How to Play Wild Horses By The Rolling Stones

Guitar Control presents instructor Jon MacLennan with How to Play Wild Horses on Acoustic Guitar: Rolling Stones Lesson. Be sure to click the link for the free tabs for this How to Play Wild Horses By The Rolling Stones lesson.

Wild Horses


Hey how’s it going? My name is John MacLennan and I hope you’re doing fantastic and thanks for tuning into this video lesson. I’m here with today bringing you this lesson and we’ve got a great song coming up its called Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones and it’s such a soulful tune. Be sure to click the link so you can get the tabs that goes along with this video lesson and I’m going to break the whole song down we’re going to start with the intro and the verse then we’re going to move into the chorus and the bridge and I’m going to show you how to play it in standard tuning so you can add it to your repertoire. All right well let’s zoom in and get started with the first part of How to Play Wild Horses By The Rolling Stones.

Wild Horses

The intro for How to Play Wild Horses By The Rolling Stones starts like this… So for that intro I’m basically playing a G chord and I like this kind of folky voicing for this song. I’m using my third finger on the third fret sixth string and then it’s angling sort of over like this to where I can mute this string right underneath the fifth string and then I’ve got the next three strings open and then my pinky on the first string; so it sounds like this… Then to go to the next chord I’m just going to add these two fingers and what it is it’s almost like you could think of it as like a C chord with a G in the bass or sort of an a minor 7 with a G in the bass, but basically I’ve added here on the second string that those two fingers of a G’s so one measure each three…

So that’s how I started off. Then of course there’s these thirds on top, you know another guitar part doing that, so… Then when we can get into the verse we get to a B minor Barre chord which would be 2 4 4 3 back to G and then A minor again, back to G for the next four bars that goes when a quick C G C. So one of the things that happens a lot in this tune is you’ll be playing one chord per measure and then you’ll do sort of like these passing chords on beat four. So an example of that would be in the sixth measure here, it’s almost just like stepping off on this chord on the way to the next chord, so I’ve got…

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