Van Halen are one of most successful American rock bands, selling at least a million copies of every album since their 1978 debut. Their distinctive sounds is characterised by the lightning fast licks and sonic textures of guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
The guitar workshop is a powerful learning tool that will help you extend your stockpile of licks and fills and develop your improvisational skills. The combination of musical notation and guitar tablature in this book together with backing tracks on the CD gives you the opportunity to learn eight of Van Halen's tracks note-for-note and then jam with a professional session band. The track listing reflects some of Van Halen's most popular recordings, providing something for guitarists to have fun with and improvise with, as well as something to aspire to. The first eight tracks on the CD are full lengh backing tracks recorded minus lead guitar. The remaining tracks featue the backing tracks with the lead guitar parts added. Although many of you will have all the original tracks in your own collection, weh have provided them in the package for your reference.