Guitar Lesson For ‘Simple Man’ By Lynyrd Skynyrd (acoustic W/ Chords)

Guitar Lesson For ‘Simple Man’ By Lynyrd Skynyrd (acoustic W/ Chords)

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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27 responses to “Guitar Lesson For ‘Simple Man’ By Lynyrd Skynyrd (acoustic W/ Chords)”

  1. ZhekaFilms says:

    Thanks! Subscribed.

  2. Calvin smith says:

    That guitar has a great sound.

  3. douglas gordon says:

    you are a good guy

  4. 83madrague says:

    good job…..very helpful thanks from France

  5. Craig Shimanek says:

    If you picking section isn’t dead on it’s way closer than the other vids I looked at….very nicely done

  6. Predatorian says:

    I could tell, that when he looks at what he is doing more concentrated @0:50 that I have to start with the beginner version 😛

    Love your videos! Helping me alot

  7. k1llzOn381 says:

    Man if this is for beginners I must be a fucking idiot

  8. GeC says:

    how does it come together lol.

  9. John Oconnor says:

    Best guitar teacher on YouTube he explains it to you so you can understand….thank you keep it up Man…regards from IRELAND….????????????

  10. Song Notes says:

    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 ✌️

  11. k1llzOn381 says:

    So I’m new to guitar I’ve been practicing my chords everyday they seem to ring out nicely. The guitar is tuned my strumming is similar but it just sounds like shit. Is it because I’m playing on seem cheap kids guitar?

  12. Jim Gramtim says:

    Great lesson. As a beginner, I appreciate your teaching method.

  13. Gary Johnston says:

    Another awesome lesson.

  14. Mandy Smith says:

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

  15. waymond masterson says:

    Great job man really good teacher

  16. Kaleb Baggs says:

    Do take it on the run by REO speedwagon please

  17. Jeff Roberts says:

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

  18. Alaska Grown says:

    Great lesson man! If your looking for more, how about Skynrd’s “I Never Dreamed”?

  19. Jimmy Gunter says:

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

  20. Alberto Carvalho says:

    very good!!

  21. Kyle Johnson says:

    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.

  22. Joey D Meacham says:

    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 !!!

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  25. Fernando Bautista says:

    thank you I just discovery your channel, you’re a good teacher keep the good work . ✌?

  26. k1llzOn381 says:

    Yes best instructor I’ve found online thus far

  27. Jessica Loncarevic says:

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

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