UFO : "When It's Time to Rock" : Guitar Lesson
I think um, the next song in the album is diesel in the dust. Now. What i think i’ll do is, i think, i’ll go through these in the order that i did the covers off. I left diesel in the dust until i think about the last one, because between you and me, it’s very difficult to play between you and me, you see what i did there. So yes, i’ll leave these on the dust until the to the last license to remind myself how to play again because it’s difficult, as i say, um, so i think the next one i did was when it’s time to rock. So i will do that just now. So here we go, this is a main riff, a central riff and the main riff of the tune goes like this. Now, what that is, is the fifth fret, the bottom e string, with an a note hammer on to the seventh fret to the fifth fret of the a string flatten your finger go over to the fifth fret of the d string and then come back to the Seventh, fret of the e string so play that very slowly and then once you have the speed, it goes like this, and the next part goes like this, so what that is it’s the seventh fret of the a string.
The last note you’ve played in the previous measure through the fifth fret of the s string back to the seventh fret of the a string just counting like one two three, and then you hit the seventh fret of the d string, which you bend semitone down to The fifth fret of the d string back to the seventh fret of the a string so play that apart slowly, so those two parts together slowly go like this, so really you’re, just playing the fifth fret and the seventh fret of the e a d strings.
You don’t play any any other notes, apart from that, apart from the bend apart from the bend on the seventh fret d string, so pull that probably up to speed and then going into the chorus, and it plays the first part so it’s the five seven on The e string and then five on the a five on the d and then it goes to an e chord e power chord up here on the seventh. So it goes like this so actually hits an e note. The seventh fret of the a string before it plays a pure chord Music and then the same measure again and then this time to a d chord and then the same again, then to a b power chord and then the last one. I think he’s playing and the same beginning, but then, instead of going to an e he’s playing back to the fifth fret of the e string, the a note before he hits an a chord.
So i think it goes like this Music that’s quite tricky to play because you’re coming back from the fifth fret of the d string to the fifth fret of the a so and i play with a different finger, so i’m going across my first finger. And then, when i’m, coming back to the a i’ll move, my second finger Music to play the a power chord. This was quite tricky, so play that chorus slowly. The whole thing: slowly, Music i’ll do that again! So then, there’s a run from the end of the chorus come back into the verse.
It goes like this now that’s tricky to get up to speed, um slowly it’s, the fifth fret of the g string down to the fourth fret of the g string to the seventh fret of the d string to the fifth fret of the d string back to The fourth fret of the g string to the seventh fret of the d to the fifth fret of the d back into the intro. If he hits an e um, so yeah it’s, quite tricky i’ll play it very slowly, going back into the reverse Music. So really starting the second verse, rather than on the usual, a he’s starting on the e as he’s coming off that run. So that makes sense. I mean essentially it’s just this run and then into a normal verse, but instead of starting the verse on an a you start on the e, and it does goes around the whole thing twice so after the second chorus, it plays these power chords.
So what they are is an e to the d and then d to c c, a d. Then the d sharp to the e again place that again so on the fourth one and the last one. It goes from the d to the b, so i’ll play the whole part and then into the solo, which is basically over um, an e, then an a chord Music just sort of chugging away as they were, and now the first part of the solo is like A harmony solo, which i did on my cover, i’ll link to the cover below or up there, whatever it works now.
I’M, not sure this is 100 correct, but this is how i played it. So starts on the 12th fret of the g string down to eleventh fret to the ninth fret and over to the ninth fret of the d to the seventh fret of the g to the ninth fret of the d so that’s the first part of that slowly, Music plays a ninth fret, the d again to the seventh and then the seventh fret down to the fifth to the seventh back to the ninth. So for the whole thing, slowly so that’s, the main rhythm guitar parts for one is 20 rock by ufo from the 1983, making contact album and there’s, not not too many things in it, there’s the main riff and then the chorus, riff and there’s a interlinking part Which i try to play slowly, um a run which connects those two parts together, which is quite tricky to get to get up to speed, um with the tune and then there’s a slower part where he’s putting those power cords, the ed ca power, chords and then Into the solo, as i said, the solos, mostly in e and then over to um i’ll, put a link as i’ve said.
Three things in this video i’ll put a link below to my cover of this switch and you can watch how these parts fit together, and you know i would i would say when i guess the parts you’re not sure i’ll just slow the video down you.
Can you can slow the video down on the youtube and it keeps the um the tuning? It just slows the powers down if there’s anything you’re, not sure of, and just do that and then, if you still can’t work out, feel free to to put a question below and i’ll um, hopefully answer it correctly. So thank you for tuning in folks and that’s. Another ufo song in the bag still got a few to go. I think i’ve still got probably still got six to go and uh.