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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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