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Sweet Home Alabama
Brandon Trapp is an instructor for MusikWorks Studios in Rome, GA. In this lesson, he will be learning the southern rock staple, “Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. “Sweet Home Alabama” is Skynyrd’s most famous and recognizable tune. The main riff is a staple for all guitar players. The song is off the album, Second Helping, which was released in 1974.

The song was written after bassist, Ed King, had switched to guitar. At a rehearsal, King heard guitarist Gary Rossington play a riff that inspired him to write. That night, after the rehearsal, Ed said the chords and two main guitar solos came to him in a dream, note for note. He then introduced the song to the band the next day. The rest is history.

Brandon plays an ES-339 in the lesson.

Adam Stark
    In the 7th grade Brandon got his first real guitar. After learning a few chords he found a 50's and 60's songbook lying around the house. Currently Brandon is a working musician and a guitar teacher at MusikWorks Studios in Rome, GA and is a regular contributor to

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