the solo to So This Is Love?
I’ve been wanting to play this show since it was released and I’m getting my chance in April/May 2018 with the Palo Alto Players. I’m splitting guitar duties (a first for me) and I’m not sure which parts I’ll be playing, but it doesn’t hurt to start getting re-acquainted with the songs – I covered most of them in my 80’s cover bands 😉
Well, it’s been quiet around here, but I’ve not been idling! I’ve been working hard on the studio and putting it to use. In fact, we’ve just published our first EP by a great local rock band Crow Eats Man.
You can check out the EP and the studio at https://kingshillrecords.com.
The EP is available for sale and streaming:
Direct Purchase : https://kingshillrecords.com/store
Bandcamp : https://croweatsman.bandcamp.com
UPDATE : I’ve posted YAGT (Yet Another Goddamn Transcription) of this solo snippet. Even though I watched Paul play this up close and personal, I don’t think I had it quite right. Please visit Turn signal, re-revisited to see the latest.
I was lucky to have time to ask Paul about my transcriptions at his guitar retreat. The first one up was Everybody Use Your Goddamn Turn Signal. I quickly learned that I was not correctly accounting for Paul’s insane reach and dexterity.
Continue reading to see what I learned and how it applies to this lick.
How often do you get to hang out with one of your musical heroes up close and personal? I recently had a chance to visit Paul Gilbert along with 3 other guitarists for 3 days of studio time, lessons from Paul, and fine dining. What a treat!
Read on to hear more about this great adventure!