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I Can't Be Satisfied: Introduction

 

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I Can't Be Satisfied

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In this tutorial you'll learn how to play the iconic blues song "I Can't Be Satisfied" as made famous by the one and only Muddy Waters.

This song is a ton of fun to play, and it's packed with great acoustic blues guitar playing. The are two guitars on this recording. One is the main slide guitar that interacts with the vocals throughout the whole song, and this is the part you want to play if you play this song with just one guitar. In fact, it carries the song so well on it's own that you can just tap your feet and you won't even need a band. But there is also a great strumming rhythm guitar that supports the groove throughout the whole song.

Apart from interacting with the vocals, the slide guitar also takes a great solo of the top and then again near the middle of the song, and there are tons of other fun things learn as well. We'll also talk about the slightly alternative chord structure, how to get your acoustic guitars sounding just right for this song and much more. The song is in the key of A with a swampy groove in 4/4, and the quarter note equals a 100 BPM. Let's get to it!