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During all three verses, you hear a main lead guitar motif that has some variations in each verse. We will be using guitar #1 to play these melodies in verse #1 and #2, and guitar #3 to play during the third verse. Here are some key points to help you through it:

1. Coming straight out of the intro guitar #1 does a half step bend from D# to E on the "e" of 4. On the downbeat of the following measure, guitar #1 plays a whole step bend from A to B on the B string. Make sure to bend into the B slowly and really let the reverb ring out. You will play this 4 times during the first verse.

2. During the second verse, you will enter with just the second of half of the melody bending from A to B and back down slowly. You will then play the same lick from the previous verse. Next, you will reverse the bend going from E to D# and back to A to B bend. You will end with the main motif leading into the pre-chorus.

3. The third verse uses the same guitar that we used during our solo, as we will need some added analog delay to these parts. The first lick comes in on the "and" of 1 of the sixth measure, simply swelling into a B note on the 12th fret of the B string with plenty of vibrato bending in and out of tune. The second lick comes in over the last measure on the "and" of one, swelling into a series of bends from G, to A, to C on the G string above the 12th fret.
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