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3. Don't Be Afraid: Verse #1


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The vocal enters on beat 4 and the band follows right into the first verse, so we literally have a one beat, one a cappella grace note intro. Entering on beat 4 of the count in is called a "pick up measure", because you are "picking up" a beat (in this case beat 4) of the previous bar. There is an incomplete measure starting the song!

Dynamically, this is the smallest start the song could have: one note. It builds from here on out.

Once we are into the first verse we'll play 8 bars. The chords are very simple and fundamental changes. The melodic vocal makes these simple changes compelling.

There is a C7sus4 that starts the 3rd bar resolves to the C7 to underpin the vocal melody on beat 4.

We'll use a simple picking patterns to mimic the piano, this is the only verse that uses this right hand pattern. We have a long way to go dynamically and we want to start as small as possible.
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