No other band has stayed together longer
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The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English band whose RnB and rock & roll infused music became popular during the so-called British Invasion in the early 60s.
Incredibly, the band has stuck together ever since and they still tour and record together.
Approaching sixty years as a band, The Rolling Stones have gathered a catalogue of hits such as Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Wild Horses, Angie, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and Honky Tonk Women.
Angie was written three years before Hotel California!
Angie is a single by The Rolling Stones, from their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.
Not the most obvious Rolling Stones track, Angie is one of those tracks that everybody knows without knowing it! This makes it an excellent choice for the set-list.
If you think it sounds a bit like Hotel California by The Eagles, think again. Hotel California was released three years after Angie.
Reaching #1 in America and #5 in the UK, Angie was the biggest success of the Goats Head Soup album.
So, who is Angie? Some say Angie is a reference to Mick Jagger’s affair with David Bowie‘s girlfriend Angela but Mick has denied this on several occasions.
Mick instead refers to Keith, who actually wrote the song. Keith says he can clearly remember that it had something to do with his daughter who’s named Angela.
Many children of the 70s have been named after this classic Rolling Stones ballad.
Angie – Step 1 (Free Preview)
Use the TAB loops to practice each section individually.
Go to Angie step 1.
Angie – Step 2
The intro should be played exactly like the original recording as it is more of a composed part.
Go to Angie step 2.
Angie – Step 3
Use the video of me and the singer to play along with. There is also a chart to follow.
Go to Angie step 3.
Angie – Step 4
First up, let’s learn the vocal melody and the scale upon which it is built.
Go to Angie step 4.
Angie – Step 5
Of course, we also look at how the verse and chorus melody use it as we play in all shapes.
Go to Angie step 5.
Angie – Step 6
Before you let go and improvise, start by learning the TAB, focusing on how the A Minor Pentatonic is used.
Go to Angie step 6.
Angie – Step 7
Use these ideas as your starting point before developing them yourself. If you can’t come up with anything, move these ideas to other shapes.
Go to Angie step 7.
Angie – Step 8
Make it sound nice by playing melodies in between vocal lines and chords in different shapes to me.
Go to Angie step 8.
Chords and Guitar Lessons
All chords are very common, open position chords. The melody uses the Minor Pentatonic exclusively.
Go to Angie lyrics.
Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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