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[Bar 17] Breaking away from the open chord shapes briefly these types of fills are very common. Based around 6th intervals it’s a great way to create some temporary movement and break up potentially plodding chords. [Bar 20] Aim to let the last two notes in this bar (5th fret, third string and 3rd fret, second string) ring together to achieve a fuller sound. [Bar 28] Another classic songwriter’s trick here. Although we have been playing A minor chords all the way through we briefly inject A7 in this bar (secondary dominant: A7 is the V of D, which is the V of G major). This is a great device to catch the ear and can be used in several ways. Here it is just giving a twist before returning to the regular A minor in the ensuing bar.