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How To Play Back in Black by AC/DC

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Here is "Back in Black", by AC/DC. It's a bit tricky to play this one so it sounds really nice and tight. The timing is extremely important in this song. I noticed on my video here that I am a bit sloppy with the timing myself - so please excuse me.
I recommend you practice playing it quite a bit slower than what AC/DC does. Use a drum track/loop and the increase the tempo only once you get a hang of all the parts. The beats per minute (BPM) on this video when I do the slow part is 75.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Leah said...

Wow !! Haha thnx for that awesome vid it helped me alot now i can play all AC/DC's songs and solo's ! Thanx mate !

Comment added on January 25, 2014
dominic myrthong said...

its really help me

Comment added on March 10, 2010
Jimmy C said...

Great lesson! Picked it up instantly and thats what its all about!

Comment added on February 11, 2010
Robert said...

Sorry, I don't have the tabs for this one.

Comment added on January 08, 2010
Tim said...

Back in black is a cool song and you are a really awesome player, but I didn't get the whole thing.
Can you send me the tabs too?

Comment added on January 08, 2010
d said...

ac dc r.o.c.k cool could u ..
send me the tab n chord ...nice

Comment added on June 19, 2009
Eric said...

i play acoustic guitar for almost 4 years, and now i'm gonna play electric guitar! this video is great! it worked;)
Gr from the Netherlands

Comment added on April 03, 2009
nick said...

wow thnx im teaching myself guitar and your website helped soo much cheers mate


Comment added on October 27, 2008
robin said...

this website is great!

could you send me the tabs for this song? thanks!

Comment added on October 13, 2008
jeak said...

re grosso el tema

Comment added on July 07, 2008
Ali x said...

Ur music is amazin and i have wanted to learn this song for ages and i teach maself guitar and dont have a teacher so this site of urs is great for me and its really easy to see wat yu do thankz so much ali xxx

Comment added on June 07, 2008
lou said...

great site!
nice instructions but the video quality was not quite clear. it would be nice to have the tabs and chords.can you send me?

Comment added on April 28, 2008
A.J said...

While playing this you could add some cutting. E cut d d cut ya know?

Comment added on April 25, 2008
Jeff Colantuono said...

where do i get the drum loops for back in black and the chords/ tabs
this is ausome, thank you so much

Comment added on February 24, 2008
Kimme said...

AC/DC Rocks!

Can you send me the tabs and chords?

Comment added on February 21, 2008
Aaron said...

Thanks. My son wanted to learn Back in Black and your instruction video was just the ticket. He's just starting out and found your video easy to follow. He still doesn't quite have it, but that's just practice.

Comment added on January 27, 2008
Don Meidinger said...

excellent instructor, broke it down for a beginner to understand.thank you

Comment added on January 23, 2008
rhees said...

hi ,i allso whatched the acdc vidio ,but could not get the tabs ,could you send me them ,many thanks rhees

Comment added on January 10, 2008
Stephen said...

i watched your whole video. it was great but i didnt get the whole thing. can you send me the tabs and chords too?

Comment added on January 06, 2008

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.
"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!