“Same Ol’ Song And Dance” by Aerosmith

Difficulty: Easy

Composer – Perry / Tyler

Where to find this song – Get Your Wings track # 1

Release Date -March 1974

The Band:

Steven Tyler – vocals, harmonica

Joe Perry – guitar, vocals

Tom Hamilton – bass

Joey Kramer – drums

Aerosmith was one of the most popular hard rock bands of the ’70s, setting the style and sound of hard rock and heavy metal for the next two decades with their raunchy, bluesy swagger. The Boston-based quintet found the middle ground between the menace of the Rolling Stones and the campy, sleazy flamboyance of the New York Dolls.

The Main Riff

This song isn’t too hard to play. Begin by placing your 1st finger on the second fret on the “A” string. Place your 2nd finger on the third fret on the “low E” string. You will need to perform a 1/4 bend. The best way to make sure that you have bent the string correctly is by listening to the audio sample. For all of these measures, the concept is the same. Just play according to the tablature until the end of the last measure. For the end of the last measure, all you need to do is use your 1st finger to play the seventh fret on the “A” string. Place your 4th finger over the ninth frets on the “D” string and the “G” string. End the measure with a slide toward the guitar’s tuning pegs.

Riff Resources

Complete Transcription To “Same Old Song And Dance” (PDF)

Complete Transcription To “Same Old Song And Dance” (Power Tab)