Beating Around the Bush

Animated Beating Around the Bush tab by AC/DC on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

Here's a song with some great classic rock riffing, from the usual masters - AC/DC. Here we see Malcom's rhythm guitar. All the main song riffs are here, and it is easier than the advanced lead stuff played by Angus.

Chorus Riff - For Malcom, The song starts with the main chorus riff. He comes in along with the drums and bass. The riff is played the same way each time in the song. It's very repetitive and quite short. It's not an easy riff because it is fast and uses hammers and pull offs. The best way to practice is to take it really slow, get the actions right and then keep working the speed. It will come with some patience and application. The rest of the song is much easier to learn...

Verse Riff - The verse riff is easier, especially if you can already play the chorus. It is just a few short powerchord stabs (E5-D5-A5 which AC/DC love using so much) and finishes with the tail end of the chorus riff. It's very short and repetitive, much simpler than the chorus. At the end of the verses, the riff changes slightly. Just play this simple chord progression:

E5 - D5 - A5 - E5

Solo Backing - This is a very easy part to play. And is the exact same for both solos in the song. While Angus plays his solo, here Malcom just batters out some very simple powerchords. We've taken out the solo so you can hear them better. The progression is:

A5 - D5 - A5 (repeat)

B5 - E5 - B5 (repeat)

B5 - D5 - E5

Listen to the ActionTab to get the sense of duration / strumming for each chord.

Outro - The outro for the song is just plenty of epic E5 strumming until the end!

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