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Eddie Van Halen was a proclaimed American musician; he was born on January 26, 1995.
As a kid, Halen enjoyed nothing more than playing guitar; a lot of his time was spent playing rhythm and making weird noises on the acoustic guitar. He was known as a famous guitarist and keyboardist, and he was also a well-known backing vocalist.
In 1972, Eddie van Halen founded his band, and the band followed the young punk vibes. Among all the rock stars who have ever existed in the history of music, Eddie Van Halen is known to be one of the best in rock history.
Here are some soulful Eddie Van Halen quotes to tune up your inner musician right away!
"I’m writing and just doing the same thing I always do".
"Everything I did is because I wanted to do it. If I weren’t playing this arena, if I were playing a club, I’d still be doing it because that’s what I want to do. I love playing the guitar".
"Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me".
"I’m the one in the band that said I’m not going on tour unless we do a record".
"We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters".
"I don’t really know what inspires me to write the music I do, but usually, the music will set the tone for the lyrics".
"A guitar is a very personal extension of the person playing it. You have to be emotionally and spiritually connected to your instrument. I'm very brutal on my instruments, but not all the time".
"Most beginners want to learn lead because they think it's cool. Consequently, they never really develop good rhythm skills .. since most of a rock guitarists time is spent playing rhythm, it's important to learn to do it well .. learning lead should come after you can play solid backup and have the sound of the chords in your head".
"The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument".
"I'm blessed with a good pair of ears. That's how I fooled my piano teacher. I'd watch his fingers, and I'd listen to it, and I just kind of basically learned it by myself".
"If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing".
"I’ll be making music ’til the day I die. I’ve done all kinds of stuff, and more is coming".
"Every song is like a kid. How can you have that many kids and have a favorite? Which one do I like to hang most with?"
"Rock & Roll is feeling, and after you know most of the basics … chords, rhythm, scales, and bends … getting that feeling is just about the most important aspect of playing guitar".
"The name Van Halen, the family legacy, is going to go on long after I'm gone".
Reward your inner musician with these famous Eddie Van Halen quotes!
"Rock stars come and go. Musicians play until they die".
"Actually, if I could deliberately sit down and write a pop hit, all my songs would be pop hits!"
" On ‘Van Halen,' I was a young punk, and everything revolved around being the fastest kid in town, gunslinger attitude. But I'd say that at the time of ‘Fair Warning,' I started concentrating more on songwriting. But I guess in most people's minds I'm just a gunslinger".
"I can't read music. Instead, I'd do stuff inside the piano, do harmonics, and all kinds of crazy things. They used to put me in these annual piano contests down at Long Beach City College, and two years in a row, I won first prize - out of like 5,000 kids!"
"Nirvana was huge, but it didn't appeal to everyone".
"I destroyed a lot of guitars trying to get them to do what I wanted, but I learned something from every guitar I tore apart and discovered even more things. Things like if the string is not straight from the bridge saddle to the nut, you're going to have friction".
"The only band I was really into was Cream. And the only thing I really liked about them was their live stuff 'cause they played two verses, then go off and jam for 20 minutes, came back and did a chorus, and ended. And I love the live jam stuff, the improvisation".
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"Obviously you have to have rhythm. If you have rhythm, then you can play anything you need. If you have rhythm and you love music, then play and play and play until you get to where you want to get. If you can pay the rent, great. If you can't, then you'd better be having fun".
"I played ‘Eruption' two times for the record, and we kept the one that seemed to flow … there's a mistake at the top end of it whenever I hear it, I always think, Man I could've played it better … but I like the way it sounds. I'd never heard a guitar sound like that before".
"The one thing I do have is good ears. I don't mean perfect pitch, but ears for picking things up. I developed my ear through piano theory, but I never had a guitar lesson in my life, except from Eric Clapton off of records".
"Best believe that needle hurt you Best to see these true colors Than follow one of your false virtues A little secret to make you think : Why is the crazy stuff we never say, poetry in ink?"
"Music is for people. The word ‘pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool".
"There are really three parts to the creative process. First, there is inspiration, then there is execution, and finally, there is the release".
"I started doing all kinds of weird stuff on the guitar, which became part of my playing. I started doing harmonics and tapping on the guitar and pulling off strings and doing all this weird stuff that no one had ever done before".
Motivate yourself with some interesting Eddie van Halen quotes!
"Eventually you’ll take the phrases and rhythm patterns you’ve copped and begin to put your own mark on them."
" Let's put it this way. I play what I like to hear. And sometimes I like to hear something poppy, and sometimes I don't"
"Bass is for people who can’t play guitar".
"It’s funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: ‘So, what does it take to make it?’ Well, first explain to me what you mean by ‘making it’: Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood?"
"If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked. You’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually, you’ll get to where you want to be".
"I was so used to doing old blues licks with the first three fingers. When I started using my pinky and finding more spread things, that’s when I started getting my own style".
"I mean it’s funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it’s not competitive like an election, it’s the Olympics, it’s not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like".
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