Now we’re in open-G tuning for Keith’s use of a Cadd9 chord and an Em-D-C-Bm (actually a B7 sometimes!) progression. Songs discussed: “Love is Strong,” “Hold Back,” “Struggle,” “Substantial Damage,” and “Before They Make Me Run.” (For the record, Keith first began using a Cadd9 in open-G on live versions of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Here, we’re talking studio recordings.)

Gear used: Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, Deluxe Reverb amp, OCD Fulltone pedal