3 Fun & Easy Riffs By Black Sabbath – Vol-4

Learn three more fun and easy riffs by Black Sabbath in volume four of Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman, aka Uncle D, series. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction and you will be rockin’ these classic Black Sabbath riffs tonight!

Black Sabbath Riff 4.0

Introduction

How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing this video lesson and today I’ve got three more fun and easy riffs for you from Black Sabbath.

Right now Guitar Control is giving away this really cool free chord chart, there’s a link in the description where you can download yours. It’s in PDF format and has every chord it could ever need all neatly compiled onto one sheet. So you can download it and print it off. Put a copy in your gig bag, put a copy where your practice; so just any situation you have any chord at a glance.

So be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and let’s get close up and take a look at these.

Black Sabbath Riff-1 – Supernaut

All right, so the first one to look at is the rift from Supernaut. So for this they are tuned down a step and a half so that’s how I’m going to play it. On this guitar I’m tuned down a step and a half, but you can play it in standard tuning and it’s still going to sound good. It’s just not going to be as low. All right so for this we’re going to start off this is just all made of single notes. So we’re going to use our third finger is going to be on the seventh fret of the A string and then what I do is actually barre it so it’s picking up the fifth fret of the low E string and the A string like I’m doing an A5 chord. We start off just playing these single notes on the seventh fret of the A string… So you hit seven, seven, pull to the five and then five on the low E string. Then we’re gonna go to the back to the fifth fret of the A string and then back to the seventh fret of the A string. So that’s the first measure…

Then starting on the second measure we have… it’s like the first part of the first measure. So we go back to the seventh fret to five to the fifth fret on the low E back up to the fifth fret of the A string and this time when we hit it we’re going to throw some vibrato on it and it’s a dotted quarter note so it’s this is taking care of three and the downbeat of four. And then on the and of four we go back to the fifth fret of the low E string… Then on the third measure it’s similar to the first and second measure as well where we start off again at the seventh fret pulling to the fifth fret to the fifth fret of the low E string and then back to the fifth fret of the A string back to the seventh fret and now you’re going to take that third finger and move it up to the seventh fret of the D string…  Then we hit that on four vibrato and then it’s tied to the downbeat of one on the fourth measure, well actually all of beat one; so it’s like this rings out for two beats. And then starting on the downbeat of two we pick uh seven here on the D string, pull to five and follow that with the fifth fret of the A string, back to the seventh fret of the D string, pull and then the whole thing would just start over again…

Black Sabbath Riff-2 – Falling Off The Edge Of The World

All right so the next one we look at is the riff from Falling Off The Edge Of The World and we’re just going to be in standard tuning for this one; although I believe, I’m not 100% sure, but I believe it might be tuned down a half step on the album, but I’m just in standard tuning. So if you know how to play War Pigs you kind of already sort of know this riff. So in War Pigs we have kind of just a variation on this. So this riff again also is just single notes for the most part. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to start off with our pinky here on the seventh fret of the A string and we’re going to hit this we rest one, two, three, four and then on the and of four we’re going to play the low E string open and the seventh fret of the A string at the same time so that’s on the and of four and then it’s tied to the downbeat of one so it does get a whole beat; so one, two, three, four and, one. And then starting on the and of one we hit just that single note there on the seventh fret of the A string then we’re going to go to the fourth fret of the D string with your first finger to the fifth fret with your second finger… Then we’re going to come back to the fourth fret and we’re going to pick, hammer to the fifth fret and pull off to the third fret of the A string and then to the seventh fret of the low E string. And then starting on the and of four we have that… so it’s kind of sort of repeats… Then starting on the third measure the downbeat of one is this still ringing from the previous one; so one and, two and, now we’re gonna go to the seventh fret, back to the fifth and do a pull off to the fourth, seventh fret of the A string, the E and the A string together again, being on the seventh fret and then that’s where the whole riff would just repeat…

Black Sabbath Riff-3 – Electric Funeral

So, the last one to look at is the riff from Electric Funeral. So this one is just in standard tuning and again it’s just all single notes. So we’re going to start off with playing the open low E string, but you want to have your first finger here at the second fret of the A string to be ready for that. So you got two open low E’s and then we’re gonna go to the second fret of the A string and we’re going to pick that and do a hammer-on to the third fret with your second finger and then pull back off to the second fret with vibrato… Then we’re going to go to the low E string open, second fret hammer to the third, pull back off and that’s the first measure. And then the second measure is the same thing and then that just repeats. So this is like a pretty big part of the song. It does this for a long time… And then after that we have this other little riff here. So we start off with the two open low E strings, but this time instead of being eighth notes the second one is a sixteenth note, so it only rings out half the time. So then we’re going to go into the second fret of the A string, but this time I’m using my second finger because we are going to go down to the first fret; so I have my first finger to do that… and then starting on the next measure we have four opens and it’s palm muted and there’s 16th note, so one e, and then back to the second fret of the A string first fret, open three and then it just repeats…

Conclusion

All right, so there you have it, three more fun not too terribly difficult riffs to play by Black Sabbath. 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 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. Well that is all I have for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

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