Angus Young Playing Secrets

Long-time Guitar World Associate Editor, columnist and transcriber Andy Aledort masterfully teaches you how to play like the legendary Angus Young of AC/DC. He does this in the most effective way possible—by looking at Angus’ playing style and techniques, as featured on five classic AC/DC songs: “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hell’s Bells” and “For Those About to Rock.” But rather than just show you how to play these songs, Andy provides invaluable insight into Angus’ signature approach to both rhythm and lead playing, including the guitarist’s go-to scales and fretboard patterns, unique, shimmering finger vibrato and soulful blues-rock-style string bending techniques, use of open strings and double-stops in licks and how he combines open chords, barre chords and single-note bass melodies to forges huge-sounding hard rock riffs.