Dust In The Wind by Kansas | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play “Dust In the Wind” by Kansas from their 1977 album Point Of Know Return.
This is such a classic finger picking song and a great one to learn for those that are maybe just starting out with this style of playing.
It incorporates a travis pick like so many acoustic finger picking songs do. It's probably not as hard as it sounds to play, so if you're new to this don't be put off, once you learn the basic pattern, it should fall into place fairly quickly.
The trick is not to rush yourself, play it only as fast as you can play it perfectly, and then gradually speed it up.
You need patience to learn finger picking. At first it may seem like it's just not possible.
It can be incredibly frustrating. At times you might feel like throwing your guitar across the room or maybe busting it up for firewood! Don't worry, we've all been there!
What'll happen though if you keep at it and keep your cool, is that you'll have a break through moment where all of a sudden it starts to make sense.
Those are some of the best moments and are totally worth the many hours you'll have to put in to master travis picking.
There's two guitars on the original track, a six string and a twelve string, and I think there might have been a third guitar added to fill it out, but all the parts are identical.
It's kind of a must learn for guitarists and many times it'll be the first finger picking song they learn.
Sometimes I feel that this tune gets the same kind of bum rap as Stairway to Heaven, as in it's considered over done and over played, but putting that aside, it really is an excellent song, musically and lyrically.
I hope you enjoy the lesson and I really hope that it helps you to crack the finger picking code. Cheers
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