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What Kind Of Fool is another vocal duet between Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. It was released in 1981 as the 3rd single from Streisand’s Guilty Album.

The song features many chords, including barre chords, and several key, and unusual time signature changes. On the other hand, the picking and strumming, which could be done with either fingers or a pick, is relatively easy. Anyone tackling this song should be comfortably doing so in general.

This lesson teaches the arrangement with all six strings tuned down a half step. The original recording would be in standard tuning, capo II, or capo I as performed at Barbra’s 1986 concert ‘One Voice’.

The bridge is probably the biggest challenge, since it, as already mentioned, features a few unusual time signature changes. It starts in 4/4, changes to 3/4, to 3/8, to 4/4, to 2/4 and finally back to 4/4. The ability to count and play is crucial.