What if you were switch the guitar parts in “Sweet Child ‘O Mine?”

“Sweet Child ‘O Mine” by Guns ‘N Roses is a true hard rock masterpiece. Everything–the songwriting, the lyrics, the performance, the production–all come together perfectly to create a song we’ll be listening to for decades to come.

But what makes the song so special? We could deconstruct the whole thing note by note, but this transposition of Slash’s guitar and Duff McKagan’s bass illustrate some of the interplay between those two parts. Quite brilliant, this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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