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There are 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums throughout the tune laying a steady foundation. Guitar 2 is a slightly overdriven electric guitar that adds some punch and power to the chord progression of the main riff, as well as adding a simple melody in the chorus.

The tune starts off with a driving strumming pattern on acoustic that introduces the main progression of the song. The band kicks in and utilizes a strong dynamic arc throughout as it rises and falls along with the lyric story. The verses stay lower, while the choruses raise to a higher dynamic.

The verse uses the main progression which consists of 2 simple chords. The chorus changes the progression and adds a cool counter melody to the vocal that adds a great texture. There is also an outro section that features some suspended sounding chords and a crazy saxophone solo.

To play this tune using one guitar, simply play Guitar 1 throughout.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about open chords and suspended chords, triads, a steady acoustic strum pattern, and dynamics. We are in the key of A major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 106 BPM.