Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

Guilty is a song written by the Bee Gees and recorded as a vocal duet between Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. It was released as a single from Streisand’s 1980 album of the same name and won a Grammy Award in the category ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance, Duo or Group’.

This lesson teaches the arrangement with all six strings tuned down a half step, as done on their performance at Barbra’s 1986 concert ‘One Voice’. The original recording would be in standard tuning.

It features many chords, due to a key change in Barry’s part, including several barre chords.

Another challenge is to create a percussive sounding groove, by using the squeeze/release-technique with the fretting hand.

On top of all that, the song also has a few time signature changes in both the verse as well as the chorus.