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Generating Steam Heat: A-Section

 

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Let's start with looking at what a power chord really is. For the A section we're gonna need an A power chord, and a D and an E.

What a power chord consists of is the root of the chord; the one (A) and the fifth of the chord (E). For the D chord you'll play D and A, and for E you'll play E and B.

For the rhythm, we'll be playing straight 8th notes with all the changes on the down beat or the up beat, notice how the first change falls on the down beat and the second is on the upbeat.

When you're playing something like this that doesn't have a lot of rhythmic movement, consistency becomes the task. Because you'll be playing so similarly throughout the song, it's very important that you get your right hand going with the 8th notes.

Another important thing to take into consideration are the stops that occur in the verse parts of the song. So when the guitar stops you need to immediately mute the strings so no extraneous noise is heard to get the full impact of this arrangement idea. After all, this song is about all the components doing exactly what they're meant to do, which is support the vocal.
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