Velvet Revolver – Slither (Tab)

If you hadn’t noticed, I made it back from Download safe and sound and only briefly jaloped. AC/DC were, as always, highly entertaining and completely ridiculous. The biggest disappointment was Them Crooked Vultures who only had two decent and made up for it with some interminable noodling. The band I enjoyed most, and I wasn’t expecting this, were Dillinger Escape Plan (as covered by Status Quo). They’re completely off their boxes and bloody brilliant.

Another surprise was in a Slash set that contained Paradise City and Sweet Child… the highlight was the Velvet Revolver song Slither. It’s got a huge riff and should have been in my Guitar Riffs for Ukulele series long ago.

To keep it in the original key, I’m using D-tuning (you could equally use a capo on the 2nd fret).


Listen

I have adapted it quite a bit for the uke. If you wanted to play something more faithful to the original you could go with this:

For the chorus, the chords are D – C – G. Or use the shapes for C – Bb – F in C tuning.

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7 Comments

  1. Olly June 25th, 2010 9:56 am

    Brilliant! Thanks a lot!

    Sorry to hear you got jaloped… but which definition were you refering too in the urban dictionary… I’m going to be scarred for life if you say entry 1…

    :o)

  2. David Barnes June 25th, 2010 5:04 pm

    Some saucy goings on in that AC/DC set. Goodness me.

  3. John Irving June 26th, 2010 8:51 am

    Loving the diversity of the content on this site. One day it’s a monstrous Slash riff, the next it’s a classical piece from hundreds of years ago.

  4. Woodshed June 26th, 2010 5:11 pm

    Olly: Yep, the first one.

    David: It wasn’t during AC/DC. And it definitely wasn’t saucy.

    John: Thanks very much. I mostly just do what I like and that’s how it turns out.

  5. Olly June 26th, 2010 5:51 pm

    haha – gutted! :op It’d been almost cool if it was during the AC/DC set…

  6. rico June 28th, 2010 6:00 pm

    great tab this,
    any chance of you having a go at Dillinger Escape Plan sometime? love that video; totally wired.

  7. Woodshed June 28th, 2010 10:16 pm

    rico: Can’t say I’m not tempted by the idea.

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