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In this lesson, we'll look at the guitar solo that happens after the 2nd verse.

This solo is based around the interplay between the slide and the lead, so after the walk down, we'll sit out the first three beats and come in with an open 1st string on the "and" of beat 3. We then play the 2nd fret of the 3rd string and bend it before returning to the open 1st string. We then bend up at the 2nd fret of the 3rd string play, release the bend and play, then play the open 3rd string.

The next part starts the same way and is pretty much the same rhythm. The notes are different in that you play a d on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and you end on the e on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.

We then outline an A chord by bending up to a C# on the 3rd string releasing to an A on the 2nd fret. Then, we play an E on the 2nd fret of the 4th string, move to a C# on the 4th fret of the 5th string and then end on the open A.

Next, we transition from A back to E by playing C# on the 4th fret of the 5th string, an E on the 2nd fret of the 4th string, back to the C#, then an F# on the 2nd fret of the 6th string and end on the open E. Then there is a little slide up to the G# on the 6th fret of the 4th string, a B on the 4th fret of the 3rd string and then an E on the 2nd fret of the 4th string.

To wrap up the solo we play over the some of the same chords as we did in the intro: F#, A, and B. Over the F#, we'll play the same lick we played when we opened the song. Then we jump up to the 9th fret of the 1st string to play a C#. Then play a G natural on the 8th fret of the 2nd string then an E on the 9th fret of the 3rd string.

The final lick is a pretty common country lick played over the B chord. You bend from the C# up to the D# on the 3rd string, grab the B on the 7th fret of the 1st string, release the bend, then play the B on the 4th fret of the 3rd string.
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