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Shake A Leg Tab

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ACDC - 'Shake a Leg'
From: 'Back in Black'
tabbed by: jjhand

I fixed up the Version 2 tab, since the riffs and solo were pretty off.  
The real solo has a EVH-inspired Two-Handed tapping lick towards the end 
and plenty tremelo picking and pentatonic riffage. Check it out!

Please Rate it too!

Standard Tuning

Intro (let chords ring)                                       play 3x 
e|------|--------|------|--------|------|-----------|-------| |-----------|
B|------|--------|------|--------|------|-----------|-------| |-----------|
G|------|-2------|------|-2------|------|-2----2----|-------| |-----------|
D|--2---|-2-2----|-2----|-2-2----|-2----|-2-2--2-2--|-2-----| |-2-----2---|
A|--2---|-0-2----|-2----|-0-2----|-2----|-0-2--0-2--|-2-----| |-2-----2---|
E|--0---|---0----|-0----|---0----|-0----|---0----0--|-0-----| |-0-3b4-0---|
                          

Verse Riff 1 
e|------------------|---------------| Play this 4x before singing begins
B|------------------|---------------|
G|------------------|---------------|
D|-2-----2----------|---------------|
A|-2-----2------2-2-|---4-4----5-5--|
E|-0-3b4-0---/4-----|-5------7------|


Verse Riff 2
e|-----------------|-----------------| Follow with Verse Riff 1 (1x)
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

Replay Verse Riff 2 (including Verse Riff 1)

Verse Riff 3
e|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---------------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-----2----------|---------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-----2------2-2-|---4-4----5-5--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-3b4-0---/4-----|-5------7------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---------------|

Replay Verse Riff 2 & 1

Chorus:
  play 3x                               Ending, play 2x
e|---------------|---------------|     |---------------|
B|---------------|---------------|     |-9--9-7---9-7--|
G|-9--9----------|--9------------|     |-9--9-8---9-8--|
D|-9--9-9--------|--9----9-------|     |-9--9-9---9-9--|
A|-7--7-9--------|--7----9-------|     |---------------|
D|-0--0-7--------|--0----7-------|     |---------------|

Play Verse 2 just as you did the first verse

Play Chorus again but the ending is slightly different:
  play 2x
|---------------|
|---------------|
|-9--9-----9----|
|-9--9-9---9-9--|
|-7--7-9---7-9--|
|-0--0-7---0-7--|


Break (start with pick slide, play the rest 2x)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|--x~~~--2------2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-|
E|--x~~~--0--3b4-0-0-3b4-0-0-3b4-0-0-3b4-0-0-3b4-0-|


For solo, start with pickup switch in middle position

Solo- First note overlaps end of 'Break riff'
e|-17~-----------------------------------------|
B|-------17-17-----17-17-----17-17-------------|
G|-------17-17-----17-17-----17-17-------------|
D|-------------19~-------19~-------19~--17-17--|
A|--------------------------------------17-18--|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17-17--------------17-17-------------17-17---------------17-17~--19-19~-|
G|-17-17--------------17-17-------------17-17---------------17-17~--19-19~-|
D|-------19--17-19-19------19--17-19-19-------19--17-19-19-----------------|
A|--------------19-19-------------19-19--------------19-19-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------17-------17--------------------|--------------------------|
B|-20b22-17-17-20b22-17-17-----20b22--20-17-20-17--17\----|-8-----8------10----10----|
G|-----------------------------------------------19-------|-10b12-10b12--12b14-12b14-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|

                 play this part 5x
e|-17h20p17p15-{ 17h20p17h20p17p15 }----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------20-17-20-17--17-20-17--17--|
G|----------------------------------------------20--------20----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-20-19-17--19-----------------------------------|
G|---------19--19-17-19-17------------------------|
D|------------------------19-17-19-17-----15------|
A|-----------------------------------17-17--17~~~-|
E|------------------------------------------------|

  switch pickups to the bridge only
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------12-12-12-----12-12-12-----12-12-12-----12-12-12-|
G|-14b16--------14b16--------14b16--------14b16---------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|------------|------------|
B|------12-----12-----12-----12-12TP-|----12TP----|-12TP--12\--|
G|-14b16--14b16--14b16--14b16--------|------------|-------11\--|
D|-----------------------------------|------------|------------|
A|-----------------------------------|------------|------------|
E|-----------------------------------|------------|------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-h4-T7-0-h4-T7-0-h4-T7-0-h4-T7--0-h5-T8-0-h5-T8-0-h5-T8-0-h5-T8-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-h6-T9-0-h6-T9-0-h6-T9-0-h6-T9--0-h7-T10-0-h7-T10-0-h7-T10-0-h7-T10-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-12--12--12----12--12--|-12--12--12----12-12--|-15b17--b17-b17-b17-12-15b17~-----|
G|-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------x\-|
D|-14--14--13----14--13--|-14--14--13----14-13--|-------------------------------x\-|
A|-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------------------|
 the last few notes are during the final verse lyrics

As for the solo rhythm guitar part, the first 16 bars are 
e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G|-2-----2---2---|-2-----2---2---|-2-----2---2---|-2-------------|
D|-2-----2---2---|-2-----2---2---|-2-----2---2---|-0------5------|
A|-0-3b4-0---0---|-0-3b4-0---0---|-0-3b4-0---0---|-0------5------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------3------| play 4x

The final 8 bars of the solo is the Chorus riff

After Solo and singing begins again: 

Play Verse Riff 1

Play Verse Riff 2 & 1

Play Verse Riff 3

Play Verse Riff 2 & 1


During last Chorus, Rhythm plays Chorus riff, and Lead plays:
e|--------------|----------------------|--------------|----------------|
B|-12--12--12~--|--12--12---12--12--12-|-12--12--12~--|--12-12--12-12--|
G|--------------|----------------------|--------------|----------------|
D|--------------|----------------------|--------------|----------------|
A|--------------|----------------------|--------------|----------------|
E|--------------|----------------------|--------------|----------------|

e|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
B|-17b18-15b16-----|---------------------|-17b18-15b16-----|
G|------------16~--|-16-16-16---16-16-16-|------------16~--|
D|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
                                                                     
e|------14--14----14----14----14----14----14----|------------------|-----------|
B|-14b16----14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-14b16-|-14b16r14-12-12TP-|-12TP------|
G|----------------------------------------------|------------------|---14b16TP-|
D|----------------------------------------------|------------------|-----------|
A|----------------------------------------------|------------------|-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------|------------------|-----------|

e|-----------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12TP------|-12TP------|-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-17b19-|
G|---14b16TP-|---14b16TP-|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------|-----------|-------------------------------------------------------------|

  play 2x                                           
e|-----------------------|----------------------|   
B|-12--12--12----12--12--|-12--12--12----12-12--|   
G|-----------------------|----------------------|   
D|-14--14--13----14--13--|-14--14--13----14-13--|   
A|-----------------------|----------------------|   
E|-----------------------|----------------------|


End: Lead (Rhythm plays E5 chord)           Both guitars
e|------12~---12--------------------------|---------------|
B|-15b17--------15-12-----12-14b----------|---------------|
G|-------------------14b16---14b-12-14b16-|-9\------------|
D|----------------------------------------|-9\------------|
A|----------------------------------------|-7\------------|
E|----------------------------------------|-0-------------|

Key
===================
x  - muted string
~  - vibrato (shake)
b  - bend up pitch
r  - release bend
/  - slide up
\  - slide down
TP - tremelo picking
T  - pick-hand tap on this note
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playinbass1432 wrote on November 11 2008, 03:12 pm

Dude I swear this song alone shaved 20 years off of Brian's voice.

Great tab! Nice to see someone else who can actually tab AC/DC songs properly.

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miguelnett wrote on September 24 2015, 12:45 am

Great tab and very comprehensive! Unlike most others, even includes rhythm parts during the solos. Thanks jjhand!

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