Watch the Rise to the Occasion online guitar lesson by Massimo Varini from Rhythm Factory: Acoustic Rock
In this example we’re in the key of E major and the pre-chorus starts on the fifth degree B major. The progression is descending (B, A, G then B again to go on the chorus in E) and becomes ascending using inversion. B, A/C#, G/D and B/D# (in the end the progression is chromatic). Pay attention to the muting and the groove!