4 Greatest Guitar Moments: The Byrds’

3) “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” Turn! Turn! Turn! | 1965 | Main Guitarist: Roger McGuinn No other song—including “Mr. Tambourine Man” (which did not make this list)—sums up the Byrds’ early, “America’s Answer to the Beatles” period quite like “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season).” McGuinn’s playing on the track is—for lack of a better word—sublime. Note that he plays the melody while providing his own rhythm part in the form of ringing open strings. Once again, his 12-string Rickenbacker is front and center. Since you’ve probably heard the original Byrds version of this song 43,747 times, we’ve decided to include a more recent video that shows McGuinn playing the song alone, complete with close-up shots of his fingering, finger picks and all. It’s from an instructional video McGuinn made several years ago. Enjoy! [nextpagelink][/nextpagelink]
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