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Sweet Home Alabama Chords for Guitar

This lesson will teach you the Sweet Home Alabama chords for the guitar. This is one of those super popular guitar songs that most people will recognize. In fact, most people will probably recognize this song from just the chords and the picking pattern, even without playing the riffs.

In this lesson, Colin teaches the chords and the picking pattern, and although we’ll save the riffs for another lesson, if you watch close you can pick up a few ideas for those too.

The basic guitar chords are D, C and G, with an F major in there as well.

Have fun with this one!

Sweet Home Alabama Chords for Guitar

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps Chords

The ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ chords make for a very cool progression to play on the guitar. This is one of those guitar songs that has quite a melancholy / minor tone to it, which I personally find quite expressive and great for soloing in.

Anyways, in this video lesson, my friend Colin is going to teach you the ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ chords. The song is in A minor, though it goes to A major during the chorus.

You’ll learn a few different ways to approach the song, depending on your skill level. Probably the hardest is to finger pick it all, but that also sounds best. If you’re not up to speed on the finger picking though, Colin has a few tricks to help you still play the song so it sounds good.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps has been done by quite a few artists over the years, most recently by Santana. Jeff Healey did a great version of the song, and of course there’s the original by George Harrison & Eric Clapton.

The guitar chords in this song use a lot of bar chords, so if you need a touch up on those, you can check out my lesson on bar chords.

If you’d like more of Colin’s lessons, you can find him at RiffNinja.com.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps Chords

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Knocking on Heavens Door Chords For Guitar

In this lesson, you’ll learn the Knocking on Heavens Door chords for guitar. This is one of those great guitar songs for beginners to learn because it uses basic chords in the key of G major, and it has a memorable melody. Colin has done quite a number of song lessons like this one, and you can see more of them by clicking on the YouTube link and checking out his song channel, or by heading over to RiffNinja.com.

Along with the Knocking on Heavens Door chords, you’ll also learn the very simple little riff that helps connect some of the chords.

The Knocking on Heavens Door chords are in two sets of three:  G, D, Am and then G, D, C.

Bob Dylan originally wrote this song, though it has been performed by many other bands since then. Bob Dylan has a great way of making fairly simple songs sound very good – it’s a good example of what you can do with just a handful of chords. Some people think it has to be complicated to sound good, but that just isn’t the case!

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Checkout the guitar songs category for more guitar lessons on popular songs.

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Last Dance With Mary Jane Chords For Guitar

Here’s a guitar lesson on how to play the Last Dance With Mary Jane chords by Tom Petty. I didn’t address the riffs in this song, as this video is targeted towards beginners. Instead, we focus mostly on the strumming aspect, which sounds pretty cool on its own anyways.

The guitar chords are quite simple – all open chords – Am, G, D and back to Am. The chorus (I didn’t get into that in the video) is Em7, A, Em7, A, G. You can experiment with different strumming styles, especially using some embellishments on the Am.

Leave a comment down below and let me know if you like the song and I’ll do another video for the riffs.

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(UPDATE: I’ve now done a lesson for these riffs for Last Dance With Mary Jane as well. Click here for the Last Dance With Mary Jane riffs.)

Last Dance With Mary Jane Chords:

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