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Southern Rock

One part rock, one part blues, a dash of country, two or three guitarists and a bottle of whiskey. Southern Rock exploded on the scene in the 70’s and is still going strong today. Will Sophie’s 50 Southern Rock Licks You MUST Know captures the very essence of this Americana phenomena. You’ll also have a blast in the shed with Will’s curriculum — especially working out all of the two-guitar harmonized parts that he’s very appropriately included.

Four main pillars

Will organized his cherry-picked collection of Southern Rock licks around what he refers to as “four main pillars” of Southern Rock; The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws and The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Accordingly, you’ll work through the signature techniques, phrases, styling and fretboard creativity of Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, Huey Thomason, Billy Jones, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines as well as other giants of the Southern Rock scene.


Harmonized lines are very characteristic of Southern Rock. Throughout the collection of 50 licks, you’ll encounter a variety of harmonized licks. One lick lesson teaches the first guitar part and then the next lesson presents the second harmonized part. You’ll find this highly addictive but you’ll also learn a lot about how to go about harmonizing your own lines. For maximum fun, grab a guitar-playing bud and work these harmonized lines out together!


All of the key demonstrations, performances and examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, you’ll get all of the rhythm tracks to work with on your own.

We’re thrilled to welcome Will Sophie to TrueFire and we’re pretty sure you’ll put the welcome mat out yourself after digging in to his 50 Southern Rock Licks You MUST Know.

Got a Les Paul? Grab it and rush this one into the shed …