Hey, how’s it going this is Jon Mclennan with Guitar Control, I want to give you a quick lesson and breaking down the Intro to this classic Guns and Roses song “Sweet Child of Mine”.
First thing to notice is that the guitar is tuned down a half step on the original recording so you tune a flat A, flat D, flat G, flat B, flat E, flat everything just make it flat. Now to play along with the original recording you’re going to put your first finger on the 12th fret 4th string and then you’re going to take your 3rd finger and jump up the octave to the 15th fret of the 2nd string then put your 2nd finger on the 14th fret of the 3rd string and then go back to 12th on that same string then you jump up here to 15th on the 1st string back down to 14th on the third string and then bring your third finger back play 14th that’s going to repeat their all 8th notes, so that’s the first part.
Now I don’t use my pinky and my right hand is just playing all down strokes, it really just goes twice then the next part what you’re going to do is move your first finger to the 14th fret of the 4th string and everything else stays the same. So you’re just changing that first note then put your first finger on the 12th fret of the 3rd string and change the first note again to this and return home to the very first part again. So if I play it from the top slowly it sounds like this, and don’t forget to take it slow and this is a really good exercise for practicing skipping strings if you have a chance you should Google there’s some really cool pictures of / with Les Paul collection he loves Gibson Les Paul’s and he’s got a lot of them anyway don’t forget to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.
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