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Red is a song recorded by the immensely popular American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fourth studio album with the same name and was released as the 5th single in June 2013.

This lesson is mostly based on the acoustic version. It covers two guitar parts, the rhythm guitar and the second guitar, in the key of E and Taylor's part in the key of C, where the guitar is capoed on the 4th fret.

The song features a fairly easy chord progression using the I, IV, V and VI, with a couple of different inversions in the bridge.

The lesson takes a close look at the strumming hand since it changes from the speed of 16th's to 8th's back and forth and even from common time to half time feel and back. Also palm muting the strings is a technique to incorporate into the playing.