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"Wide Open Spaces" features a wealth of guitar parts, and in this tutorial we are going to break it down into two guitars using a capoed acoustic guitar and an electric with two different tones.

Guitar #1 will be our acoustic guitar that plays throughout our entire track. The acoustic will be tuned in Dropped D tuning, with the capo on the 2nd fret. That makes the tuning E-B-E-A-C#-F#. I am going to refer to the chords in this tutorial as they actually are, but I will also make reference to the familiar open chord shapes as well that you will use with the capo. Make sure to tune your guitar once the capo is on.

Guitar #2 will be our electric guitar that plays clean arpeggios in the choruses, and slightly overdriven lead licks during the third verse and solo section/bridge. Our electric will be in standard tuning. The tones and settings for those sections are:

Chorus Electric: Single Coil Tone, Neck Pickup, Clean Tone

Effects: Large Hall Reverb: Decay 50%, Mix 50%

Lead Guitar Electric: Single Coil Tone, Neck Pickup, Overdrive 50%

Effects: Compression: Threshold 50%, 2db Gain Boost
Plate Reverb: Decay 25%, Mix 60%