Getting Started with "She Talks to Angels" and Open-E Tuning

Lesson #459 • Nov 10, 2022

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Hey there, friends! New lesson today where I’ll walk you through first steps with She Talks to Angels, the 1990 classic from The Black Crowes. This lesson won’t teach the full song — but instead, will walk you through my suggested approach in learning the 3 riffs heard in the first 30 seconds. Because this song is in Open E tuning (which I’ll explain), there may be some new territory for you to get familiar with — as there was for me! But with the step-by-step exercises I show you, you’ll be able to get up-to-speed relatively quickly (compared to simply looking at the full tab for each riff, and trying to make them sound good). I hope you enjoy!

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Looking for more Open Tuning lessons?

This is one of the first times I’ve ever explored a “true” open tuning, and must say it was a blast! I did explore Open D tuning once, and have dabbled in Drop-D and Double-Drop-D several times. If you’re interested in lessons on those topics, here’s a few suggestions

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