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Choruses: How Do You Do It?


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The chorus of "Stellar" mixes together the heavy vibe of the pre-chorus with the chord progression of our verse. With your distorted tone loud and ready, this section features an open Asus chord along with the C# minor riffs we played during our verses. This section switches between two parts; the first being our open chord, and than we are going to play the C# minor riffs with an octave pedal to fatten up the sound even more. Here are some tips to help you nail the rhythms and tones to play this chorus:

Key Points:
1. The whole band hits on the "and of 1 and 3" throughout the give the chorus an off time feel. The open Asus chord accents this with the rhythm section. You play this twice, and than follow it with the octave riff.

2. The guitarist kicks on the octave pedal, which plays the notes an octave lower plus the original signal, for each of the C#mi riffs. These riffs also start on the "and of 1" and continue with the 8th note riff.

3. The two riffs alternate like the second verse, playing the same each of the three choruses.

4. Each chorus the progression one more time than the previous. The first chorus plays through the whole progression twice, the second chorus plays through it 3 times, and the last plays through the progression 4 times before tagging at the end.

5. Once you have played the through chorus part twice, the second and third choruses play the C#mi riff using chords instead of the octave pedal to fatten it up even more.

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