As an ER nurse and former firefighter/paramedic, you learn to look for the good in bad situations or you won’t survive. That’s what I’ve done since the death of Eddie Van Halen. I had not played much guitar at all in the past couple of months, but after hearing of EVH’s passing, I’ve had a renewed interest and motivation to play guitar. Thank you, Eddie, for that and for everything you did for the guitar world. There will never be another like you.
Just here to brag about myself . Before this site, I was a halfway decent guitar player but was missing a lot of things and had next to no theory knowledge. Now, after being here a while and understanding things a little better, I can see and listen to guitar parts I once thought would be impossible to learn and pickup patterns, etc that I was never able to do before. Like right now, I’m looking at Jeff Loomis’ solo to Nevermore’s The River Dragon Has Come, which is ridiculously fast, but I was able to pick it up and recognize the arpeggios and patterns. Yay me!