Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Rolling Stones guitar chords "Brown Sugar" and "Angie"

Two cracking songs to rework today, as I move on to my Rolling Stones chords page.

First up is probably my favourite Stones song, "Brown Sugar", but it's a song I always struggled to play on Acoustic guitar.

The song is actually in the key of C - I had previously chorded it in D, but when I tried transposing the chords, they seemed pretty tricky.  So, I transposed the whole thing to A, and put a Capo on 3rd Fret to bring it up to C.

When I tried playing along with Angie from my old transcription, it just didn't sit right, so I spent quite a while painstakingly listening to the song on Youtube, nailing a chord or two, rewinding, double-checking, until I finally arrived at a chorded version of the song I'm happy with.

Actually - "rewinding", that probably isn't even a word anymore!  Comes from the days when I'd tape songs from radio to cassette tape, play, stop, rewind, pause, play, stop....  oh the pain of it all!   But, that was the only game in town back then, it's so much easier now that almost all songs are available to play along with, which was the main reason for my undertaking this exercise in updating and correcting my song chord transcriptions.

The converted and updated pages with these songs are at the links below, and videos for both songs have been embedded. The songs are chorded in the correct key for playing along with the video.

"Brown Sugar" chords ( relative to the Capo on 3rd Fret ) are -   Esus4   E   A   Asus4   C   F   G   D - a much easier set of chords than my previous version  ( see Guitar Chords for Brown Sugar  )

"Angie" chords  are:   Am   E7  G   F   C  Dm  C/B   -  again not too tough a group of chords for beginners  ( see Guitar Chords for Angie )

These new versions are now available on my Rolling Stones guitar chords page, along with another dozen or so, I will get around to the others as time allows.    You can find all of  my Rolling Stones songs guitar transcriptions at the link below:

Guitar Chords and Lyrics to Songs by The Rolling Stones

Video - Rolling Stones 'Brown Sugar'

Video - Rolling Stones 'Angie'
Play along with the videos above to help you learn the tempo, strumming etc.

Go to CDUniverse to browse The Stones albums and other works: Rolling Stones music at CDUniverse
If you're looking to improve your guitar playing, check out my friend Dan Denley's great Acoustic Guitar Lessons site.

Enjoy your music!

P.J. Murphy
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