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Cryin' off of Aerosmith's 1993 album "Get A Grip" is a really big and dramatic song, with an equally dramatic and highly requested music video that also won several awards. It begins with a guitar heavy introduction that emphasizes string bending and tone as the main detail in the guitar playing. A lot of Joe Perry's guitar playing on the verses and chorus revolve around outlining chords with arpeggios which propel the song forward. The band's sound revolved around a "one voice" wall of sound sound similar to how a piano player would play chords. Since it's played with a locked guitar, it has that great classic Aerosmith sound as well that I'll show you how to emulate.