Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros

Check out this Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros guitar lesson from Guitar Control instructor Darrin Goodman. In this free lesson Darrin demonstrates how to play the chordal based intros from “Eight Days A Week” and “End Of The Line”. Be sure to get the free tabs for this Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros lesson. Enjoy!


Hey everybody how’s it going? This is Darrin with GuitarControl.com bringing you this video lesson and today I want to show you how to play two Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros that are completely chordal based. They both are utilizing using the shape of just the open D major chord. So for those of you who don’t know when you’re playing this D major chord you’re only playing three notes, so you’re playing the first, third and fifth note of the major scale, so that’s why they call this chord a Triad. So I did a lesson before on triads so if you have not seen that and would like to get some further information so this will all kind of make more sense to you and stuff I’ll go put the link right here for that and you can check that out. All right so be sure to get the click on the link so you can get the tabs for Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros and easily follow along and let’s get close up and take a look at what we’ve got going on.

Eight Days A Week Chordal Intro

All right so the first Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros I want to show you is how to play the intro for the song Eight Days A Week by The Beatles. So this one’s really easy because it’s just using this D chord shape; so you know I’m fretting the second fret of the G string with my first finger the third fret of the B string with my third finger and the second fret of the high E with my second finger. So for this we’re just going to take that shape and we’re just going to move it around because it is a movable shape. So we start off here in the D position and then we just move that shape up a whole step, so now your first and second finger at the fourth fret and your third finger at the fifth, then we’re going to move it up from there a step and a half so your first and second fingers are on the seventh fret your third finger is on the eight fret. So that whole thing just repeats. All right so that’s it for this Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intro, it’s pretty easy.

End Of The Line Chordal Intro

So the next Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros I want to look at is the intro for the song End Of The Line by The Traveling Wilburys; so this one also is going to utilize using that same shape. So we’re going to start off with our first and second fingers at the seventh fret and our third finger at the eighth and then we just move down to the second fret, back to the original D position, so then we come back up to where we were already and then move it up a whole step and then we’re going to go to a different shape. So in that lesson I was talking about from before on triads goes over all these shapes, they’re rooted on the first second and third strings, so the when we’re playing this shape here that looks like D, we’re actually playing what is called the Second Inversion; so you have your Root Position, First Inversion and Second Inversion. So on this End Of The Line, we start off then we come back up, move it up a whole step one strum and then we’re gonna do this first inversion chord shape here. So for this I’m barring my first finger across the high E and the B strings at the eighth fret and my second finger is going on to the 11th fret of the G string; and I’m not sure, I think I just may have said this wrong, this is actually I’m barring at the 10th fret, I think I said the eighth fret but I mean the 10th fret, so first finger is barring the 10th fret of the B and the E string and my second finger is picking up the 11th fret of the G string. Then we come back to the seventh and eighth frets again. So we go nine back to seven or that one we just did that first inversion one, back the seven and eight then we’re gonna come up here and we’re gonna lay our first finger all the way flat across the first three strings of the twelfth fret and then the D shape again and now we’re up on 14th fret and 15th fret so we’re playing the D, we’re just a whole octave higher.


All right so I hope you enjoyed Easy Killer Chordal Classic Rock Song Intros and got something out of it. If you like the video be sure to give it a thumbs up. Leave me a comment down below if there’s something you’d like to see covered in a future lesson either by myself or one of the other instructors here at GuitarControl.com. As you can see these triad shapes are really useful. They’re great for just an alternative chord voicing, especially if you’re playing with another guitar player. So I really recommend checking out that other video. Anyway that is all I’ve got for you today. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

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