This classic Van Halen track has a fantastic intro riff based around simple open chords. As we delve a little deeper, we also find the cool lead parts interlaced into the rhythm section and much more!

Chords: Verse & Chorus

The opening riff is very much based around the A minor open chord, then to F major, then to G major. So if you wanted to do a simpler, beginners version, you could just strum through those three chords. We then have the A powerchord and G powerchord as we hit the chorus.

Scales: A minor scales

The lead parts are rooted in the A minor pentatonic scale. To help you piece together some of those runs across the neck, here are the 5 shapes across the neck!

All done?


You've now completed Song Jukebox: Van Halen and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey.

Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.