Part of the Fretmaster series, this book is geared to teach players both the history and technique of one of rock?s greatest guitarists. It explores the musical life and legacy of Eddie Van Halen, whose innovative style is emulated by even the youngest generation of guitarists. The book covers Van Halen's career from his high school days in Pasadena, California, to the present day; provides detailed accounts of his most significant recorded work; and offers commentary from Van Halen himself and the well-known guitarists he has influenced. Lessons on technique provide the skills and encouragement players need to emulate this musical master. An in-depth look at Eddie?s guitars and gear rounds out this compelling musical portrait.