Recently, we featured a very interesting video from musician/producer Rick Beato, “What Makes Van Halen Great”.
And now, Beato has a new Van Halen video, were he discusses “The Van Halen Effect” and the future of guitar virtuosos. It’s an EXCELLENT video on how rock guitar was changed — radically — after Van Halen’s debut album. He poses the question, “Has the guitar virtuoso movement, and the guitar soloist, been relegated to platforms such as YouTube and Instagram forever, or will it make a comeback in mainstream music?” Watch the video above.
Rick Beato is a musician, teacher, and father of three. Rick has worked as a writer/producer with various bands in the rock and country genres. Two albums that he produced for NeedtoBreathe – “The Outsiders” (2009) and “The Reckoning” (2012) – won Dove Awards in the Best Rock/Contemporary category. He co-wrote “Carolina” with Parmalee in 2013, which climbed to number 1 on the Billboard’s Country Music Chart.
He is certified to teach grades K-12 and holds a bachelor’s in music from Ithaca College and a master’s in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of Music. He is presently a member of the Board of Directors at The GLOBE Academy dual-language immersion charter school in Atlanta, GA.
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