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Guitar 1: Intro

 

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First let me show you the basic descending line that Guitar 1 is playing in the intro and throughout the verses of the song. This line creates a ton of forward motion that works perfectly for the upbeat, traveling vibe of the song. It also helps to signify that the form has started over again.

For the purpose of teaching all these parts I'm going to keep it simple and count the half time quarter notes. Then our main subdivision will be 16th notes and theoretically you'd then count "1 e and a 2 e and a 1 e and a 2 e and a 1 e and a 2 e and a 1 e and a 2 e and a" for the traditional "Cut time". But if you're not used to that it can get pretty confusing with the number of bars and all that, so in order to fully be able to focus on the task at hand, which is learning the song, let's keep it simple and count it "1 e and a 2 e and a 3 e and a 4 e and a"

Sometimes it's important to not let theory make something harder than it needs to be. You can be very certain that the band weren't thinking about this when they wrote and played the song!
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