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I Never Meant For This: Pre-Chorus

 

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Guitar #2 comes in and plays over our pre-choruses, playing some eighth note rhythms with the rhythm section. Guitar #1 also plays here in between the rhythms, creating a call and response type of effect. Here are some key points to help you through it:

1. Both pre-choruses are the same length and are the following eight bar chord progression: Dmi - Dmi - F - G - Dmi - Dmi - F - G.

2. Guitar #2 comes in and plays a series of eighth note rhythms at the top of each measure. Over bars 1, 2, 5, and 6 guitar #1 plays in-between the rhythms played by guitar #2 sliding from G to A back to G. This creates that call and response effect.

3. Guitar #1 then takes over and continues playing the sliding melody, resolving to D and A on the G and B strings to ring into the chorus. This happens over the last 2 bars of the verse.

4. The end of the second pre-chorus does a 2 barre build using eighth notes on the same A and D, playing the entire time together.

5. Note that in the recording, two guitars are playing here with different inversions of each chord in the L and R sides of the recording. You can easily combine both to use guitar to play these rhythms, just like the band does live. You can also play both guitars during this section if you are up to making the jump around the fretboard.

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