Boom Boom- John Lee Hooker

Song Facts

“Boom Boom” is written and performed by John Lee Hooker.

In the original recording, either the guitar is tuned up a half step or a capo is used on the 1st fret, in effect transposing the song to the key of F.

It’s in standard 4/4 time and is performed at about 157 beats per minute.

Backing Track

This backing track for “Boom Boom”. It’s in the key of E, so you can play along as it is tabbed out above with having to use a capo or retune.

Full Tab

Download the full transcription:

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Bad To The Bone- George Thorogood

About “Bad To The Bone”

“Bad to the Bone” is a song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers released in 1982. It was not a major hit on initial release, but later the video for the song made recurrent appearances on the  MTV. Licensing for films, television, and commercials has since has helped make “Bad to the Bone” a staple of classic rock.

Note: This song is in open G tuning and uses a slide.

How to Tune To Open G

For open G tuning you will tune your guitar to D-G-D-G-B-D. I’ll show you how to tune to it in the following video.

How To Play “Bad To The Bone”

Bad To The Bone Tab

Bad To The Bone (Complete Tab PDF)

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