Hot for Teacher
Performed by Van Halen
Year 1984
Appears in Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero: Van Halen
★★★★ (Expert)
★★★★★ (Expert)

1984 Album Cover

Hot for Teacher is one of Van Halen's most well known songs. It is also one of the more difficult songs in the Guitar Hero series. But it has taken the place of one of the most favorite songs for fans to play due the great difficulty & challenge.

Appears In[]

Guitar Hero World Tour

Guitar Hero: Van Halen

This song appears as a Master Track.

Tiers (World Tour career)

Guitar - 17. Times Square (New York City) (encore)

Bass - 17. Times Square (New York City)

Drums - 17. Times Square (New York City) (encore)

Vocals - 8. House of Blues (Los Angeles) (encore)

Band - 17. Times Square (New York City)


This is a difficult song across all instruments besides vocals, especially the opening drum part (the "motorcycle riff" as some call it). The guitar solo is fairly long, as is the song in general at just under five minutes. As for the outro on guitar, you should use the slider bar to tap out the crazy 3 note chords going fast.


This song is very hard on Guitar, probably one of the hardest in the Guitar Hero series. Watch out for the intro, the long solo, and the ending. All three of those parts are hard. Also, the song periodically features slider notes, so be mindful of them. Other parts of the song like the "Detention Riffs" are usually combo breaker. So, beware.


On Bass, this song is hard. It's on the last tier on Bass Career and is one of the easier songs on that tier. The hardest parts are the ending (the "OH MY GOD" part) and the solo for some. Use star power on these hard parts and you'll survive.


This song is infamous for its "motorcycle riff" at the beginning. Most people fail at this part, so watch out. The song as a whole is very difficult, and is nearly impossible to 5 star of complete on Expert. If you're playing on Beginner or Easy, you will be fine, as it's not hard at all. Medium is much more difficult, though it's easy to complete for an Expert drum player. Hard is much more difficult than Medium, and is harder for an Expert drum player.


If you can sing tenor, baritone, or can do a David Lee Roth impression, you'll be fine. The hardest parts are the pre-choruses because they are sung on a weird note. The easiest parts are the choruses, so use your star power during those parts. Other than that, you should have no trouble at all on it. 




Hot For Teacher Double FC - GHWT Expert Drums Guitar

Guitar and Drum FC video

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