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Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays the bulk of the parts throughout the tune with a clean tone, while Guitar 2 enters at the very end to add some ascending chord stabs and launch into a free time outro section.

The song opens with Guitar 1 playing an extended harmonized melodic motif with the keys. It’s fairly complex with plenty of busy arpeggiated lines and positions shifts. This approach gets revisited throughout the arrangement. The verse riff is sparser, played in unison with the bass. There’s also a chorus section that incorporates the intro riffing approach over a descending progression.

In the following lessons, we’ll talk about single note techniques, triads, and arpeggiation. We are mostly in the key of E minor, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 178 BPM.

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Instructor Mike Olekshy
Long Distance Runaround