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Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar Intro (special Tuning) (Intro)
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THE ROLLING STONES - BROWN SUGAR INTRO (Special tuning)

 "yeah we know that Keith Richards uses open-G tuning"

 "take off the fat-E 'cos Keef plays only five strings"

Well... there is one more thing you need to do in order to duplicate
that distinctive ring.

=== Tune the major third to a pure interval ===

1. Play the harmonic at fret-4 on the 4th-string (F#-note)
2. Tune the 2nd-string to this note by matching the harmonic at fret-7
3. Check: harmonic at fret-4 on the 3rd-string in tune with
          harmonic at fret-5 on the 2nd-string

The B-note of the open 2nd-string is now slightly flatter than standard
tuning and some notes played on that string will sound like the frets
are 'in the wrong place'.

However, the open G-chord sounds heavenly.

Only the original 1969 recording features this tuning and only the main
guitar is tuned pure. Once the band enters (in equal temperament) the
whole song sounds cacophanous and is literally out-of-tune. Isolate the
left channel of the stereo to hear the main guitar.

Note that there are three different chord forms used in addition to the
full barre.

  major          sus4           add2

D|-O-|---|---|  |-O-|---|---|  |-O-|---|---|
B|---|-O-|---|  |---|-O-|---|  |-O-|---|---|
G|-O-|---|---|  |-O-|---|---|  |---|---|-O-|
D|---|---|-O-|  |-O-|---|---|  |-O-|---|---|
G|-O-|---|---|  |-O-|---|---|  |-O-|---|---|

Also note the rhythmic and melodic variations in the 'repeated' sections.
Of course, it is not necessary to play this part exactly the same as is
presented here, but please don't play the 'major' form in place of the
suspensions.

Final note:
Keith occasionally 'stretches' the 2nd-string on Csus4 to be closer in
tune. Curiously, he also does this on the 3rd-string in Ebadd2 - which
makes things worse.

================================================================================

BROWN SUGAR
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Chords played staccato
=== = sustained notes
 /= = legato slide (don't pick destination)
  / = shift slide (pick again)

         C     G        C             F        C
   1     2     3     4  +    1  +  2  +  3  +  4
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------13----12-------5--|----5-----6--6====-5-----|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5====-5-----|
D|-------14----12-------5--|----5-----7--7====-5-----|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5====-5-----|

         C     G        C             F     C
   1     2     3     4  +    1  +  2  +  3  +  4
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------13----12-------5--|----5-----6--6--5--5-----|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5--5--5-----|
D|-------14----12-------5--|----5-----7--7--5--5-----|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5--5--5-----|

                                          Csus4
         C     G        C             F     ^  C
   1     2     3     4  +    1  +  2  +  3  +  4
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------13----12-------5--|----5-----6--6--6--5-----|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5--5--5-----|
D|-------14----12-------5--|----5-----7--7--5--5-----|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5--5--5-----|

         C     G        C             F        C  Eb
   1     2     3     4  +    1  +  2  +  3     4  +
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------13----12-------5--|----5-----6--6====-5/=8==|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5====-5/=8==|
D|-------14----12-------5--|----5-----7--7====-5/=8==|
G|-------12----12-------5--|----5-----5--5====-5/=8==|

         Ebadd2   Eb    C       Csus4       C     Ab
   1     2     3  +  4  +    1  +  2     3  +  4  +
D|-------8====-8--8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|
B|======-8====-8--8-----5==|===-6--6====-6--5-----1==|
G|======-10===-10-8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|
D|======-8====-8--8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|
G|======-8====-8--8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|

    Abadd2   Bbadd2
      ^  Ab Bb ^  Bb    C       Csus4    C        Eb
   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +    1  +  2     3     4  +
D|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====---8==|
B|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-6--6====-5=====---8==|
G|===-3--1-/3--5--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====---8==|
D|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====---8==|
G|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====---8==|

      Ebadd2      Eb    C       Csus4       C     Ab
   1  +  2     3  +  4  +    1  +  2     3  +  4  +
D|===-8--8====-8--8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|
B|===-8--8====-8--8-----5==|===-6--6====-6--5-----1==|
G|===-10-10===-10-8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|
D|===-8--8====-8--8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|
G|===-8--8====-8--8-----5==|===-5--5====-5--5-----1==|

    Abadd2   Bbsus4
      ^  Ab Bb ^  Bb    Csus4            C
   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +    1  +  2     3     4
D|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====------|
B|===-1--1-/3--4--3-----6==|===-6--6====-5=====------|
G|===-3--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====------|
D|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====------|
G|===-1--1-/3--3--3-----5==|===-5--5====-5=====------|


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July 2005
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