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Sweet Home Alabama

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Shows how you can play the intro to Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Tab

Sweet Home Alabama Tab

  
E||------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B||---------3-------------3------|---------3-----------------------|
G||-----------2-------------0----|---------0------------------2p-0-|
D||--0---0-------0---------------|---------0---------0h-2-0--------|
A||----------------3---3-------0-|--------------0h-2--------2------|
E||------------------------------|--3---3--------------------------|


 
------------------------------|---------------------------------|
---------3-------------3------|---------3-----------------------|
-----------2-------------0----|---------0---0-2p-0-0-4p-0-0-5b--|
--0---0-------0---------------|---------0-----------------------|
----------------3---3-------0-|---------------------------------|
------------------------------|--3---3--------------------------|

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Hal Leonard Lynyrd Skynyrd - A Step-By-Step Breakdown of the Band's Guitar Styles and Technique Book with CD

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Hal Leonard Lynyrd Skynyrd – All Time Greatest Hits Guitar Tab Songbook

Hal Leonard Lynyrd Skynyrd – All Time Greatest Hits Guitar Tab Songbook

Transcriptions for 14 favorites from the hard-living kings of Southern rock. The Lynyrd Skynyrd tab book includes: Call Me the Breeze; Free Bird; Gimme Three Steps; Saturday Night Special; Swamp Music; Sweet Home Alabama; That Smell; What's Your Name; You Got That Right; and more.


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Comments on this video lesson:

Lucky said...

0-2p-0-0-4p-0-0-5b--|

what´s the meaning of that "5b" at the end?

Comment added on June 12, 2010
Nick said...

Errmm I don really get it but can you try and e-mail me the tab thanks

Comment added on March 19, 2010
anna L. guitar said...

could you please do the beat it tabs and lesson like sweer alabama please
or someone else? it's my biggest wis to play this song ( I'm a beginner)

Comment added on January 13, 2010
Jessie said...

thank you, dude! This site is really awesome.

Comment added on January 12, 2010
aaron said...

im new to guitar and really want to play sweet child of mine help plz....

Comment added on November 23, 2009
Davy W said...

fantastic! watched your vid to get timing but thanks for tab

Comment added on August 24, 2009
aguzz said...

amazing site for learn any guitar styles

Comment added on May 14, 2009
martyn spooner said...

cheers friend really helpfull stuff

Comment added on April 07, 2009
Peter said...

You should put up the full tab on your website instead of only the first part of the intro-tab your whole video

Comment added on February 25, 2009
rian o eireann said...

sorry left out the p and b....p=pull off and the b=bend

Comment added on February 11, 2009
rian o eireann said...

lads...oh means...the o is an open string and the h is a hammer-on

Comment added on February 11, 2009
thomas said...

need help on the second bar; "oh"?

Comment added on February 07, 2009
luka said...

guys can someone explain what does the "oh" and "4o" and "5b" and all that stuff mean cause im new to the guitar and i cant know how to read guitar tabs quite well..thx :D

Comment added on January 24, 2009
martin said...

well i play it like this
g|-------7-7------5-5----0~-
d|--------------------------
a|--7h8h9---9--5h7----1h3---
E|--------------------------

Comment added on December 10, 2008
jake said...

can some 1 plz give me the tab for the first 4 part of the into to sweet home alabama

Comment added on September 13, 2008
loukie from holland said...

great,easy to learn,thanks

Comment added on September 13, 2008
cassidy said...

hey, that was great the first part help me a lot but i tihnk if you showed wear to strum and wear to put your fingers at the same time it would help a lot more so you can see what your doing and what strings you need to strum, and it was great!!
Where are the tabs for the second part i would really like to learn it thanks a bunch =)

Comment added on August 19, 2008
coolio said...

hmm... i'm not 100% sure but could the Tabs for the second part be like this?

E||----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------||
B||----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------||
G||-----------------7----|--7-------------------|--5----5--------------|----------------------||
D||-----------------7----|--7-------------------|--5----5--------------|-------0----0---------||
A||--7----8----9---------|-------9----5----7----|------------7----0----|--2-------------------||
E||----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|-----------------3----||

Comment added on August 06, 2008
Ron said...

Great, but are there also tracks fo thre second part somewhere... I'd really like to play it, but i can't really figure out how to play it, by just watching the video.

Comment added on July 01, 2008
matt said...

this sites fantastic
its briliant for learning great songs and you helped me loads thanks!

Comment added on June 20, 2008
Ali x said...

hiya that was amazing but yu didnt explain where to put ur fingers and wich fret ur fingers go on so i cant learn it can yu help me plzz cos its realli hard!! thankz a bunch ali x x x

Comment added on June 14, 2008
COLBY said...

that site sucked so bad !

Comment added on June 14, 2008
Dylan said...

Dude, you're awesome. Thanks alot. Sounds perfect.

Comment added on June 07, 2008
Matt said...

Amazing site, can't believe i've only just found it, the video is one of the best guitar tutorials i've seen as it shows the finger placement and the strum pattern,

11/10 Brilliant

Comment added on June 04, 2008
cardboard boxs said...

does any one no where to get the second part to the guitar tabs thanks

Comment added on May 22, 2008
cody said...

wow sounds perfect thank you

Comment added on May 16, 2008
Picko said...

I want to play this but my guitar doesnt sound good... its like stopped my will to play..

Comment added on May 10, 2008
trevor said...

this is realy difficult i nead help =(

Comment added on May 05, 2008
james said...

heyy i really dont get his can ya help a lil bit more thnks heaps catch

Comment added on May 05, 2008
chris said...

where are the tabs for the second part? = (

Comment added on May 02, 2008
Mikkel said...

Amazing simply amazing! this side can really help me learn some songs! and i really wanna learn these! please keep up the good work!

Comment added on April 21, 2008
Nito said...

finally something I accually learned

Comment added on April 14, 2008
Jose said...

Hi Robert, I'm from Mexico and I really like your site, I love to play the guitar and this site helps me to improve my technique, thank you for your site and keep up the good work

Comment added on March 25, 2008
james said...

Awesome. I have always wanted to play this song.I will be buying the dvd's real soon

Comment added on March 25, 2008
jacob said...

thats really good.thanks for this site

Comment added on February 27, 2008

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Learn 6 common chord progressions.
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