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“She Talks To Angels” by The Black Crowes

    Difficulty: Easy – Intermediate

    To play this song correctly you’ll have to tune your guitar to open E. This means we’ll tune our guitar so that it sounds like an E chord when all 6 strings are played open.

    Where to find this song – Shake Your Money Maker track #8

    Release Date – January 1990

    The Band:

    • Chris Robinson – vocals
    • Rich Robinson – guitar
    • Steve Gorman – drums
    • Eddie Harsh – piano, keyboards
    • Audley Freed – guitar
    • Andy Hess – bass

    Open E Tuning

    Here’s how to tune to open E:


    Ahh…this song is chocked full of hammer-ons, slides, pull-offs,
    and even some open-string notes. It may look pretty confusing,
    and there is a chord here that may be weird to learn to play, but
    overall the song is not difficult.

    Part 1

    Begin the first measure with a hammer-on. Remember a hammer-on
    is when you go from a lower note to a higher note, only striking
    the first note. Start on the fourth fret on the “B” string
    with your 1st finger and then just use your 2nd finger to hit the
    fifth fret on the same string. Remember to only strike the first
    note. Then, play the open “high E” note and prepare to
    slide. Begin the slide by going back to the fourth fret with your
    1st finger on the ‘B” string, and sliding to the second fret
    with that same finger. Play the open notes as shown, and then hammer-on
    to the first fret with your 1st finger on the “G” string.
    Play the other set of open notes, and then play the first fret
    on the “G” string to end the measure.

    The second measure is simple. All you have to do is pull-off of
    the first fret and then let all strings ring open. Pull-off by
    going from a higher note to a lower note, only striking the first

    Part 2

    The 1st measure has three sets of open notes before you begin
    the weird chord. Play those as shown, and then prepare for this
    chord. This will be a B(6) chord. Play this chord by placing your
    1st finger on the first fret on the “G” string, your
    2nd finger on the second fret on the “A” string, and
    your 3rd finger on the “high E” string on the second
    fret. Play that once, play the open strings, play that chord again,
    and then follow up with some more open strings

    Intro Continued…

    Here’s a couple of more cool riffs from the intro. Give them a