Level: Intermediate

Tuning: C# G# C# F# A# D# (Drop C#)

I can remember staying up late between the ages of 7 and 11 and watching Rage on the ABC in the early to mid 90s. This was where I first discovered my love of Seattle grunge and fell in love with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and of course Alice In Chains.

Today I want to look at the song that made me love this band and the 7/8 time signature, "Them Bones" by Alice In Chains.

This solo isn’t ridiculously technical, however the 7/8 time signature does throw a bit of a curve ball. The majority of it is played using different positions of the pentatonic. The only really fast section is just fast hammer ons and pulloffs so there’s no ridiculous picking involved.

Be patient, keep it bluesy and rockin’ and you’ll get there guys.