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Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)

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There are 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a light crunch electric guitar that plays active rhythm parts throughout. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that adds some R&B influenced rhythm stabs and a searing guitar solo.

The intro features Guitar 1 playing solo, setting the mood with an interesting rhythmic part that starts in a minor key. This sets up a neat dynamic change once the verse arrives.
This section also appears throughout the song as a bridge.

The verse kicks in with Guitar 1 playing a funky single note line that mimics horn and bass parts. Guitar 2 accents the backbeat with a high octave to give the tune an R&B flavor. The chorus is very similar, with only minor differences in the approach of the guitars.

Guitar 2 also lays into a killer guitar solo full of textbook licks and tricks.

We'll also include a bonus lesson that talks about a third guitar layer heard on the recording, and how you can use its approach to add yet another vibe to the tune.
In the following lessons, we'll talk about barre chords and open chords, backbeat rhythm, steady rhythm strums, and some textbook classic rock soloing. We are in the key of A major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 176 BPM.