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Verse and Chorus: Magic Rhythm Pattern

 

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The main riff of the song is the rhythm guitar, which doubles as the verse and the chorus. The progression is D - C - G played on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings with plenty of mutes to keep it funky! The rhythm is as follows: Measure one) play two eighth notes on D, one up beat on C, then two down beats on G. Measure two) play two eighth notes on D, one up beat on C, then an upbeat and the next downbeat on G. You will want to mute and strike all of the rests except on the first G. The subtle variation in the rhythm and the mutes make for a nice and funky two-measure pattern that drives the song nicely!
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