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HOW TO PLAY WILD THING – THE TROGGS

The Troggs Wild Thing

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how to play wild thing troggsHi this is Riff from riffriff.com, and today i am going to show you how to play the classic rock and roll song called “wild thing”.

This is a classic 3 chord rock n roll song. This video will show you how to play the song using this basic open form chord position.

There are ways of playing this on the different position on the guitar neck. There are a number of embellishment on the song, and i am sure you can create your own once you learn the basic chord and strumming.

Lets get into it.

Wild Thing by the Troggs started what once was called “Caveman Rock” and this song is the classic example of it. Wild Thing is still widely popular in today’s music and hence the classic guitar riff of the song is continuously being learn by newbie guitarists.

You’ll learn open, power, and barre chord approaches in the I-IV-V progression, how to do simple embellishments with the chords, and how to solo in the song.

Learn How to Play Wild Thing



For this song you will need to know 3 chords. A major, D Major and E major.

You will start out by playing the “A” chord twice, 2 strums both down stroke.

And then you are going to play the “D” major chord twice as well.

After that you will then play “E” chord twice too.

Wild Thing Guitar Chords and Lyrics

Wild Thing

Standard guitar tuning: EADGBENo capo

A D E

AWild thinDg.E. .Dyou make my Aheart singD..E.
DYou make AeveryDthing
EGroovyD
I said Awild thingD..E.

AWild thing, I think I love you

But I wanna know for sure

Come on, hold me tight

I love you

A D E D 2x

AWild thinDg.E. .Dyou make my Aheart singD..E.
DYou make AeveryDthing
EGroovyD
I said Awild thingD..E.

AWild thing, I think you move me

But I wanna know for sure

So come on, hold me tight

You move me

A D E D 2x

E

AWild thinDg.E. .Dyou make my Aheart singD..E.
DYou make AeveryDthing
EGroovyD
I said Awild thingD..E.
C’mon, c’mon, AWild ThinDg E
Shake it, shake it, AWild ThingD..E. 2x

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1 Comment on HOW TO PLAY WILD THING – THE TROGGS

  1. A, D, E.. with a little G on it.. how hard can this song be? right?

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