Kansas - Dust In The Wind tab

Chord Diagrams:

                    Open string
    Chord Name     /
   /              /   Double line=Nut=Fret zero
  /              /   /                  
 G          Dm7 /   /  D/F#   Don't play         Amadd2 
               /   /         /
   000      x00   /     00  x High E string      x0  0x
 ======     ======     ======/                   ------
|||||| ||||** |||||| |||*|| V <-Fifth Position ------ ------ ------ Fingered note /------ <---Fifth Fret |*|||| |||*|| *||*||/ / |||||| ------ ------ -----/ / ------
*||||* |||||| ||||*| / ||*||| ------ ------ ------ Low E string ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ 320004 x00211 20034x x0310x <--Suggested Left-hand 210003 \ 10023x <---Alternate fingering Fingering 210004 \ T0013x <---T=Thumb, 0=Open, x=damp/don't play \ Implied partial barre
Tablature Explantation: Rhythm Figure 1. <-- "Riff" Label for later reference C C maj7 C add9 C <--Chord changes Dotted eighth / 1/16th tied to another 1/16th / / _____Rhythm indication for melody m i m i m i m i / +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+- Tied note (don't pluck) |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| / 1st fret, 2nd string | | | | | | | | | | |/ /
E+---------------------------------+-------------/------/--------------+ B4-1---------1-----0---------0-----|---3--------/3-----1---------1-----| G=-------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-|---------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-| D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---| A+-3-------3-------3-------3-------|---3-------3-------3-------3-------| E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
^ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ^| +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ || p p p p etc. \___Rhythm indication for bass, 1/4 note groups
|| | Time Signature (4/4 means quarter note gets beat, 4 quarter notes per bar) String tuning (low {6th} string on bottom, high {1st} string on top) *Note: Right-hand fingering: p=thumb, i=index, m=middle, a=annular(ring) How to Play: Dust in the Wind is an excellent piece to learn the pattern-picking or Travis- picking fingerstyle technique. This piece has a syncopated melody played with the index and middle finger played against a strictly alternating bass line played in straight eighths. To practice this piece first learn the bass line alone, then the melody alone, then try putting them together. Once you get the idea on the first one or two bars the rest of the piece will come easily, just start slow then build up to full speed. Since it's hard to notate syncopation in tab I'll give a graphic representation of the syncopated melody's rhythm, then do a count-off below the first bar with counts only where notes are to be played. Although this rhythm figure stays pretty constant there are a few places where the rhythm changes - they are noted in the tab, just make sure you don't miss the variations. Notice below that you squeeze "p" and "m" together on the downbeat of One and Three, but otherwise the thumb and melody fingers aren't plucked together. C C maj7 m i m i m i m i +-----------+ +---+-------+ +-----------+ +---+------+
|. =|___|= | =| |. =|___|= | =| | | | | | | | | E+----------------------------------------------------------------+B4-1-------------------1-----------0-------------------0----------|G=-------------0--(0)----------0---------------0--(0)---------0---|D4---------2---------------2---------------2---------------2------|A+-3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------------|E+----------------------------------------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | +-------+ +-------+ +-------+ +-------+ p p p p p p p p
Count: One and ah Two ee and ah Three and ah Four ee and ah The melody notes falling on "ee" and "ah" should be held for a full 1/8th note except for the "ah" notes falling just before Three and One. ------------------ Chords: (Chords are shown with the high E string fingering, however the high E string is only played on the Am and Dm chords in the verses, and on the A* chords in the Outro section. The chord diagrams are notated with the fingerings at the bottom of the diagram, where there is more than one fingering given choose whichever fingering works best for you. The chords in this song are fingerpicked in a syncopated style and not strummed, however you should take the full chord position at each change and let notes ring.) C Cmaj7 Cadd9 Asus2 Asus4 Am G/B x 0 0 x 000 x 0 0 x0 00 x0 0 x0 0 x2003x ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ||||*| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ||||*| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ||*||| ||*||| ||*||| ||**|| ||**|| ||**|| |*|||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ |*|||| |*|||| |*||*| |||||| ||||*| |||||| ||||*| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ x32010 x32000 x32040 x02300 x02340 x02310 x2003x G Dm7 D/F# D/F# Am/G Asus4b13 alternate 000 x00 00 x 00 0 0 x0 ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== |||||| ||||** |||||| |||||| ||||*| |||||* ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ |*|||| |||*|| *||*|| *||*|* ||**|| ||**|| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ *||||* |||||| ||||*| ||||*| *||||| ||||*| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ 320004 x00211 20034x T00132 402310 x02341 210003 10023x 100243 302210 x02x41 210004 T0013x T00243 T02310 3x000x Amadd2 G/A F(#11)/A F6(#11)/A x0 0x x0 0x x0 0x x0 x ------ ------ ------ ------ |||*|| V ||*||| V ||*||| III ||*|*| III ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ ||*||| |||*|| |||*|| |||*|| ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ |||||| |||||| |||||| |||||| ------ ------ ------ ------ x0310x x0130x x0130x x0131x ----------------------- Rhythm Figure 1. C C maj7 C add9 C m i m i m i m i etc. +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+ B4-1---------1-----0---------0-----|---3---------3-----1---------1-----| G=-------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-|---------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-| D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---| A+-3-------3-------3-------3-------|---3-------3-------3-------3-------| E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ p p p p etc.
A sus2 A sus4 Am A sus2 +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+B4-0---------0-----3---------3-----|---1---------1-----0---------0-----|G=-------2(2)----2-------2(2)----2-|---------2(2)----2-------2(2)----2-|D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---|A+-0-------0-------0-------0-------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------|E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
C add9 C C maj7 C add9 +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+ B4-3---------3-----1---------1-----|---0---------0-----3---------3-----| G=-------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-|---------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-| D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---| A+-3-------3-------3-------3-------|---3-------3-------3-------3-------| E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
(End Rhythm Figure 1.) Am Asus2 Asus4 Am G/B +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------++B4-1---------1-----0---------0-----|---3---------3-----1-------1---3---||G=-------2(2)----2-------2(2)----2-|---------2(2)----2-------2----(0)--||D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-------2-------2-------2-----------||A+-0-------0-------0-------0-------|---0-------0-------0-------0---2---||E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------++
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
Rhythm Figure 2. C G/B Am a i m i +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+---0-------------------------------+B4-1---------1-----3---------3-----|-------------1-----1---------1-----|G=-------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-|---------2(2)----2-------2(2)----0-|D4-----2-------2-------0-------0---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---|A+-3-------3-------2-------2-------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------|E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
G Dm7 Am G/B m i m i m i m (rest) a i m i m i m m +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =| | | | | | | | | | (x) | | | | | | | | E+-----------------1---------1-----+---0-------------------------------+B4-0---------0-----------1---------|-------------1-----1-------1---3---|G=-------0(0)----0-----2-------2(0)|---------2(2)----2-------2----(0)--|D4-----0-------0---0-------0-------|-------2-------2-------2-----------|A+---------------------------------|---0-------0-------0-------0---2---|E+-3-------3-----------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | |=| | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ p p p p p p p p (pulloff)
C G/B Am a i m i +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+---0-------------------------------+B4-1---------1-----3---------3-----|-------------1-----1---------1-----|G=-------0(0)----0-------0(0)----0-|---------2(2)----2-------2(2)----0-|D4-----2-------2-------0-------0---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---|A+-3-------3-------2-------2-------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------|E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
G Dm7 Am m i m i m i m (rest) a i m i m i m +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | (x) | | | | | | | (x) E+-----------------1---------1-----+---0-------------------------------+B4-0---------0-----------1---------|-------------1-----1---------1-----|G=-------0(0)----0-----2-------2(0)|---------2(2)----2-------2(2)------|D4-----0-------0---0-------0-------|-------2-------2-------2-------2(0)|A+---------------------------------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------|E+-3-------3-----------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | |=| | | | | | | | |=| +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) p p p p p p p p (pulloff)
D/F# G Am Am/G +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=|. |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+B4-3---------3-----0---------0-----|---1---------1-----1---------1-----|G=-------2(2)----0-------0(0)------|---------2(2)----2-------2(2)----2-|D4-----0-------0-------0-----------|-------2-------2-------2-------2(0)|A+-----------------------------2(0)|---0-------0-----------------------|E+-2-------2-------3-------3-------+-------------------3-------3-------+
| | | | | | | |=| | | | | | | | |=| +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) p p p p p p p p (pulloff)
(End of Rhythm Figure 2) Rhythm Fig. 2A (End RF 2A) D/F# G Am hammer G/B / +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+ +-+---+ +-+---+ +-+ +
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=|. |=| =|_|=| =| |=|. | | | | | | | | |(h) | | | |(h) |E+---------------------------------++-----------------------------------++B4-3---------3-----0---------0-----||---0(1)------1-----0(1)----3-------||G=-------2(2)----0-------0(0)------||---------2(2)----2--------(0)------||D4-----0-------0-------0-----------||-------2-------2-------------------||A+-----------------------------2(0)||---0-------0-------0-------2-------||E+-2-------2-------3-------3-------++-----------------------------------++
| | | | | | | |=| | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) +---+ +---+ + + p p p p p p p p
Rhythm Figure 3. Amadd2 G/A +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=|. |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| (x) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+B4-----------0-----0---------0-----|---0---------0-----0---------0-----|G=-------5(5)----5-------5---------|---------7(7)----7-------7(7)----7-|D4-----7-------7-------7-------7(5)|-------5-------5-------5-------5---|A+-0-------0-------0-------0-------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------|E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | |=| | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+(p) +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
(End Rhythm Figure 3.) F(#11)/A F6(#11)/A +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=|. =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| (x) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------++B4-----------0-----0---------0-----|---3---------3-----3---------3-----||G=-------5(5)----5-------5-------5-|---------5(5)----5-------5(5)----5-||D4-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-------3-------3-------3-------3---||A+-0-------0-------0-------0-------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------||E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------++
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
Rhythm Figure 4 Am Asus2 Asus4b13 Am +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | E+-------0(0)----0-------0(0)------+---------1(1)----1-------0(0)----0-+B4-1---------1-----0---------0---3-|---3---------3-----1---------1-----|G=---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-------2-------2-------2-------2---|A+-0-------0-------0-------0-------|---0-------0-------0-------0-------|E+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
(End Rhythm Fig.4) Asus2 Asus4b13 +-----+ +-+---+ +-----+ +-+---+
|. =|_|=| =| |. =|_|=| =| | | | | | | | | E+-------0(0)------------1(1)----1-++B4-0---------0---3-3---------3-----||G=---------------------------------||D4-----2-------2-------2-------2---||A+-0-------0-------0-------0-------||E+---------------------------------++
| | | | | | | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
Here's part of the melody for the first verse to give you an idea: With Rhythm Figure 2. G/B C G/B Am G
E+----++----------------+-0--------+-3-3-3--3--3-1-----0---------------+B4-0--||-1-------3------|----------|-----------------------3--3--------|G=----||----------------|----------|-----------------------------------|D4----||----------------|----------|-----------------------------------|A+----||----------------|----------|-----------------------------------|E+----++----------------+----------+-----------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | -+ + + + + + + + + + + + +
I close my eyes -- only for a moment and the mo- Now to put the song together: Tempo Q=96 (quarter note gets beat, 96 beats per minute ) Intro Rhythm Fig. 1 | C CM7 | Cadd9 C | Asus2 Asus4 | Am Asus2 | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | Cadd9 C | Cmaj7 Cadd9 | Am Asus2 | Asus4 Am G/B|| | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || FirstVerse Rhythm Fig.2 | C G/B | Am | G Dm7 | Am G/B| | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | C G/B | Am | G Dm7 | Am | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | Rhyth. 2A | D/F# G | Am Am/G D/F# G | Am G/B| | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | Second Verse Rhythm Fig.2 | C G/B | Am | G Dm7 | Am G/B| | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | C G/B | Am | G Dm7 | Am | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | D/F# G | Am Am/G D/F# G || | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || Interlude Rhythm Figure 3. (3times) (Violin solo) | Amadd2 | G/A | F(#11)/A | F6(#11)/A | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | Amadd2 | G/A | F(#11)/A | F6(#11)/A | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | Amadd2 | G/A | F(#11)/A | F6(#11)/A || | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || Rhythm Fig. 1 | C CM7 | Cadd9 C | Asus2 Asus4 | Am Asus2 | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | Cadd9 C | Cmaj7 Cadd9 | Am Asus2 | Asus4 Am G/B|| | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || Third Verse: Rhythm Fig.2 | C G/B | Am | G Dm7 | Am G/B| | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | C G/B | Am | G Dm7 | Am | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | D/F# G | Am Am/G D/F# G | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | | Am Am/G D/F# G | Am Am/G D/F# G | | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | Outro: Rhythm Fig. 4 (4 times and fade) |* Am Asus2 | Asus4b13 Am | Asus2 Asus4b13 *|| |* / / / / | / / / / | / / / / *|| Lyrics: 1st Verse: I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone ... All my dreams __pass before my eyes, a curiosity ... Dust in the Wind. All they are is dust in the wind. 2nd Verse Same old song, ... just a drop of water in an endless sea. All we do ... crumbles to the ground .. though we refuse to see. Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind. Interlude Oh. ho, ho 3rd verse Now don't hang on, -- nothing lasts forever except the earth and sky. It slips away, ... and all your money won't another minute buy. Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind. Dust in the wind. Everything is dust in the wind. The wind. (Ad lib vocal) Someone wanted me to put the lyrics in with the tab. Well, I've been getting "5" ratings on this tab-so I didn't want to srew with what I already have up. So I decided just to add this. It's a chordpro type but it works. It shows the chords in this part and the tab above shows how to play the song. So here's some of the lyrics with the chords... {c:Intro:} [C] [Cmaj7] [C(add9)] [C] [Asus2] [Asus4] [Am] [Asus2] [C(add9)] [C] [Cmaj7] [C(add9)] [Am] [Asus2] [Asus4] [Am] I cl[C]ose m[G]y [Am]eyes, [G]only for a moment and the m[Am]oment's gone. All my dreams, pass before my eyes a curiosity. D[Dm]ust in the w[Am]ind, [G]all they are is dust in the w[Am]ind. Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea. All we do, crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see. Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind. Don't hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. It slips away, all your money won't another minute buy. Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind. Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind.
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