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Guitar Techniques|December 2021
Martin Cooper checks out the AOR sound of Heart, with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson plus the excellent Howard Leese on lead guitar.
Martin Cooper

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Info Key: Am Tempo: 108bpm CD: TRACK 47

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Part writing

Rock guitar tone

Eighth-note rhythm playing

TRACK RECORD Debut album Dreamboat Annie from 1975 features Crazy On You, and Little Queen from 1977 includes Barracuda. The eponymous album from 1985 features the hits Never and These Dreams , while follow-up album Bad Animals from 1987 includes Alone, There’s The Girl and Who Will You Run To. Many of the hits are also featured on the album Greatest Hits: 1985-1995.

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