Author Topic: RF-014 • Iron Man (Black Sabbath)  (Read 7137 times)

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Offline justinguitar

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« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 04:02:40 pm by justinguitar »
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss


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Re: RF-014 • Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 04:06:06 pm »
Great lesson.
I'm not sure how to play fast enough the G/F#/G/F#/G part (around 3:06 on the video). Is it with slides or I should pick every chord? Would appreciate any kind of advise how to make this transition (from G to F# and back).

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Re: RF-014 • Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 08:42:54 pm »
Pick the G each time and slide to the F# (quickly).

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Re: RF-014 • Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 01:27:05 pm »
Thank you, Justin, for your lessons.  Clean and simple, I like it very much.

Please don't take me wrong, but this Iron Man riff is unfortunately not 100% correct.  I apologies for posting google-translated version of translated article, but I failed find the original source.  In interview to GuitarWorld Tony Iommi said that he plays this riff on "lower E and A strings".  Links contains explanations ("when the riff is played on the lower E and A strings, instead of the A and D, it sounds much darker and gloomier"), tabs and sample audio fragments.

Google-powered translation - _ttp://
"Original" article (Russian) - _ttp://

I apologies once again for not being allowed to post external links...


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