In order to balance out all of the progressive and technical elements found in the rest of the song, John decides to keep the choruses simple and direct and focus on the root notes of the chords. The chord names describe what is being played on the keyboards, so in each case the root note is played on the guitar. Use downstrokes throughout and let the strings ring freely without any palm-muting. When you play along with the backing track, focus on the kick and snare and try to make your pick strokes match up with them. After the chorus it’s time to reprise the intro riff again, this time with a slight variation in that some of the notes are harmonised a diatonic 3rd above the original part.