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Though there aren't any guitars on the original recording, we've arranged this song with 2 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums a steady foundation by playing the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that accents the riffs and melodies played on the piano.

The tune starts off with the main verse riff played on piano. In our arrangement, Guitar 1 plays the simple chord progression, while Guitar 2 plays an adaptation of the piano riff. The vibe is laid back and introspective at a lower dynamic.

The pre-chorus and chorus bring the dynamic up a little, and introduce new chord progressions using more adventurous chords. The end of each chorus slows down slightly from strict time to give a winding down, relaxed feeling to the song. There is a full ritard at the end, putting a nice conclusion to the arrangement.

To play this tune using one guitar, simply play Guitar 1 throughout.

In the following lessons, we'll talk about open chords and slash chords, double stops and triads, a steady acoustic strum pattern, chord arpeggiation, and dynamics. We are in the key of C major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 83 BPM.