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Sweet Child O Mine Guitar Riff


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The Sweet Child O Mine guitar riff is rated 8 out of 10 and involves rapid alternate picking high on the fretboard of the guitar.  This is the song every new guitar player wants to play, but it requires some advanced finger technique.  The Riff consists of the catchy and memorable tune played during the intro of the song by guitar player Slash.

The tab should be easy to memorize since it's very repetitive and repeats the same fingering, save for one note (the bass note).  This riff is played high on the fretboard and the opening key is on the 12th fret of the D string.  Here's what the tab looks like.

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e|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
B|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
G|-------14-12----14----14-|-------14-12----14----14-|
D|-12----------------------|-12----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

e|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
B|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
G|-------14-12----14----14-|-------14-12----14----14-|
D|-14----------------------|-14----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

e|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
B|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
G|-12----14-12----14----14-|-12----14-12----14----14-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

e|-------------15----14----|-------------15----14----|
B|----15-------------------|----15-------------------|
G|-------14-12----14----14-|-------14-12----14----14-|
D|-12----------------------|-12----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
The Tab
This is what it should look and sound like:
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