Originally done by The Kinks, Van Halen made a hit out of You Really Got Me in 1978. Guitar Animal members should skip to the second video here for more detailed instruction. And as always grab the tabs and chord charts below. Have fun!
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Guitar Animal provides members with an easy to use video player that allows you to define sections of any lesson to loop as often as you need. You can even slow down the speed of the looped section. This will really help you nail those tricky riffs. Here's how it works:
While playing any video on Guitar Animal, hover over the active video window with your mouse pointer. Or tap on a mobile device. Click the AB Loop button. The button will turn green when activated. Now you can either use the keyboard shortcuts I for in, and O for out, to set your loop points. Or drag the handles to your preferred in and out points. Now the video will loop that segment! Click the A/B loop button again to turn off looping. You can also slow the video down or speed it up. Click the 1x button at the bottom right to select your desired speed.
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