“She Talks To Angels” by The Black Crowes

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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:

Intro

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
note.



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
try: