Watch the Weekly Workout #40 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym Weekly Workouts: Vol. 5

Many times Weekly Workouts are born from whatever it is I'm doing at the time. These days I'm in full Van Halen mode with projects for both TrueFire and Hal Leonard (yes, I love my job!). As a result, I've been closely examining Eddie's, well, everything! Among the many amazing facets of Ed's technique is his phrasing. It's crazy how good he is at every juncture and a big part of that is his how he plays what he plays. This week you will play through a bending lick that is pure Van Halen-style phrasing. It's a culmination of stellar moments from his solo in "Somebody Get Me a Doctor" from Van Halen II.

Have fun with it!