How to Improvise a Guitar Solo Over Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyd Using The Pentatonic Scale

Learn how to improvise a guitar solo over Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyd using only the pentatonic scales and sound AWESOME!

Let’s take a look at the chord progression from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” based in the primary chords. The primary chords are the 1, 4, and 5 chords from the diatonic key, and they make up the bulk on most songs that you will play.

In this lesson I’ll show you how to improvise a guitar solo around the 9th fret using 4 different pentatonic shapes. We’ll try using two different shapes over the G major chord to increase the variety. Switching scale shapes like this will really bring out the sound of the chord progressions in your solo. Good luck & tear it up!

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