BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND – Guitar Lesson

This all time classic song of peace is among Dylan's most requested and beloved.  This Blowin' in the Wind guitar lesson will have you playing it in no time!

Strumming Pattern is the same for each chord change

Root Note + six strums …. down/up/down/up/down/up

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Jim September 28, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Mr Jackson. I'm 65 years old and have stage 4 emphysema. I can't do much any more and I love tyour guitar lessons. Gives me something to do and makes my day a little better. Thanks so much.  Ps. send some easy Beatle tunes. Jim Newton. Baltimore Md. usa.


admin September 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM

No worries Jim … I’m happy to help with some quality time ….. more Beatles to follow and much more. The lessons take a fair bit of time …… So little of it and so much to do … Ha Ha!


Kim January 6, 2012 at 5:21 AM

I starting playing a little later in life then normal. So far I love it. I can play the cords , and I can strum. The problem am having is switching and strumming at the same time, without stopping. Any idea's??Thanks so much for all your help your sweet to help us older folks like this. God bless.


admin January 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Hi Kim! Your brain is doing a good job of framing a picture of how the chord looks and sending that message to your left hand …… this is just a matter of continued practice until that transfer time becomes less and less and your chords changes speed up. Don’t give up … keep going at it!


Guillaume February 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Great song !
Thanks !!


admin February 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

You are very welcome my friend!


mike March 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I am so glad that I stumbled in to your guitar lessons. thanks man


admin March 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Thank YOU Mike and welcome!


bruzzi herman May 31, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I have been playing guitar for many years. Giged for 20 years with lots of fusion Miles Santana Etc. I stumbled on your site and realized I really never played many of these early Classic Campfire type songs. I thank you very much and the simplicity in which you teach is great. So goodbye to the Melodic minor and other crazy stuff for awhile and back to the basics . BTW I grew up across the street from the Kalb Brothers and Most of the Blues Project members.
 John was not in the Band but Danny started it and Roy the Drummer lived up the street Mt. Vernon NY. Enough for now Bruzzi


admin May 31, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Well Bruzzi … glad to hear you are back to basics … so to speak. The less is more strategy does have a place in our lives for sure.


Joe Feeney August 4, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Jackson. Love your playing. Do you do Folsum Blues. I love the song and have trouble with the strumming. Please advise and thanks for the great lessions


admin August 4, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Hi Joe … thank you! I just completed Folsom Prison as a weekly song lesson on my premium learning site Song Mentor. If you are interested … let me know and I will send you a discount link that will save you 30-40%. Just as a courtesy …. I can always make that song available to you earlier in the game. Cheers …. Jackson


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