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This song features 2 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar tuned to open G that gives the song its distinctive sound. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that adds some exciting soloing to the arrangement.

The tune starts out with an iconic country-ish riff in open G tuning that sets the vibe of the song. The verses are sparse with the rhythm guitar playing some great riffing over the chord progression. The choruses bring the dynamic up with some straight ahead rock rhythm playing and killer lead guitar fills. The guitar solo blends major and minor pentatonic sounds, combining rock and country flavors into the tune. The final double chorus builds to a climactic ending.

Guitar 1 is tuned to open G, while Guitar 2 uses standard tuning.

To play this tune using only one guitar, simply play Guitar 1 all the way through.
In the following lessons, we'll talk about dynamics, suspended chords, hybrid picking, riffing in open G, and some iconic country-rock lead approaches. We are in the key of G major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 118 BPM.