Van Halen: "Jump" Main Theme & Solo

by Laszlo Boross

Lesson step:

  • main
  • 1
  • Members only2
  • Members only3
  • Members only4
  • Members only5
  • Members only6
  • Members only7
  • Members only8
  • Difficulty: 5
  • Lesson
  • My notes
  • Statistics

  • Hi GMC-ers! In this lesson I'll show you the main guitar theme and solo of the song, "Jump". This in my opinion is one of the most famous Van Halen songs.

    In the beginning there's a bluesy part in a regular blues scale which continues, but focus on the artificial harmonics. Then there is a legendary Van Halen tapping part, followed by an arpeggio and legato run.

    I love the diversity in his playing. Also in this short solo he used a lot of different technical elements such as tapping, legato, artificial harmonics, arpeggios and bluesy sections.

    Techniques:
    * Bends
    * Slides
    * Tapping
    * Legato
    * Hammer-ons
    * Pull-offs

    Song Structure:
    * Verse Part 1 : Bars 1-4
    * Verse Part 2
    * Chorus
    * Solo

    If you have any questions:
    * Give feedback (upper-right-corner)
    * My Personal Board
    * General Forum

    Have Fun!/ Laszlo

  • Login to use my notes. No GMC account? Register here.
  • Members practicing this lesson

    REC Takes

      This lesson does not have any REC takes yet.
      Here is how to submit one.

    Lesson views

    • Total views: 0
    • Member views: 0
    • Guest views: 0