“Black And Blue” by Van Halen

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Riff Rundown

Difficulty: Intermediate

This lesson has been broken down a little more than usual so that you can
take one set of measures at a time and work hard with them.

Intro

Verse

Trouble Spots

There are two fills in the riff that may give you a problem. The 1st problem
area occurs in the 4th measure. Let’s take a look at the 4th measure with it’s
correct fingerings labeled in red at the bottom:

Start out slow and slowly build up speed:

The second problem area is the in the 8th measure. This one is a little tougher
to get than the first one. Again, the correct fingerings are at the bottom
in red.

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