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Sweet Child of Mine

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

"Sweet Child o' Mine" is a song by American rock band Guns N' Roses. It appears on their debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction (1987).


In an interview with Music Radar Slash stated “One of the things that always bugged me about Sweet Child… was that it was an uptempo ballad, which didn’t fit what Guns N’ Roses was all about as far as I was concerned" Later in the article he comments on the iconic riff you will learn as part of this session. “In passing, I did say that it was sort of a joke or something,” he explained, “but initially it was just a cool, neat riff that I’d come up with. It was an interesting pattern and it was really melodic, but I don’t think I would have presented it to the band and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this idea!’ because I just happened to come up with it while we were all hanging around together. Izzy [Stradlin, GN’R’s second guitarist at the time] was the first one to start playing behind it, and once that happened Axl [Rose, the band’s singer] started making up words, and it took off that way.”


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TQC.L3.P13
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TQG.L3.P13b
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