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Paint It, Black Guitar Lesson (The Rolling Stones) – Fingerstyle

The Rolling Stones








This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones.

Keith Richards and Mick Jagger wrote this song in the mid-sixties and it was released on the 7th May 1966. Paint It, Black went on to reach the number one spot in both the US and UK and to this day it is one of the Stone’s best-known and loved songs.

Alright, let’s start learning how to play Paint It, black!

Learn To Play Paint It, Black

Paint It, Black (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Paint It, Black, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Paint It, Black Guitar Lesson

This arrangement is relatively easy to play, it’s not super easy nor incredibly complicated. I’d say it’s best suited to the intermediate player but advancing beginners are certainly encourage to have a go! Whatever level you’re at, you’ll most likely find it enjoyable to play!

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