Guitar lesson for “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (acoustic w/ chords)

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In this lesson, I show you how to play the song “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I’ll show you how to play the chords needed, the strumming patterns, the distinctive riffs (easy and intermediate versions), and also the picking pattern heard in the intro of the song. Tabs and chord charts are included. Note, I’ll be playing in standard tuning (note, you must tune down one-half step to play along with the Lynyrd Skynyrd version).

0:00 Lesson overview
2:01 Chords
4:28 Riff, simple
6:45 Riff, intermediate
8:48 Picking pattern
13:17 Misc other notes

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  1. Thanks everyone for the fantastic comments! It's incredibly humbling to know this has been helpful in teaching this song. Best of luck to all of you ✌️

  2. Amazing lessons!

  3. Definitely one f the most well put together and easy going, no nonsense guitar tutorials I've found on YouTube…..thanks!

  4. Thanks,.

  5. What damm G chord is that

  6. I really like how you demonstrate beginner to more advanced player versions. Really makes for great instruction and motivating to pick up a guitar and want to play. Your one of the best instructors on youtube. Period! Thanks for sharing

  7. awesome I will be back to study this !

  8. Jessica Loncarevic

    i dont get how to read the picking pattern…. can you let me know which strings to pluck for each note

  9. Yes best instructor I’ve found online thus far

  10. while scrollin' thru all of the usual martys and all…
    i happened upon you David…
    picked up a new subscriber on this end 4 sure !
    great tutorial , & thanx !!!

  11. Thank you for this video! You've really made it easy for me to understand and I've actually learned something starting from nothing at all. Seriously this is great.

  12. Alberto Carvalho

    very good!!

  13. You are the best teacher yet that really cares and takes time and not rush through a lesson. Love it…

  14. Great lesson man! If your looking for more, how about Skynrd's "I Never Dreamed"?

  15. Well done man, keep it up! I like the simple approach.

  16. Do take it on the run by REO speedwagon please

  17. waymond masterson

    Great job man really good teacher

  18. This is what I was looking for in Guitar lessons! Thank you! Please make more videos.

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