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In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to play the classic rock anthem "Alive", as made famous by Pearl Jam. This song is an absolute grunge rock classic, and it features some awesome rock guitar playing that we're gonna break down every note of today.

There's the classic intro riff, the two rockin' guitar parts in the chorus, the bridge section with the odd rhythmic bars, and last but not least the classic guitar solo that ends the song.

We'll talk about what gear and tone to use, how to play it live and much more. The song is in 4/4 with a 16th note based groove, and the quarter note equals 76 bpm. Let's get started!