Love In Vain by The Rolling Stones | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Love In Vain” by The Rolling Stones. From their 1969 album Let It Bleed.
The acoustic guitar part was played by Keith Richards.
It was only when I was researching this song that I discovered that it was written by Robert Johnson, the old blues guitarist that also wrote Crossroads.
I always thought it was Mick and Keith! In my humble opinion, this is one of their best songs, and the guitar playing in the intro and first verse/chorus is absolutely perfect.
The original was just a straight twelve bar, but Keith added the E minor chord, and the D7/F# which adds so much to the feel of the song.
This is another great example of how you don’t need to be complicated to be good. Yeah, it’s just D, C and G chords, but the way it’s put together is where the genius lies.
That lick in the intro is so good! Once you learn it, you’ll want to play it all day long!
I had a lot of fun learning the song and recording the demo. I hope you enjoy the video and playing this great tune. Cheers
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