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Perfect Circle

This "Song Of The Week" post was requested by Christian. Perfect Circle is from R.E.M.'s 1983 debut album Murmur. My introduction to this band was the song Radio Free Europe, which is also from this album. While Radio Free Europe is a high energy, guitar driven alternative rock track, Perfect Circle is slower, moody and introspective and contains a non-typical (for R.E.M.) piano accompaniment part.

Christian asked if I could transcribe the piano part and create a version for guitar. Here it is (click on it to download):

Here is the chord and structure chart (click on it to download):

Here are all the chord shapes in order of appearance:

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