We’ve looked at various approaches to using chord arpeggios when coming up with rhythm parts in past Gi issues. To round-up our look at the subject, we’re going to look at a slightly more Rock approach. So far we’ve studied progressive ideas and also Blues, both of which used alternate picking.
This Eddie Van Halen style guitar lesson we are going to look at using all down strokes, designed to give a more aggressive and driving feel, and also include some palm muting, derived from the great Eddie Van Halen.
Eddie Van Halen is not just a virtuoso when it comes to lead playing, but he is also one of the most revered and inventive Rock rhythm guitarists. Such classic tracks as Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love and Unchained demonstrate Eddie’s inventive use of the chord arpeggio approach. Another approach he also favours is the use of triads, that give melodic and harmonic movement to his parts, and these are also often performed as arpeggios.