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Just Like You by Three Days Grace

    The members of Three Days Grace began hammering through punk chords when they were in their teens, carving a derivative yet spastic sound that fueled their live performances. Three Days Grace was formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1997. The group was originally called Groundswell, a five-piece band that lasted from 1992 until transforming into a trio five years later. The band completed its self-titled full-length in Woodstock, NY, at an isolated location free from big-city distractions.

    This one is in drop D tuning.

    Here’s what the main riff sounds like with guitar and bass:


    As this riff will be in drop d tuning, notice that all the notes being played will be easy to play using just one finger. The first three measures are identical. You can use any fingers that you want to use to play the notes, but remember that since you are starting out on the ninth fret, so try starting with your 3rd or 4th finger and moving up to your 1st finger in the finale.

    For the last measure, you will need to barre your 1st finger on the fifth frets on the “low E” string, which has been tuned to drop d, and the “A” string as well. Use your 4th finger to play the seventh fret on the “D” string. Next, you will be playing mutes. Do this by placing your fingers over the strings that are shown, but you won’t ever actually press down on the strings to sound a note. Then all you will do is keep the same formation from the last chord you played and move it down two frets to the seventh and ninth frets.


    Riff Resources

    Complete Transcription To “Just Like You” (PDF)

    Complete Transcription To “Just Like You” (Power Tab)