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Dust In The Wind
by: Kansas

This is 100% accurate, i'm completly sure about this!!! There are no mistakes
so try it!

 (travis finger picking)
 The whole song is played with arpeggio and that's why i thought it is
 the first thing to learn from it:
e| ---------|
B| 0----0---|
G| ---0---0-|
D| --0---0--|
A| 0---0----|
E| ---------|
Repeat till you can play it with your eyes closed.

Then the rest is easy.  For the introduction here you have a tip:
trough the introduction the 2nd string (B) makes something like this:
(the arpeggio will aumaticaly do it, you don't have to worry about this)

B 1--0--3

But as you play it you wont even notice about it

Then, here are the chords:
C         (x3201x)
Cmaj7     (x3200x)
Cadd3     (x3203x)
Asus2     (x0220x)
Asus4     (x0223x)
Am        (x0221x)
G/B       (x2003x)
G         (3x000x)
Dm7       (xx0211)
D/F#      (2x023x)
Am/G      (3x221x)
Am add9   (x0750x)
G/A       (x0570x)
F(#11)/A  (x0350x)
F6(#11)/A (x0353x)

For G, D/F# and Am/G the arpeggio is played like this:

e| -----------|
B| 0------0---|
G| ---0-----0-|
D| --0-----0--|
A| -----------|
E| 0----0-----|

And for Dm7 it is played like this:

e| 0------0---|
B| ---0-----0-|
G| --0-----0--|
D| 0----0-----|
A| -----------|
E| -----------|

This is the last step:
Right when a paragraph is about to start there is an alteration in the arpeggio:

Example when the first sentence in a paragraph finishes: "#"

   Am             $ C             $ is G/B
e| -------------------|
B| 1------1--1--1-3-1-|
G| ---2-----2--2------|
D| --2-----2--2-------|
A| 0----0----0--0-2-3-|
E| -------------------|

 After the introduction it is only: "@"
   Am   $ C (starting the paragraph)
e| ---------|
B| 1--1-3-1-|
G| --2------|
D| -2-------|
A| 0--0-2-3-|
E| ---------|

But after the first Chorus it is played like this: *

   Am                $ C             $ is G/B
e| ----------------------|
B| 0h1----1----0h1---3-1-|
G| -----2----2-----------|
D| ----2----2------------|
A| -0----0------0----2-3-|
E| ----------------------|

And in the instrumental part there is a very little alteration in the arpeggio that
you can practice after you've learned all the song:

   Amadd9  Amadd9  G/A    G/A
e| ------------0--------------0---|
B| 0---0---0-------0---0--0-------|
G| --5---5---5---5---7---7--7---7-|
D| -7---7---7---7---5---5--5---5--|
A| 0--0----0--0----0--0---0--0----|
E| -------------------------------|


For the introduction play:
C Cmaj7 Cadd9 C
Asus2 Asus4 Am Asus2
Cadd9 C Cmaj7 Cadd9
Am Asus2 Asus4 Am (in the last Am play directly alteration "@")

[Verse 1]

    C   G/B Am     Am
I close my eyes,
G           Dm7            Am               Am
Only for a moment and the moment's gone. (here you play the alteration "#" instead of both Am)
C   G/B   Am    Am
All my dreams,
G               Dm7       Am      Am
Pass before my eyes a curiosity.

[Chorus 1]

D/F#  G           Am  Am/G
     Dust in the wind,
D/F#             G           Am
All they are is dust in the wind

(play this "*" when Am is said over "wind" at the end of the chorus)

[Verse 2]

C    G/bB Am   Am
Same old song,
G               Dm7        Am          Am (here you play "#" again instead of the Am's)
Just a drop of water in an endless sea,
C   G/B Am  Am
All we do,
G               Dm7               Am         Am
Crumbles to the ground tho' we refuse to see.

[Chorus 2]

D/F#  G           Am  Am/G
     Dust in the wind,
D/F#           G          Amadd9(x2)  G/A(x2)            F(#11)/A(x2)       F6(#11)/A F(#11)/A
All we are is dust in the wiiiiii-----iiiiiiiiiiiiiiind, ooooooooooooooh ho hooooooooooooo.

[Instrumental] (Here there is an instrumental part with the following chords)

Amadd9  Amadd9  G/A  G/A
F(#11)/A  F(#11)/A  F6(#11)/A  F(#11)/A (it is not a mistake, the last chord here is F(#11)/A)

INTRODUCTION AGAIN (with te alteration included)

[Verse 3]

      C     G/B    Am   Am
(Now) Don't ha-ang o-on,
G                Dm7          Am            Am (here you play "#" again instead of the Am's)
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky.
    C    G/b  Am    Am
It slips a-awa-a-ay,
    G              Dm7           Am         Am
And all your money won't another minute buy.

[Chorus 3]

D/F#  G           Am  Am/G
     Dust in the wind,
D/F#           G           Am                  Am/G
All we are is dust in the wind. (all we are is dust in the wind)
D/F#  G           Am                  Am/G
     Dust in the wind, (everything is dust in the wind)
D/F#           G           Am
Everything is dust in the wind

Instead of this last Am in "wind" keep playing this till the end:
e| 0-------0-------0-------|
B| 1---1---0---0---3---3---|
G| --2---2---2---2---2---2-|
D| -2---2---2---2---2---2--|
A| 0--0----0--0----0--0----|
E| ------------------------|

And that is the end!!! you've finished!!! wasn't it easy? haha!;)

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TheRealMcDudu 10 Apr 10, 2004 08:00 PM

Guitar Tabs for dummies (Like me)

Thanks man! :-)

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williamandres 92 Nov 11, 2005 10:01 AM

HEY thanks!! this tab is excellent!!!

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bricktopra3 10 Oct 06, 2006 01:44 AM

good tab, and good explantion for each part!

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