How to Play the Guitar Riff From “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Hey, how’s it going this is Darrin Goodman with Guitar Control, I want to show you a blues rock lick in the style of Leonard Skynyrd this is actually a little riff from the song “Sweet Home Alabama”. This is a little lick that happens between the 1st and the 2nd verse.

How to Play the Guitar Riff From Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd



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We’re starting off we’re on the 7th fret of the 5th string and we’re going to pick that note and then we’re going to do a hammer-on from the 8th fret and then to the 9th fret and then we’re going to follow that by barring our first finger across the 7th fret of the 4th and the 3rd string and then we’re going to follow that by going back to the 9th fret of the 5th string with our third finger.

We the barre the 4th and 3rd string twice, next we move down one whole step so we’re on the 5th fret of the 5th string and we’re going to pick that note and hammer to the 7th fret and then we’re going to barre the 5th fret of the 4th and 3rd string and play that twice and then back to the 7th fret of the 5th string and finally we’re going to move down to the 2nd fret finish off the riff we’re going to play the open 5th string and then do a hammer-on to the 2nd and then the 3rd strings open twice follow that off we’re playing a G chord with just our second and first finger around the 3rd fret of the 6th string with our second finger in the 2nd fret of the 5th string with our first finger so that’s the entire sequence, pretty cool and easy like I said be sure to click on the link in the description for the tabs and make sure to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.

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