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The chorus riff features some aggressive wide open power chords. The strums here are full on and wide open, so get your frustrations out with this one. We're using a combination of the low open D power chord with 1-finger dropped power chord shapes up the neck.

Notice the cool combination of 8th note and 16th note strums to give the riff some shape and life. Really dig into that huge finger slide from the high D note at the 12th fret halfway through.

Be sure to check out all the variations of the riff that occur throughout the song. The intro doesn't use the finger slide, and throws in some different chords leading into the first verse.

The second chorus features a different rhythm in the last bar, locking with the drum fill. And that final chorus switches to full out 16th note strums in a climactic fashion!
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