Guitar Tuition by Dan Sandman
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Strum-along Acoustic Guitar Version
Following on from my strum-along acoustic guitar version of Livin’ on a Prayer here is my simplified version of another rock classic. Remember, you can always embellish a D Major Chord by changing it to Sus2 or sus4 – that’s what G n’ R did. When I strum this one I like to play it with some swing which lets the music sway a little. I also like to imply the lead guitar parts tastefully by varying my picking and fretting approaches. When strumming the (optional) solo section, you might want to make it even easier by substituting the tricky Bm barre chord with a straight open G – go ahead if helps your singing. Just so everyone knows, I do not own the copyright to this song and am purely using it for non-profit making teaching purposes (I once had a two page legalistic email from Bob Dylan’s lawyers – how uncool was that).
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Into & Verses
|: D | D | C | C | G | G | D | D : |
| A | C | D | D | A | C | D | D |
Solo (optional – sounds cool with a friend improvising)
| : Em | C | Bm | Am : | (four times)
|: Em | G | Am | C .. D . G : | (four times)
The guitars in the official version are tuned down half a step - Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb - but you don’t have to sing in that key.