How to Play Sweet Home Alabama Chords on the Guitar

There’s no better way to get into the summer state of mind than by learning how to play Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama on the guitar. It’s the perfect song to play at family barbecues, gatherings, or simply for fun on your own. The best part? Learning to play the chords for Sweet Home Alabama is easier than it seems!

In the video below, ChordBuddy creator, Travis Perry, shows the step-by-step directions for playing the song’s opening chords. All you need to learn to play Sweet Home Alabama on the acoustic or electric guitar is your guitar, ChordBuddy, and a little motivation! Although this video doesn’t show how to play the whole song, it does show you how to play a majority of the song. That makes this short and simple video perfect for beginners who want to learn how to play Sweet Home Alabama one step at a time.

Playing Sweet Home Alabama Chords, Step-by-Step

Step One: To play Sweet Home Alabama guitar tabs, start off by pressing the red button (the D tab). Pick the fourth string from the bottom two times. Then, pick strings two and three.

Step Two: Press the green button (the C tab) and pick the fifth string from the bottom twice. Then, pick strings two and three again.

Step Three: Press the blue button (the G tab) and pick the top string twice. Then, strum the bottom five strings.

Step Four: Practice the above steps individually and then, put them all together to play the opening chords of Sweet Home Alabama