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Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players Choice Awards 2014

How to play Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

ST-310 • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

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This is a classic guitar song, lots of fun to play, and the riffs take a bit of practice to get them comfortable under your fingers.

I got a bit of shtick from a few guys when I wrote here that I didn't like what this song stands for... Let me explain. Neil Young wrote a song "Southern Man" about the racism going on in the deep south and the Lynyrd didn't like him singing bad things about their homeland and this was their fight back. Neil Young also wrote a pretty heavy song called Alabama (great track actually, must do a lesson on that too...).

But as it turns out there was a little more to it... I got sent an interesting email from a guy called Colin about it... and he sent in an interesting article. Worth a read I think... and maybe I missed a few things ;) But then I found this too... so if you are really into finding out more about this then this is deep.

Anyhow, regardless of all the politics, it's a cracking song, great guitar parts and lots of challenges to overcome when you play it. So get stuck in!

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