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HOW TO PLAY “MORE THAN WORDS” – EXTREME

more than wordsI do not want to say that the Extreme only has this one hit wonder song called “More Than Words“, but what can I say, that is the only from them that I know.

In this post we will learn how to play that song. It does not have a signature riff but the acoustic arrangement of it is a classic! When you hear the first bars of the song, you’ll know that it is “More Than Words“.

Another distinct characteristic of this song is the ‘slap’ beat it has on the 2nd and 4th beat for each bar on the entire song! So, you may want to keep an ear on that.

More Than Words How to Play



Here are a couple of song facts about the song before we begin.

There are a couple of tips that you may need to know first in order to properly play this song.

First, learn the chords, progressions and percussive/’snare’ part.

Remember where to pluck the bass notes and the higher strings.

The tap on the 2nd and 4rth count is consistent all throughout the song.

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