Overview
Great song for Pentatonic riffs, chordal riffs and even as an open chord/barre chord exercise. I give a lot of different variations in which to play the riffs... which does he use? I don't think it matters personally, I think all are viable ways to play it and you can switch some in and out. The first variation of each key is the "Pentatonic" version of the scales, with the later being the chordal variation.

The next important aspect of this song is the form. Before singing, they just play the D riff until they start singing. Once they do start singing. The riff order goes:

D Riff (4 times)
G Riff (2 times)
D Riff (2 times)

The Chorus chords are:
A - C-G (3 times) - A (two measures)

Rhythms is:
1 + 2 (3) (4) 1 + 2 3 + 4 (3 times)
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (for the A two measures)

-Related Lessons-


1:05 - Minor Pentatonic Scales | CO 6/10
2:40 - 6th String Barre Chords | BO 9/10
3:46 - 5th String Barre Chords | BO 10/10
4:57 - Playing Open Chords | BO 4/10

PDF's - Sunshine Of Your Love TabChords & CAGED Pentatonic Scale Shapes

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