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Choruses: Guitar 1

 

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Now it's time for the chorus of our song, which happens three different times in the song. We will playing the same parts with Guitar #1 for the first and second chorus, while the third chorus is played a little bit different. These parts include some really cool octave melodies.

Remember the first and second choruses are played the same way.

Kicking on the delay pedal for added texture, the role of Guitar #1 in the choruses is playing octaves on both the E and D strings, as well as the A and G strings. Over the D chord in the chorus you play a D octave on A and G, and over the G chord you play a B octave on the E and D strings. All are played with eighth notes.

Once the B min comes in for a bar, you play a sliding melody on the E and D strings from B, to C#, to D; and the resolving to G over the G chord to end the chorus by letting it ring for a bar. This is to end the first chorus.

The second chorus is played the same way, only difference is in how it ends. You will simply keep playing eighth notes over the last bar into the interlude melody to transition.

And for the last chorus, Guitar #1 doesn't play for the first three bars. You enter on the fourth bar doing a crescendo with the rest of the band over G playing octaves. Then we have an additional two bars in our third chorus, over which you will continue playing octaves. Once the band enters, you play B for a bar like you did before. Once the G chord happens, you play a sliding melody from G to B to C, back to and down to A before resolving back to B. You then end the chorus the same way.
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