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Dust in the Wind

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As an added bonus to this tutorial, in this lesson I am going to show you how to play the dualing violin solos that are played during this song. I am switching to an electric guitar for this simply because we have to travel pretty far up the guitar neck to get into the register to sound like a violin. Each violin plays in a different position on the neck utilizing a C major scale and a series of licks and sequences.

The violin solo of the song brings about a key musical concept called "call and response." Understanding this idea is a great addition to your musical bag of tricks, as it is used all the time in all styles of music. While common in blues, "call and response" is present in many styles and works to show unity amongst a group of musicians. Simply put, one instrument starts a phrase, and another instrument responds. Think of it as a musical conversation. This is yet another key part to why this song has been a long standing classic.
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