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Every Breath You Take: Intro

 

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In this song tutorial we're looking into one of the biggest hits from The Police, "Every Breath You Take".

The guitar in this song plays a tight steady 1/8th note groove through almost the whole song, so we're gonna check out some right hand techniques that applies to this type of groove.

We'll be looking into Andy Summers famous add 9 chords that are the base of this whole song. The voicings he uses for these chords call for a bit of stretch between the frets, so it's a good song to have under your fingers when it comes to building up stamina in your left hand.

Another thing we'll be looking into is a typical Andy Summers tone with some chorus and an 1/8th note delay which, if you dial it in right, supports the steadiness of the groove.

This song is a great lesson in what a good guitar part can do for a song! It's really the collective feel of the whole band that makes the groove, so being consistent and playing exactly what's needed is perhaps the most important thing to learn here.