Let's learn how to play "Start Me Up" as recorded by the Rolling Stones on guitar. This incredible guitar part is in Keith Richards' most common electric guitar tuning, open G.
To play this song Keith would remove the 6th string of his guitar and tune the remaining strings from the 5th string down GDGBD, which is the same tuning as banjo players.
The shapes used in this song are a perfect example of what I call the Keith Richards rhythm style. This style has influenced generations of rock guitar players and can be heard in clubs, arenas, and recording studios every day around the world. Let's break it down!