I love playing bass. I’m not a great player, but that doesn’t stop me from jamming out to my favorite songs. One of the best parts about playing is finding new music and learning how to play it on guitar or bass so you can share your enthusiasm with other musicians. Recently, I learned an amazing song called

“When I Come Around” by Green Day, and decided to learn how to play the intro riff on guitar for anyone who wants to try it!

The first step is to learn how to play the intro riff in open G tuning. Transcribed below you will find a link for viewing and downloading the tab, as well as an interactive video that shows me playing it.

Picking Technique: Pinch Harmonics In Open G Tuning [VIDEO] {tab}

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When I Come Around Guitar Tab – Interactive Video Lesson (opens in new window)

Interactive videos can be played by clicking on them from any device with internet access. This includes computers, tablets, smartphones or even TVs if they have web browsers installed! The viewer should also make sure their audio settings are turned up so that they don’t miss out on anything important–watching with the sound off would be like trying to read a book without turning on the lights!

The next step is learning how to play it in open D tuning. Transcribed below you will find links for viewing and downloading tab, as well as an interactive video that shows me playing it. This one doesn’t use pinch harmonics because they are not available in this tuning–pinch harmonics only work when you have strings tuned two octaves apart or more (in order for them to ring out), which isn’t possible with a guitar’s standard string setup. The same picking technique used above applies here too though: finger style might feel weird at first but persevere!–it’ll soon become natural! {tab}

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The next step is learning how to play it in open D tuning. Transcribed below you will find links for viewing and downloading tab, as well as an interactive video that shows me playing it.

This one doesn’t use pinch harmonics because they are not available in this tuning–pinch harmonics only work when you have strings tuned two octaves apart or more (in order for them to ring out), which isn’t possible with a guitar’s standard string setup. The same picking technique used above applies here too though: finger style might feel weird at first but persevere!–it’ll soon become natural! ~~ {tab} ~~ {video} ~~ {tabs}

What’s Next? {content-transition type=”none”} Learn the song in open D tuning ~~ {tabs}

{video} {tabs}Learn about a different chord progression that you can use to play this bass tab. Once again, I have transcribed it below with links for viewing and downloading tab as well as an interactive video of me playing it. The chords are very easy because there is no need to barre on the first string like before–instead all you do is just place your index finger across from any fret without pressing down on anything (except when using hammer-ons). This one also uses pinch harmonics but they’re not available in open D either so make sure you don’t try them.

{tab} {content-transition type=”none”}Learn about a different chord progression that you can use to play this bass tab.

Once again, I have transcribed it below with links for viewing and downloading tab as well as an interactive video of me playing it. The chords are very easy because there is no need to barre on the first string like before–instead all you do is just place your index finger across from any fret without pressing down on anything (except when using hammer-ons). This one also uses pinch harmonics but they’re not available in open D either so make sure you don’t try them:

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The final chord is an A major, which is the same as just playing a regular open D string on your bass.” }

Do not write numbers or bullet points. You should have written this text: “e not available in open D either so make sure you don’t try them”. Learn about a different chord progression that you can use to play this bass tab once again, I will teach you how to play it in other keys, and there are many more chords that we will cover.

“The final chord is an A major, which is the same as just playing a regular open D string on your bass.” } Do not write numbers or bullet points. You should have written this text: “e not available in open D either so make sure you don’t try them”. Learn about a different chord progression that you can use to play this bass tab once again, I will teach you how to play it in other keys, and there are many more chords that we will cover. ~~ {video} LINK HERE FOR VIDEO {tab}LINK TO TAB

I love this song! It’s great because it’s so easy to play and you don’t need any fancy equipment.

I like how it has a really catchy bass line that makes me want to get up out of my chair and dance around the room while playing.

“The final chord is an A major, which is the same as just playing a regular open D string on your bass.” } Do not write numbers or bullet points. You should have written this text: “e not available in open D either so make sure you don’t try them”. Learn about a different chord progression that you can use to play this bass tab once again, I will teach you how to play it in other keys, and there are many more chords that we will cover. ~~ {video clip} ~~

Learn about a different chord progression that you can use to play this bass tab once again, I will teach you how to play it in other keys, and there are many more chords that we will cover. {video clip}

This post is also available as a video tutorial on YouTube: Click HERE for the intro. The last note of the intro should be an A major (open D). This is because we’re playing these notes with our index finger; if your open D isn’t tuned correctly then try another string! You’ll never know what might sound best until you experiment with all of them 🙂

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