In part 1, you learned how to play the picking pattern that is used in the song Dust in the Wind. Did you notice that all of the picking was done on the middle four strings. In part 2, we will add the remaining chords for the song. You will use the same picking pattern but this time, you will be playing it on different sets of strings. For reference, I have recopied the pattern here.
Click on the diagram for an MP3 audio example.
Play this pattern over an open C chord.
Ok, this time, I am going to make you work a bit for this and not give you all the chord charts on this page as you already know them by now right? I am also not going to score out the whole song from beginning to end. Between the information in parts 1 and 2 you have everything you need to put it all together. Listen to the original song, use your ears and it should all come together for you. I have not created an MP3 for you to listen to this time. You should hear when it is right compared to the original song.
I will however give you a few tips.
- Play the intro first (part 1) and then the following.
- Notice the first bar below. You will see above and below the tablature some additional numbers. These represent the fretting fingers you need for these parts. Thinking of these as little chords will help. The same is true for the D/G chord ( D chord over a G bass note) in the last 2 bars of the song.
- The 3rd bar of the song calls for a G chord. You really don’t need to play the whole G chord form here, just the 2 notes. See if you can figure out the most practical fingering (fretting hand) for it. One that moves nicely from the C chord in the previous bar.
- To play the Amin/G chord (Amin chord over a G bass note), simply play an Amin chord and add your pinky (4th finger) on the 3rd fret of your E string as indicated in the tablature at that bar.
Are you ready? Good luck!
Dust in the Wind
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