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

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

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

This song makes for a great/very challenging fingerstyle arrangement. It’s a tonne of fun to play if you’re up for the mammoth task of learning it!

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. It’s when you add in Duff McKagan’s bass line that things start to get pretty tricky.

Sweet Child O' Mine Guitar Lesson Part Two

Hopefully you were OK with the intro. In this lesson we learn how to play the verses, the bridges and also one of slash’s guitar classic guitar solos.

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Sweet Child O' Mine Guitar Lesson Part Three

In this last lesson we cover the rest of the song. That’s the entirety of the epic guitar solo and the long crescendoing outro. Buckle up as there’s a tonne to learn here!

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