The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil Guitar Lesson

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In this Sympathy For The Devil guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of the chords to this classic by The Rolling Stones as well as Keith Richard’s instantly recognizable guitar solo note-for-note.

The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.

Since most of “Sympathy For The Devil” is performed on piano, the chords that you will learn will be an arrangement of the piano chords. I have tried to recreate the piano chords in the most authentic way possible, so that means that the chord progressions might not be the easiest thing to play, especially during the chorus.

However, besides the piano version of the arrangement, I will also show you a more simplified way of playing the chorus that is probably the way you will see most guitarists perform it. But give the first version a try as well since it is more faithful to the original piano parts played during the song and sounds MUCH better.

I will also cover Keith Richard’s iconic guitar solo note-for-note. It is a pretty simple solo to play for any intermediate level player.

I will also talk about the outro solo briefly and demonstrate the scale forms he is using. But I won’t be going through that one note-for-note.

Have fun with this classic tune! #sympathyforthedevilguitarlesson #therollingstones #guitarcovers #faithguitars

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  1. Could you do Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band pls?

  2. thanks… i do appreciate this stuff…

  3. dont damn me gnr!!

  4. Love your lessons man, you’re my main guitar teacher actually. Could you please do a lesson for Judas Be My Guide by Maiden?

  5. Do some megadeth songs

  6. So I interpret this song as being in A. So the E minor pentatonic works with A as the 1 cord?
    Or is this really in E with A as the VI cord?

  7. It would be awesome if you make a tutorial about “The End” by the Beatles, great song purely instrumental almost and some amazing solos from George John and Paul, pls i would like it if u can do it.

  8. Hey Carl – Thank you so much. Such a cool "metallic" solo! Any chance you could do a lesson on Stevie Stevens' cool riffs in BILLY IDOL'S FLESH FOR FANTASY? Thanks for all your great lessons.

  9. Can you PLEEEEEEEESE TO "Hall of the Mountain King" by Savatage? Please?

  10. Hey Carl this is awesome man!! Do you think you could do a lesson on "follow me into the desert" by soundgarden?

  11. Please do One last breath by: Creed


    Your lessons have something special! Thanks for everything! Ps: heaven and hell – Black sabbath is a good request!

  13. Fernando Herrera

    Fantastic lesson, Carl, thanks!

    Can you please do a lesson on this gorgeous version of Going Home?

  14. phantom lord by metallica im tryna learn it

  15. Please please do a lesson on "Smoking" by Boston.

  16. Awesome lol, I was wondering why no funky tuning…then realized they were mostly high voiced barre chords, THEN, the coolest discovery; I didn't realize it was you singing until the chorus. WELL DONE, and great vocal!

  17. Any chance you'll do over the hills and far away

  18. great lesson Carl could you please do The years of decay by Overkill

  19. Does it sound good in Eb tuning?

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