Eddie Van Halen: One Of The Guitar Gods Of Rock Music

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Guitar Gods of Rock Music Music has so many genres, rock music is one of the most popular music genres of all time. Rock music, sometimes also known as”rock and roll”, is a style of music that became popular in the 1950s in America and Europe. Rock music is primarily based on older musical styles, such as rhythm and blues music invented by African American performers such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard, with a heavy focus on guitars, drums, and powerful vocals. (Hwakins, 2010) When it comes to rock music on guitar, Eric Clapton will be one of the top guitarists to come up in our minds. Blues master, rock star and even pop icon. Eric Clapton is also a Grammy Award winning British composer, singer and…show more content…
Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-America guitarist, songwriter and producer, he is known as the lead guitarist of the band Van Halen, this band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Stewart, 2010) Eddie is one of the most respected and loved guitar players of his generation, and now is mentioned among the greats like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Eddie is known for his advanced performing and recording styles in blues-based rock, tapping, strong and powerful solos ad high frequency feedback; he is also know for energetic and acrobatic stage performances. Second to Jimi Hendrix, he has been described as one of the most influential, original and talented guitarist of the 20th century. (Hagar,…show more content…
Eric Clapton was his main influence that time. It was around this time that Eddie began employing a new skull to his guitar playing, the “two-handed tap” technique, which soon became his trademark. When Eddie ends his high school education, he formed a band with his brother Alex with David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. They decided to use the last name of the brothers, and Van Halen was born. After a few years later, the band became hugely popular. (Waters, 2005) Van Halen signed to Warner Bros in 1977, after releasing a self-titled debut a year later, starting off a string of multi-platinum albums and sold out tours. Eddie also began being recognized as one of the best rock guitarist, he won numerous poll awards from all the world’s guitar magazines. (Prato, 2009) In 1982, Eddie was invited by Quincy Jones to play the guitar solo on the song “Beat It”, from Michael Jackson’s 1982 album, “Thriller”. (Prato,

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