Black Sabbath – N.I.B. Guitar Lesson

Black Sabbath - N.I.B. Guitar Lesson

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Black Sabbath “N.I.B.” guitar lesson. To reproduce Tony Iommi’s unique guitar sound, we’re starting with a sturdy foundation of vintage British amp tone via the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret MKII. Tony Iommi’s vocal-like midrange and tight focus also comes from a famous treble booster and we chose the Catalinbread Naga Viper which can cut through the bass but also boost the gain. This simple, yet powerful riff shows how sticking to power chords on the bottom two strings produces a darker sound, even above the 12th fret. The verse of NIB alternates between two licks, one being a tasty combo of a slide followed by multiple hammer ons and pull offs. Enjoy your riff of the day guitar lesson.


  1. You’re the worst teacher fuck you

  2. Thanks! Next time try with an SG please 🙂

  3. I found a mistake at 3:18 . The last two notes should be 7 -7 , not 5 -5 .

  4. Thanks!

  5. See I like how she shows it slower than other teachers

  6. niño travieso

    no good no listen original

  7. Lady Angus Young Fan 1998

    Hey can you do a guitar lesson to Black Sabbath's title song "Black Sabbath"?

  8. Hell yeah, it sounds awesome the way you you slowed in down at the end

  9. So much thank you!
    Your explainations are clear, simple and complete, it seems easy to learn guitar this way.

  10. oh yeah!

  11. Daniel Schumacher

    THANK YOU, so (fu…..) much! I'm so happy with you Channel!!

  12. awesome

  13. thank you very much your lessons are so clean man good teacher

  14. it is in C#

  15. Ruben Gonzalez

    which amp is used in this video? Thanks

  16. I think he had already switched over to the SG by NIB

  17. You can get a great Sabbath sound with a Vox AC30 and treble booster pedal, plus a guitar with P90 pickups

  18. Great way to teach this, awesome.


  20. The title was widely rumoured to have stood for "Nativity in Black" (or to a much lesser extent, "Name In Blood"). In a 1992 interview, Geezer Butler states that the title simply refers to Bill Ward's goatee at the time, which the rest of the band thought was shaped like a pen nib; also referred to as nibby.[5] Apparently, Geezer Butler said: "Originally it was Nib, which was Bill's beard. When I wrote N.I.B., I couldn't think of a title for the song, so I just called it Nib, after Bill's beard. To make it more intriguing I put punctuation marks in there to make it N.I.B. By the time it got to America, they translated it to Nativity In Black."
    "Nativity in Black" was also used for the title of a series of Black Sabbath tribute albums. Ronnie James Dio can be heard mentioning (but not confirming) this assumption on several live bootleg recordings with the band from the early 1980s.

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