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Guitar 1: Verse

 

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Guitar 1 digs into the verse chord progression with some Latin influenced arpeggiations. The chord progression uses 2nd position barre chords, and the picking approach uses a combination of raking and arpeggiation. Be sure to practice this slowly at first to get used to the pattern.

There's a cool chord change halfway through when you switch from F#m to F#7. This makes the change in the vocal melody shine, and is a great technique to use when songwriting. The final change to the E chord is strummed more fully instead of arpeggiated, transitioning perfectly towards the chorus.

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