16 Nov Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” Solo Tutorial, Part Two
Here we are for the second appointment with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird Solo.
The guitar featured in this tutorial is a 2010 Gibson R8 Les Paul Standard
played on a 1977 Marshall JMP 2204 attenuated with an Aracom PRX150 DAG
Just a couple of things to note, around 8 mins re: the lick at the twelfth fret G string. The ‘big’ bend is called a minor third bend. If you consider the G minor scale being G, A, Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G then bending the G at the twelfth to the A#(Bb) at the 15th is from the 1st note G to the (flat or minor) 3rd Bb.
At 20 mins or so, playing the 1st string G at the 15th and also the 2nd string 18th bent to G is called a ‘Unison bend’. It gives great emphasis to the note with the lighter string constant and the bent string oscillating around the note.
If you need to go to part one, you’ll find it here for convencience