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Learn some Rolling Stones songs. Most of the Stones songs are everyday basic chord progressions. Quite a few are 3 chords with a 4th only played for a bar or two.

Even if your not a Stones fan they have had so many hit songs you are bound to like at least one.

The first song we are going to learn is Satisfaction. This is the song they played on the Ed Sullivan show back in the 60’s. The is one of the Rolling Stones songs that led to their fame.

One of the things I like about the Stones is they stayed together. A lot of groups split up after they had some fame usually with lead attraction looking for a solo career.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Rolling Stones Songs

These are the notes for the riff. Listen to the song and you will get it quickly, it’s easy. Listen for the slight variations of it used through the song. It’s not played the same all the time. Keith Richards is known to vary his riffs and licks.

Here are links for the song and sheet music.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – mp3

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Sheet Music

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Here are the chords. These are the chord forms best to use for the song although you could use barre chords if you wanted.

Words and Music by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

 Play beginning riff 4x then stop until verse Chorus 1 E A E A I can't get no sa-tis-fac-tion I can't get no sa-tis-fac-tion E B7 E A Cause I try and I try and I try and try Verse One - Play Riff A E A D A E A D I can't get no I can't get no A E A D A E A D When I'm driv-ing in my car A E A D and the man comes on the ra-di-o A E A D A E A D he's tell-ing me more and more about some use-less in-for-ma-tion A E A D A E D sup-posed to drive my im-ag-in-a-tion I can't get no A E No Chord E A D A E A D Oh no no no hey hey hey That's what I say Chorus 2 - No Riff Verse Two - Play Riff Same Chord Changes as Verse 1 Chorus 3 - No Riff Same as Chorus 1 Verse 3 - Play Riff Same Chords as Verse 1 Ending Keep Riff Going A E A D A E A D I can't get no I can't get no A E A D A E A D I can't get no sa-tis-fac-tion A E A D A E A D No sa-tis-fac-tion no sa-tis-fac-tion A E A D A E A D No sa-tis-fac-tion I can't get no A Oh no no no! End

The Last Time
Rolling Stones Songs

This song is very similar to Satisfaction as far as the chords go. In Satisfaction you can’t hear a rhythm guitar playing chords as you can in a lot of songs.

The bass guitar, the drummer and the Riff together are the rhythm. You can hear chords being played here and there if you listen close.

Here is another one of the Rolling Stones songs that climbed up the record charts.

Words and Music by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Guitar Riff
Rolling Stones Songs

The Last Time – mp3

The Last Time – Sheet Music

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After each line you repeat the chords without lyrics for the verses.

You use the chords from up above.

 Play Riff 4 Times Riff Chords E D A //// // // Verse - 1 E D A E D A Well I told you once and I told you twice E D A E D A But you nev-er lis-ten to my ad-vice E D A E D A You don't try ver-y hard to please me E D A E D A With what you know it should be ea-sy Chorus 1 - Stop Riff A Well this could be the last time A This could be the last time D A May-be the last time I don't know Start Riff Again E D A E D A Oh no Oh no Verse - 2 Same Chords as Verse 1 Chorus 2 - Stop Riff Same as Chorus 1 Start Riff Again E D A E D A Oh no Oh no Guitar Solo Play Chords for one Verse Chorus 3 - Stop Riff Same as Chorus 1 Start Riff Again E D A E D A Oh no Oh no Verse - 3 Chords the same as Verse 1 Chorus 3 - Stop Riff Same as Chorus 1 Start Riff Again E D A E D A Oh No Oh No Background lyrics Repeat Maybe the Last Time   Repeat, Ad lib lyrics and Fade
E          D            A
Last time baby the last time
E          D   A
Well I don't Know
E        D   A
No I Don't Know

Lead Chords
Rolling Stones Songs

Here are the three triads the lead for The Last Time is based on. There are some other notes you can figure out from the chords being played.

A lot of early leads in rock were based using triads on the first 3 strings or the 2,3 and 4 strings. The Beatles do a version of “Honey Don’t” written by Carl Perkins on their Beatles 65 album where George Harrison plays the leads using this style.

Thank You for Reading Our Rolling Stones Songs Page. More Stones songs on the way.