"The AC/DC 5"

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  • Shodai

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Well that ain’t “plain’ on the porch”! Very cool lesson for some down and dirty, nitty gritty Rick and roll!
    Every time I get to thinking that you’re just about done with things to offer you go and surprise me with something like this!

    • PAUL

      Reply Reply January 6, 2019


      • Grammar Police

        Reply Reply July 17, 2020

        You need grammar/spelling lessons!!!!

      • David

        Reply Reply August 16, 2022

        I know this will probably sound so basic but for several years I played guitar with my fingers , no pick. Now I’m trying to use a pick and I just can’t seem to keep a hold on it, especially on faster rhythms, Any Thoughts, or things to try to remedy this? Thanks

        • F8TLSTK

          Reply Reply September 7, 2023

          Just keep plugging away. I like playing with my fingers too-more natural but i also pick because you can do different stuff with the pick-like hard rock and more power.

    • David

      Reply Reply February 6, 2020

      Send me lessons link. Please

    • Marc Aaron Stone

      Reply Reply April 23, 2020

      You have very good tone & you make your class easy to understand . and I like the fact that you count ,

      • Ian Stobbart

        Reply Reply January 4, 2021

        Another great example
        Thank you griff

    • Will

      Reply Reply July 19, 2020

      Cool, thanks

  • Vince

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Now a Classic Rock Unleashed would be something I would be very interested in!

    • Mj Grey

      Reply Reply March 12, 2017

      Massive up vote on Vince’s idea. “Classic Rock Unleashed” especially if there iis a bass version too.


      • River Tramp WA Australia

        Reply Reply March 13, 2017

        That was the Classic Rock Unleashed – CRU course.

    • Terry

      Reply Reply February 17, 2020

      Wow, Griff, this is awesome! But now my wife has banished me to the garage. And if I buy an overdrive pedal I may get chased out of the county. But all in the name of rock ‘n roll!

  • Steve

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Great stuff Griff. Is this part of an upcoming full course?

  • Andy Jones

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    I think there is a course there! As Muddy Waters said it is the baby!

  • Juanlu

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Once again, great lesson man! When I was younger I was always arguing with those who labelled ACDC as a “heavy” band, I told them that it should be called “hard rock” and it also had a LOT of BLUES influence (at least to my ears), everyone called me crazy for seeing that blues ACDC influence……

  • Derrick Dean

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Griff A lot of fun right there thank you

  • Phil Moore

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Any chance of this becoming a classic rock DVD series? Thanks for video – enjoyed playing the old hits!

  • John

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Nice lesson, always good to spread out for some fun

  • John

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Nice lesson, always good to spread out for some fun music

  • Eric G.

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Griff, please, PLEASE tell me that you’re coming up with a Classic Rock course. I am sooo getting it.

  • Martin

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Hey Griff

    Thanks again for your quick tutorials, I really enjoyed this one back to my teen years :). Looking forward to more.

    I have the original BGU course, which never grows old. I love the blues and once I got back in to playing guitar, this course has helped me soooo much in furthering more guitar playing as well as my musical knowledge and understanding of music… the rest is so important…

    Once again love the tutorial and I like the fact that you mix it up…. looking forward to rest

    Have a good one


    • Lawrence

      Reply Reply June 3, 2021

      Get rid of wife. Leave country. Buy another axe.

  • daniel hoehne

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Super groovy

  • Mark a Wales uk

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Cheers Griff
    For the lesson like the tab underneath 😎🎶

  • Ira Horowitz

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Please do classic rock guitar unleashed as a course!

  • mike zeoli

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Griff , this is a great lesson . I have a zoom 505 II , and I will play around today to find the sound like you played . Thanks Griff . Mike Z.

  • Brian Roberts

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Cool, this is great. Thanks Griff

  • Brian Roberts

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    I would buy CRG Unleashed…

    • Babette LeBlanc

      Reply Reply March 12, 2017

      I’d buy it too!!

  • Jim

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Love it. The blues and rock and rock and roll go hand in hand. Would love to see even more blues based.rnr lessons. Particularly the double stop licks and box 1 licks by Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore. I play mostly blues based rock, but apply your BGU leddons, which has made me a much better rock player.

  • Brian Roberts

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Yardbirds “Train kepta rolling”, Beat Club version on ytube

  • Gary Hylton

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017


    Thanks for this wonderful lesson! You clearly put a lot of time into this one! It is coupled with your vocals of explanation, backing tracks, tabs, and I really liked what I will call the red bouncing ball over the chord changes. I have bought several of your courses over the years and have always been well pleased!

    Thanks for everything you do to help those of us who play guitar — play a little better!

    Old School & Still Rockin’

  • William Nickerson

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Love the blues, and have most of your courses, came from a rock background, would buy this to bring them together!

  • Gary

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017


    • Casey Brose

      Reply Reply February 2, 2020

      Thank you again! You have the best stuff.
      Crank it up and play it.

  • Gary Hunt

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Fun Griff thanks

  • Graham

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Rock on Tommy !

    Lets have more of this stuff please

  • steven sherman

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Griff you are the absolute bomb, ive always thought ive had a weird learning disability and perhaps i do , but just this 5 minute video changed me immesureably !!! Thnx for the years of being the giving Griff you are !!! If i ever get to Cali. Or you to upstate ny i sooo owe you a good meal !!! God bless you and yours !!! Steve

  • Pat B

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Thanks, I’ve been playing that Cadd9 and wondering what it is.

  • Chris

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Thanks Griff for this lesson. I’ve been meaning to learn these tunes and now you’ve got me started. Thanks for all you do to help so many get better.

  • Colin G Campbell

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Thanks Griff for these classic AC/DC chords and reminding us that ‘Blues’ remains the priority of what you will be teaching.

  • Rick

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    EGDAB+ is how I’ll remember this. Pronounce it “eggdab”. Great stuff. Simple is always good. I really get a lot out of these videos!

  • Tony

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Awesome lesson, as always …..a natural progression from BGU….

    • Tony

      Reply Reply March 11, 2017

      As a follow-up to my comment….a mini-course around this idea as a supplement to BGU (or standalone)….

  • Gary Hylton

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017


    This is my second try at saying thank you for this lesson. You clearly put a lot of time and effort into it! It has everything! Vocals and demonstration, tabs, backing tracks, and I like the little bouncing red ball showing the chord changes. I have several of your courses and they are all excellent.

    Thanks for everything you do to help those of us who play guitar — play better!

    Old School & Still Rockin’

  • Dave

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Great stuff. Just want to say thank you Griff. All of your videos are very much appreciated and almost always helpful to me.

  • Scott R

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    I’m thrilled to see this lesson!
    As one of the guys asking for more blues rock content the last couple of years, It’s awesome to see what looks to be the start of a cool new course. Thank you for adding this to the mix.
    Griff, I hope that you’ll provide some tone suggestions in addition to the technique. I’d love to hear more about how we can dial up our guitars/amps/pedals to get a tone that roughly matches what we hear from our rock heroes.
    Again, thanks for doing this and for listening to those of us who like the harder edgier side of the blues. I can’t wait to see who else besides AC/DC you’re going to include in the mix.

  • Leo Moranti

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Awesome as always. I hope this is about to be an introduction to a new course. Come on Griff!!!!!

  • Lori

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Oh yeah! Thanks Griff. This will be fun to work on this weekend.

  • Reid Kingsbury

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    I never was an AC/DC fan. And I thought I knew about power chords. But ‘ll be damned if Griff Hamlin didn’t just teach me something — again! I stayed away from power chords because mine were so muddy. And now I know why. Thanks Griff.

  • Brent

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Yesssss! Been waiting on this for many years! Thank you, Griff for finally doing for us rockers what you have done for the blues. I sincerely hope this turns into a whole course. I would definitely buy it.

  • Mr Griffin

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Griff is a fantastic guitarist !

  • Mr Griffin

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Thank you Griff.

  • Jim brown

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    When will you have a videos and tab book available to purchase, The blues had a baby
    Rock and roll.. Thks, Jim

  • Jeremy Fredrikson

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Great bread and butter chords! Man, would I love to see a lesson for AC/DC’s “Ride On” show up in a future Blues Gig In A Box or as an individual lesson (maybe some “Bluesy Rock” Gig In A Box sets would be an idea to think about since so many of us, like you, were also drawn to the blues via falling in love with the bluesier sounds of certain classic rock bands of the 60s-80s). If “Ride On” ain’t a sweeeeet blues song in the purest sense with some tasty and soulful solos, then I don’t know what is. Love that song! Thanks as always for the lessons, Griff. You rock! It’s been a blast growing more and more as a blues guitar player thanks to your teachings. You are very much appreciated by all of us who have been lucky enough to find you among the gazillion teachers out there in today’s haphazard online world of guitar lessons. Your love for blues and for teaching it via a methodical, detailed, clearly explained, and superbly organized approach is so refreshing and helpful for those of us who have been looking to build a solid blues guitar foundation not only to walk on but to jump on in joy as we keep getting more and more “a-ha!” moments. With your lessons, we learn to practice with a purpose, connect the dots, and eventually (often sooner than later due to the clear, thorough and easily worded explanations) understand things that once seemed like a foreign language to us when we attempted to run with our heads in the clouds before learning to walk on solid ground. It’s so much cooler and encouraging to walk with style and with a purpose than to make like a B-Movie Scream Queen and trip on or be paralyzed by the gazillion random and unorganized guitar lesson videos in the world of youtube not knowing which path to take. There’s a lot of great stuff on youtube, but it’s like a bunch of puzzle boxes were opened and the pieces scattered to the wind. If we mix them, we might make a big mess. Your teaching method and lessons are like a magic puzzle with pieces that can be put together in different ways but still fit and make pictures that turn out cool. Maybe more like those old Colorforms where there’s a setting underneath (the blues) but you can put a variety of stickem’s on top: characters (I remember my old Spiderman one), clothes, furniture pieces, and props (solos, licks, riffs, rhythm ideas) in all kinds of different poses (changing the order around) and make new scenes (songs). It’s great!.

    • Scott R

      Reply Reply March 13, 2017

      If you like Ride On, you’ll love Down Payment Blues. It’s part of their early catalog and is a hidden gem. Check it out…

  • Fred St Clair

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Thanks for another great lesson. Like so many others have said, you should offer a course in this style.

  • Michael Mason

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Thanks Griff. This is a logical extension for BGU. My theory is there’s no such thing as lost effort and every particle of knowledge makes a difference. I used some of these ideas to turn some blues tunes into blues rock and it gave them new life. Based on the comments, it looks like there are a lot of rockers that would like to learn more from you. Well? …. We’re waiting.

  • Ian Johnson

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Great stuff Griff

    BGU is truly great course, you just gotta put together it’s sister course RGU!
    Best Regards

  • Dennard

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Let’s rock!!!!!!

  • Steve

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Hey Griff, sounds awesome. I love the blues but this was a cool change. Also, it might give you a little more arsenal to incorporate into your blues playing. Knowledge of music structure is always a good thing. Thanks Griff for all your help. Rock/Blues on……

  • Dave

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Hello Griff,

    I think it is definitely something you should think of putting together as a complete course. I am a Blues player but lets face it there is something about playing rhythm along with a beat with lots of open rock chords is a blast. I think also it would be inspirational for a lot of guitarists because it is fairly simple and straight forward. Throw in a few simple riffs and all of a sudden you have a rock song!! Do It!!



  • Jack

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    I agree with everyone this was very interesting. Looking forward to more “classic rock”. It’s probably a good way to expand and even enhance my blues. Wish I had seen this about 30 years ago.

  • Alan Gentry

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    Please more of blues rock. Do you have a course for blues rock.

  • Worth

    Reply Reply March 11, 2017

    This is fantastic, Griff! I’ll echo the other requests for Classic Rock Unleashed course, and I. Price that you already have the domain set up so you’re half way there.

    I can only imagine how time consuming it would be to teach every solo and riff in a given song, so if that’s too much of an obstacle to creating a course, what about just the basics of the chord voicings and positions, along with the main riffs and advice on key and scale to solo in so we can use rhe improvisational chops and licks you’ve been teaching us.

  • david moon

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    I sometimes noodle around with those chords when practicing. I hadn’t really thought about the muting of the 3rd. Based on the production values, it’s pretty obvious there’s a new course coming.

  • Lee Nudelman

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Best explanation of this subject I’ve seen. Your enthusiasm really comes through, a change of pace is a great thing! There are a lot of classic rock tunes that are valuable in learning how to use the boxes for soloing, and a new format to use inspires new creativity, thanks don’t be afraid to deviate a bit, there’s interest for this.

  • Stu Benson

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Hi Griff,
    Either you worked very hard on this lesson or your brain is tuned into many layers of music.
    A great lesson which for this community is out of the box (1,2,3,4,or 5).
    many thanks for opening my eyes and ears.

  • Gavan Kinna

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Oh Max
    Oh 99
    Oh Max
    Oh 99
    Ohhh Max

  • Chuck

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Enough teasing! I’m ready to get it!

  • Paul

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Crimes….classic lesson.Nice to see variation in the in style and presentation looking forward to more…Cheeeeeers.

  • Phillip Martin

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Wow ! What a great lesson, is there anything you can’t do Griff ?. I’m really looking forward to the next one. So Gimme Moore (Gary Moore).
    Many thanks for this. All the best. Phill Martin (PeeJay).

  • MinorPentatonicAddict

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Hopefully a new course in the works!!!

  • Jay Meeboer

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Awesome lesson Griff and finally some hard Rock blues I enjoy! This is one of the best , most enjoyable videos you have ever done, I love Rocking out to ACDC ….Thank you Griff!

  • Will Gonzalez

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Somehow you managed to get me playing that AC/DC G5 and D/F# is 10 seconds. For the longest time, just staring at the tabs and trying to finger it for some reason just never sunk in for me. This actually explained it! And yes, I vote affirmative on the Classic Rock course. Sign me up!

  • Will Holmer

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    I have used a lot of your courses Griff, I would certainly go in for on on this kind of blues / rock. You keep me playing! Thanks !

  • Rich Hughes

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Griff…that’s good stuff if you start a classic rock unleashed…I’m in!


  • Neil

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Classic Rock unleashed all the way. At the end of the day (it’s dark) most rocking genre’s come from blues why not explore them.

  • Brian

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    I enjoy your ability to dumb down the guitar. Open power chords, never would’ve figured that out. Guess that’s why you’re da man.Look forward to your tips every day. Can’t thank you enough. Your easy to watch, I think that’s because your not full of yourself. Thanks again.

  • wayne

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    this as to go further

  • Erik S. Friis

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Griff, I have most of your courses. I want Classic Rock Unleashed! Your buddy’s Crossroads course not so good. Love to see you take us through the whole solo a step at a time (pay a couple bucks to do it and it would be a huge seller!!) and a lot more Cream stuff too. Cream was the ultimate power trio. Blues is great but gets boring Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed in my mind would be a lot more fun. I also sent you an email about maybe doing a Jazz Guitar Unleashed with a friend who is a big name in Jazz. Hope you’ll reply to it. CRGU is awesome!!!

  • Sandie Rowe

    Reply Reply March 12, 2017

    Griff……You know how I just love AC/DC. Thanks for the lesson.

  • Randy Signor

    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    OK, you’ve hooked all of us: when will it be released and where does the line start; I’ll bring refeshments

  • Mark

    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    Hey Griff,

    Great stuff, thanks for the lesson. Can I make a request? I saw your group last year at a Guitar Show in Tacoma Wa and you were really impressively jamming a couple of Robin Trower songs. So, in that spirit, how about an awesome Griff does Trower lesson.


  • Walter

    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    Thank you for the very enjoyable AC/DC mini lesson. Lookin’ forward to your new course.

  • RobJ

    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    Nice one, Griff. That perked me up. I’ll get out my old junior school uniform for this one 🙂

  • Michael Chappell

    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    Hi Griff,

    Awsome lesson, I think you have just woken up all the Blues ( Muddy Waters Babies out there in BGU land ) . I am not into this heavy OD stuff until now but could get into it at a later stage.

    Maybe you could create a CRGU (Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed Course similar to a BGIAB).

    Michael-Sydney-Australia. March 2017

  • Phil

    Reply Reply March 13, 2017

    I love the blues but this was a great diversion to typical blues chords and licks. Looking forward to having fun with this!

  • Pontoon

    Reply Reply March 14, 2017

    Looks like another great course coming Griff! CRGU I’m in……

    Pete – Perth Australia

  • Doug

    Reply Reply March 14, 2017

    I am Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed ready..! Standing-by, holding my breath with credit card in hand to buy the full course..! I just bought a Gibson Les Paul Standard for my upcoming 50th birthday so the timing is perfect..! 👍🎉🍻

  • Adam

    Reply Reply March 15, 2017

    Very interested in this Griff thanks for sharing……

  • Steven Siegel

    Reply Reply March 15, 2017

    Once again you bring out what it is to be on top of guitar playing and how it is truly in form done correctly. The Rollings stone are I think the longest running Band That I am aware of. That are still alive.

    Great how too do it correctly Video

  • andrea reid

    Reply Reply March 15, 2017

    thank you, grate job

  • andy

    Reply Reply March 16, 2017

    Griff- I needed this! Thanks and keep this style stuff coming. Always liked your teaching and explanations. Rock on man!! 🙂

  • Chuck3

    Reply Reply March 17, 2017

    Love that Bon Scott Era riffing. And BinB too. Super power stuff. Many thanks for the outside blues lesson!

  • Michael Love

    Reply Reply March 18, 2017

    Funk 49 would be great😎

    • WillyDaC

      Reply Reply March 14, 2023

      Funk 49 is actually pretty simple, as long as you can bend like Joe Walsh. It’s really not difficult to play, it’s just hard to sound like Joe Walsh.

  • Frank O'Cknnor

    Reply Reply March 19, 2017

    Great Lesson Griff. Really enjoyed. Especially the power chord thing. Thank you

  • Bill

    Reply Reply March 19, 2017

    I’m glad I stuck around ! I’ve been a BGU member for about 3 years, but blues isn’t exactly my favorite genre…. I’m more of a classic rock & metal guy. However, I’ve learned quite a bit in my 3 years of playing and being a BGU member. Griff, your teaching skills and methods are phenomenal !!! This new CRU thing caught my attention right away, and I’m hoping to revitalize my love for this instrument even further thru your new coarse. Thanks so much Griff !!!

  • steve

    Reply Reply March 19, 2017

    Hi griff,thanks for this lesson I like this sort of music and would like to learn others like Slade and motorhead.This has been a grate help to me.

  • frm

    Reply Reply June 27, 2017

    Hi Griff can’t open the TAB ‘blocked plug in’ I’, using Safari on Mac with Sierra OS. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • Jim C

    Reply Reply June 27, 2017

    Griff: This is one of my favorite lessons. I am a beginning guitar player who loves ac/dc. Great job. Would love to hear more. Jim

  • daniel

    Reply Reply June 27, 2017

    Thanks so much Griff. That’s lesson help a lot, Very kind of you master!

  • ChrisGSP

    Reply Reply December 6, 2017

    Griff, saw this when you posted it previously, really great. Sadly, Malcolm Young, who most probably originally played this, died this past week. In fact, just a few weeks after his older brother George (Harry Vanda and George Young, songwriters and members of the Easybeats) died. – they also wrote and performed as “Flash and the Pan”. Malcolm has been eulogised all over the world and remembered as the driving force of AC/DC. So, BGU-ers, learn this and play it in Mal’s memory. Cheers from his homeland here in Aus, ChrisG.

  • Mark d.

    Reply Reply February 18, 2018

    Great teacher equals inspired students as u can see from the responses. Thanks again for all u do for us!( u should here me now ) B-)

  • Henrik

    Reply Reply February 18, 2018

    Love it, Griff. However, not much of a boogie-rock feel to it in the demonstrated soundbite/riff. Sounds more to me like the other “two-aussie-brother-rock-band”; Airborn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGw3a71CXoc .
    Looking forward to more Rock’N Roll in the future!

  • Ravi

    Reply Reply February 18, 2018

    These chords sound pretty if you first develop your strumming hand for rhythm and timing.

  • Tom

    Reply Reply February 19, 2018

    I was wondering why this “works” ‘from a theory standpoint. For example, what key are we in?

  • Biplab Poddar

    Reply Reply March 9, 2018

    Thanks for sharing the video. I’m currently working on the f# minor nocturne! they’re beautiful pieces.After completion of this, I would go for Guitar lesson.Don’t get me wrong, you have to be strong and confident to be successful in just about anything you do – but with music, there’s a deeper emotional component to your failures and successes. If you fail a chemistry test, it’s because you either didn’t study enough, or just aren’t that good at chemistry (the latter of which is totally understandable). But if you fail at music, it can say something about your character. It could be because you didn’t practice enough – but, more terrifyingly, it could be because you aren’t resilient enough. Mastering chemistry requires diligence and smarts, but mastering a piano piece requires diligence and smarts, plus creativity, plus the immense capacity to both overcome emotional hurdles, and, simultaneously, to use that emotional component to bring the music alive.
    Before I started taking piano, I had always imagined the Conservatory students to have it so good – I mean, for their homework, they get to play guitar, or jam on their saxophone, or sing songs! What fun! Compared to sitting in lab for four hours studying the optical properties of minerals, or discussing Lucretian theories of democracy and politics, I would play piano any day.

    But after almost three years of piano at Orpheus Academy, I understand just how naïve this is. Playing music for credit is not “easy” or “fun” or “magical” or “lucky.” Mostly, it’s really freakin’ hard. It requires you to pick apart your piece, play every little segment over and over, dissect it, tinker with it, cry over it, feel completely lame about it, then get over yourself and start practicing again. You have to be precise and diligent, creative and robotic. And then – after all of this – you have to re-discover the emotional beauty in the piece, and use it in your performance.

    • Lee

      Reply Reply February 2, 2020

      Very insightful comment. “Practice” will no longer be the same.

  • Troy Blair

    Reply Reply September 23, 2018

    Hey Griff love it man! Can’t wait for more it, keep it coming

  • Jeff Giese

    Reply Reply October 24, 2018

    Can I subscribe to Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed?

  • David

    Reply Reply January 6, 2019

    “Ladies and Gentlemen …let’s hear it for … THE ROLLING STONES !”

    The Stones brought me to BGU … fifty years ago.

    More of this Griff please.

  • Raul Moralez

    Reply Reply January 6, 2019

    This is an eye opener and the chords are easy to learn. Thanks Griff…

  • Mick LaRocque

    Reply Reply January 6, 2019

    Love it when you “run off into the weeds”. Massively agree with other posters who have called for a stand-alone “CGU” series.

  • Howard

    Reply Reply January 16, 2019

    when I hear the blues had a baby I think of Brownie McGee It would be great to see some videos in his country blues style

  • Charles

    Reply Reply January 18, 2019

    Now that was great master Griff H. Your the best. I’msure the lead would be cool on that also. Awsome playing, my friend. Charles
    Rock a blues guitarin.

  • Charles

    Reply Reply January 18, 2019

    Now that was great master Griff H. Your the best. I’msure the lead would be cool on that also. Awsome playing, my friend. Charles
    Rock a blues guitarin.

  • Greg

    Reply Reply February 5, 2019

    Way Cool !!!!!

  • Jim Holmberg

    Reply Reply March 9, 2019

    I think you have to answer the call of all of the folks who have asked for the Classic Rock Unleashed course!

  • Terry Witzu

    Reply Reply April 12, 2019

    Alright! I feel privileged to learn the blues from you, but this kind of classic rock is where my heart truly lies. Best lesson yet!

  • Joe Brown

    Reply Reply April 30, 2019

    You’re the Best Instructor anywhere Griff – Thanks

  • Grady

    Reply Reply May 17, 2019

    This has been very helpful thanks

  • F.Scott

    Reply Reply May 21, 2019

    Griff is just the best instructor on the internet. He is an awesome blues player and as you can tell he can play classic rock. The way he teaches is heads and heals above the rest. I have instruction from some great guitarist but that does not make them good teachers. Griff is a natural. Love his instruction and have just about given up on the rest due to his exceptional method of teaching and the sounds he uses to demonstrate his lessons. It is not like having to put up with a lot of metal distortion ear hurting type stuff I have heard from others. Keep up the great work Griff, you are awesome. God has blessed you with a talent and you are using it properly. Thank you.

  • Gypsie

    Reply Reply October 24, 2019

    Well is the tuneing standard or e flat..an it would help to jog my memory what particular song this is..thanx

  • Mitch

    Reply Reply October 24, 2019

    Thanks Griff !!!

  • Petar Baturan

    Reply Reply October 28, 2019

    Great lesson..AC/DC “secret” unleashed!

  • Dan posey

    Reply Reply January 27, 2020

    The site keeps stopping. Unable to follow on a tablet any suggestions

  • Mick

    Reply Reply February 1, 2020

    I just put new pickups into my cheap Strat copy, and this lesson is exactly what’s needed to test them out! Love all the blues lessons, but this is what 99% of us want to know how to do. For those of us who were never in a band, were never allowed play loud at home, my second childhood needs the AC/DC 5 1/2!
    (…Oh crap, here comes the wife…!)

  • Lee

    Reply Reply February 2, 2020

    Got the blood flowing with this one. I happened to play rhythm with The Mystic band at each of my daughters weddings to Shook me all night long on LI. Your details were right on👍! I was able to hold my own with these pros. Thank you and appreciate all you do.

  • Richard mena

    Reply Reply February 4, 2020

    excellent Griff, your best lesson yet.


  • Kim Alexander

    Reply Reply February 6, 2020

    Thank’s Griff, CLASSIC ROCK like those other “fossils” asked for sounds like a great idea. I’m 67 on the 11-th & CLASSIC ROCK is what people my age enjoyed, & still do.It would be even better, to be able to play along,correctly.Hungry hungry students YOU, gotta’ love it 🙂 .( from Les Paul’s home town). p.s. We had a tourist in last fall & she saw my bike shop guitar & said “Does EVERYBODY in this city play guitar” ?? lol i imagine she went back home, telling everyone about this guitar crazed city,(we ARE a Gibson Guitar Town) w/giant fiberglass guitars all over town & huge guitar murals on buildings,she sure made me SMILE with her question.Respectfully,

  • Greg

    Reply Reply February 9, 2020

    Five power cords, that’s it!? You’re destroying all the rock n roll myths Griff. Thanks for the peek behind the musical curtain.

  • tony szydlo

    Reply Reply March 2, 2020

    Revolver meets Derringer

  • Larry M.

    Reply Reply May 6, 2020

    Griff-There are so many great nuggets to gleam from each of your videos. The AC/DC 5 is a great one, it pointed out several nuances for me to correct to make me a better player. If you have time, please do more of the Rock/Blues cross overs, my playing is somewhere in between the two with my main influences in Rock, tying the two together is real enjoyable.

  • Bluesgun

    Reply Reply August 6, 2020

    Great fun lesson and nice diversion for me when practicing blues scales become a little tedious. Good to see you branching out to more than just Blues. Please do more.

  • Michael J. McRae

    Reply Reply August 8, 2020

    Thanks Griff, very fun lesson, been playing AC/DC songs for a long time and this just reinforces all of what I’ve been doing, Ya Shook Me All Nite Long, Yeah :)!

  • Essel McAnnally

    Reply Reply September 16, 2020

    Thanks Griff for making everything so easy and understanding love me some good ole classic rock and blues

  • Strudels McCockdisease

    Reply Reply September 27, 2020

    It’s that DEVIL-WORSHIP music!!!! 🤘

  • Carl Richardson

    Reply Reply February 20, 2021

    EXACTLY what I was looking for in a ROCK distraction for a Blues jam I am planning. A little break from 12 bar with these “AC/DC” cords and distortion will raise the hair on our necks. Griff, I follow you most days and am just finishing your BGU and and Theory. I can’t thank you enough for providing a well designed and enjoyable program that lets me live the passion I have for guitar and music as a whole.

  • Puddle5ofMud!

    Reply Reply October 18, 2021

    Thanks Grif this is unreal cheers. I only have an acoustic and man I’m having some fun with this, I might need a new guitar soon it’s getting a battering, lol.

  • wagner

    Reply Reply February 2, 2022

    Aprendo muito com seus ensinamentos e dicas

  • John J Sikora

    Reply Reply February 27, 2022

    Love this lesson. it certainly covers a lot of Rock songs. You’re right, the rests make a big difference.

  • Glen

    Reply Reply March 8, 2022

    Love the lesson. My favorite blues rock album is Powerage. So many great blues riffs. AC/DC has always been a great blues based band.

  • Peter Douglass

    Reply Reply August 25, 2022

    WOW – OH – WOW!! Griff,

    You’ve really got me now (Trogs) – Reelin’ and a rockin’, rollin’ to the break of dawn (great- sadly late Chuck Berry).

    You’re simply the best (Tina the fantastic Turner)

    We want more P-L-E-A-S-E!!

    Great stuff Griff


    Peter Douglass

  • crawford sprague

    Reply Reply November 17, 2022

    great video i got a lot out this video thank you

  • David McGinty

    Reply Reply March 5, 2023

    Seeing Is believing! Sometimes it just comes down to seeing it up close. That opens the door SO MUCH wider! Thanks GH

  • Malcolm Laing

    Reply Reply March 23, 2023

    Thanks Griff,
    Really do appreciate your lessons.

  • Sumner Parkington

    Reply Reply September 14, 2023

    Gosh, this was a ‘rocking response’, well deserved, what fin , cant wait for the , i hope, soon to come, new course, thanks.

  • RockinOn

    Reply Reply June 7, 2024

    I use these same chords a lot myself. Didn’t realize it was the ACDC 5. Great lesson Griff. Standard stuff, Malcolm and many others

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