Big Gun (Malcom)

Animated Big Gun (Malcom) tab by AC/DC on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

One of AC/DC's fan favourites, this song was created by the band for the Last Action Hero movie soundtrack. If you just want to learn the main song riffs then use this ActionTab. It shows Malcom's rhythm guitar riffs without solos all over the place. It's quite a simple song, here's the riffs:

Intro - The opening riff is nice and easy. Just E5, D5 and A5 powerchords - typical AC/DC. This riff is used more than once in the song, mostly between verse sections.

Main Riff - This catchy riff is the backbone of the song. It's a repeating riff for the main verses in the song. Use downstrokes for everything, and you can use slight palm muting to make it a bit more rocky if you like.

The riff always repeats after this A5 powerchord and last G note.

Play the riff through 4 times, and then switch it all to the A string once. It's the same riff, just shifted across by a string.

Turnaround - The song is based around a typical 12 bar rock format. Just like 12 bar blues, this means a turnaround is used to bridge song sections. In this case, the band just play this sequence of powerchords:

B5 - A5 - G5 - D5 - A5

Then replay the intro riff again, but add this cool little fill just before the main riff starts again.

Solo Backing - The only other thing to point out in the song is the backing chords played while Angus does his epic solos during the second half of the song. The good news is that it's very simple stuff. Malcom simply plays between the same E5 - A5 and D5 G5 powerchords again.

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