Here's how to play my top 5 Rolling Stones songs that are in open G tuning - the tuning that gives The Rolling Stones their signature sound!
In this video, we'll look at the tuning, then the 5 songs. The songs start from the very beginner friendly Little Red Rooster (which can be played with just 1 finger chords) up to the intermediate level Brown Sugar, which uses the 3 common open G chord shapes you need to know to master this tuning - lets dive in!
Open G tuning - xGDGBD
In open G tuning, your low E string is tuned down a full step to a low D, or in the case of Keith Richards and this video - removed completely!
Your next highest string, A, will drop down a full step to G. Your D, G, and B strings will stay the same, while your high E string is lowered a full pitch to D.
Little Red Rooster (cover, but great for beginners)
Start Me Up
Honkey Tonk Woman
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Where to go from here
Want some easier Rolling Stones songs in standard tuning? That's here
Want a deep dive into Keith Richards style open G playing?
Check out Andy's Rolling Stones player study from Andy's Lead Guitar online syllabus, including;
Open G tuning and common shapes tutorial
Downloadable Open G jam track
Click the button below to check it out!