The tuning is Eb tuning which is, starting form the 6th string, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.
For most of the beginning of the song, The Edge creates a muted strum sound by strumming the strings with the flesh of his thumb. When the signature riff of the song happens, I then switch to the pick.
The chords are mostly basic open chords with a couple of variations (changing from a major chord to a sus2) thrown in there that I will demonstrate. However, there is a barre chord in the pre-chorus.
During the second half of the chorus, The Edge plays a nice little arpeggiated sequence and I will demonstrate that as well.
I how you guys enjoy learning this stripped down version for acoustic guitar of one of U2's most loved songs!
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