Honky Tonk Woman, by The Rolling Stones, features some great Blues by Keith Richards, who uses an open G tuning, which is great for that particular style.
An open G tuning is when we tune the notes of our guitar to the notes of a G Major chord. This means we tune our guitar from low to high – D G D G B D. The G Open tuning is great for slide playing and for Blues playing. Open G is used here in Honky Tonk Woman, and it’s also used in several other Rolling Stones songs.
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The beginning Guitar section of Gimme Shelter, by The Rolling Stones, can be a bit of a challenge, but with a little practice, you'll find it to be worth the effort.
Gimme Shelter, by The Rolling Stones, was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for the 1969 record “Let It Bleed,” on which it appears as the opening song. It features an Open Tuning on the Guitar; in other words, the strings are tuned to an open chord, instead of the standard tuning.
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The Rolling Stones' Under My Thumb — a song that is really just Verse and Chorus sections that repeat — is pretty learner-friendly, so give it a try.
Under My Thumb, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for the 1966 record Aftermath, was the first to be recorded in the United States and is notable for the instruments not usually associated with the Rolling Stones, such as the Marimba. Bill Wyman uses (most likely) a Maestro Fuzz pedal on the Bass guitar for this song.
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