Guitar Control presents instructor Darrin Goodman with more fun & easy AC/DC riffs 3.0. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction and you will be rockin’ these classic riffs tonight!
How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I’ve got three more riffs for you from AC/DC.
Right now we’re also giving away this cool chord chart that you can download for free. There’s a link in the description and it’s in PDF format you can download it and print it out and have it wherever you practice or whatever and just have every chord that you could ever need right at your fingertips.
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.
AC/DC Riff-1 – Whole Lotta Rosie
All right so the first one we have is Whole Lot of Rosie. So for this one here we’re gonna start off with this A5; so I’ve got the A string is open and I’m fretting the second fret of the D and the G string with my first finger. This is all eighth notes and it starts off on the downbeat of one, just the percussive mute and then on the and of one is when we hit the chord; so it’s like one and, and then on the downbeat of two is going to keep our first finger where we have it and we’re going to take our second finger and pick up this third fret here on the A string… Then on the and of two the A string is open and then on the downbeat of three we’re going to reach up to the fifth fret of the A string and on the and of three the A string open and on the down beat a four back to the third fret and then on the and of four the full on A chord. Now we’re hitting that on the and of four and then it’s tied to the downbeat of the second measure and then we just rest; so it’s like… So it does that quite a few times and it just repeats that and then it goes into this faster part here and we start off the same way with the mute A5 to the third fret to the fifth fret to the open to the third fret and then that’s on the and of four just like the first one and then it’s tied to the downbeat of the fourth measure and then we’re going to pedal just the A string… So we’re like; and one, and two, and three, and four and on the downbeat of four we just hit the E, A and D strings or the A, D and G string rather open and then back to that A and then that just repeats…
AC/DC Riff-2 – Girls Got Rhythm
All right so the next we’re going to look at is Girls Got Rhythm. So this one here we’re going to start off with your third finger at the seventh fret we’re going to barre it on the D and the G string and this is a D5 over A (D5/A) and we hit this on the downbeat of one and then we rest on the and of one and the downbeat of two, so it’s like one and, two, and then on the and of two we’re gonna take our first finger and we’re gonna barre it across the D and G string at the fifth fret so this is C five over G (C5/G) and we hit that on the and of two and then it’s tied to beat three… Then the downbeat of four is a rest and then on the and of four we’re going to shift up so our first finger is now at the seventh fret on the A string and we’re going to pick that on the and of four so it looks like… Then we’re going to pick that and then do a hammer-on to the ninth fret and that’s the downbeat of the second measure and then on the and of one we’re going to take our first finger and reach it up to the seventh fret on the D string, and two, and so the and of two is the open A string. Then we come down for beat three back down to this C5/G and then to the seventh fret of the D string for the downbeat of four and then the and of four the open A string and then it just repeats… So that just repeats like a few times and then on the last one we hit that seven hammer to the nine then to the seventh fret on the D string, back to the ninth fret of the A string, back to the seventh fret of the D string. So it’s like and one and two and three and four…
AC/DC Riff-3 – Let There Be Rock
All right and then the last one we’re gonna look at is riff from Let There Be Rock. So for this one here it’s just we have three chords. So we have G5 and for this I’m just spreading the third fret of the low E with my middle finger and then I’m muting the A string also with that finger by just letting it kind of droop over so that string is muted and then I’m playing the D and G strings open. And we have E5, so just the second fret of the A string and the low E string open and you can also barre it so you’re picking up the second fret of the D string as well. And then A5 and for this we just take this E5 shape and we just move it up one set of strings so now the A string is open and I’m fretting the second fret of the D and the G string with my first finger. So for this riff we’re gonna start off with the G5 and it’s on the and of four so we rest one, two, three, four, and, and then that’s tied to the downbeat of the next measure so it rings out for the equivalent of a whole beat and then on the and of one we go to E5 and two, and three, and four, and one, and two, and that’s the first two measures. Then starting on the second line that was measure four we have E5 to A5, back to E5 to G5, so it’s kind of weird, they’re all the E5, A5 and E5 again are all quarter notes, but it’s starting on the and of one. So that G5 here we did with the and one we come back to the G5 again…
All right so there you have it. Three cool riffs from AC/DC. Not too terribly hard to play and pretty easy to pick up even if you’re a beginner. 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 rather guitar related topics. I’m still continuing to do my subscriber requested riffs series so if you have an idea for a riff or something you’d like to see covered leave it down in the in the comments and I’ll check that out. If you’ve 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.