Poll: Can you play Eruption?
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View poll results: Can you play Eruption?
Yes
79 33%
No
159 67%
Voters: 238.
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#1
I keep hearing n00b guitar players saying how hard Eruption is and I'm even starting to hear some intermidiate/advanced guitar players saying Eruption is hard. This confuses me because I, hopefully like many people on this site, find Erution a very easy song. I was wondering what fraction of guitarists can play it. Please take the poll and help me find out.
#2
I've never tried to learn it. And I've only heard it a few times.
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#4
I can play the tapping part and thats it so I put no.
#6
I don't really like it. Yeah, it was kinda revolutionary and I appreciate the complexity of it but I don't like that kinda music.
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#9
I could if I cared to. Might sound arrogant, but if I can play some Cacophony, I doubt I'd have much trouble with Eruption.
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#10
I think its only hard if your not that good at keeping your picking hand and your fretting hand in synch at high speeds. I can play other songs that fast, but my hands start ****ing up during eruption.
#11
Never tried to learn it.

So I voted no.
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#12
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I keep hearing n00b guitar players saying how hard Eruption is and I'm even starting to hear some intermidiate/advanced guitar players saying Eruption is hard. This confuses me because I, hopefully like many people on this site, find Erution a very easy song. I was wondering what fraction of guitarists can play it. Please take the poll and help me find out.


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#13
I wanted to learn tapping so i learnt that bit, other than that no, so no.
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#14
It's really a piece of cake.
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It's really a piece of cake.

yea it is real easy. that and why do people say far beyond the sun is hard
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#16
It seems like everyone can 'play' Eruption these days, but very few people can actually PLAY it convincingly- those that could don't tend to bother.

Which contributes to my extreme dislike of the track, even though I love Van Halen.
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#17
Yeah, I've only got the tapping, too. That's the only part I can find accurately tabbed, and I'm too lazy to figure the rest on my own.
#18
too easy
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#19
i can do the tapping but that other **** is a huge no.
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#20
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It seems like everyone can 'play' Eruption these days, but very few people can actually PLAY it convincingly- those that could don't tend to bother.

Which contributes to my extreme dislike of the track, even though I love Van Halen.

Yeah, same here. Walk into Guitar Center and you hear 5 different people playing the song, and none of them playing it right.

Besides, what's the point of learning it note for note? Aside from the tapping, Eddie improvs most of it when he plays it live anyway. Check it out, it's on youtube and google.
#21
Gah...I hate it when UG'ers say,
"I don't get it - is there something wrong with me if I think it's easy?"

Sorry, but being psuedo-modest and show-offy at the same time just doesn't work.

Really, is it that easy? It's easier than a lot of other music out there, but how about the Deftones? Is it easier than Sum 41? Is it easier than Puddle of Mudd? Radiohead? Easier than Aveneged Sevenfold? Easier than Pearl Jam? Soundgarden? Easier than Black Sabbath? Led Zeppelin? Didn't think so.
#22
Quote by heiltalker2006
yea it is real easy. that and why do people say far beyond the sun is hard


Serriously!!!! It isn't that hard! Try doing what I did and break the song up into little speed building exercises. Start slow, speed it up and put it together! You be able to play it in no time.
#23
I never tried to learn it because my friend sent it to me and he's like BEST SOLO EVER. I didn't find anything amazing about it but everyone loves it... I never tried to learn it.

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Gah...I hate it when UG'ers say,
"I don't get it - is there something wrong with me if I think it's easy?"


Thank you, that annoys the hell out of me too.
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#24
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Gah...I hate it when UG'ers say,
"I don't get it - is there something wrong with me if I think it's easy?"

Sorry, but being psuedo-modest and show-offy at the same time just doesn't work.

Really, is it that easy? It's easier than a lot of other music out there, but how about the Deftones? Is it easier than Sum 41? Is it easier than Puddle of Mudd? Radiohead? Easier than Aveneged Sevenfold? Easier than Pearl Jam? Soundgarden? Easier than Black Sabbath? Led Zeppelin? Didn't think so.


The solo to Heartbreaker is way harder than eruption, and to get the feel and phrasing right on any Led Zeppelin song is also harder that learnig and phrasing Eruption. Is it that easy? Yes it is.
#25
Quote by mccabe24
Serriously!!!! It isn't that hard! Try doing what I did and break the song up into little speed building exercises. Start slow, speed it up and put it together! You be able to play it in no time.

do you mean fbts or eruption because its the same for both
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#26
I listened to it again and...no point to learn it I actually think it sounds like crap but your entitled to your opinion.
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#27
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Yeah, same here. Walk into Guitar Center and you hear 5 different people playing the song, and none of them playing it right.

Besides, what's the point of learning it note for note? Aside from the tapping, Eddie improvs most of it when he plays it live anyway. Check it out, it's on youtube and google.

yea he throws in more tapping and I think it also sucks when they dont get the right tone. BROWNSOUND
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#29
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The solo to Heartbreaker is way harder than eruption, and to get the feel and phrasing right on any Led Zeppelin song is also harder that learnig and phrasing Eruption. Is it that easy? Yes it is.


Ok god, why dont you post a link to you playing it?

Oh and this goes to everyone who "shreds"
#30
Quote by chipsahoy
I listened to it again and...no point to learn it I actually think it sounds like crap but your entitled to your opinion.


If you have windows media player, click on view, enhanchments and play speed settings (or something like that) and listen to eruption. It sounds like a cat caught in a blender.
#32
Quote by mccabe24
The solo to Heartbreaker is way harder than eruption, and to get the feel and phrasing right on any Led Zeppelin song is also harder that learnig and phrasing Eruption. Is it that easy? Yes it is.
Well, it's of my opinion that Heartbreaker's solo is a tad easier than Eruption.

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#33
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That would be fine! Unfortunatly, I just get enough money to keep fresh strings on my strat. So the $15-$20 dollars is a little out of my price range. I'll mow some lawns or something this summer to make some cash and buy one.
#35
I've never bothered to learn it.
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#36
I think it's pretty easy to play. I never really had trouble with it, even when I was learning it a year ago. Of course I wasn't very good at it back then, but now I feel I've got it down pretty well.
#37
who gives a **** if you can play it?

on topic i could if i wanted to but i don't like shred and i could care less.
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#38
I pretty much locked myself in my room when the Guitar Legends with EVH came out, and made my self learn it. That magazine has a really helpful way of tell you how.
#39
That song isn't worth learning. Think about it: You're learning a completely meaningless improvised solo that was just for show. Technically you could make up your own Eruption.
#40
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I've never tried to learn it. And I've only heard it a few times.


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