Southern rock is a style which was born of many
influences: the blues, gospel, country, and of course,
rock. Below is a list of southern rock bands that created
formed their band in the 1965. They were known for their country
twang which came from Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters (Les Pauls
were used also). One of their greatest hits, “Sweet Home
Alabama” has a challenging riff that guitar players are
still fascinated with.
Brothers are another great southern rock
band that has been around since about 1965. Gregg Allman
is the lead singer/organist. Gregg’s brother Duane, who
died very young, was the phenomenal slide player of the
band. Duane set the level to which all other slide
Other southern rock bands:
Charlie Daniels Band
Here is an exercise and a lick that
will help you get the feel of southern rock!
First, practice this muting exercise:
- Use the palm muting technique that you
practiced in the palm
- Make the most of the 3rd fret bend – bend it
Now, add the measure below to the 1st exercise for
a great twang lick.
- Practice each lick or exercise slowly
- Practice each lick or exercise
with the metronome set to between 40 and 70
- Try to change the lick slightly (add a slide,
bend, vibrato) to make it your own!