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Intro/verse chords:
A E/G# G D/F#

Dm/F A/E Dm6 E7

This is the signature chord progression for the song, once through for intro. One of the first things we notice is that 3 of our chords are inverted, with the 3rd in the bass: E/G#, D/F#, Dm/F. And one chord as the 5th in the bass: A/E.

For this lesson we'll learn the main chords in the progression, will learn the fingerpick in next lesson
Note how descending bass uses 3rd of chords for harmonically interesting chromatic motion

Bass line descends chromatically from the I chord (A Major) down to the IV chord emphasize consistently using the correct fingering for each chord our first ritardando appears here, at the end of the intro.

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