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. I always thought that Mick and Keith wrote it.
I've always thought that it's one of their best songs. The guitar playing in the intro and first verse and 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. It’s just D, C and G chords, but the way it’s put together is where the genius lies.
I had a lot of fun working on this one. I hope you enjoy the video. Cheers, Andy.
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