Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden

In the intro section, there are two guitar parts. A rhythm and a lead part.

Here’s the rhythm part:

Here are the suggested fingerings in red:

Unison Bend Lead

A lead guitar part is added on top of the riff to complete the intro. It is compromised entirely of unison bends.

This technique involves strumming two fretted notes that are a whole step apart on two adjacent strings (either the G and B, or B and E), then quickly bending the lower note up a whole step to match the pitch of the higher note.

When performing them, be sure to listen for the 2 notes to “come together” in unison. A common mistake is under bending and over bending the string. This will make it should like it’s out of tune. A unison bend requires you to bend the string so that both notes sound at the same pitch.

Use your 1st finger to fret the notes on the E string and your 3rd finger to fret the notes on the B string. Strike both notes at the same time. Bend the notes on the B string, don’t bend the 1st finger notes on the E string. If you’re having difficulty with this technique, please see the unison bend video at the bottom for more help.