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It's About Me: Main Riff


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First we're going to take a look at the main guitar part as played by both guitars. Guitar 1 is playing a cool octave riff with some open strings, while guitar 2 plays a similar part while putting power chords on top of it. You are going to hear this guitar part throughout the entire song, so be ready. Here are some key points to help you through this section:

1. This riff focuses around 3 chords: F# minor, A, and B minor, all played as power chords.

2. The F# minor is played on the downbeat of 1 on the low E string, then the F# note on the D string is heard throughout the riff on the up beat.

3. Whereas the bass notes change to A and B, you still keep the F# on the D string going on the up beats.

4. The second guitar plays the same riff on the F# minor chord, but plays power chords on top of the rotating bass notes from A to B to A to B to A. These power chords are A5 and B5 with roots on the A string.

5. This guitar part is heard throughout the entire song in every section.

6. All guitars are played swung, all the time.
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