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


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

Intro, (riff 1)

Intro,(riff 2)

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)

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Who Slaughtered Your Beloved Classic Rock Song?

December 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

classic rock songs
What makes a classic rock song? Is it the legendary era it was born? The fact that you know within the first two beats that this is YOUR SONG!?! The fact that time slows down and the world shuts up followed by the inevitable yet involuntary foot tapping/head banging as you Crank it Up? Maybe, that spark that keeps you Rockin’ Out to it in your brain all day? There’s No Way anyone could perform your Jam better! Are YOUR favorite classic rock songs untouchable?

Let’s consider Limp Bizkit’s cover of The Who’sBehind Blue Eyes.” There was nothing particularly different or special about the song to make it unforgettable. Honestly, their mediocre at best cover sounds like a last-minute studio track filler. Fred Durst lacks the emotion and passion Roger Daltry brings to the table in the original version. To top it off, the best part of the song was cut out completely! Overall, an anticipated disappointment. Read more

Top 10 Guitar Riffs Of The 1980s?

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Top 10 Guitar RiffsTop 10 Guitar riffs by — 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 


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
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
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

Ultimate Guitar Riff Challenge

June 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ultimate Guitar Riff ChallengeI was reading some random guitar magazine the other day and noticed an article titled; “extreme but essential guitar tip”, which I thought was pretty cool. So for fun I recommend you give this a try at home.

The Random Element!
Take your guitar and pick three notes above the 12th fret of the guitar. These three notes are your new friends! Now comes the fun part…
You’re going to write a riff or progression using the chords G, C and D.

You may think that’s easy enough, but the tricky part is that you have to incorporate the three notes you selected earlier into this riff. ‘Impossible‘ you cry. ‘Those three notes are miles away from those chords!‘ But it’s not as difficult as you might think. Okay, so you’re not going to get a Bob Dylan three-chord classic, but you will get something you’d never have thought of before… and probably something very original!

Let me know what you come up with. I welcome you to post your YouTube video of the guitar riff that you came up with! Now go ROCK YOUR AX OFF! Join us at guitar forum. See you there! Read more

Beginner Guitar Chords Lesson – 3 String Chords C, G and D7

January 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Beginner Guitar Chords LessonWhen we start learning to play the guitar we do it for one reason, to learn chords. After all songs are made up of chords right? Of course if you’re a beginner yourself and have tried learning chords you can probably vouch for just how difficult it can be to make those shapes, keep your fingers on the strings without blunting those below them and so fourth. Read more

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