In this free lesson from Guitar Control, instructor Darrin Goodman demonstrates how to play 3 must know AC/DC intros on guitar. Your friends and family will be blown away when you play these must know AC/DC intros at the next party or gathering. Darrin breaks them down so that it will be easy for you to play right away, even if you’re new to guitar. Check the image above to follow the chords and tabs. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so that you do not miss any of the lessons from Darrin, as well as the other instructors at Guitar Control.
Hey, everybody how it is going this is Darren, with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson today. I want to show you how to play three of my favorite intros from ac dc songs. In my opinion are a must know riffs that just really grab you, right when you hear them. I remember when I got back in black and heard it for the very first time. I was like 10 or 11 years old when hell’s bells came on. It was just like instant goose bumps. It is such a cool sounding intro, but anyway we’re going to be looking:
- at the intro for hells bells
- the intro for those about to rock
- the intro for how to drink on me
Be sure check the image above to follow the chords and tabs.
All right, so I kind of do is put these in order easiest most difficult. So the very first one we’re going to look at is hell’s bells. We start by just doing a regular old power chord, here on the seventh fret of the d string with my first finger and the ninth fret of the g string with my third finger and then I’m going to be playing the a string open, so I’m going to pick a, g, and t.
That will be the first part then; I’m going to take that third finger off, and going to bar my first finger.
I’m picking up the seventh fret of the g and the d string. Now simply take your first finger and move it down to the fifth fret still barring there and the same thing and back up (just repeats). The second time when we move back up here then we’re gonna come down. There are actually two guitars that do this part, but you know we’re just learning it to play by yourself so we’re going to come down and do a c5 power chord. My first finger is on the third fret of the a string and using my fourth finger on the fifth fret of the d string, then we’re going to flatten that note on the a string from the third fret to the second fret but we’re going to keep our fourth finger here on the fifth fret of the d string and then just start over again.
Now let’s take a look at the intro for those about to rock, for this one it’s pretty easy we’re not actually using the guitar pick, were actually playing this riff with your fingers. To start off we’re going to put your first finger on the 11th fret of the high e and then your second finger on the 11th fret of the g and then your third finger on the 12th fret of the b. Now you may notice that it just looks like the shape for a d chord, but the reason why we’ve got these fingers reversed is because of what comes next. So you want your first finger on the high e and your second finger on the g string. Now the way I do this is just play the third string with my first finger the second string with my second finger and first string high e with my third finger and just pluck them all at the same time.
You could also do it using your thumb on the g string, your first finger on the b and you’re second finger on the high e, whatever is easier. I find it just this kind of claw thing to be the easiest way for me personally. So you want to put what you’ll see on the tabs, above certain parts of it. I don’t have them right in front of me so, I can’t remember it’s like on the downbeat of one and I think it’s on the downbeat of three and then on the next one it’s on the downbeat of two and then the downbeat of four but I’m not that sure, but you’ll see a like a little greater than sign kind of a thing. What I’m just telling you that you want to put a little bit more emphasis on that so you want to kind of.,
So wherever the little v is you just kind of pick it a little bit harder. You just simply move your first finger down a half step so it goes from the 11th fret of the e string to the 10th fret. So far, then you’re going to take your fourth finger and move it up to the 14th fret of the high e string.
So you’re up here your and then move it back and then move it down to the 12th fret and then it just starts over again so slowly.
Finally we’re going to look at how to drink on me; this is a little bit more difficult than both of these other things, but this is like one of my favorite Angus Young riffs licks, whatever you want to call it of all time. We’re going to start off you’re going to do a slide from nowhere to the 9th fret of the g string with your third finger and then immediately follow with your second finger on the eighth fret of the b string and you want them to ring out each other like that.
That’s the very first part of it so that rings out for three or four beats or something, then you do that again and then you’re going to move from there, you’re going to move down like in the box pattern of a minor pentatonic so you’re going to and slide down. Now your third finger should be on the seventh fret of the g string and your first finger on the fifth fret, so it’s a pick pull and then immediately go to the seventh fret of the d string and then after you go here we’re going to roll up and hit the seventh fret of the g string so we got and then from there to the back to the fifth fret of the g string.
Okay, so slowly then you’re going to take your first finger and bar it at the fifth fret across your d, g, and b string and then you’re going to strum the a string open, you’re going to hit strings five, four, and three and do a hammer on to the sixth fret of the g string with your second finger, then follow that with an open a string again and take your third finger and bar it at the seventh fret across the d and g string.
So far you let that ring and then you just do it three times. Be sure you refer to the tabs after you do it three times then we’re going to come back, we’re going to come down here to a c5. On the third fret of the a string on my first finger and the fifth fret of the d string using my fourth finger. Here you’re going to take your first finger off, so the a string is open strum it back down again and then finish that with
a string open and I’m just barring the second fret of the d and g string. It basically starts over again with herb.
I hope you enjoyed that, you got something out of it. Now if you like the video give me thumbs and leave a comment down below. If there’s something you’d like to see either myself or one of the other instructors at guitar control. I’m going to put up a link to a series that one of our instructors John McLennan did, where he’s going to show you how to play everything off of the back and black album so be sure to check that out! That’s all I’ve got for you today thanks for watching and until next time.