Angus Young

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Angus Young

Intermediate Level

Whole Lotta Angus!

Welcome to the Angus Young Player Study! Angus Young is undeniably one of the most influential rock guitarists in history. In this course, we delve into what makes his style so captivating and teach you how to play like the legend himself. If you're a lifelong AC/DC fan like we are, you'll appreciate that one word defines Angus Young's playing: "groove." His rhythmic lead guitar style gives even the most complex rock tracks with an infectious groove that's impossible to resist. In this course you'll learn how to incorporate that into your own playing!

For Those About To Solo

We will now dive straight into a full Angus style solo! At this point, it's all about absorbing his sound and getting some great licks and concepts into your fingers, before we dive any deeper!

For Those About To Rhythm

Now we'll take a look at the track behind the solo. It's so important to understand the backing track as well as the lead, and we take this opportunity to talk about how ACDC approach the chord and rhythm parts when writing their amazing tunes!


For Unit 3, we start to take a deeper look at Angus's specific style for lead playing. We take a look at his vibrato style, his bending techniques and the rhythms he uses to play through the pentatonic scales.

Build Your Solo

Now we lay down a challenge for you, and an important learning curve to experience. We provide you with the backing track, a selection of Angus style licks (utilising everything we have covered so far) and then ask you to construct a solo!