Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon Guitar Lesson

In this Rhiannon guitar lesson, I will show you how to play all of Lindsey Buckingham's amazing guitar parts for the great "Rhiannon".

The tuning in standard tuning.

By far the hardest part of the song to play is the opening riff that starts the track. It is awkward to play because of the rhythmic bass line underneath the melodic double-stops. This riff shows just how great of a fingerstyle guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is.

I will break it down and help you understand where those bass notes and chords come together so that they don't feel like two completely separate parts.

Moving on from there things get much easier.

The next section moves from they key of A minor to it's relative major, C major. This riff also contains a bunch of melodic double-stops that move across string sets.

Pay attention to the end of this riff because it changes throughout the song.

When we start getting to the chorus fills, I will give you the exact minute and second mark each occurs at in the song so that you won't get lost.

The guitar solo is super cool with some nice melodic blues based licks. Once again I will take you through the entire solo phrase-by-phrase.

There is also a new riff that happens at the very end of the song that I will cover after the solo.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this great song from Fleetwood Mac!


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Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon Guitar Lesson


  1. Jason Fredensborg on February 7, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Hey Carl, could you do a lesson on “Never Going Back Again” by Fleetwood Mac? Great finger style accousta-jam!

    • Carl Brown on February 8, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Hey Jason, that one is high on my to-do list. I just can’t make it work quite yet because of my nerve issue in my right hand that severely limits the use of my middle, ring and pinky fingers.

      Hopefully with continued therapy, everything will get back to normal soon and I get back to the fingerstyle tutorials and doing a bunch of classical guitar stuff in the academy. 🙂

      • Jason Fredensborg on February 9, 2019 at 8:40 am

        Sorry to hear that Carl, gotta be a little scary as a guitarist…get well soon!

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