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What's up, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks, teaching you "More Than Miles" as made famous by Brantley Gilbert. This is a modern country classic that features a multi layered guitar combination of rock, pop, and country elements.

I'll teach this song using 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that plays some solid rhythm strumming throughout. Guitar 2 is a crunch electric guitar layer that doubles Guitar 1 throughout most of the song. Guitar 3 is the lead guitar that blazes some great fills, melodies, and licks.

All guitars in this tutorial require a capo placed at the 1st fret.

The tune starts off with some mandolin strums adapted for the acoustic guitar, launching us into the intro groove with all guitars blazing. The verses bring the dynamic down with some muted strumming on the acoustic. The choruses blast off into a higher dynamic with wide open strumming of the chord progression. The guitar solo is climactic with some killer licks on display. There's also a bridge section that adds some drama and tension as well as a cool dynamic arc to the song. The outro ends off the tune in fine fashion with more killer leads.

To play this tune using only one guitar, play Guitar 1 all the way through.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about chords that combine open strings, octaves, modern country lead techniques, and dynamics. We are in the key of F major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 76 BPM.