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This song features 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is a crunch electric guitar that plays an iconic riff and some steady rhythm guitar under the vocals. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progression throughout. Guitar 3 is the lead electric guitar that plays a solo and some great licks with a cleaner tone.

The tune starts off with an instantly identifiable riff based on the triads of the chord progression. The band kicks into a solid groove, with the guitars locking in to some consistent strumming of the chord progression. The chorus features a different chord progression, played with a similar approach. There's also a guitar solo that outlines the chord progression with some cool major pentatonic based licks. The tune fades out with Guitar 3 vamping on a repeated lick based on the vocal melody.

This song is all about the story told with the lyric, and the guitars are the supporting cast to the vocals.

To play this song using one guitar, we'll use Guitar 1's parts, switching to Guitar 3 for the guitar solo.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about triads, open chords, consistent rhythm strums, and some great major pentatonic based leads. We are in the key of D major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 130 BPM.