Learning Sweet Child O’ Mine

19 May 2021 — Some notes on learning this piece by Guns N’ Roses.

At first, it was all scrambled fingers and sour notes. It was like chaos was the ruler of the day. Then I remembered the instructions my teacher continues saying: “Slow down.”

So I slowed down. Note by note by note. Then slowly, increasing the tempo. The tempo is still far too slow, but my fingers are finding the appropriate positions on the frets now.

This is only the intro. The rest of the piece remains to be tackled and learned. Memorized. It’s all about keeping my mind active and agile.

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