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Talking Technique: The Thunder Episode

Today we’re bringing the thunder! We’ll be borrowing from AC/DC guitarist Angus Young by playing the opening riffs from “Thunderstruck.” Not only does this enable you to massively impress the guitar players in your life, but the riff is a lot of fun to play, and a great technical challenge.

How do we even tackle a fast and furious riff like that? What strategies are helpful? Check out eight tips and ideas for that in today’s episode.

Make sure to follow along with this PDF for the riff plus two different ways to practice it.

Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book "Music Theory for the Bass Player” and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. Contact her via her blog or website.

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