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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by DLReed, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. DLReed

    DLReed TDPRI Member

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    Just starting to delve into the music of the Rolling Stones. Better late than never I suppose. Anyway, I've heard that Keith's guitar playing is quite good and listening to some of the records it also seems as if it would be difficult to replicate. Are there some songs that you would recommend to begin with as far as learning to play along? Does Keith use alternate tunings?
     
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    Jumping jack flash is a good starting point. Can easily be played/transposed in standard tuning. Enjoy!
     
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    yes alternate tunings often.
     
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    "satisfaction" is a good stones song to start with, it's not hard and it's in standard tuning. and it's a song every rock band should be able to play.

    keith uses various tunings and various capo settings. he often uses a guitar with the 6th string removed and low to high, G, D, G, B, D. Honk tonk women and brown sugar use this tuning, as does tumbling dice with a capo at the 4th fret.

    and i'll save you from loosing your mind trying to figure out midnight rambler: keith's part is in standard tuning with a capo at the 7th fret.
     
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    The first Stones tune I managed to play with some success (after I figured out the 5 string open G thing) Honky Tonk Woman.

    Fun song to play. I finger pick on it. (I think Keith does too?)

    Some good tutorials on utoob.
     
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    You are spot on...Keef's "loose" playing is so hard to replicate because he sounds sloppy, but he *always* is right in the pocket and contributes to the groove in a huge way. Check this out:

     
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    Dead Flowers is real simple. Three chords-D, A, G in standard tuning. A fun country rock strummer.
     
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    Used to be major into the The Rolling Stones. Now I enjoy every once in a while & glad I discovered them early because now they are always there.

    Sympathy For The Devil is also in standard and just a great concept for a song.
     
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