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The Legend Of Wooley Swamp: Introduction


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What's up it's, Mike from Guitar Tricks, teaching you "The Legend Of Wooley Swamp" as made famous by Charlie Daniels. This is a southern rock gem that features some great storytelling complimented by some killer riffs.

This song features 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is an overdriven electric guitar that plays some great riffs and chord progressions. Guitar 2 is a cleaner electric that adds another layer of rhythm guitar. Guitar 3 is an overdriven electric guitar that plays some slide licks and fills.

The intro is a powerful pentatonic minor rock-style riff that sets the tone of the song. The verse features a classic chord progression played with some cool syncopations. The chorus opens up with a similar chord progression and some country sounding fills, and ends off with a catchy riff. The breakdown section brings the dynamic way down to a tense, atmospheric feel. Long held chords and slide fills add to the vibe as the story is told. The tune ends off with a bang by returning to the intro riff.

To play this tune using only one guitar, simply play the Guitar 1 all the way through!

A slide is required to play Guitar 3's parts.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about minor pentatonic riffing, syncopation, chord arpeggiation, double stops, and dynamics. We are in the key of D, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 100 BPM.