AC/DC Style Rhythm & Solo

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the AC/DC style Rhythm & Solo lesson !

    Let's go through some essential stuff that every rock player should know. Legendary classic rock band - AC/DC was, still is and hopefully will be an influence for many upcoming guitar players. No matter if you choose to be rock, blues or metal player, AC/DC riffs and solos are just perfect to start with. They can teach you a proper hand mechanics and strength to get THAT gain from the hand instead of overuse the gain from the amp.


    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 guitar (JB Junior bridge pickup)
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    6. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    7. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track progression:

    4/4 ||: A | G D | D Csus9 A | A :||
    A | G D | D Csus9 A | A |A | G D | D Csus9 A | E | E |
    A | D Csus9 G/B | G | D/F# D Csus9 |
    A | D Csus9 G/B | G | D/F# D C |
    ||: A | G | D/F# | A :||



    Tempo: Main song tempo is 115 bpm. There are backing tracks available at 60, 70, 85, 100 and 115 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    A-major




    A-mixolydian





    A-dorian







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