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/ AC/DC / Back in Black (1980) / Back In Black guitar tab

Back In Black - AC/DC
from the 1980 album BACK IN BLACK

Good song, but you'll have to forgive me if the tab ain't perfect.
This is only the main riffs, and I'm doin' it from memory.

KEY:
 T = play with thumb
 / = slide up
 \ = slide down
 ^ = bend 	^q = quarter tone	^h = half tone		^F = full tone
	if letter is above the fret #, note is bent THEN picked
 h = hammer
 p = pull-off
 g = grace note - written above note to be 'graced'
 ~ = vibrato


Oh, and X's mean make that chopping noise that Angus Young makes in the song.
I shouldn't really need to tab that part out...

Opening riff (played behind verses as well):

---------------------|-------3-0------------|
---------------------|-----------3-0--------|
------7-7-7----------|---------------2^F^p0-|
--2---7-7-7--7-7-7---|-X-X-X----------------|
--2---5-5-5--7-7-7---|-X-X-X----------------|
--0----------5-5-5---|-X-X-X----------------|

---------------------|----------------------|
---------------------|----------------------|
------7-7-7----------|----------------------|
--2---7-7-7--7-7-7---|----------------------|
--2---5-5-5--7-7-7---|--2---2---2---2-------|
--0----------5-5-5---|----4---5---6---7\----|


The Chorus:
----------------|-----|--3-----------|------|--3--|-------|
----------------|-----|--3--3--------|------|--3--|-3-3-3-|
--2-----4--2--4-|--%--|--0--2--2---2-|--%---|--0--|-2-2-2-|
--2--2--4--2--4-|--%--|-----0--2---2-|--%---|--0--|-0-0-0-|
--0--2--2--0--2-|-----|--------0---0-|------|-----|-------|
-----0----------|-----|----------3---|------|--3--|-------|

That later riff:
(play each part a couple of times - listen to the tape!)
First half (4 times?)
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
-----5-4-2--4------2---2---2----|
--0------------4~----5---6---7\-|

Second half (2 times?)
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
-----5-4-2--4------2---2---2----|
--0------------4~----5---6---7\-|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|

That's all I know from memory - I'm sorry I don't have the solos down, but
I'm just not a big fan. Anyway, let me know if you found the tab useful, and
don't say Harvard students don't do cool things on Saturday nights!!!! ;-)

TRY THIS VERSION


  Verse  4x
e:-------2--2--2-------------3-0-----------------------2--2--2---------------|
B:-------3--3--3------------------3--0-----------------3--3--3---------------|
G:-------2--2--2----2--2--2-------------b(2)-0---------2--2--2-----2--2--2---|
D:2------0--0--0----2--2--2-----------------------2----0--0--0-----2--2--2---|
A:2-----------------0--0--0-----------------------2----------------0--0--0---|
E:0-----------------------------------------------0--------------------------|


                                Bridge
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------2-------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------3--3-------|
G:------------------------------2-----4--2--4----2-----4--2--4----0--2--2----|
D:------------------------------2--2--4--2--4----2--2--4--2--4----0--0--2----|
A:-2-----2-----2-----2----------0--2--2--0--2----0--2--2--0--2----0-----0----|
E:----4-----5-----6-----7----------0----------------0-------------3--------3b|


                                                                   Well I'm b
e:------------2--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------3--3----------------------------------------------------3---------|
G:-----2---0--2--2--------2---2-----4--2--4----2-----2--4--2--4----0---------|
D:-----2---0--0--2--------2---2--2--4--2--4----2--2--2--4--2--4----0---------|
A:-----0---0-----0--------0---0--2--2--0--2----0--2--0--2--0--2----0--strum-5|
E:(4)------3--------3b(4)--------0----------------0----------------3---------|


  Back in black                         repeat verse 2x then bridge       Ryth
e:---------------2--2--2-----------------------------------------------------|

B:---------------3--3--3-----------------------------------------------------|

G:---------------2--2--2-----------------------------------------------------|

D:---------------0--0--0--------------------------------------------------2--|

A:--or-6---times----------------------------------------------------------2--|

E:------------------------------------------------------------------------0--|


  em 1 solo 4 times then bridge again
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-7--7--7---6--6--6--------------------------------7--7--7--6--6--6-----2---|
D:-7--7--7---6--6--6---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2--7--7--7--6--6--6--2--2--2|
A:-5--5--5---4--4--4---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2--5--5--5--4--4--4--2--0--2|
E:---------------------0--0--0---0--0--0---0--0--0--------------------0-----0|


          riff a 4x                                    riff b 2x  repeat riff
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--2---------------------------------------------------0--5--4--2--4-----2--|
D:--2------------------------------------------------------------------3-----|
A:--0------0--5--4--2--4-----2-----2-----2-----2-----------------------------|
E:------------------------3-----4-----5-----6-----7--------------------------|

                                                                     
   a 2x then bridge again         Then play rythem for the solo again
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:---2-----2-----2---------------------------------------------------|
D:4-----5-----6-----7------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|


AC/DC albums
2000 Stiff Upper Lip
1995 Ballbreaker
1990 The Razor's Edge
1988 Blow Up Your Video
1986 Who Made Who
1985 Fly On The Wall
1984 '74 Jalbreak
1983 Flick of the Switch
1981 For Those About To Rock
1980 Back in Black
1979 Highway To Hell
1978 Powerage
1977 Let There Be Rock
1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
1976 High Voltage
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