how to play “Wild Horses” on guitar by the Rolling Stones Part 1 – acoustic guitar lesson tutorial

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An acoustic 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. The song has 3 guitar parts on it, a 6 string in Nashville tuning played by Mick Taylor, a 12 string played by Keith Richards and an electric part also played by Keith. The interplay between the 3 guitar tracks is really nice and to me gives the song it’s unique sound. Keith’s 12 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!

The guitar I’m playing here is a Taylor 214ce koa deluxe. I really like this guitar, it intonates amazingly well and it’s tone is very balanced. It’s also very easy to play.
The strings are Elixir phosphor bronze 12-53 with nanoweb coating. These strings are a little bit more expensive, but for me they easily last 4-5 times longer than non coated strings.

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  1. Best show/play set up I've seen-A big thank-you !!!

  2. try it with one guitar with a nashville tuning

  3. after watching your lesson I was able to learn this song in two day I'm a total beginner thank you so much

  4. face reveal at 100,000!

  5. superb tutorial!

  6. thank-you very much……give me a raison to take my guitar back!!!

  7. Really excellent quality instruction here.  You have a gift for playing, a gift for teaching, and a real passion for great music.  Thanks for making available!

  8. Top notch tutorial – thanks so much!

  9. As usual a superb lesson…thanks

  10. Very well done, you solved a lot of "mysteries" with this most excellent lesson!  Keep up the great work.

  11. why open tuning?  why didn't you include that?

  12. Hey all, great lesson thnks, so complete!
    Can anyone telle me what is the best acoustic guitar (brand, model) to play the rolling stones acoustic stuff? Martin, gibson, guilt?

  13. Great lesson – thanks for the authenticity and teaching it at the right level.

  14. Incredible musician. One of the best in the world. We're blessed to have him share his gift and knowledge (through teaching ) with us all.

  15. EXCELLENT!!!

    it really makes me appreciate this song too.

  16. nicely done.

  17. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this.  Your 'laid back' teaching method makes you feel like your in the same room. Brilliant Sir!

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  19. Thank you.

  20. Buddy, wow. Excellent. And you all, I just donated. Throw a few bones towards the YouTubers that help you learn. We'll all have more excellent lessons if we do.

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