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Today we’re going to work on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones. The chords aspect is pretty straight-forward in this one.. no barre chords or any difficult/strange voicings. However, the strumming is quite challenging.

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The lesson begins with the C and F shapes. We work out the switch and then add some strumming. Then we practice them together.

After that, I show you how to add some embellishments to the shapes and adjust the strumming a bit to incorporate that. Once again, we solidify this all with a quick play-along.

Then we go through the song, sequentially, working out all the bits that we don’t know yet. Like the “If you try sometimes” bit, that goes over a D7sus4, into F… then it’s back to our usual progression, but with a different strumming pattern. There are so many patterns in this one – it’s very rhythmic music – and that’s what makes this one a more intermediate tune.

Finally we learn the bridge, which is, once again, like its own section – a bunch of new chord shapes and another unique strumming pattern.

We talk about putting the whole thing together and that’s that!

I hope you enjoy the lesson and I’ll see you next time.
-James

2019-11-30T12:53:02-08:00 July 20th, 2019|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |