All Right Now by Free | rhythm
An electric guitar lesson on how to play "All Right Now" by Free from their 1970 album Fire and Water.
Ever since I first heard this song I've always been fascinated by the riff. I've heard hundreds of bands and guitar players play it and have never heard anyone who sounded like they got it right.
There are two guitars panned hard left and hard right on the original recording. I spent a ton of time breaking down both of them and have come up with exactly how they were played.
Even after having said that, this is entirely my opinion. So take it for what it's worth.
Paul Kossoff was a great guitarist and will be forever remembered for this classic riff.
He had a huge influence on a lot of players like Joe Bonamassa who's always talking about trying get close to Paul's awesome vibrato.
Of course I'm positive that these guys never played the song the same way twice and if you watch Youtube videos of live performances you'll see what I mean.
For one thing Free were a one guitar band so straight off it's just not possible to recreate the original recording with the double tracked guitars and their subtle differences.
For me it's those slightly different parts that when combined make for the awesome guitar sound and the power that this riff has.
My goal in the video was to try and recreate the parts from the record. Although it's always great to watch those old live videos to see the different voicings used.
Year after year, people love this song! There's something about riff that just lights people up. And with the great Paul Rogers singing how can you go wrong! I consider him as maybe the greatest rock/blues singer ever.
I had a great time working on this video.
I hope you get something out of it and enjoy playing this awesome seventies rock classic. Cheers
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