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We will be using a single acoustic guitar throughout the entire song, with a backing track that includes vocals, bass, banjo, and drums. Our guitar is played very loose, with a great feel and using some open chords with an open tuning. We only play three chords throughout the whole song, using an open tuning with a capo on the second fret. This creates a very nice, jangly guitar sound that really adds to the character of the song.

As an added bonus at the end of the tutorial, I am going to show you a quick way to play through this song in standard tuning as well. We have three simple chords all the way through, and if you want to keep the song in standard tuning you can play along that way as well.

"Colors" is in the key of E, at 99 bpm, and in 4/4 time.

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