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Dust in the Wind

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In this lesson we will focus on how to play the intro, verses and outro of "Dust in the Wind." The intro is the most recognizable part of the song. Within only a few notes it is distinguishable to almost any listener what you are playing. The verses of the song follow the same finger picking pattern with just a few slight variations to add some dynamics to the song. At the end of the song, a nice outro takes us out following a similar, yet different, motif as the intro.

The intro focuses around 2 chords; C and Ami. While switching between these two chords there is a rotating melody that is played on the B string (playing C, B, D.) Utilizing our core finger picking pattern this part sets the pace for the rest of the song. If you feel you have this part down comfortably, the rest of the song will flow effortlessly. Let's break down the chords used as well as having you play the intro slowly with a metronome. Take note that this part is played again later on in the song.

The verses of the song utilize our two chords from our intro, as well as a few new ones which include G and Dmi7. All three verses are played essentially the same with little to no variation. Let's break down how to play the verse by trying it slowly with a metronome.

The outro to the song is essentially the same as the intro minus the C chord and it's rotating melody. You simply play the A minor chord along with the rotating melody and there you have it. Once you have the intro down, the outro will come very easily.
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