Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama – piano solo, with sheet music

There’s a killer piano solo near the end of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama.  It was played by the terrific Billy Powell.

Click through for the solo, the sheet music as a PDF, and the solo slowed 25% to make it easier to practice and learn.

Here’s the PDF… SHA solo sheet music

Here’s the solo at speed…

To make it easier to learn, here’s a version slowed down by 25%…

And here’s a slowed down video that follows the sheet music… woof

Enjoy… and let me know if you like it… Thanks!

PS – I’ve picked off another killer Billy Powell solo, Call Me The Breeze (including sheet music), and you might also like the guitar solo from Freebird.

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~ by killersolos on July 24, 2013.

7 Responses to “Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama – piano solo, with sheet music”

  1. I literally just discovered this site today when I searched for Billie Powell’s solo on Call Me the Breeze. All I know to say is “thanks”. This is one if the most accurate transcriptions I have ever seen on both SHA and Call Me the Breeze. You are truly unbelievable…. I wish there was a way for you to market and sell this If you wanted to…..there is a market for really good transcriptions of great songs. They are so hard to find. I would pay good money for a piece I wanted if I knew the source was going to be as accurate as yours are.

    • Wow, thanks, Adam. I appreciate your kind words.

      I am way more interested in getting the transcriptions spread widely and expanding peoples’ musical skills than in getting paid for them, but if someone wanted to commission a specific transcription, I would consider it.

      When I was a kid I used to get super frustrated trying to figure out keyboard parts. I’d order the sheet music for some piece that I definitely had the skill to play, Lady Madonna for instance, and what would come would be an “easy piano” version that didn’t represent the actual keyboard part at all. So being able to do it now is really satisfying and, like, finishes off whatever is left of my childhood upset.

      Taking it to the next level, I will soon begin releasing instructional videos on how to make your own killer transcriptions using Logic Pro X. Once you learn my techniques it will greatly reduce the time it takes to figure out a part and help you to take on much more complicated parts than in the past.

      • It sounds like you really have the heart of a teacher…..I also remember so many times getting piano books and getting home with them in such anticipation to sound just like Jerry Lee or Ray Charles and be so disappointed with what I was reading on the sheet music….. Total waste of time and effort. I will be checking back regularly just to see what you’ve added to the site…..once again, truly grateful for what you’re doing.

  2. Just echoing Adam’s comments — accurate transcriptions are truly golden, thank you for the effort you put into this!

  3. I need to play this 2 weeks from now. Was trying to figure out the solo note by note by just listening…you saved me hours of work! Thanks!

  4. Hi! I need the piano solo to “Red White and Blue” FAST by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Help!

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