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I can’t believe this man still tours

Posted in Guitar riffs with tags , , , on November 13, 2009 by stevenreedkelly


Last Christmas, my dad and I spent a couple hours watching Shine A Light, the Martin Scorsese documentary on the Rolling Stones.  The first thing I noticed was that Mick Jagger still moves like a teenager.  I have no idea how this is possible.  The man is in great shape (He must be like 70 years old by now).  Scorsese also talks at length about the essence of the legendary Keith Richards – the infamous lead guitarist who looks like he should have died in a gutter 40 years ago.  I thought about that today while I was listening to Forty Licks at work.  I’ve always wanted to play guitar like Keith Richards.  He has this Suessical way about him, although it usually looks like he has no idea what the hell he’s doing.  His licks are brilliant, but sometimes I wonder if Keith actually remembers the parts to his songs – or if it’s all improv.  Thank god Ron Wood seems lucid enough to hold a song together.

In the spirit of Keith Richards, I spent some time tonight trying to play some loose riffs over a chord progression.  It’s just a couple measures…