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In this song lesson, I'm gonna teach you how to play the song "Run-Around" as made famous by Blues Traveler. This is a really catchy song with some great harmonica playing and simple harmony, but lots of cool guitar playing to work on. This is a great song to play for guitar players on any level, and if you sing too it's even better because it works so well on an acoustic guitar. Play it around the camp fire!

This song has just four chords, and like many "alt rock" tunes of the 90s, it's the dynamics and orchestration that makes the sections of the song sound different.

We're gonna break down the acoustic rhythm part and talk about some general things to keep in mind when strumming a part like this; we'll look at the electric guitar part; and talk about how these 2 guitar parts help build dynamics and progression throughout the song.

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