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How do you play "Sweet Home Alabama"?

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Posted 2013-04-08T16:17:30.0Z (edited 2013-04-09T16:55:05.0Z) by Jeff E13,406
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It seems that every time I pick up my guitar people, jokingly or not, request the same tunes. It occurred to me that I don't know how to play Sweet Home Alabama or Freebird properly, and I don't even have a respectable Happy Birthday arrangement. I thought I'd compile and share some of the best Sweet Home Alabama guitar lessons (and Bass and keyboard lessons also) I could find.   

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Reply — Posted 2013-04-08T16:50:14.0Z (edited 2013-04-10T17:14:40.0Z)
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Jeff E13,406
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http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=gpmwONzKuYo%2CIlPp04KaWmg%2CvtFU8XqNMno%2C-ifkrCQDd0Q&t=How%20to%20play%20Sweet%20Home%20Alabama%20guitar%20lessons%20from%20You%20Tube%20

 

Here's a couple of Sweet Home Alabama guitar lessons From You Tube I collected in the You Tube for Musicians section..

 

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Reply — Posted 2013-04-08T17:00:36.0Z
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Jeff E13,406
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Here's a backing track to play along with:

http://www.musiclessons.com/youtube/share.cfm?v=T6v8uKzUvwY&t='Sweet%20Home%20Alabama'%20-%20Play%20along%20backing%20track%20for%20guitar

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Reply — Posted 2013-04-08T17:13:49.0Z
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Mac M11,188
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Great question and thanks for sharing the videos...why does everyone want to hear those songs?  Maybe it is just a fad, that people come and scream "Freebird," anywho, i am trying to find some good drum videos for those songs as well....any ideas?

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  • I think that fad has to be close to 40 years old now.... Even if you don't plan on ever playing these songs, I seems like a good idea to have them in your back pocket.Jeff E 2013-04-08T17:21:46.0Z
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  • For some reason I could only hear the first video you posted and couldn't see any of it...it may be user error on my partMac M 2013-04-08T18:34:01.0Z
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Reply — Posted 2013-04-12T16:38:00.0Z
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JP12,895
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Great question. I've played with a bunch of bands that have all hacked this song to pieces. There are lots of nuances in this song that are often overlooked. The drum line is super simple, but there are some hits in the chorus that need to be hit or it doesn't sound right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IikxrAGahw

 

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Reply — Posted 2013-04-25T00:41:50.0Z (edited 2013-04-25T00:59:51.0Z)
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Jeff E13,406
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Here are the first few critical notes of the intro for this tune to sound right...

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  • This chart is for the main guitar part that runs through the song, right?JP 2013-04-25T00:56:34.0Z
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