Simple Man Guitar Lesson – Lynyrd Skynyrd

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In this simple Man guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this classic from the great Lynyrd Skynyrd note-for-note.

The tuning on the original recording and this lesson video is, starting from the 6th string, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

The opening arpeggiated guitar riffs are instantly recognizable and sound beautiful once you get the picking pattern down.

There are actually two guitar parts being played together that are very similar. I will explain them both in-depth in the video. There is also a cool single note riff at the end of the verse section.

The chorus is the easiest part of the song and shouldn’t pose a issue for anyone that can play simple barre chords.

The solo, just as with all Lynyrd Skynyrd solos, has some fantastically musical playing and some technically challenging licks as well. I will break it down phrase-by-phrase.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this all-time classic power ballad from the great Lynyrd Skynyrd! #simplemanguitarlesson #lynyrdskynyrd #guitarcovers

18 comments

  1. Carl could you do a poll for pantera this love and 5 minutes alone???

  2. hey is ur tone set to clean and if not what is it? i just watched and learned it but my tone sounds slightly diff i have a similar type of fender that u are using in the video.. may just be amp settings

  3. B string 5 high e 5 isn’t there a roll here too? Great lesson to train the ear. Thanks again

  4. Summers end foo fighters

  5. I learned gitar from just seeing it and doing it I don't know my strings could u make it more clear

  6. This was really cool.
    Can you teach more of lynyrd skynyrd stuff probably "I need you".

  7. Carl please tutorial of Mateus Asato

  8. I vote against "Gimme Three Steps"' cause I'm feeling the relief of a Blues Wave comin' on in a few hours and I'll be free and that's alright now.

  9. Connor Stooksberry

    Are you a golf guy, Carl?

  10. Please do one on That Smell. That song has so many good guitar parts

  11. It's about time you posted this!!! XD Love this song!!!

  12. Marshall's Guitar Covers

    How about some Styx!!

  13. Hey its a request, can you please upload a tutorial for more of lynyrd skynyrd songs like I Need You, Tuesday gone etc.

  14. Omg is there any songs you do not teach us? Thank u

  15. Hey Carl, could you please do a lesson on Dogs by Pink Floyd?

  16. Great lesson Carl been looking forward to this for a while ha! Could you do Tuesdays gone?

  17. What are the pickups on that strat?

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