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Mike will show you the 3 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar that alternates between crunchy overdriven power chords and cleaner barre chord strumming. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that plays melodic single note lines throughout the tune. Guitar 3 is a lead guitar that uses a harmonizer effect to mimic bagpipes.

The song opens with a lengthy intro featuring a drum solo that leads into some power chord riffing along with drum machine and synth-like accents. The main groove kicks in and leads into the verse with Guitar 2 playing some single note melodic lines. The chorus continues the vibe with the same approach. Additional sections include an interlude and bridge to provide more contrast. The solo and outro sections take the dynamic to the next level with some strong bagpipe-influenced melodies.

In the following lessons, we’ll talk about power chords and barre chords, steady strumming patterns, and melodic single note approaches. We are in the key of E major, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 126 BPM.