Often regarded as one of the greatest riffs of all time and for good reason, it sounds amazing. Not only as its original interpretation on the Toys In The Attic album, but equally when when Run D.M.C covered it in the 80s. It sparked a major comeback for Aerosmith as most of the band had been battling substance abuse before the collaboration with Run D.M.C. Interestingly, 2 members of the now legendary rap group hated the idea at first. They needed convincing by producer Rick Rubin. It’s gone on to become one of the greatest collaborations of all time. Let’s learn to play it on the ukulele.
What Are We Learning To Play?
Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post.
The signature part of the riff is the triplet hammer on running throughout. This may be obvious but it’s worth noting anyways. Use your first finger on the 5th fret of the E string. That way you just need to use your assessing fingers for each fret. Drop your ring finger to hit that 7th on the A string.
If you enjoyed this post, you may be interested to see my ukulele arrangement of the Led Zeppelin 4 album.