It is widely considered one of the greatest guitar solos of all time, having popularized tapping. The song was also released as the b-side to the " Runnin' with the Devil " single. The highlight of the solo is the use of two-handed tapping. The Sunset Sound studio reverb room was also used to add reverb. The Frankenstrat was tuned down a half-step. The end section begins with a series of rapid two-handed tapping triads that have a classical like structure and eventually finishes with a repeated classical cadence followed by sound effects generated by a Univox EC echo unit. The piece that would later be named "Eruption" had existed as part of Van Halen's stage act at least as far back as , when it featured no tapping. Initially, "Eruption" was not considered as a track for the Van Halen album as it was just a guitar solo Eddie performed live in the clubs. But Ted Templeman overheard it in the studio as Eddie was rehearsing it for a club date at the Whisky a Go Go and decided to include it on the album.
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As a virtuoso guitar player and innovator of both guitar techniques and guitar technology, Eddie Van Halen was without a doubt one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and his impact radically changed the history of the instrument and rock and metal music as a whole, from his bands debut album in the 's all the way up until his untimely death this week. As a long time fan of both his music and also the equipment he helped to pioneer, such as the Floyd Rose tremolo and the amp series to name just a couple, I decided to pay tribute by covering his most well known guitar solo Eruption. Much like his original version I decided to keep this raw and aggressive with a single take and no editing. I hope you all enjoy this video, and rest in peace Eddie Van Halen. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
When I was in eighth or ninth grade, there was a young guitar virtuoso in my school who could play the "Eruption" solo. I didn't know anything about this song, not even its original author, but I knew that this was the peak of guitar performance. The kid, Steele Kempton who still makes music , ripped through it at a talent show, bringing down the house. At least that's the way I've mythologized the scenario. It wasn't until a few years later—when streaming made it easy—that I actually heard Eddie Van Halen play it. That's when I finally understood exactly why this was the pinnacle of guitar solos. Like everyone else, I've heard them a million times, but I've actually sought out and played "Eruption" more than any other song in the Van Halen catalog.
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