how to play “Dust In the Wind” on guitar by Kansas acoustic guitar lesson tutorial

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An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play “Dust In the Wind” by Kansas.

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.
There’s 2 guitars on the original track, a 6 string and a 12 string, and I think there might have been a 3rd guitar added to fill it out, but all the parts are identical.
It’s kind of a must learn for guitarists. 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 have fun playing this great acoustic classic.

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19 comments

  1. You are the greatest acoustic guitar teacher on the internet. Thank you so much for making songs I didn't think I could play approachable.

  2. Great lesson

  3. Best song lessons on the interwebs man, thanks!

  4. The content, detail, lesson pace and delivery of your lessons is a perfect fit. Love how you do the chord shapes first, look, listen , learn and enjoy learning. cheers

  5. very precise tutorial. 1 of the best tutorials. love to learn frm this. great job sr.

  6. among thE most accurate on yt !

  7. Nailed it! Well done

  8. 13:25 don't mind me, just marking my place for tomorrow

  9. Great Tutorial,Thanks!

  10. love this i can do this right now thanks!

  11. Back to Basics - Lessons (Abel Franco)

    Very very nice! Congrats!

  12. Just found your channel. I've used lots of guitar teaching channels to learn new songs and I have to say yours are the best I've seen. Just the right amount of explanation without being too complicated or too simple. Good stuff! Thanks

  13. gracias

  14. Hier könnte Ihre Werbung stehen

    Alright that seems like a tough one, challenge accepted.

  15. I can't get the fingerpicking rythm right and i don't understand why..

  16. Aaaah the sounds people can make with 3 fingers.

  17. FINALLY! Someone who just goes into playing! lol. Perfect name and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

  18. well done…you nailed it….and the tone is superb….beautifully done

  19. Awesome! Harder than I thought or say more chords than I thought

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