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This song features 2 electric guitar layers. Guitar 1 plays the main rhythm in the song, while Guitar 2 adds to the arrangement with single note fills.

The tune starts out with an iconic, country-ish guitar riff played in open G tuning that gives this song its distinctive sound. The band kicks into the groove, and launches into the second part of the intro with a different chord progression which moves beyond their blues roots and establishes their own sound.

The verse and chorus sections rely on simple chord progressions played with choppy, staccato rhythms - a Stones hallmark.

To play this tune using only one guitar, play Guitar 1's parts all the way through.
Tune your guitar to open G tuning to play along with this tutorial. We'll also include a lesson that shows you how to play this song in standard tuning.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about open G one finger chord shapes, triads, syncopated rhythms, and tasty single note lead approaches. We are in the key of C major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 128 BPM.