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HOW TO PLAY “JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH”

The rolling stones

how to play jumping jack flashThe tablature presented in this post is different from the video above. The reason for that one is the video is in the open E tuning as mentioned by the teacher.

Open E means that without any left hand fingerings, each notes on the strings are line an E major chord. Meaning 6th String is same open E, A string is tuned to be “B”, D string is tuned as “E” and G string is tuned as “G#”.

On this tutorial, we’ll describe it in standard tuning. This is the closest thing we can do to the original studio version.

How to Play Jumping Jack Flash Riff



Learn How to play jumpin’ jack flash on guitar today! Since its Rolling Stones and with Keith Richards on guitar, you will learn his style of rhythm, lead type of guitar playing.

Guitar Chords, Tabs and Riff


Intro
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-9-7---------------|-9-9-|
-7-5-9-9-----------|-9-9-|
-x-x-7-7-----------|-x-x-|

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—–7—–7——-|
-7-9—7-9———|
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riff2
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—–7-9-9———|
-7-9—9-9———|
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chorus
D A E B
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-7-|—|-9-|—|
-5-|-7-|-7-|-9-|
—|-5-|—|-7-|

Rolling Stones
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Jagger, Richard 1968

riff1 riff2 riff1
riff2 riff1 riff2
I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
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riff2 riff1 riff2
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
riff1
D A E B
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
D A E
But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash,
B
It’s a gas! Gas! Gas!

intro
riff1 riff2 riff1
riff2 riff1 riff2
I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
riff1
riff2 riff1 riff2
I was schooled with a strap right across my back,
riff1
D A E B
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
D A E
But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash,
B
It’s a gas! Gas! Gas!

intro (many times)
riff1 riff2 riff1
riff2 riff1 riff2
I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
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riff2 riff1 riff2
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled.
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riff2 riff1 riff2
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread.
riff1
riff2 riff1 riff2
I was crowned with a spike right thru my head.
riff1
D A E B
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
D A E
But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash,
B
It’s a gas! Gas! Gas!

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