More Killer AC/DC Riffs To Play Now

Learn some more killer AC/DC riffs with Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. Be sure to get the free tabs to go along with the step by step video instruction and you will be rockin’ these killer riffs tonight!

AC/DC Riffs 2.0

Introduction

How’s it going everybody? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson. Today I want to show you three more cool and easy riffs from AC/DC. 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 Rock & Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution

All right so the first one we’re going to look at is Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution. So for this one I’m going to be playing with my fingers, it’s kind of almost got this like country blues kind of a vibe to it. So we’re gonna start off here, my first finger is on the first fret of the G string and I’m playing the B string open. So we rest on one, two and then this is three and; so on the downbeat of three we play that and I’m just using my first and second finger so my first finger is going to be playing the G string for all of this and my second finger is going to be playing the B string, so this is like three and, and on the and of three we’re just going to barre the second fret of the B and G string and then on the downbeat of four we rest and on the and of four we’re going to move up. So now my first finger is on the third fret of the B string and my second finger is on the fourth fret of the G string, that’s on the and of four and it’s tied to the downbeat of one as a quarter note… And then beginning on beat number two we’re going to come back and we’re going to just pick our first finger and just barre the second fret of the G and the B string and then I’m going to be playing the A string open; so I’m using my thumb to play that and then my first finger on the G string and my second finger on the B string and that’s beat two and beat three… And then on the downbeat of four we’re going to come back up to that little shape here again so I’m on the third fret of the B string of my first finger and the fourth fret of the G string with my second finger and play that also with the open A string… and then on the and of four we come up down here and we hit the third fret of the low E string and I’m gonna use my thumb to pick that, I’m gonna use my second finger to play it. And then we’re gonna do an E5; so the low E string open barring the second fret of the B string and the D string with my first finger and now I’m using my first and second finger to play the A and the D string and my thumb to play the E string… and that’s half of the riff and then it just does this part again… back to the… and then this time we’re going to hit the third fret of the low E string and then we’re going to come and do an E5 up here; so now my first finger is on the seventh fret of the A string and my third finger is picking up the ninth fret of the D and the G string and we’re going to play all of that so now I’m going to be my thumb’s playing the low E, my first finger is playing the A, my second finger’s playing the D and my third finger is playing the G string. Now you could omit that note on the G string and just do the E, A and D string if you want and then it just repeats…

AC/DC Riff-2 Shake A Leg

All right so next we’re going to look at Shake A Leg and this riff is basically just two measures long, but just because of the way that it’s set up here it’s three measures in total. So we’re going to rest one, two, three, four and, and then on the and of four we hit an E5; so I’m just using my first finger to barre the second fret of the A and the D string and playing the low E string open. So we hit this on the and of four and then it’s tied to the downbeat of one on the next measure. So it’s treated like it’s a quarter note so we have and one and, and then on the and of one we’re going to take our third finger and we’re going to play the fourth fret of the low E string, but just keep your first finger on this chord because we’re going to come right back to it for beat number two, so one two three four and one and two, and then on the downbeat of three we’re gonna do a slide from nowhere to the fourth fret of the low E and then on the and of three we’re gonna hit the second fret of the D string and then we’re gonna hit it again for beat number four, which is a quarter note and then starting on this the second measure for the downbeat of one we’re going to do a slide from nowhere to the fifth fret of the low E sting and then on the and of one we’re going to do the fourth fret of the A string, so one and two and… then on the and of two we do the slide from nowhere to the seventh fret and then we’re going to go to the fifth fret of the A string, three and four, the downbeat of four is the open low E and then back to that E5 on the and of four, which is tied to the downbeat of one on that second measure and then the whole thing just repeats…

AC/DC Riff-3 Lets Get It Up

All right and then finally we’re going to look at Let’s Get It Up. So this is kind of the main riff/intro for this is a really simple riff, but it just sounds so good I think. So this one we’re going to start off with the open low E string then we’re going to go to the second fret of the low E and slide to the fourth fret… And then we’re going to come down and barre the second fret of the A and D string. So now when I do this you saw a minute ago I kept doing it with my middle finger and then coming back it’s actually better if you use your third finger. So we’re open two slide to four and then bring our first finger down and then we’re going to do an A chord; so I’m just barring my first finger across the second fret of the D, G and B string and then the A string is open… Then we’ve got a D over A (D/A) so if you just keep your first finger where it is and then put your second finger on to the third fret of the B string and your third finger on the fourth fret of the D string and this is on the and of four and then on the next measure, the second measure, you hit that chord again as a whole note… and that’s half of the riff. And then for the next half of the riff starting on measure three it’s the same thing as the first measure and then on the fourth measure we hit that D/A again one, and then back to the A for two and that’s tied to beats three and four; so it’s like one two three four and then the whole thing just repeats…

Conclusion

All right so there you have it. Three more easy recognizable riffs from AC/DC and these are by request. So if you like this lesson be sure to give me a thumbs up and leave me a comment down below if you have any questions about this or other guitar related topics.If you’ve 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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