Guitar Control presents instructor Darrin Goodman with 3 Easy Killer Alice Cooper Guitar Riffs lesson with free tabs.
Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to show you how to play three easy beginner Alice Cooper riffs. So these like the main riff or the intro riff, you know kind of the ear candy real iconic part of the song and these are fun riffs to play and if you’re a beginner it’s fun to just learn a bunch of cool riffs that you recognize. So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look.
All right so the first one we’re going to look at is Schools Out. So we’re going to start off we’re going to be all the way up here at the 12th fret on the low E with your first finger and on the 14th fret of the A string with your third finger. So this is just an E5 power chord and they are eighth notes. And then for the downbeat of two we’re just going to take our third finger and we’re going to bar it at the 14th fret across the D, G and B strings and that’s going to be a quarter note and then we come back and do the E5 power chord. Now we’re going to take our first finger and we’re just going to bar it at the 12th fret across the D, G and B strings and then we come back and we do the two E5 power chords again and then back to the 14th fret; so the first measure… and then the beginning of the second measure… And then instead of coming back here we’re just going to go to the 12th fret of the G string with our first finger and we can hit that with a little vibrato and then we’re going to go to the D string and you’re going to want to move all three of your fingers up at the same time so that your first finger is on the 12th fret, your second finger is on the 13th fret and your third finger is on the 14th fret and then we’re going to pick 14 and pull-off to 13 and then pull-off to 12 and that’s like a triplet; so the whole thing slowly…
All right next let’s take a look at I’m 18. So we start off with two E5 power chords again, but this time we’re gonna be all the way down here; so the low E is open and then I’m just using my first finger to bar the second fret of the A and D strings and we’re going to strum this twice as quarter notes. And then for the next four beats are all eighth notes. So we’ve got the low E open, the second fret with your first finger to the third fret with your second finger and then the A string open. So that’s the first measure, half of the riff, then you’re going to put your second finger onto the third fret of the A string and your first finger onto the second fret of the D string and we’re going to strum the A, then the D and then the open G and then the third fret again of the A string and then we’re going to do a slide from nowhere to the fifth fret. So what I do is since we’re on the third fret with my second finger and then I’m gonna just switch to my first finger and do that slide from nowhere to five and then take my third finger and bar it across the seventh fret of the D and G strings and then you slide out of it. So the whole thing…
All right and then that leads us to the first time I heard the song I thought this was like a really cool riff, It’s from the song Poison. So we’re going to start off here on the fifth fret of the A string with your first finger and this entire thing is just made up of eighth notes. So we’ve got that twice and then we’re going to go to the seventh fret of the D string and there’s actually two ways you can do this, so let’s go through the notes. So we’re at the fifth fret and then to that seven on the D string and then back to the fifth fret of the A string and then to the ninth fret of the G string with your third finger. Now when I do it like this between my first, second and fourth fingers. So now it might be more comfortable for you to do it this way, it just depends on the individual, for me it’s easier to span further between my first and second finger than it is between my third and fourth finger. So we’ve got that fifth fret of the A string twice and then to the seventh fret of the D string and then to the ninth fret of the G string, back to the fifth fret of the A string and then to the seventh fret of the G string with my second finger and then back; so that’s the first measure… Then we’re going to reach all the way over to the ninth fret of the A string with your fourth finger and then your first finger is going to get the fifth fret of the D string and then roll up to the fifth fret of the G string and you do that twice and then seventh fret of the A string and then it just repeats…
All right so there you have it, three easy beginner Alice Cooper riffs. They’re fun play, recognizable and they’re kind of a good workout for your left hand with a little bit of stretching there. So if you like this lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave a comment down below if you have any questions about this or any other guitar related topics. If you have not already done so please subscribe to the channel and hit that notification bell so you don’t miss any of the content that we upload throughout the week. Anyhow that is all I’ve got for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.