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In the chorus we go back to some nice power chord riffing and we're going to play a riff that very much follows the vocal melody. When you're sitting down and learning this, there are a lot of chords to remember so I would recommend that you learn it as a riff, rather than remembering all the chords.

It's really crucial that you're paying attention to the rhythm of the riff. It has to be locked down tight with the rhythm section otherwise it won't have any impact at all.

After we've played the main riff of the chorus, we're going to jump up to the 10th fret of the tuned down E string and we're going to do a little rhythm fill. Once again here the rhythms need to be very much locked in place, there's no time for second guessing what to play here. You have to know all the different rhythms and changes in the chorus before you can play along with it. This may mean that you have to sit down and practice slowly and precisely till you get all the parts down.

Also look out for the variations that will occur in the last chorus of the song. There will be even more odd time thrown in, a bar of 6/4 and a bar of 5/8 when the progression turns around. Now, when you encounter these odd meter bars, the first thing you should do is listen to how they sound. Don't start counting bars and beats just yet. I really don't recommend trying to count this and play it. It's more just ensemble hits and the band chose to do it so that it sounds this way - which happens to result in these odd bars. So try to just listen to my examples and how the band is playing, and try to feel your way through the odd time bars.
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