Watch the Panamaniac online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Eddie Van Halen's contribution to the world of rock guitar is dizzying to say the least. From his deft whammy work to his screamin' pinch harmonics all the way to his signature fretboard tapping antics [and more]--the man is a monster. While the art of tapping will be examined in full force down the line, here's a lick that incorporates a little tap action while holding a whole-step bend as heard in such monumentous VH moments as "Panama" and "You Really Got Me".