Rebel Rebel

Animated Rebel Rebel tab by David Bowie on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This song is based on a single riff. In fact, that main riff is one of the most recognised hooks in popular music. Most people will have heard it somewhere along the way. It kicks in right from the beginning of the song:

Main Riff

It's a simple blues rock riff, similar in style to the Rolling Stones way of playing. The riff is highly repetitive and quite short, making it quick to learn 90% of the song in no time. Bowie only uses moderate overdrive / distortion to get that muddy guitar sound. So don't overdo the distortion!

The only other main part to the song is the chorus:


This is occasionally played in the song and is a fairly simple chord sequence.

Those two parts are all you need to know to get through the song!

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