Amy Mantis


Open G

I meant to write earlier in the day, but I lost track of time.

Recently, I’d say within the past seven months, I started to seriously play in open G.  The tuning of Keith Richards (among others).  I know nearly every Rolling Stones song in open G.  I had written a bit, or tried to write, in open G, but everything sounded like the Rolling Stones.  That is not a bad thing at all, but sadly I can’t rerelease Brown Sugar.  Mick would not approve.

I’m starting to reach the point where everything I play no longer sounds exactly like the Rolling Stones.  And it’s exciting.  The Rolling Stones don’t want me to sound exactly like them.

And nor do I.

I wish you all the best in 2013.  Godspeed, everyone.