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What’s up? It's Mike from Guitartricks, teaching you "How You Remind Me" as made famous by Nickelback. This is a massive post-grunge radio smash that features some great riffs and guitar layers.

This song features 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that provides some low dynamic riffs under the verse sections. Guitar 2 is a thick crunch guitar that leans into some powerful riffing in the choruses. Guitar 3 is an effected clean guitar that provides some arpeggiations that outline the chords.

The verse has a clean guitar strumming in a laid back groove with a low dynamic level. The chorus uses a similar chord progression, but brings up the dynamic level by layering in an overdriven guitar that plays massive dropped tuning power chords. The song employs the post grunge hallmark "soft, loud, soft, loud" dynamic shape that forms the arrangement of the tune. The low dynamic returns at the very end of the song with an interesting "unfinished" sounding ending.

To play this song using a single guitar, simply play Guitar 1 for all the verses, and Guitar 2 for the choruses.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about dropped D power chord shapes, strumming patterns, arpeggiations, and dynamics. Tune your guitar down to dropped D to play along with this tutorial. We are in the key of C minor, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 86 BPM.