Announcement: releases “How to Play the Guitar Riff From "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd”

Share Article released a new video guitar lesson from instructor Darrin Goodman. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Darrin Goodman teaches a guitar lesson on how to the riff from Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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This easy highly recognizable guitar riff is based out of the pentatonic scale. Darrin demonstrates how to perform it as follows; 7th fret of the 5th string with first finger and then hammer-on’s to the 8th and 9th frets with 2nd and 3rd fingers and then barre across the 7th fret of the 4th and 3rd strings with first finger and pick twice and then the 9th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger. Next Darrin moves down a whole step to the 5th fret with first finger and does a hammer-on to the 7th fret with 3rd finger and then bar’s the 5th fret of the 4th and 3rd strings with first finger and picks it twice followed by the 7th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger. And finally the open 5th string followed by hammer-on’s to the 2nd and 3rd frets with first and 2nd fingers and then the open 4th and 3rd strings picked twice and finally ending on the 2nd fret of the 5th string with first finger and the 3rd fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead guitar lesson at

The Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave. They can be found all over the world and are the main scale used in the Blues genre.

Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band that popularized the Southern Rock genre in the 1970’s. In the peak of their success three members’s died in a plane crash in 1977. The band still performs to this day with an almost completely different line up.

Darrin Goodman
Darrin Goodman, a native of Ogden Utah, began playing guitar at the age of 12 after hearing KISS at an earlier age. Darrin has been a local finalist for the King of the Blues contest and is the lead guitarist of international recording artist Sonic Prophecy who has performed with artists such as Accept, Sabaton Cinderella and Ratt. Darrin has been teaching private lessons to 30 to 60 students a week from his home studio since 1987.

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