AC/DC: 'Back in Black' Guitar Solo Lesson with Chris Zoupa

author: Chris Zoupa date: 12/11/2013 category: soloing

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AC/DC: 'Back in Black' Guitar Solo Lesson with Chris Zoupa
Tuning: E A D G B E (Standard) I've had to teach this song and solo many, many times since I started teaching. It rocks, it's pretty simple and sounds awesome. The majority of the solo takes place in the first "E" minor pentatonic box shape.
Get very comfortable with this shape as it's the main scale Angus uses throughout the whole solo. The only things you'll need to keep in mind are hammer ons, pulloffs and bends to make it more interesting. There are a few times in the solo where we bend and play another string and then bend down again.
I bend the 14th fret with my ring (or 3rd) finger and play the 15th with my pinky (or 4th) finger. It's possible to do it with your middle and ring also. This is probably the only thing I can foresee being problematic in the solo and it does come up a few times. Get your head around that concept and the rest of the solo will be a breeze! One final thing to mention is that stylistically the playing and phrasing of the solo doesn't change too much from section to section. Once you get one section down they're all fairly similar... Rockin', Bluesy, ballsy and delightful. Have fun with this awesome classic solo guys! Download tab here.

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