Sweet Child O’ Mine Acoustic Chords Lesson

What a great classic tune and dare I say a Campfire Classic? Of course GnR is known as one of the greatest stadium rock bands of all time and Sweet Child is an absolute BANGER of a tune…epic solo and all. But in this guitar lesson, I’m going to break it down for you in a way that you can integrate a handful of chords and some basic strumming to turn this stadium rock song into a campfire guitar classic that’ll have all your friends and family singing along.

We’re just going to focus on the acoustic chords for the verse and chorus. In the PDF download, we’ll include the tabs for the iconic intro that Slash does which will be instantly recognizable to your audience, but in the guitar lesson video itself, we’re just going to focus on the D, C and G chords on the verse and the A, C, D chords on the chorus. If you know the words, you can switch back and forth between the verse and chorus and put together a nice jam of this classic tune!


1:14​ D major chord
1:50​ Cadd9 chord
2:17​ G major chord
2:38​ anchor finger demonstration
3:12​ strum pattern
4:17​ Putting the strum pattern and the chords together
6:12​ the chorus section of the song
6:48​ A major chord
7:17​ C major chord
7:43​ (chorus) Putting the strum pattern and the chords together
8:21​ How to work through tough chord transitions

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