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The end of "Word Up" features a double chorus that introduces two other guitar parts into the mix. That makes 4 guitars at the end of the song, which accounts for a wall of sound! We have a guitar solo coming in as well as the lead line we heard in our bridge. In this lesson, I am going to break down how to play the guitar solo heard in the double chorus. Here are some key points to help you through the ending:

1. Guitar 4 is the guitar solo plays a series of licks that come in and out between the vocals. The notes focus around an F# minor pentatonic scale starting on the A string, and there is a quarter note delay on the lead tone. The delay is set about halfway up, around 340 milliseconds.

2. Guitar 3 plays the same lead line that we heard in our bridge over the double chorus. Same flange effect and everything!
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