Beating Around The Bush by AC/DC | rhythm
An electric guitar lesson on how to play "Beating Around The Bush" from the 1979 album Highway To Hell by AC/DC.
The main riff in this tune is majorly influenced by Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well". I did a lesson on that here. Although "stealing" licks is frowned upon by some people, to me that's just the way music works. You hear something that inspires you and you create something similar but with your own take on it. That's been happening ever since music began!
Anyways, to play this riff clean is a real challenge, especially Angus' part because he picks a lot of the notes that most guitar players will hammer on or pull off. It'll be close that way, but unless you use the right picking, it won't sound the same. Playing it the right way is not easy and will take some work even for experienced players!
As is the case in most AC/DC tunes, Angus and Malcolm's parts are slightly different. Malcolm uses more pulloffs and plays it just a fraction different than Angus. When you separate the channels of the original recording you can clearly hear the parts. I go over all of that in the lesson.
I always enjoy working on Bon Scott era AC/DC tunes. For me, Powerage and Highway To Hell will always be their best records.
I had a great time working on this video so I hope you enjoy it and hope it helps you to learn this awesome rocker! Cheers
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