You can learn how to play Angie by The Rolling Stones!

Angie is a single by The Rolling Stones from the 1973 album Goats Head Soup.

The song clearly points to Am as the home chord, making it in the key of Am. Only one chord wander outside the key and that is the E7.

E7 is chord IIIx and its job is to point towards Am more clearly than an Em (chord III) would have.

Funnily enough, in Angie, we don’t go to Am after the E7. Clearly, The Rolling Stones are rock n roll even when it comes to their chord movements!


Chords

Angie is an Aeolian sounding composition with a chord progression that appears in an unusual order.

These are the chords for the verse/instrumental/chorus tag sections.

| Am | E7 | G F | C (G/B) |

The chorus uses common chords in a slightly different order to what normally happens in hit songs.

| G | Dm Am | C F | G |

Finally, the M8 goes somewhere new by starting on Dm.

| Dm | Am | x3

I C F | G |


Extensions and slash chords

Only a few chords have been modified in Angie, let’s look at them:

E7 – This should have been an Em, by turning it into an E7 the pull towards Am becomes stronger. However, instead of moving to Am, we go to G, this is very unusual.

G/B – This is just a V chord with the 3rd in the bass, it makes the move from C smoother.


Angie – Guitar Lessons

You can learn how to play Angie by The Rolling Stones!

Step 1 (Verse & Chorus)Step 2 (M8 & Intro)Step 3 (Complete song)Step 4 (Vocal melody & the minor pentatonic)Step 5 (More vocal melodies & Minor pentatonic shapes)Step 6 (2nd guitar part, verse)Step 7 (2nd guitar part, chorus)Step 8 (2nd guitar, play along).


Angie – Lyrics

Angie, Angie,
when will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie,
where will it lead us from here?

Go to Angie – Lyrics.


The Rolling Stones – Biography

The Rolling Stones are an English band that became popular in the early 60s. Incredibly, the band has stuck together ever since.

They’ve had great success with tunes like Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Wild Horses, Angie, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and Honky Tonk Women.

Go to The Rolling Stones – Biography.

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