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Now let's take a look at how to play both guitar parts heard in the first verse, or A section, of our song. We will be using our Strat for our main rhythm guitar (guitar 1), as well as our dual humbucker guitar with a tremolo pedal (guitar 2.) The chords being used in this section are G, C and E minor, with both guitars playing a variety of rhythms and arpeggios. Here are some key points to help you through the first A section:

1. Using a Strat with a slight overdrive in the middle position, Guitar 1 plays a 4 bar progression that goes G / G / G / C Emi C. This progression is played twice, with the second ending playing an eighth note rhythm on C and cutting out on Beat 3. The first 3 bars of each time through G switch between the open chord voicing along with a moving bass line from B to A on the A string.

2. Using our dual humbucker guitar in the bridge position, we enter half way through using a tremolo pedal with the rate (or speed) set about halfway. This guitar enters during the second half and plays our open G chord along with some open string licks.

3. Both guitars end on the "and of 3" on the 8th measure building on an eighth note crescendo on C.
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