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The bridge of "Word Up" features three guitar parts again as we have heard throughout the song, but the guitars change it up a little bit. Two guitars are playing the same breakdown rhythm as the bass, while a lead line comes in with a synth type tone that sounds really cool, doubling the keyboard part. Here are some key points to help you with the rhythms and tones for the bridge:

1. Guitar 1 and 2 are playing the same rhythm with the bass, focusing on switching between D5 and E5 on the low A string on the 7 string, and the open D string on the 6 string. In between the 16th note rhythm both guitars and bass play a single C note on the "and" of 4 of each measure.

2. Guitar 2 is playing an effected melody that doubles a synth melody. The is similar to the melodies we heard in past lessons, using flange, distortion, and reverb starting on A on the high E string. You will also hear this melody at the end of the song.
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