Top 5 Rolling Stones songs in Open G - beginner to intermediate!

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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)

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chord sheet

interactive tab

Start Me Up

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chord sheet

Interactive TAB

Honkey Tonk Woman

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chord sheet

Interactive tab

Jumpin' Jack Flash

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chord sheet

interactive tab

Brown Sugar

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chord sheet

interactive tab

Where to go from here

Want some easier Rolling Stones songs in standard tuning? That's here

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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

  • Interactive TAB

  • Downloadable Open G jam track

Click the button below to check it out!

Keith Richards player study - click here

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