The tuning I am using in this video lesson and that was used on the original recording is one whole-step down for every string on the guitar. That would make the tuning, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.
"Still Counting" starts with a tight clean tone rhythm using basic bar chords. I will show you the strumming pattern used at the beginning, then the simplified version he plays when the vocals come in.
From there the band launches into a scorching double-time section that requires the ability to play rapid downstroke muted rhythms. I would say this section is definitely the most challenging section of the entire song. This double-time section contains 3 separate riffs back-to-back, so I will break each one down individually.
The verse and chorus sections are much easier to play so they probably won't give you much trouble since they are pretty straightforward.
There is a cool muted groove riff a little later in the song that leads into a quick harmony guitar part. You will hear this section a couple times within the song with the only difference being the very end of the harmony guitar part.
The outro of the song consists of a melodic guitar solo which is probably one of the easiest solos Volbeat has ever recoded. It sounds really cool though!
Have fun with this modern rock classic by Volbeat!
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