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In this tutorial I'm going to teach you how to play the classic grunge-rock song "Even Flow", as made famous by Pearl Jam. This is a great and funky rock song that features loads of great guitar playing that we're gonna break down every note of today.

There's the classic intro riff in two octaves, played by the rhythm guitar in an open D tuning, and the lead guitar in standard drop D tuning. Then there are the big open sounding chorus parts with the really creative use of whammy-bar.

There's some great call and response going on in the 2nd verse, between the vocals and the lead guitar as well as a a 3rd guitar that comes in for this section. Then there is the funky unison riff that the whole band plays together, which leads into the screamin' guitar solo.

We'll talk about what gear and tone to use, how to play this song with just one guitar part and much more. The song is in 4/4 with a funky 16th note based groove, and the quarter note equals 104 bpm. Let's get started!