Highway To Hell by ACDC

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The Main Riff

The main riff has a lot of silence in between notes, so be sure to muffle out your guitar where there is a rest. The notes on the low E string is best played with your thumb.

Chorus

Here’s what the guitar and bass sound like together:

Guitar

Bass

Solo

This is a great Angus Young solo based off the pentatonic minor scale. The rhythm guitar plays the same riff as from the chorus whereas the bass part becomes a little more involved.

Here’s what it all sounds like together:

solo

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Solo Backing Track

Use this track to practice the solo:

Bass

Highway To Hell Guitar Tab

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