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Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses) – Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Sweet Child O’ Mine.

Guns N’ Roses wrote Sweet Child O’ Mine in the late ’80s and the song was the third single on their debut album Appetite for Destruction. The song went on to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and has ultimately become a classic rock song that is loved across the globe.

This is an intermediate level arrangement, if you’re looking for a hard version then check out my other lesson here.

Alright, let’s get into the lesson!

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Sweet Child O' Mine (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Sweet Child O’ Mine, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.

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Sweet Child O' Mine Guitar Lesson (Intro)

In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro of Sweet Child O’ Mine. Slash’s classic riff feels great played as fingerstyle and isn’t too hard to play. We also learn how to play the 1st verse and bridge.

Sweet Child O' Mine Guitar Lesson Part Two

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson. In this video we learn how to play the remainder of Sweet Child O’ Mine.

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