Lesson: How to Play The Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black"

by Acoustic Nation
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at 1:47am

Here's a very cool lesson from our friends at Alfred Music.

This one teaches you how to play multiple guitar parts from The Rolling Stones classic "Paint It, Black."

Originally released by The Stones on May 13, 1966 as the first single from the US version of their fourth album Aftermath, the song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Although originally titled without a comma, the release version was styled "Paint It, Black." Keith Richards has stated that the comma was added by the record label, Decca.

The single reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom charts in 1966. In 2004 it was ranked number 176 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the US and UK, it was the first number one single to feature a sitar.

This lesson opens with a great overview of the electric guitar part, then moves to the acoustic guitar part at around 5:50. Play along to the whole thing at 9:19.

And now...get your Stones on!

Check out official matching tab for this lesson at http://www.totalsheetmusic.com/Paint-It-Black-P1163652.aspx

This song may also be found in collections found on www.alfred.com