Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones | acoustic electric
An acoustic and electric guitar lesson on how to play "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones.
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama in 1971 for the "Sticky Fingers" album.
I've always thought that along with "Angie" this was maybe their greatest ballad. It's such a great song.
The original recording has three guitar parts on it, a six string in Nashville tuning played by Mick Taylor, a twelve string played by Keith Richards and an electric part also played by Keith.
I talk a fair bit about Nashville Tuning in the video. It's really just the thinner strings of a twelve string set put onto a six string.
It was used back in the day in Nashville to emulate a twelve string if there wasn't one around.
You would track the six string part and then overdub it with the Nashville tuned guitar.
The interplay between the three guitar tracks is really nice and to me gives the song it's unique sound.
Keith's twelve string is tuned to open G, a tuning that he used on a lot of his songs.
Mick Taylor's part is really interesting as he mixes chords with harmonics that really add a lot to the feel of the tune.
I had a really great time working out, recording the parts and planning the lesson to this tune.
I hope you have fun playing the song! Cheers
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