We will be using standard tuning just like the original recording.
The main riff opens the song and it has a lot of very unique elements about it. Not only does it have a very consistent groove, but there is also some slight bending on one of the familiar power chord shapes. The riff ends with a very creative way to voice a C major 7th.
As the song progresses, you will find lots of guitar layering, especially during the pre-chorus section.
I will cover these parts whenever they occur so hopefully, if you have a second guitarist to play with, you will be able to piece everything together easily.
Kim Thayil's solo uses a lot of effects and contains a lot of his patented improvised chaos licks and melodies. Kim Thayil has one of the most difficult guitar styles to transcribe because of this, but I will still take you through the solo phrase-by-phrase so that you will be able to play it as close to the original as possible.
Have fun with this Soundgarden classic! RIP Chris Cornell!
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