07 Nov AC/DC “Playing Tips” Older Video Posted at 11:43h in AC/DC Tutorials, Guitar Tutorials, Tutorials, Tutorials by SoloDallas 41 Comments 0 Likes Share Remember this one? Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri email@example.com We Are Rock 'N Roll People.
jakesg61Posted at 11:53h, 27 February
I’ve been trying to do this vibrato with all four fingers like you mention in this video, however the part Im finding difficult is because I have quite long thin fingers they seem to be getting bunched up on the fret board when I try to do it. I usually only do my vibrato with two fingers, but obviously that way does not sound they way Angus Young does it, also when I try to bend the string up and give it some vibrato at the same time im finding it near impossible to do. I think it is because of where Im putting my thumb, I noticed on this video when you were bending the strings up and giving them vibrato your thumb was up hanging almost over the fret board and when you came back up to the D A and low E your thumb went back down sort of central to the fret board, would you say it makes it easier to do like that?
SoloDallasPosted at 12:25h, 27 February
it takes TIME! It’s a process almost neverending – though there is a clear point when this starts working properly and from that point on you only progress further in goodness – don’t expect it to work right from the start.
Will take you probably months.
The point around which you MUST concentrate with awareness (i.e., know what you are doing) is that you have to find a “momentum of force” (how do you say this in English? It’s physics) that works fine for you. A LOT of strength is required to get this done right, especially in the beginning stages. Fingers have to be as much as possible in the 90 degree position, and it’s partly the fingers pushing upwards (Angus says so).
The point is not even reproducing Angus’ vibrato; I think this style vibrato is really classy and exceptionally sounding. Kossoff also had it singing much like this.
Try to squash all of your fingers together, one close to the next, and apply the momentum of force on your index, with AWARENESS of doing so. Try and respond 🙂
jakesg61Posted at 13:32h, 27 February
Thank you Fil 😀
I will keep trying this and take on board what you have said.
I’ve always wanted to master it because it always seemed to me to be that missing link, like when I bend the strings it just sounds dull, but when I hear it with the vibrato it gives it that sort of extra dimension and sounds fantastic! (As you well know) 😀
SoloDallasPosted at 14:06h, 27 February
Believe me, you WILL get there. There is no reason in the world for which I am almost succeeding in this and you shouldn’t. “Talent” is overrated. No such thing as that here; it’s practice knowing what you are doing. This, and this all 🙂
AntPosted at 15:30h, 27 February
“practice” i cant stress how much this realy means to getting better! dont ever doubt yourself and that your hands just isnt built for playing because you hands develop and adapt over time
I never thought i would be as good as i am now, as Mr Guru said it take time!! 😉
depuis1899Posted at 15:45h, 27 February
now I know that I’ve got to work on that vibrato and that I’ll raise the Pu’s higher 😀
rjofigPosted at 15:55h, 27 February
I remember things that were near impossible to do and which are now getting under control – just need to give it time, and practice things that are challenging 🙂
SoloDallasPosted at 14:25h, 29 February
I was just re-watching this myself. My vibrato there basically was at its starting phase (and it has been years that I had been playing already, and a lot live). Still, no where as good as it is today.
I must make a video lesson to speed up you guys efforts.
rjofigPosted at 14:44h, 29 February
Starting phase? I hope I get there some day 🙂
+1 on new hints video – do it! 🙂 These are great!
sledrevyPosted at 05:52h, 06 June
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sledrevyPosted at 02:29h, 06 June
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vitorarnoniPosted at 02:23h, 16 December
do you always play ac/dc on the clean channel ?
vitorarnoniPosted at 23:08h, 06 December
what do you think of the Marshall MG15CDR for getting an ac/dc tone ?
is that good ?
vitorarnoniPosted at 18:27h, 05 December
that little amp that you use in the “GET THAT TONE ( AC/DC E SANDERCOE’S VIDEO CONTEST)”, is good for get the ac/dc sound ?
can you tell me the name of this amp
i wanna buy it xD
thanks for everything man all i know about guitar came from you and specially AC/DC
Devil'Fingers"Posted at 20:43h, 29 November
Im dying here
When there is vibrato in Rck and roll aint noise pollution in the riff ( I hope you know where i mean)Well how to do that?
Always when im doing that i lose soundon lower string, cause my finger onupper string touches the lower one, and it gets muted!!!
SoloDallasPosted at 22:16h, 29 November
Nah don’t worry. There’s a little “trick” there, which is to use your middle and the next finger (forget in English, the one before the little finger) together. Will show you when I shoot that tutorial (very soon, at least one tutorial per week). I’m in North Africa with the family right now, will be back on monday 🙂
Devil'Fingers"Posted at 18:59h, 02 December
Baw się dobrze 🙂
vitorarnoniPosted at 02:09h, 29 November
im from Brazil i’m 14 years old and all i know about guitar came from you and ac/dc man
i’m having problems with the vibrato
you have some tips that i can use ?
sorry about my english
TheHellsRockerPosted at 17:10h, 18 November
I think this is one video that touches your inner feelings when listening at it! It really helps a lot! Thank you Fil!
(P.S. Sorry about my English, I’m from Austria and not even as good in english than I think :D)
I Salute You Fil!
SoloDallasPosted at 17:13h, 18 November
Nothing wrong with your English. Touching comment… 😉
bananePosted at 17:49h, 18 November
Fine, another Austrian here 🙂 Though I’m a German, I’m living in vienna. Where are you located?
TheHellsRockerPosted at 17:51h, 18 November
Hey Banane 😉
I’m living in the 21. district (Floridsdorf)
Good to have another ‘Austrian’ here 😀
TheHellsRockerPosted at 17:53h, 18 November
In Which district are you located?
bananePosted at 17:54h, 18 November
Lol…also in Floridsdorf…right near U6 subway station…thats really funny 🙂
TheHellsRockerPosted at 18:00h, 18 November
Yes it is 😀
I haven’t thought to meet someone from Floridsdorf on SoloDallas.net ^^
But the world’s small 😉
Near U6? Funny I’m there every day when I’m going to school, I’m living in Jedlesee (33B Station Jedelsee).
bananePosted at 18:07h, 18 November
Yes, Mengergasse, 5 mins to walk…Well, I’m out of the age for going to school, I’m almost 40. How old are you?
TheHellsRockerPosted at 18:12h, 18 November
I’m 16 (I’m 16 on this Saturday).
Yes 40 isn’t the right age to go to school 😀
TheHellsRockerPosted at 18:17h, 18 November
Oh I saw where you living on Google Maps right now.
I’m very often there, my father’s living nearly by you ^^
bananePosted at 18:51h, 18 November
Hehe, funny, world is small sometimes…well, yeah, 40 isn’t the right age for going to school except you’re a teacher 😀 My stepdaughter is 16 too, becomes 17 at January. You’re playing guitar?
TheHellsRockerPosted at 19:03h, 18 November
Yeah I’m playing for 5 years now i guess ^^
I don’t counted them 😀
I guess you’re also playing guitar, am I right?
bananePosted at 19:07h, 18 November
Thats great, to start playing that early. And it’s great to have parents supporting this.
I just started to learn, about a year ago. Wished I could play several hours a day but I dont have the time, sadly. Mostly I can manage to play 3 times a week. Way too less.
TheHellsRockerPosted at 19:18h, 18 November
Yes, but to playing real good guitar i started 1 year (a bit more) ago. Before that I only played with a guitar teacher that played ¿&%$@! So I’d say I play good guitar for 2 years 😉
Yes I also don’t have always the time 😛
I’d wish I could play about 2-4 hours a day, but most of the time it’s only 1 🙁
TheHellsRockerPosted at 19:25h, 18 November
Maybe we can meet each other, jamming a little bit and talking about the ‘good old Rockbands’ 😉
Would be great 😀
bananePosted at 19:59h, 18 November
Yes, of course we can! Would surely be fun. I’ll drop you a PM 🙂
dubsharaykoPosted at 16:55h, 08 November
Do you still believe that raising the bridge humbucker as high as possible is a good way to achieve the slight “chick” sound on your guitar when picking? Or is this a method that you, yourself, have disproven?
SoloDallasPosted at 17:14h, 18 November
Absolutely. I still do it all of the time with any guitar!
guitarlord26Posted at 12:59h, 08 November
Fil, what amp head were you using there? and also what cabinet for that matter?
SoloDallasPosted at 13:15h, 08 November
It’s important actually. I didn’t provide links because I do not own neither amp nor this guitar anymore, so these are not on site. The amplifier was a “Alessandro Beagle” head http://www.alessandro-products.com/amp-beagle.shtml
Cabinet here I still have it, and it is still my number one cabinet that I go to: a 1969 /date) 1960A cabinet with pre-rola G12Ms 25 watts inside, functionally in perfect condition.
guitarlord26Posted at 00:03h, 08 November
This was the first video I saw from SoloDallas, and it was one of the most helpful and beneficial for me; and I’m sure many others as well.
Hyce777Posted at 19:03h, 07 November
Never saw this one. Great video, thanks for putting these old ones up.
KrisPosted at 12:35h, 07 November
This is the video that made me want to buy the AYS guitar 😀