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Yes, in true progressive rock fashion, less is often times more! You'll notice we've gone past the verse straight to the chorus. Why? There is no guitar in the verse. These are great dynamics. The opening of the song is guitar heavy while the verse uses no guitar at all. This builds in the chorus with sparse, clean guitar and builds up to the heavy riff after the chorus. It is quite the crescendo!

You will also notice that the guitar is arpeggiating simple chords. The guitar part isn't in the spotlight here, but rather adding a layer of thickness to the texture of the music in the chorus. The main idea of this section of the song is the chorus and the harmonies. Your job as a guitarist is to support the vocalist and the harmonies here.

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