Posts Tagged ‘how to play heavy metal guitar’

How to Play AC/DC’s Thunderstruck on Guitar

I have had lots of requests for AC/DC, so I will be doing more in the near future.  Thunderstruck has a great intro lick by Angus Young which sounds kinda tricky on the record, but actually when you look at it, is it really just a simple patteren which repeats itself, so you just move it up and down the neck.

The only tricky part is keeping it going smoothly without making any mistakes or stutters, in fact, I make a couple of fluffs in the video lol.  The secret is to warm up first, then practice playing it correctly at a slower speed, and then building up the speed over time.  Get to it :-)

How to Play Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls

This is a song I always wanted to learn back in the day, but never got around to it.  When I first tried to work it out, I couldn’t work out the chord until I realised the tuning is drop D, so make sure you tune your low E string down to D before you start. NOTE: In the video I said the D was the 3rd string doh, I meant the 4th of course!

Once you do this, you’ll find there isn’t too much to learn in the song, and you can be playing it fairly quickly.  At first, play it at a slower speed so that you get it down well, and then you can start to play it at the correct speed.

Mick Mars is a great guitarist and pretty underrated, I will probably do some more Crue soon, let me know if you like it – Cheers!

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