I’ve always wanted to get an electric guitar with a whammy bar and I’m about to real soon. Another reason why is ’cause I want to learn how to play some shred & metal songs by Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen and Pantera. Songs by those three artists do a lot of whammy stuff. I want to learn how to play Satriani’s “Satch Boogie” and learn Van Halen’s “Eruption”. I also want to learn Eddie’s fretboard tapping technique as well.
I’m doing all I can to study rock & metal guitar. Learning how to shred too. I do want to learn how to play electric guitar like a virtuoso but it’ll take some time. Learning theory and ear training still as well.
I’m not necessarily trying to become the next guitar god or anything like that but I do want to be a way better player though and I feel I’m getting there. The whammy bar can be pretty useful for your songwriting especially for your soloing when playing lead.
I’ll be able to play a lot of Hendrix songs as well ’cause Jimi used the whammy bar quite a lot. Can’t wait to get an electric guitar with a whammy bar and I’ll be able to have fun with it and experiment. I want to try something new.