Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird guitar solo

Free Bird has a very long and killer guitar solo that is one of the most famous and widely recognized guitar solos of all time. When researching it I assumed that the duet parts were Allen Collins and Gary Rossington but this interview in Guitar World says it was two takes by Allen Collins.

What was hard about it: Not quitting. Also, there is an extraordinary amount of bending and if you don’t get it pretty close to perfect, it’s glaring. What was easy about it: There are a lot of repeated figures. How I feel about the result: One of the best ones I’ve done… In places where I can clearly hear the two parts I double both of them.

Thanks for listening.

Looking for more Skynyrd? Check out the piano solos to Call Me The Breeze and Sweet Home Alabama.

(Purchase the original on iTunes, Amazon.)

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~ by killersolos on February 3, 2010.

2 Responses to “Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird guitar solo”

  1. I Love it!!

  2. This so rocks!

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