Free EVH lesson clips
“I love Ed. Those first four albums with Dave are the fuckin’ real deal. In High School I’d get home, do my homework (or not), go into my room, crank the VH albums, and try, really really try…..to get my guitar’s notes to sound like Eddie’s. And we’re talking countless hours a night. So when I finally got a YouTube channel, I thought it’d be good to go back over those old songs I know and love so much, and show others how to play them. I’m not saying they’re 100%, but I will say they’re close. I love you Ed!! I had my friend Vic make me your Bumblebee and Star geetar. Love it!! AHHH!! I’ll caution you now; there is serious swear words on the VH lessons. I think you can handle it. I must be doing something right; I got messages from Jeff Waters from Annihilator, Mike Hickey, and Pete Thorn has favoured the Bottoms Up solo 2 vid.”
Every solo from the first album
This is metal…it ain’t fckn light rock” I could do a book of my favorite DougFCKNSteele quotes…you are the absolute best dude… every time I revisit one of your videos, not only to I learn something but I always leave with a smile on my face…thanks and keep rocking!!”-YouTube comment
Watching a few of your vids, I like your style. I mean, many people forget the guitar is also an awesome toy to have FUN with. And if I defined your guitar playing in one word, it would be “Fun”. But that is barely above your other defining attribute “Shred master”. -YouTube comment
Awesome dude. You’re an excellent teacher. And I’ve had some GREAT teachers, and myself taught 40 students a week while I was in college, and you really do it well!! : ) -YouTube comment
Hey Doug, I want to thank you so much for teaching me the main opening riff to “Fools.” You’ve got it right and I have never in the past found a correct transcription for opening riff on the 6th string. Too cool, dude! Spot on. -YouTube comment
“Just wanted to take a minute to say “Thanks” to DougFuckin’Steele for the great VH video lessons.
I really appreciate them. I used to spend hours fumbling through pages of tab trying to figure out how to play certain licks and they never came out right. You’ve got me playing VH songs that I never thought I had a shot at learning. It has me motivated to play every day again (something that I lost for the better part of a year) and you’ve put some fire back into my playing as well.
I’m not a very good guitarist, and nowhere near a shredder, but it feels so good to learn to play this stuff, even at half speed and sloppy! Thanks again and keep the vids coming!” -YouTube comment
“Doug you have really brought my guitar playing up to par. Your teaching method is awsome. I have ADD and you keep me from becoming bored to tears and losing interest. All of your info is right on the money. You are quite the talented mother f*&#%+!!! Thanks Man!!!” -YouTube comment
And if you wanna see grown adults fawn over EVH and bicker about what wood his guitar was made of in the year o’ 1980, go here.
And I’m glad to transcribe the Van Hagar era, so long as I get paid in guitar gear or $$. Email me.
From friend who went to NAMM 2013:
“There were 4 or 5 guys near the striped guitars. One was sitting on a stool strumming/admiring one of them without an amp while the rest of us waited for our turn to hold it. One of the EVH booth guys was there too answering our questions. We were all talking about the guitars being playable vs just “art” guitars. The EVH guy was telling us they were playable to Eddies specs, yada yada yada, and that he could play one in concert right out of the box…yada yada some more.
Our conversation then shifted to the three different stripe color schemes (black, white, yellow). We all agreed we liked the yellow (bumble bee) one best. One of the guys then mentioned that he had spent a ton of time building his own bumble bee. That’s when I thought about you and your bumble bee. I wondered to myself if they heard of you from your EVH instructional videos. I figured they MUST have because you have so many good ones with lots of insight into what’s going on in the riff.
I then said to the guys, “Hey! Have you guys seen that guy on YouTube that does all those instructional EVH solo videos? Doug F’ing Steele?”. They all, including the EVH guy, enthusiastically said they had and that you were spot on with them. I then made some kind of comment about you being the “one stop shop for learning EVH solos.”
That’s how the conversation went. You’re not surprised, are you? You have tons of great videos with many followers.”
I am surprised!!!
Facebook add: firstname.lastname@example.org
ph: 0402 363 039