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AC/DC - Angus Young: Style Licks (Guitar Lesson RO-101)

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    Hey, how are you doing?
    Justin here.
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    In the lesson today, I'm going to be
    teaching you 6 Angus Young style riffs.
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    Like rock lead guitar riffs. A lot
    of Angus's style is built on blues.
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    They're essentially blues licks
    from kind of, you know,
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    Chuck Berry, T-Bone Walker,
    Albert King kind of style licks,
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    but played a little bit
    heavier, a little bit faster.
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    So what I'm going to do is-
    Yeah, there's 6 licks.
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    I'll just take you through
    them one at a time.
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    Lick number 1 sounds something like this:
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    ♪♪
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    A little bit slower:
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    ♪♪
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    Let's check it out in the close up.
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    Lick number 1, nice and slow:
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    ♪♪
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    Using my 3rd finger here:
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    5
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    8
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    5
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    7
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    5
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    7
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    5
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    7
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    Roll, back and plenty of vibrato.
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    I've got a whole lesson on this rolling
    technique if you're struggling with that.
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    Pick, pick, flick, and it's
    important to realise that this
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    note here is the note
    that's on the beat, so it's:
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    3 -- 4 -- and a-
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    ♪♪
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    So make sure you've kind of sussed
    that out because it's a good one
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    to be practising repeating
    along with your metronome.
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    Just make sure you're
    there with the rhythm.
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    3 -- 4e - and a 1e -
    and a 2e - and a 3 --
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    4e - and a 1e - and a 2e - and a 3 --
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    ♪♪
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    Lick number 2 sounds something like this:
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    ♪♪
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    Bit slower:
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    ♪♪
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    Okay, let's check it out as a close up.
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    Okay, lick number 2 nice and slow:
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    ♪♪
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    That lick again:
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    2 -- 3 -- and - 4 - and -
    1e and a - 2e and a - 3e and a - 4e
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    1 -- 2 --
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    ♪♪
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    Making sure you tone bend,
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    drop it down,
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    tone bend with vibrato.
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    Then we've got here 8-5 flick off.
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    8-5 again, but picked.
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    Now I usually pick,
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    pick,
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    flick.
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    ♪♪
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    Pick,
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    flick off,
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    pick, pick, pick, pick,
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    flick off.
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    ♪♪
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    Another little roll in there.
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    ♪♪
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    Yeah,
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    5
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    7
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    5
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    ♪♪
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    Lick number 3 sounds likes this:
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    ♪♪
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    But of course it tends to get
    repeated a little more, the first lick.
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    ♪♪
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    But I've just put a little tag on it.
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    Little bit slower:
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    ♪♪
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    Okay, lick number 3:
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    ♪♪
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    Now this first part gets repeated a lot.
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    Now I've just written it out
    2 times officially for the lick,
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    but of course you would do
    it as many times as you like.
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    It's this:
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    ♪♪
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    Now some people might prefer
    to do the bend with a 3rd finger.
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    ♪♪
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    I don't recommend doing bends with the
    4th finger, only with the 3rd finger.
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    So, I mean you can if you like. It's up to
    your style, it just doesn't work for me.
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    So, if you're going to do this
    style with your 4th finger here:
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    ♪♪
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    You'd probably swap over your 3rd finger
    for the bend, doesn't really matter.
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    I suspect Angus's is going to
    be doing it here with a 2nd finger:
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    ♪♪
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    Making sure that you get that full tone.
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    ♪♪
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    So it ends up being the same as
    that note on the second string.
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    ♪♪
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    Lick number 4 sounds like this:
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    ♪♪
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    Very bluesy lick.
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    ♪♪
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    Let's get to a close up.
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    Lick number 4:
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    ♪♪
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    So here we're starting off with
    a tone bend on the 12th fret:
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    ♪♪
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    A little triplet chromatically
    down the blues scale:
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    ♪♪
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    Now we've got a little 5 notes
    over the space of 4 rhythm.
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    ♪♪
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    Basically, what that's meaning
    is that this little passage here:
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    ♪♪
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    Finishes with this note on the beat.
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    You can use hippopotamus or university.
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    Hip-po-po-ta-mus
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    U-ni-ver-si-ty
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    If you want to get your group of 5 there.
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    Hippopotamus or university
    have 5 syllables, so you'd have:
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    1 -- 2 -- 3 - trip-let - hip-po-po-ta-mus
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    And bringing this back
    onto the beat there,
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    but it's really a blues riff so you
    can play with the rhythm there a bit.
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    ♪♪
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    Just play with it.
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    ♪♪
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    Lick number 5 sounds like this:
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    ♪♪
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    Now this is another repeating lick.
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    This bit:
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    ♪♪
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    Can get repeated as many
    times as you like, and
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    ♪♪
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    just finishing it with that really.
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    You can pick every note:
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    ♪♪
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    or do them all as flick offs:
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    ♪♪
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    Of course you can probably
    get it a bit faster with the flick offs:
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    ♪♪
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    but it doesn't quite have as
    much guts if you do it that way,
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    and of course that-
    This one can go right up the neck:
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    ♪♪
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    There's lots of different variations
    that you should play with, of course.
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    Okay, lick number 5 here we've got:
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    8
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    7
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    5
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    over and over again:
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    ♪♪
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    Now if you pick every note it
    sounds a little bit more aggressive:
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    ♪♪
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    but you can always do pick, flick, flick:
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    ♪♪
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    You could use those fingers if you want.
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    ♪♪
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    And this lick definitely works
    if you move it up 12 frets
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    so your 1st finger
    will be on the 17th fret:
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    ♪♪
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    And of course alternate picking:
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    ♪♪
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    Important thing with a
    riff like this is to work out
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    how to get out of it because repeating:
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    ♪♪
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    you'll find fairly straight forward,
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    but then you've got to
    figure out how you'll finish it.
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    Now, probably the most
    most obvious one is:
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    ♪♪
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    putting a bend on the end, or:
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    ♪♪
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    sliding up here:
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    ♪♪
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    is quite nice up to the 10th fret
    with a 3rd finger, 2nd string.
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    ♪♪
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    Also gets you to the next position
    which is quite nice, or:
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    ♪♪
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    you could put a bend on,
    wouldn't really matter.
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    Lick number 6 is kind of a country
    style riff that Angus uses quite a lot.
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    I'm going to show you one way of
    playing it, which is going to be this:
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    ♪♪
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    But make sure that you understand
    the kind of idea of having this
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    12 fret bend and then adding
    the other note together:
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    ♪♪
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    Very commonly done in AC/DC stuff,
    so make sure you check out
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    lots of variations of this yourself.
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    And I'll also show you a quick
    close up of how to do the same lick
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    ♪♪
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    further up the neck,
    so we'll have it here:
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    ♪♪
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    and up here:
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    ♪♪
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    Both essentially the same thing.
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    Okay, lick number 6 here:
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    ♪♪
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    Now I'm showing you the one
    I've tabbed out for you is this:
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    ♪♪
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    but there's loads of variations with this.
    The concept that I'm trying to get you
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    use to here is bending this 12th fret:
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    ♪♪
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    and then sneaking
    little finger underneath:
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    ♪♪
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    You can hold that little finger
    down and play it. It's quite nice.
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    ♪♪
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    And really muck about with
    that quite a lot, it's nice.
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    ♪♪
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    Essentially what we're doing, just so you
    understand the kind of theory behind it.
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    ♪♪
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    As we're bending, we're really reaching
    these 2 notes here which are 14th and 12th
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    Which are essentially
    part of little A-chord there.
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    A-shaped bar chord.
    That's why the lick works.
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    ♪♪
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    Or:
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    ♪♪
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    Now exactly the same note can be
    found further up the neck here,
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    putting little finger on the 17th fret:
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    ♪♪
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    And bending the 16th fret up a tone:
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    ♪♪
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    Well I hope you've enjoyed playing around
    with those Angus Young styled licks.
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    The big deal here is to
    make sure that you practice
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    variations of them, don't
    just learn like a set lick.
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    And what I really recommend that
    you do is that you get a backing track
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    of some sort of blues
    or rock backing track
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    and then practise using each of the licks,
    one at a time, and experimenting with
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    how you play it, so you
    learn variations of it.
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    And then try to mix it in with all
    the other licks that you know
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    so play one lick then go into this
    new lick, deliberately, kind of thinking
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    about it and play the lick and then
    go on back into your regular playing.
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    Try and get that new lick
    in as many times as you can.
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    Now that's a little bit conscious. In
    real life it shouldn't happen like that,
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    you shouldn't really be thinking much at
    all, just be feeling and doing.
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    But in order to get that way,
    to get it kind of instinctive
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    you need to have practised
    these things a whole lot.
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    It's that repetition that kind of makes it
    natural for you to do those kind of licks.
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    So practise, consciously, thinking about
    it, trying to get those licks in as best
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    you can and as often as you can
    and probably what you'll find is
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    the ones that kind of naturally
    fit with your style of playing
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    that'll come out on their own without
    having to think about it. And the ones
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    that maybe don't fit so well with your
    natural playing style - maybe you won't
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    play them so much, but that's
    cool because they weren't the ones
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    that were naturally right for you
    so don't stress about it, you know.
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    It's lot's of good fun.
    Plenty more AC/DC licks.
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    Highly recommend the "If You Want Blood
    You've Got It" live album by AC/DC for
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    licks stealing, cause it's live and
    Angus's guitar is really kind of clear
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    in the mix and it's quite an
    easy one to transcribe from.
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    Not too much production
    kind of covering things up.
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    Really raw and lots of really
    proper blues lick in there,
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    so check that album out - that would
    be a highly recommended one.
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    But remember, transcribing
    is the way forward.
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    Don't just be getting licks from
    me and off tab books and stuff.
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    Try and get into working out stuff by ear
    because you'll learn it loads better
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    and you'll really get inside it and
    you'll pick up the vibrato better
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    and the styling of it, the
    rhythms of it and everything else.
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    Cause remember, music is about
    listening not about reading.
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    Anyway, have fun with all of that and I'll
    see you for another lesson some time soon.
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    Take care.
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    Bye.
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AC/DC - Angus Young: Style Licks (Guitar Lesson RO-101)
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