Eye of the Tiger

Animated Eye of the Tiger tab by Survivor on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This is a good song for beginners to learn some solid guitar basics. We've condensed both guitars from the song into one ActionTab to show you all the riffs together:

Riff 1 - This is the rhythm guitar part and is played constantly throughout much of the song. Use a clean guitar sound. It is just constant alternate down / up picking on the C note. Break it down into 4's and play the first stroke a bit harder than the next 3 notes like so:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - etc

That 1st pickstroke will always be a downstroke. This is called 'accenting' and is a useful way to help you keep your timing consistent. Listen carefully to the ActionTab and you will hear that accent.

To learn more about alternate picking check out this Core Skills section.

Riff 2 - To keep these powerchords punchy it is important to mute inbetween strikes.

Riff 3 - Start with the C5 powerchord again, but this time shift up to alternate between Eb major and Bb major (partial chords). Add a little vibrato at the end of this Eb major for seasoning.

Riff 4 - In the verses a piano repeats through 4 simple chords. There's room to play them on guitar too, which is what we've done here (turn your volume knob down to get a cleaner sound):

C minor - Ab major - Bb major - C minor (repeat)

Riff 5 - Some straightforward rock riffing here, which ends on this little ascending lick.

Riff 6 - Just some atmosperic lead guitar in the song. Just play these 3 double stops (a double stop is where you play 2 notes together) and add vibrato. Nice and easy.

The rest of the song is just a repetition of all these riffs. Have fun!

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