“Freeborn Man” – Tony Rice Intro and Solo | Intermediate Guitar Lesson with TAB


A lesson on the classic tune “Freeborn Man” in the style of Tony Rice. This ripper is one of Tony’s most iconic tunes making use of his signature pentatonic soloing style. Explore a very specific style of soloing using the pentatonic scale and a combination of pull-offs and hammer-ons to create a smooth bluesy soloing style. In this lesson, we’ll learn both intro lead breaks and the full solo for “Freeborn Man” out of capo 2 in the key of A. We’ll also look at the chords and rhythm backup.

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You’ll get streaming access to 5 MP4 video files, 6 MP3 audio practice tracks (3 with metronome), three PDF tab sheets and three TEF tab files. This lesson also includes SoundSlice Player integration so you can slow down, pause and rewind the melody in real time with the tab!

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Videos (Streaming)

Intro Passes – 12:40
Solo Part 1 – 9:24
Solo Part 2 – 9:05
Solo Part 3 – 11:32
Rhythm & Chords – 6:19

PDF Tab Sheets (Streaming and Download)

– “Freeborn Man” Intro Pass #1.PDF
– “Freeborn Man” Intro Pass #2.PDF
– “Freeborn Man” Solo.PDF

TEF Tab Files (Download)

– “Freeborn Man” Intro Pass #1.TEF
– “Freeborn Man” Intro Pass #2.TEF
– “Freeborn Man” Solo.PDF
(Use this file with TablEdit or TEFview.)

Audio Backing Tracks (Streaming and Download)

80 BPM – 5:37
80 BPM with Metronome – 5:37
100 BPM – 5:31
100 BPM with Metronome – 5:31
120 BPM – 5:25
120 BPM with Metronome – 5:25