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Five Underrated AC/DC Guitar Riffs—and How to Play Them

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If you're tired of playing the same old AC/DC riffs (and who isn't?), you're in luck.

Below, online guitar instructor Robert Baker—whose YouTube channel recently surpassed 100,000 subscribers—offers his take on five underrated AC/DC licks. Best of all, he shows you how to play them.

"AC/DC have so many killer riffs, and being a rock and roll guy I just love everything AC/DC has done," Baker says. "Here are five of my favorite underrated riffs. I would love it if you guys would list some of your favorites below."

By the way, his choices include "What Would You Do for Money Honey," "Beating Around the Bush," "All Screwed Up" and ... well, maybe you should just watch the video. You'll be happy to know that all the tabs can be found right here.

For more of Robert’s lessons, visit his YouTube channel.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.