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Shawn Colvin is an American singer-songwriter and musician widely known for her Grammy-winning 1997 single ‘Sunny Came Home’.

Since 1989 she has released eight albums. All Fall Down is the title track of her last album with the same name, which was released in 2012.

The lesson is based on how Shawn performs this song live on stage, which she often does by herself.

It features a very easy chord progression, primarily four chords, a simple strumming pattern which changes occasionally from the speed of eights to sixteenth’s back and forth and syncopated chord changes.

The guitar is tuned to CGDGBD, a tuning which Shawn uses quite often, and capoed on the third fret. It’s a great song to start with if a student wants to enter the world of alternate tunings.