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So Now You Know: Guitar 1 Pre-Chorus

 

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So we leave the heavy riffing of the verse and the pre-chorus really opens the song up. Notice that here we switch to regular 4/4 time.

We're going to start by playing an open D power chord, and next we're going to hit a D major chord. Here we're playing the tonic on the 5th fret of the D string, the octave of the tonic on the 7th fret of the G string, and the major 3rd on the 7th fret of the B string.

Next we're going to go to a G major 7 chord and all we're going to do is move our index finger from D on the A string to G on the 5th fret of the D string. The rest of the chord stays the same. Then we simply slide our index finger down one half step to F# on the D string and this will give as a D/F#, a D major chord with the 3rd in the bass.

Then we're going to do this really interesting movement with some open strings; we start with our index finger on E on the B string but we're also going to play the D and G string open. Next we slide the E one whole step down to D and the open strings still ringing. Finally we just add A on the 5th fret of the high E string with an upstroke, also catching the notes we were already playing.

You're going to do this 3 times and then do a little octave run to set up the chorus. We're just starting with octaves on A on the 2nd fret of the G string and 5th fret of the high E string, and we're going to slide that same octave up one whole step to B and hit it 3 times and then hit the open D power chord. Take notice that there's a little slide out of the B octave.
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