Eddie Van Halen
Electric Guitar Solo on
Beat It

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Eddie Van Halen recorded this guitar solo for free and was not credited on the album because he had a deal with his bandmates that they would never do any side gigs. This solo is regarded as one of the greatest guitar solos of all time.
Eddie Van Halen was 26 to 27 years old at the time.

Mic icon Soloist

Eddie Van Halen

Electric Guitar

Album icon Album

Thriller

Michael Jackson

Released 1982

Mic icon Recording

Beat It

Michael Jackson

Recorded 1982

Music notes icon Tune

Beat It

by Michael Jackson

E♭ minor

Concert Key

E♭ minor

Electric Guitar Key

-

Form

4/4

Meter

34s

Duration

-

Choruses

138 bpm

Tempo

Rock

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