Devoted Lynyrd Skynyrd fans know "Call Me the Breeze" as one of the standout tracks on the group's sophomore album, Second Helping. But only hardcore Skynyrd fans know that the song wasn't originally theirs.
Written by guitarist, singer, and songwriter J.J. Cale, "Call Me the Breeze" was first recorded by him and released on his 1972 album Naturally. While the song has been covered by many artists in the years since, Skynyrd's version is the most notable.
For Skynyrd fans who are musicians themselves, it is a dream to be able to play "Call Me the Breeze" and other Skynyrd songs on guitar. Since some people are visual learners, video tutorials are the best method for learning how to play new tunes. Luckily for those wanting to learn "Call Me the Breeze," there's a top-notch tutorial to teach you how it's done!
Taught by guitarist Stephanie Pickard, this tutorial shows you how to play the introduction to "Call Me the Breeze" on guitar. Pickard makes her lesson simple to follow by breaking down the introduction in individual sections. She also explains each step as she goes along, making it easier to understand how to properly play the song.
As those who have listened to "Call Me the Breeze" know, the song's introduction isn't slow by any means. But don't be intimidated by that if you want to learn how to play it from Pickard's lesson!
Pickard slows down her tutorial so that you can take a sufficient amount of time to focus and master the proper technique. Before you know it, you'll be playing the introduction to "Call Me the Breeze" like a true Southern rock star!
Tune in below to watch Pickard's complete guitar lesson. Let us know how it goes once you finish the whole thing!
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