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Revolution: Verse Section

 

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The verse section features a synthesizer figure that drives the tune. The guitar part mirrors the synth motif using double stops and a ska rhythm. Use upstrokes and strum the double stops on the "and of" beats.

The chord progression here is IminAdd9 (AminAdd9), Imin (Amin), bVII (G), to Vmin (Emin).

Noteworthy is Sting's bassline, deviating from a traditional ska line that would simply arpeggiate the chords under the progression, he plays a repeated motif/riff that contains its own unique melody, while still managing to highlight the chord changes.
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