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Both Sides Now, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Fingerstyle Guitar with Stevie Coyle.
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Both Sides Now  
 
Both Sides Now  
 
Both Sides Now, Part 1
Both Sides Now, Part 1
 
This arrangement of the Joni Mitchell song “Both Sides Now” comes from the great Chet Atkins. You can see him play it on the Tonight Show in 1974 here. The arrangement is in G6 tuning, which lowers the fifth and sixth strings down a whole step, so the tuning from bottom to top is D G D G B E. Stevie shows you how to get into G6 tuning and talks about some of its advantages. This arrangement features a steady alternating bass pattern, mostly on the fifth and fourth strings, and includes a few tricky fingerings. Stevie walks you through each measure of the arrangement of the verse of “Both Sides Now” in this video.

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