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Played a nylon string, our guitar solo features a ton of great melodies and some sweep picking, and is the most challenging part of this otherwise fairly easy song. Here are some key points to help you through it:

1. Guitar #1 will play the main chord progression during the entire course of the solo (C#mi9 - Asus2). You can break down the solo into 4 different sections, each 2 bars long.

2. Guitar #2 plays the solo, and starts off with an E major arpeggio up the D, G, B, and E strings that comes in slightly before the downbeat. This is followed by a descending melody down the C# minor scale, ending on C# on beat 3. This is followed by a two note motif with hammer-ons, going from C# to B, D# to E, and G# to A.

3. Next up is a similar hammer-on from C# to B, and is followed by another descending melody that ends on D#. This is followed two sixteenth notes on E, and back to C#.

C) You'll then play arpeggios with loose timing using the same arpeggio as the beginning, but will now add in the major 7th (D#). That major 7th will start off a melody that goes D#-E-F#-E-D#-E and slides to G#. This is followed by another descending melody on the high E string, starting on F# and and resolving back on E.

D) Lastly, you will play a motif from E to F# on the G string. The second time you will add in a G#, followed by another sweeping pattern. This will be a second inversion of E major starting on the D string, after which you will play an ascending melody going from G# to A to B, C#, and resolving the solo on E.

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