This is not gonna be your typical Sweet Home Alabama guitar lesson! In these video lessons I am gonna not only break every section of the song down note-for-note, but for any of you brave guitarists out there I am also gonna teach you how to play the piano solo on the guitar! 😀
Needless to say, "Sweet Home Alabama" needs no introduction. It is probably one the of the top 5 most famous songs of all-time.
In the first video below I will demonstrate how to play all of the intro, chords and rhythm guitar parts that are so iconic for the entire song. There are some really cool guitar licks thrown within that chord work so that video alone might keep you busy for a while.
The second video begins the solo marathon. In it I while tackle the first short but sweet guitar solo. There are some tasty licks in this one so don't overlook it! In fact, learning this solo may serve as a nice warm-up for the following video lessons.
In the third lesson video I will tackle the main solo note-for-note. It actually isn't that difficult to understand how to play. Just simply piece it together phrase by phrase like I teach it in the video. I will also show you how I am picking select sections in order to help you be able to get it up to speed easier.
This would definitely be considered that main guitar solo in the song and it has just a little bit of everything in it including large bends, fast legato licks, rapid shifts, string crossing licks, slides and more.
In the final video we will finally come to what I feel is the ultimate climax to this lesson series, a full note-for-note transcription of the piano solo!
Most fast musical pieces that are transcribed from piano to guitar can be very difficult to play and this piano solo that ends "Sweet Home Alabama" is no different.
I perform it at the beginning of the video and you will see that it requires lots of quick hammer-ons, hybrid picking, extremely quick shifts and large stretches. It definitely isn't for the faint of heart but will make a great challenge for most advanced players.
The piano solo is very musical and easy to kind of hum so getting the sound of it in your ears shouldn't be very difficult. Once again, break this solo down phrase by phrase like I teach it in the lesson. There are many great technical exercises located within each phrase.
Hopefully you will be able to master those piano licks on the guitar and then thrown them into your own improvisations for some fresh sounding licks.
Ok I am gonna shut up and let your guys watch the videos. Hope you come out on the other side unscathed!! 🙂
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