Why do so many play this riff wrong? #3 | AC/DC
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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    JUST TO BE ABSOLUTELY SURE: I have huge respect for all those bands in these examples I showed. I'm not shaming anyone, I love folks that go out there and play. There isn't a better learning school than just doing it. ๐Ÿ’ช And if that is what you want, feel free to forget about this video entirely. But if you want to able to analyze some mistakes, and make your performance groove even more, maybe you'll like the message of this video! ๐Ÿ™‚ Peace out!
    Oh, and I have nothing against making a riff your own.. But make sure not to ditch the groove whilst doing it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Shtop! Dish groove ish not ready yet! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Where is that shirt from?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Awesome Paul!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I guess that's when you guitar players remember that timing matters to more than just the drummer and bassist

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I though it was Rock You Like A Hurricane, but I'm no musician ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    THIS VIDEO IS AWESOME!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Great videos. Love from Singapore. ๐Ÿค˜

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Paul, great explanation! Timing and Groove is so AC/DC… Thanks for the video!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    When i listen to the Riverplate live video, Angus needs some coaching on this issue as well……..

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    This video is an important lesson for all musicians, not just guitarists playing ACDC. Playing pick up notes at the correct time and keeping a steady tempo are NECESSARY for playing any instrument.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    So happy to find out I play it right. My little brother is a drummer so I had a….. cheat sheet if you will since we both started music at about 6 or 7. ๐Ÿ˜

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Didn't you go over the Prodigy track that does the same? This effect is very trippy to me when I'm not yet familiar with the groove or when it actually switches in the course of a track (This can be really jarring but cool), but it never confuses me when I've actually listened to a track even just once and I'm not sure why it throws people off, how they would just forget the relation it has to the rest of the track's rhythms and harmony.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Excellent paul ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Groove is more important then harmony….And forgotten by most guitar players to focus on as …MOST important aspect of music.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    3 chords, the first three chords……

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I knew it before you play the note

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    What is Paul's Tone King model? I can see its a 2 x 12 combo .. but what is the exact model pls.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Whatโ€™s the app ? 6:40

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    AC/DC ,we just bought Phil Rudds restaurant here in Tauranga NZ. Great band, great upload !

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Lionel messi really is a multitalent. big athlete AND artist ๐Ÿค—

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I have no problem following the groove. Iโ€™m a guitarist, not a drummer, but for some reason I have an internal metronome like a drummer.

    Maybe I chose the wrong instrument, lol

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I had this struggle when I was beginning to learn how to play guitar during college. I also played the piano when I was younger. My old piano teacher said I can somehow use those timing techniques I learned from the piano to improve my guitar playing and I have to say she was right.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    5:14 i agree with everything after what you said there.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Rhythm guitar is always underrated among guitar players. Iโ€™ve played with countless leads with ADD and no sense of groove.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I wonder if Cathy Lee ever sang those three notes on Name That Tune. "La la la.."

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Why is every video example he views is blurred??

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Learnt something new.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    You should do Play That Funky Music next. The riff at the end of the chorus starts on the 5th degree, not the octave like the vocals. Also, most guitarists Iโ€™ve played with neglect to play the two chords supporting the riff, and instead they double the bass line.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Paul, could you make the first notes are bar 4 crotchets, or does it have to be quavers for the note length played?

    Is the intro in 5/4 or is the first bar an anacrusis?
    Cheers

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Luckily, I've always had the rhythm in my balls which makes my left leg twitch and my right leg triggers my right hand to inspire my left hand to not f**k it all up.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    When you watch Angus Young play this, the dude is heavily nodding to the beat during the solo intro. He's in that groove and he ain't jumping out.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    Is this another "they don't start on the 1" video? I always felt it was a little odd… Guess I'll find out if I watch the rest eh?? If it is, someone should do a video highlighting all the songs that so that. There's a Radiohead song, something by like Kings of Leon maybe….. Prob a million others

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    I have one song i play 'wrong'. When i play and sing 1979 by smashing pumpkins I alter the phrasing of the riff.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    All the comments from "drummers, and bass players" about guitarist lack of groove… you should be ashamed. You are likely not so good yourself.
    We are all in the same boat. Help people overcome something, rather than rip them on YouTube. Music is fucking hard, and easy too. As a multi instrumentalist, engineer.. I laugh at all these separations of ideals. It's why your bands Likely suck. Work TOGETHER!
    You are not the groove god you think you are… be a fucking team player.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Daaamn those clip edits are smooth

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    It would have been nice to hear Angus actually playing the riff, instead of your voice over bullshit.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Can the next one please be the intro of aces high by iron maiden? The notes are the same but yet sound so different

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I am enjoying the videos. I have been playing for 30+ years but very infrequently. When I was in a band I never worked on timing ans we could have used some grove. I did have a cool experience though where I was singing along to the radio, my friend didn't like the song and turned it off. I kept signing and he finally relented and turned the song back on and I was perfectly in time with the song.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    and four and

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Very well edited and well done video, youโ€™ve got a sub from myself.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    i used to get into many arguments about this exact issue ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Awesome, awesome, awesome vid. I surely made this mistake with my band in the past.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I already knew that thereโ€™s an upbeat, but itโ€™s still funny to see how many people do this wrong. On the other hand, itโ€™s expectable because Highway to Hell is pretty easy and better for beginners.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I think that people not know when to alternate rhythm picking strokes, to get the grind and syncopation- so they muff it all up playing spazzy little downstrokes, and they fall out of time.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    I thought it was Scorpion's "Rock You Like A Hurricane
    " xD

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