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Back in Black – Nail the Rhythm Nail the Riff!

Back in Black – Nail the Rhythm Nail the Riff!

Back in Black Permutations

In this video, I show you how to effectively practice the main riff of AC/DC’s Back in Black on bass using permutations and rhythmic drills. Nail the rhythm, nail the riff. Get the technique and you are rocking! Get Back in Black for real!



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Video Transcript

Had a student the other day who was struggling with this: [🎵 Back in Black riff 🎵]. First of all, watch the technique. If you have ever practiced my Pivot permutations, that’s where they pay off: one-two, one -three, one-four (almost).

Let’s look at the Rhythm for a second. These are mini groups of threes: 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3. The rhythm de-da, da-da, da-da. What I recommend for you to really feel this rhythm is not so much to break it down in its quarter note components, which is also something you could do, but this one really thrives of being a group of three being moved over a straight groove.

Don’t touch the metronome – just feel it in half time. Groups of threes [🎵🎵🎵🎵] and then you take out the “training wheel” [🎵🎵🎵🎵] Just feel that note that you just played with the training wheel [🎵🎵🎵🎵] … and without [🎵🎵🎵🎵] Double time [🎵🎵🎵🎵]

I am playing on my Marleaux Consat

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