Down Under Guitar Lesson – Men At Work

In this Down Under guitar lesson, I will show you how to play this catchy hit by Men At Work.

We will be using standard tuning for this lesson, just like the original recoding.

For most of the song, you will hear multiple guitars playing at the same time. I will show you how to play those parts but also demonstrate a good way to play the song with just one guitarist.

The intro starts about with some major and minor chords voiced across strings 1-4. These chords have a very fun rhythm to play.

The verse section requires some pretty accurate alternate picking since you have to go from a quirky little picked riff into full chords pretty quickly. But once you lock into the rhythm, it is very fun to play.

The chorus is a little more laid back rhythmically but the chords still change pretty rapidly.

In any case, I hope you guys enjoy learning this 80's classic!


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Down Under Guitar Lesson - Men At Work


  1. Metalboi on March 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Sos need help please …. having problems playing nib by black sabbath I think it would be the end of the intro or maybe the bridge right before the first intro solo I know I’m playing it wrong and I can’t figure it out for the life of me if you could find the time to shed some light on the topic it would much appreciated and if it’s not worth your time perhaps the solo for shine by collective soul same issue I’m missing something that throws off the song off entirely thanks for your time and consideration 🙂

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