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This is a classic rock anthem with all the essential ingredients: soaring vocal melodies, guitars layered into a powerful arrangement with crunching rhythm riffs, and screaming harmony lead licks. We'll learn this tune in it's simplest form, playing the chord progressions using open and barre chords and simple strumming patterns. This tutorial is perfect for not only beginner players, but advanced or intermediate players who aren't interested in learning the many electric parts and leads on the recording, but still wish to learn the song to play in a campfire or sing-along acoustic setting!

The song kicks off with an iconic acoustic riff that creates tension by using the relative minor chord progression that will also become the chorus progression. The verse settles into the groove with a contrasting E major sound. The bridge occurs twice in the arrangement, and introduces a cool riff into the song. There is also a solo section that plays a chord progression based on the verse progression. The tune ends off with an outro vamp on the chorus progression.

The chord progressions and sections strongly support the story arc of the lyrics. This is a great tune to learn how to build the dramatic story arc of a pop-rock song.
Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune, but one with a brighter tone will help cut through the band better.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about open chords, barre chords, power chords, anticipations, and some simple strum patterns. We are in the key of E major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 127 BPM.