R&P GD3: Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns n’ Roses)

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This is a rock track and is mainly played at the f (loud) dynamic. It needs to be powerful and consistent. Notice that there are no sixteenth notes in the entire song. The fills that do feature are strong, two-handed flams and unison hits.

There are two exceptions to the f (loud) dynamic. The first is the buildup fill that leads into the verse. Over the course of these two bars, the volume must be gradually increased to produce the desired crescendo effect.

The other exception is the Breakdown section at the end of the track. There is an abrupt change in volume from the loud Guitar Solo to the mp (moderately quiet) dynamic required for the Breakdown section. Half way through, the volume increases to mf (moderately loud) and ends with flams played at f (loud). It is essential to observe these dynamics in order to serve the song authentically.

The track is played at 122 bpm.

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