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Iron man by Black Sabbath Guitar Tab

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 



Iron Man by Black Sabbath Guitar Tabs Toni IommiIron Man by Black Sabbath is one of my 5 easy guitar songs because of the simple chord progression. Not only is this song easy to play, it sounds powerful. This song is the beginning of metal guitar. Since the songs release in 1970, a lot of notable bands have re-made a cover of “Iron Man.”  Iron Man has also been used in many TV show, films and, or course, sporting events. Since the 1976 release of Black Sabbath’s ‘We Sold Our Soul for Rock ‘n’ Roll‘ album, “Iron Man“, by no surprise, has been included in subsequent Black Sabbath greatest hits compilations. Even the sound track of the 2008 comic book film, Iron Man, included the “Iron Man” song. This song should be on everyone’s favorite “easy guitar songs to learn” list. Below is the guitar tab for Iron Man. This is a public guitar tab transcribed, but not original. There are many ways to play this song, and I believe Tony Iommi has played it different ways while performing live. Now stop reading and start learning this guitar song!

Black Sabbath by Iron Man

Standard ‘E’ tuning

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SOLO #1  (Sorry, No Solo)

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Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction Guitar Tab with Video

February 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jane Says is an alternative rock song by Jane’s Addiction which was released on their 1987 live debut self-titled album. Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction is a relatively easy song to learn on guitar, as it’s only three chords. The easiest way to learn this song is to learn and understand the chord progression, A-major and G-major — Another part of the song is played in G-major and the A11 chords. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think. Do you know more easy guitar songs for beginners? Post them in the comment section below. Good luck! Read more

Nazareth ‘Hair of the Dog’ Guitar Tab

February 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair of the Dog by Nazareth is an ideal song for those of you who are either classic rock lovers, or just starting to play guitar, because not only is this song a timeless classic, it’s an easy guitar song for beginners. The opening guitar riff (which is structured through-out most of the song) is one of my favorites. learn this song on guitar so everyone knows they are “messin’ with a son of a bitch”.

Hair of the Dog by Nazareth Guitar Tab

Tuning:standard

| /  slide up
|   slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  Bend note

Intro, (riff 1)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------2------5b---2-----2----------------------------|
A|-------------------2-------------------5-------------------------------|
E|---0---0---3---4-------------------------------------------------------|x6

Intro,(riff 2)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------7---------10b--7--------7----------------------|
a|--------------------7------------------------10------------------------|
e|--5----5----8--9-------------------------------------------------------|x2

Red hot mama!
Velvet charmer!
Times come to pay your dues!

E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!
E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!

(riff 1)

Talkin' jive and poison ivy,
You ain't gonna cling to me,
Man taker, born faker,
I ain't so blind I can't see.

(riff 2)

Red hot mama!
Velvet Charmer!
Times come to pay your dues!

(riff 1)

E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!
E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!

(riff 1)

E5, E5, E5, G6, A5, E5, 
E5, G6, A5, E5, D5, A5, G6. x2

(riff 1)

E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!
E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!

(fade into end)

Feel free to leave your comments below. If you record yourself on YouTube playing this song on guitar or bass, please share it with us!?

Top Ten Classic Rock Guitar Tones

November 30, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Top Ten Classic Rock Guitar TonesTone is one of those things that guitarists look for, long for and obsess over. Non-guitarists often don’t understand our mania for it and our ability to split endless hairs in pursuit of it. We all have our tonal benchmarks that set our ears ablaze and gave us something to aim for in our lives, and it is always interesting to find out what tones inspire what people out there in Gear-Vault-land. To that end, your ever-grooving staff here at GV has compiled a list of favorite guitar tones from the 1950’s-1980’s classic rock period that got most of us going on the tone questing lifestyle. It will surely cause much discussion and argument amongst all of you, but that is kind of the point. Let us know your favorites, too, as we like to keep these conversations going and see who all of you dig. Read more

Top 10 Guitar Riffs Of The 1980s?

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Top 10 Guitar RiffsTop 10 Guitar riffs by Gibson.com — I would have ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ up further and Rush, ‘Limelight’ removed in favor of Metallica’s cover versions of Diamond Head’s ‘Am I Evil?’. Review these top 10 guitar riffs of the 1980s and decide if you agree. Read more

Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Easy Guitar Songs For BeginnersWhile you are at the absolute beginner stage of learning electric guitar, it is very important to learn full songs. Besides the obvious – that you can play the songs you learn for your friends – playing actual songs instead of scales or chord changes is mandatory, because it will make you a better player. You can’t learn timing and foot-tapping by drilling scales; you can’t learn strumming patterns by changing chords all the time. Things like these come only from playing songs—and playing them a lot. This article will show and explain how to play 3 very popular easy guitar songs and, perhaps more importantly, explain why you should learn them. Read more

Free Online Guitar Tabs: Should They Be Illegal?

July 27, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

guitar-sheet-music-online-guitar-tabsOnline guitar tabs, transcribed versions of popular tunes done by millions of our fellow pickers and posted on the web, have become the preferred method of song learning for a great many players. They are readily available on scores of tab sites and offer a fast and easy alternative to more traditional types of knowledge-gathering. The question I ask today is this: is posting one’s own version of someone else’s song a violation of their copyright and therefore against the law? Read more

Iron Maiden Guitar Lesson – Guitar Made Easy

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

adrian-smith-iron-maiden-guitar-lessonsAdrian Smith and Dave Murray developed the trademark Iron Maiden sound by combining their lead guitars to make dual solos. Smith left the band and was replaced by Janick Gers, but when Adrian Smith later rejoined Iron Maiden the trio setup was born. Adrian built his own style by fusing blues-influence licks, arpeggios and some modal playing. This combination gave him a more melodic sound, but at the same time maintained a blues-rock feel with the aggressive metal guitar sound. Read more

Whitesnake: Fool For Your Loving – Learn To Play Guitar Online

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

whitesnake-fool-for-your-loving-guitar-tab

Easy guitar song to play — This 1980s rock song by Whitesnake is full of cool bluesy riffs with jazzy minor chords and an incredible solo. You’d be a fool not to learn this one.

Whitesnake’s original lineup featured ex-Deep Purple members David Coverdale (vocals), Ian Paice (drums) and Jon Lord (keys). The band also boasted two guitarists, Bernie Marsden (lead, who left the band after recording 1982’s Saint & Sinners album) and Micky Moody (rhythm).

Even though this track has two-part guitar riffs, we’ve combined both parts to create one riff during the intro and verse (this riff is multi-tracked on the original recordings). The guitar riffs consists of power chords played over a G minor chord, which is more interesting than just banging out boring barre chords.

Another cool feature of this tune is that it uses minor 7th chords. You don’t usually find them in rock songs, but they sound great in the bridge and chorus, providing contrast to the busy verse riff. It’s important to keep your distortion levels in check when playing minor 7th chords – dial in too much and all the harmonic subtlety will be lost and you’ll end up with mush. The main riff that follows the chorus is a dual lead harmony part. We’ve tabbed both parts, so you can choose to play just the lowest line/main part.

WHITESNAKE: Fool For Your Loving – intro/chorus rhythm guitar
120 Bpm
whitesnake-fool-for-your-loving-intro-guitar-riff
The two-note powerchords that make up this riff shift around quite swiftly. To facilitate quick changing, play the chords that fall on the middle strings with a semi-barre (using your first finger on the 3rd fret and your third finger on the 5th).

WHITESNAKE: Fool For Your Loving – pre-chorus
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To prevent unwanted open strings from sounding when playing the minor 7th chords, angle your fretting finger so that it touches any adjacent strings. You should fret the lowest note with your first finger, carefully angling it so that it simultaneously mutes the fourth string.

WHITESNAKE: Fool For Your Loving – chorus
whitesnake-fool-for-your-loving-intro-guitar-chorus-guitar tab

We’ve used three-note power chord shapes in the chorus to ‘beef up’ the sound when played on one guitar. However, if you find these tricky just omit the top note (thinnest string). The high chord at the end of the 2nd bar is optional, as this would have originally been a separate overdub.

WHITESNAKE: Fool For Your Loving – interlude
whitesnake-fool-for-your-loving-intro-guitar-interlude guitar tab
If you get the chance to play with another guitarist, try to listen to each others’ vibrato – it’s important that you only use it where indicated (to avoid ‘involuntary’ vibrato), and also apply the same depth and speed to keep things from getting messy.

WHITESNAKE: Fool For Your Loving – solo
whitesnake-fool-for-your-loving-intro-guitar-solo guitar tab
Sustained tone bends with vibrato feature heavily throughout this solo, so make sure you use three fingers for the bends and only apply vibrato once you have reached the target pitch. Watch out for the unison bend at the end of the 10th bar — fret the first string with your first finger and bend the second string with your second and third fingers.

Easy Guitar Songs To Play

June 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Easy Songs Play On GuitarOften times, when someone picks up the guitar for the first time, the first thing they want to do is learn their favorite songs. However, if your favorite song happens to be Van Halen’s “Eruption”, you’re going to need a bit more experience. Beginners are better off starting with easy guitar songs that also sound good, so they don’t become discouraged and hang up the instrument before they’ve even begun to learn. Read more

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