Scorpions – Still Loving You

Author: Edward Cupler

Scorpions - Still Loving You - Intro

Still Loving You starts out with a quiet clean electric guitar that plays the intro. The chords are G minor D# major 7 and D 7. The tricky part is to play the moving bass line under the G chord. This is why I play it in the key of G minor. It allows for an open D at the beginning and makes the rest of the bass notes much easier to reach.

Audio examples:

Guitar #1 Audio

Guitar #2 Audio

Both Guitars Audio

Guitar One

  Gm                                  D#maj7         D7
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---6-------6-----|---6-----9-8-6---|----6---------|----5----------|
|-----8-------8---|-----8---------8-|------8-------|------7--------|
|-------7-------7-|-------7---------|--------7-----|--------5------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|-8---------8--|-7---------7---|
|---------8-------|-6---------------|-6------------|-5-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|---------------|

Both Guitars (The second guitar joins the first guitar after four measures.)

  Gm                                      D#maj7         D7
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---6-------6-----|---6-----9---8---6---|----6---------|-----5----------|
|-----8-------8---|-----8-------------8-|------8-------|-------7--------|
|-------7-------7-|-------7-------------|--------7-----|---------5------|
|-0---------------|---------------------|-8---------8--|-7----------7---|
|---------8-------|-6-------------------|-6------------|-5--------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|--------------|----------------|
|
| Gtr II
|-------3-------3-|-------3-------------|----3---------|---------1------|
|-----3-------3---|-----3---2-1h2p1-----|------3-------|-----1----------|
|---3-------3-----|---3-------------3-0-|--------3-----|---2---2--------|
|-5-------3-------|-1-------------------|-1---------1--|-0--------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|--------------|----------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|--------------|----------------|

Scorpions - Still Loving You - Verse

Scorpions Vocalist Klaus Meine starts his vocal here almost as a whisper. Both Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs (Guitars) play seperate parts during the verse.

Audio examples:

Guitar #1 Audio

Guitar #2 Audio

Both Guitars Audio

    Gm
   4/4
    Gtr I
||----6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|
||o-----8-----8-----|-----8-----8-----|-----8-----8-----|-----8-----8-----|
||--------7-----7---|-------7-----7---|-------7-----7---|-------7-----7---|
||--0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
|   Gtr II
||--------------3---|-------------3---|-------------3---|-------------3---|
||o---------3-----3-|---------3-----3-|---------3-----3-|---------3-----3-|
||------3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
||--------5---------|-------5---------|-------5---------|-------5---------|
||o---5-------------|---5-------------|---5-------------|---5-------------|
||--3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|

1. (play this section the first time)
  A                                        D
  Gtr I
|---9------9------9-|----9------9------9-|---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2--||
|-----10-----10-----|------10-----10-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----o||
|--------9------9---|---------9------9---|-------2-----2---|-------2-----2----||
|-------------------|-11-----------------|-0---------------|-0----------------||
|-0-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-------------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------||
|
| Gtr II
|---------------0---|----------------0---|-------------2---|-------------2----||
|----------2------2-|-----------2------2-|---------3-----3-|---------3-----3-o||
|------2------2-----|-------2------2-----|-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2------||
|---2----2----------|----2----2----------|---0---0---------|---0---0----------||
|-0-----------------|--0-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------o||
|-------------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------||

2. (play this section the second time to end the verse)
  D
  Gtr I
|---2-----2----2h3p|=2-----||
|-----3-----3------|------o||
|-------2----------|-------||
|-0----------------|-------||
|------------------|------o||
|------------------|-------||
|
| Gtr II
|--------------2h3p|=2-----||
|---------3--------|------o||
|-----2-----2------|-------||
|---0---0----------|-------||
|-0----------------|------o||
|------------------|-------||

Scorpions - Still Loving You - Chorus

The reason I use an open G chord for this is that I just prefer the sound. Be sure to deaden the A string when playing the G chord this way. You can use a barre chord instead if you prefer. None of these chords use a third so they’re niether major or minor but the progression is still in the key of G Minor.

Audio examples:

Chorus first 8 barres

Repeat this chord progression twice

    Gm         D#         A#         F
||-----------|----------|----------|-------||
||o----------|----------|----------|------o||
||--0--------|----------|----------|-------||
||--0--------|-8--------|----------|-------||
||o-x--------|-6--------|-8--------|-3----o||
||--3--------|----------|-6--------|-1-----||

The Scorpions change the progression here. Sometimes they play the progression straight forward, just the basic chords.

Audio examples:

Chorus barres 9 -12

  G          C          D          G
|----------|----------|----------|--------------|
|----------|----------|----------|--------------|
|-0--------|----------|----------|--------------|
|-0--------|-5--------|-7--------|--------------|
|-x--------|-3--------|-5--------|-5----(5)---5-|
|-3--------|----------|----------|-3----(3)-----|

Sometimes they play with a bit more as in this example.

Audio examples:

Chorus Variation barres 9 -12

  G F  G        C          D C  E        G  F
|-------------|----------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-5--------|-7-\5-7------|-12-10--------|
|-5-\3-5------|-3--------|-5-\3-5------|-10--8------5-|
|-3-\1-3------|----------|-------------|--------------|

Chorus end.

It usually ends like this.

Audio examples:

Chorus last barres 13 -16

  D#                            F
|-------------|---------------|--------------|-------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|-------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|-------|
|-8-----------|---------------|-10-----------|-10----|
|-6---5-6---5-|-6-5-6-5-6---7-|--8---7-8---7-|--8----|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|-------|

Scorpions - Still Loving You - Solos

This solo is played in G Minor over the same chord pattern as the songs intro.

Audio examples:

Lick #2 Normal Speed

Lick #2 Slow

|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|--------2-3-5-----3p2-|-3---2---2h3-2---|-(2)------2-3-5-3-|-5b7-------------|
|-/5-------------------|-------5---------|--------5---------|-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|

|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------18-------|
|--------14-15-17-----15p14-|-15---14----15------------|
|-17~-----------------------|---------17---------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|

|---------------------------|----------------------|
|-18b20~--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------17pb19rp==15-|----15h17b19~~~-------|
|---------------------------|-17-------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------|

Scorpions - Still Loving You - Guitar Licks

These are a few of the random licks played throughout Still Loving You

Audio examples:

Lick #1

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------3-----------------------------|
|-----------3---5---------------------------|
|-------3h5---------------------------------|
|-6p3-6-------------------------------------|

Audio examples:

Lick #2

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|-13b15r13p11-10\----|
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