Guns N’ Roses
Slash delivers one of his finest solos in this classic Guns tune from their epic debut album
This classic tune from Guns N’ Roses hugely successful debut studio album AppetiteFor
Destruction contains some great rock ’n’ roll moments, including cracking wah playing. If you don’t own a wah pedal, it’s not the end of the world, as we’ve tabbed the main guitar, which for the most part doesn’t use one until the solo.
There are layered guitars throughout this track,14 often playing the same part, but using tonal variations to create a huge wall of sound. The solo was made from three separate takes, each with a different tone.
Much use is made of bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs in Mr Brownstone. As with any new licks you learn, make sure that you add them to your own playing – after all, Slash assimilated many ideas from players like Jimmy Page and Angus Young, so what’s stopping you from doing the same?
GN’R tuned down a semitone on the original, but our version is at concert pitch to save you having to re-tune your guitar.