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Introduction To Tabs

Lesson 4: Easy Songs

Now that you know how to read tabs, play chords and power chords, and have built up the strength and coordination in your fingers, you are ready to start playing songs. TIP: Always warm-up with the exercises in Lesson 1: Starting Guitar. Do not give up on the solos, keep working until you got them. Only work on one song at a time.

AC/DC: Thunderstruck (Intro)
E
                                    B--4-0-7-4-0-7-4-0-7-4-0-7-5-0-8-5-0-8-5-0-8-5-0-8| repeat 2 times
                                    G
                                    D
                                    A
                                    E
                                    
                                    E
                                    B-12-0-10-0-9-0-10-0-9-0-7-5-0| Repeast 4 times
                                    G
                                    D
                                    A
                                    E
                                    
 
Title:
                                             Talk Dirty To Me
                                    Artist:         Poison
                                    Tabbed by:      Dave Casey
                                    
                                    
                                    Here ya go.  A real three note power chord bonanza!! 
You do not have to play all three strings in the power
                                    chords, if you prefer, you can play only the top two strings.
                                    
                                       C      D     F#   G
                                    |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------|
                                    |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|-------|
                                    |--5--5---7--7--11/12-12---------|---5--5---7--7--11/12-12---------|12-----|
                                    |--5--5---7--7--11/12-12--3times-|---5--5---7--7--11/12-12--3times-|12-----|
                                    |--3--3---5--5--9-/10-10---------|---3--3---5--5--9-/10-10---------|10-----|
                                    |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|---rake|
                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                           beats
                                    
                                      {check recording for actual timings}                           
                                       G
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--10----10--x--x--x--x----10---10--x--x--x--x--x----10---10--x--x--x--x---|
                                    |--10----10--x--x--x--x----10---10--x--x--x--x--x----10---10--x--x--x--x---|
                                    |--12----12--x--x--x--x----12---12--x--x--x--x--x----12---12--x--x--x--x---|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    1. Ya know I never, I never seen you look so good   you never act the
                                    2. Well I never, I never ever stay out late         you know that I 
                                    3. Ya know I call you, I call you on the telephone  I'm only hopin' that
                                    
                                    
                                               
                                               D                          C
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |---x------7--7--x--x--x----7--7--x---x---5--5--x--x--x----5--5--x--x--x---|
                                    |---x------7--7--x--x--x----7--7--x---x---5--5--x--x--x----5--5--x--x--x---|
                                    |---x------5--5--x--x--x----5--5--x---x---3--3--x--x--x----3--3--x--x--x---|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                        way you should, but I like it   and I know you like it too - the way 
                                        hardly wait, just to see you    and I know you cannot wait, wait to
                                        you're home, so I can hear you  when you say those words to me, and
                                    
                                                            
                                                            |-- 1st time only --|
                                    |----------------------------------9---------------------------------------|
                                    |-----------------------------6-h7---6-h7----------------------------------|
                                    |--------/--12--12------------------------6--------------------------------|
                                    |--------/--12--12---------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------/--10--10---------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                          want you    I gotta have you, oh yes I do {to verse 2}
                                          see me too  I gotta touch you   cause baby we'll be {to chorus}
                                          whisper so softly   I gotta hear you   cause baby we'll be {to chorus}
                                    
                                    
                                    Chorus
                                    |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                    |--5--5---7--7--11/12-12---------|---5--5---7--7--11/12-12-----------------|
                                    |--5--5---7--7--11/12-12--3times-|---5--5---7--7--11/12-12--3times---------|
                                    |--3--3---5--5--9-/10-10---------|---3--3---5--5--9-/10-10-----------------|
                                    |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                     at the drive-in,  in the open porch,  behind the bushes, till I'm screamin'
                                    
                                    
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |----------5--5---7--7---9--9---5--5---------------------------------------|
                                    |----------5--5---7--7---9--9---5--5------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-/-13---------------|
                                    |----------3--3---5--5---7--7---3--3------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-/-13---------------|
                                    |-----------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-/-11---------------|
                                     for more,  down the basement and lock the cellar door and baby
                                    
                                    
                                          N.C.
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |---------------------11/12-12-12-12-11/12-12------------------------------|
                                    |---------------------11/12-12-12-12-11/12-12------------------------------|
                                    |---------------------9-/10-10-10-10-9-/10-10------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      talk dirty to me {1st time back to verse 3}
                                      talk dirty to me        C.C pick up that guitar and talk to me!! {to solo}
                                    
                                    
                                    Solo (Double stop heaven!)
                                    |--------------|--------------|-----------------------------|--------------|
                                    |-5-5--4--2--0-|-5-5--4--2--0-|-12-12--11--9--7--5--4--2--0-|-5-5--4--2--0-|
                                    |-5-5--4--2--0-|-5-5--4--2--0-|-12-12--11--9--7--5--4--2--0-|-5-5--4--2--0-|
                                    |--------------|--------------|-----------------------------|--------------|
                                    |--------------|--------------|-----------------------------|--------------|
                                    |--------------|--------------|-----------------------------|--------------|
                                    
                                    
                                    |--------------|-------------------------------|----8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8--|
                                    |-5-5--4--2--0-|-7-7--7-9-9--9-11-11--11-12-12-|----8-8---8-8---8-8---8-8--|
                                    |-5-5--4--2--0-|-7-7--7-9-9--9-11-11--11-12-12-|-b10---b10---b10---b10-----|
                                    |--------------|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
                                    |--------------|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
                                    |--------------|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
                                                   
                                    
                                    |3-2-0-----------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
                                    |-----3-1-0------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
                                    |-----------4-2-0------|4-2-0------------------|-2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-5-6-6-6-7-|
                                    |-----------------4-2-0|------4-2-0------------|---------------------------|
                                    |----------------------|------------3-2-0------|---------------------------|
                                    |----------------------|------------------3-2-0|---------------------------|
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    |--------------------------|-15-15-15--------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------|----------15-15-15-----------------------------|
                                    |-b14r14-12--b14r14-12--12-|-------------------12-12-12--------------------|
                                    |--------------------------|----------------------------12-12-12-----------|
                                    |--------------------------|-------------------------------------9-9-9-----|
                                    |--------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
                                    {pre-bend and release on the 14th}                     cause baby we'll be
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                    Closing Chorus                                                     {CHANGE!}
                                    |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                    |--5--5---7--7--11/12-12---------|-5--5--7--7--11/12-12-11/12-12-11/12--10-|
                                    |--5--5---7--7--11/12-12--3times-|-5--5--7--7--11/12-12-11/12-12-11/12--10-|
                                    |--3--3---5--5--9-/10-10---------|-3--3--5--5--9-/10-10-9-/10-10-9-/10--8--|
                                    |--------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                                     at the drive-in,  in the open porch,  behind the bushes, till I'm screamin'
                                    
                                    
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |----------5--5---7--7---9--9---5--5---------------------------------------|
                                    |----------5--5---7--7---9--9---5--5------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-/-13---------------|
                                    |----------3--3---5--5---7--7---3--3------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-/-13---------------|
                                    |-----------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-/-11---------------|
                                     for more,  down the basement and lock the cellar door and baby
                                    
                                    
                                          N.C.
                                    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |---------------------12--12-12--12-9--9-9--9-5--5-5--5-7--7-7--7-/--------|
                                    |---------------------12--12-12--12-9--9-9--9-5--5-5--5-7--7-7--7-/--------|
                                    |---------------------10--10-10--10-7--7-7--7-3--3-3--3-5--5-5--5-/--------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      talk dirty to me e e e yeah                and baby talk dirty to me
                                    
                                                                        N.C.
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    |-12--12-12--11--10--9------------------------------11/12-12---------12----|
                                    |-12--12-12--11--10--9--7--7-7-/-13-----------------11/12-12-3times--12----|
                                    |-10--10-10--9---8---7--7--7-7-/-13-----------------9-/10-10---------10----|
                                    |-----------------------5--5-5-/-11----------------------------------------|
                                                  and baby             talk dirty to me
 

More Songs that are relatively easy to Play:
Brain Stew- Green Day (Good Power Chords Exercise)
About A Girl- Nirvana (Good for working on changing from chords to tabs to power chords)
I know that these may not be your favorite choice in songs (especially thoses old rock lovers who can't stand new rock), but they are good for exercising your fingers. Once you have MASTERED two or three of the tabs above, including the MUST-MASTER About A Girl and Brain Stew, then move onto Iron Man- Black Sabbath. It has a harder-ish riff, and a more difficult guitar solo. Do not give up on guitar solos! It will sometimes take a week of 3-4 hour practices a day to learn them. Once you have mastered Iron Man, then continue on to Lesson 5.

 
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