How to Play Night After Sidewalk by Kaki King (Guitar Lesson)

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Kaki King

Night After Sidewalk

Kaki King demonstrates her song "Night After Sidewalk."

Taught by Kaki King in Songs with Kaki King seriesLength: 23:06Difficulty: 3.0 of 5

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pyramidpyramid replied on November 26th, 2014

very nice song

saltminessaltmines replied on June 24th, 2012

Thanks for the tabs! I was baffled by the "D section".

tom_btom_b replied on May 2nd, 2011

very nice song. It's a little out of my league for now but, I am going to learn this one...

le grande deluxele grande deluxe replied on February 8th, 2011

Wow, I've learned so much just from learning these new tunings I had never used before. Beautiful music!

mariojordan84mariojordan84 replied on June 20th, 2010

you are beautiful kaki!

marcelo80marcelo80 replied on March 14th, 2010

so glad this song got posted! it's my favorite... i found a tab 2 weeks ago and have been learning it since... but it's good to know how it's all picked. seems like you play it a bit differently from than when you recorded it.

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on March 17th, 2010

Kaki admits that she pretty much plays everything a little different all the time. We do have tab coming, but as you can imagine, because of the odd tuning and complex nature of the songs, it takes a little longer.

mattbrownmattbrown replied on April 1st, 2010

The tabs are now done! Like Jason mentioned, it's important to realize that Kaki likes to add some subtle variety by varying the arpeggio patterns she plays and such. The tabs I posted are not an exact transcription of the first scene. I did them based on how she explains the parts in the latter scenes. Enjoy!

raelzraelz replied on March 20th, 2010

I am not officialy in love with your music. Expect covers on youtube soon :)

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schedule1schedule1 replied on March 14th, 2010

just awesome!

kyle.richeykyle.richey replied on March 12th, 2010

Cool song, Kaki!

Songs with Kaki King

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Kaki King teaches the songs that span her career.

Lesson 1

Playing With Pink Noise

Kaki King teaches her song "Playing With Pink Noise."

Length: 21:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Doing the Wrong Thing

Kaki King teaches her song "Doing the Wrong Thing."

Length: 22:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Night After Sidewalk

Kaki King demonstrates her song "Night After Sidewalk."

Length: 23:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

So Much for So Little

Kaki King teaches her song "So Much for So Little."

Length: 14:34 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5


Kaki King teaches her song "Goby."

Length: 26:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About Kaki King View Full Biography Kaki King (born Katherine Elizabeth King) was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 24th, 1979. Showing early aptitude for music, Kaki was initially introduced to guitar and soon after the drums. Kaki has been active in the music industry since around 2001. Her first studio album, Everybody Loves You, was released on Velour Records in 2003. Since that time Kaki has released four additional records with another due out later this year (2010). She has quest appeared on the Foo Fighter's album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, as well as contributing to film scores such as August Rush. Kaki was named in February of 2006 a "Guitar God" by Rolling Stone Magazine. Other notable accomplishments include a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for music from "Into the Wild."

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