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lars
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frank(insert correct number) requested this in the request thread

edit: of course somebody had done it already - Tim Madsen that is. Perhaps this post could somehow be included in that previous thread?

Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan

There are aprox. 1 million different versions of this. Here is how I often play it

Super easy chords here - I think this is close to the version on the freewheelin album (the original version of it). Often, I think, on other versions am is used in stead of C here and there. I prefer this no-frills version. The fun part is to add small bass-lines to it

G C C/B D/A G etc.
I can try to elaborate on that when I have a guitar handy

For strumming - I've never been good at writing down what I actually do, and I don't have a guitar at the moment, but I think you can do something like this, to get the freewheelin' sound:

D/U/DU/DU
How many
D/U/DU/D U
roads must a

capo on 5 fret - sounding C

G C D G
How many roads must a man walk down
G C G
Before you call him a man?
G C D G
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
G C D
Before she sleeps in the sand?
G C D G
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
G C G
Before they're forever banned?
C D G C
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
C D G
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Lars

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

LARS kolberg http://www.facebook.com/sangerersomfolk


   
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frank2121
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just like to say thanks for the song
i did do a search for it but nothting came up
not sure how the search works anyhow
thanks again


   
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lars
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You're very welcome
The search has never worked too well - but now we'll have the index shortly :!: :D

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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Lars, just tried this - and yes it is pretty close to Dylan's "Freewheelin" version. However....a friend of mine showed me this in the pub one night, and he used drop D tuning.....a few nights later, at his house, he played along with the (vinyl!!!) album version, again in drop D, and it sounded note-for-note perfect to me.....

He also played it with a capo on the first fret.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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Lars, just tried this - and yes it is pretty close to Dylan's "Freewheelin" version. However....a friend of mine showed me this in the pub one night, and he used drop D tuning.

I knew I should come to your pub more often! ;)
Drop D, yeah, why not
he played along with the (vinyl!!!) album version

yes...? Are you suggesting that it's available on cassette too now? :shock: ;)
He also played it with a capo on the first fret.....

Sounding Eb - hmm, *checking* - it sounds d, i.e. capo on 7th(!)

Will try the open version - maybe you can post something??

thanks
Lars

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Vic Lewis VL
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I know he played it with a capo on the first fret, but I can't remember what chords he used - I'm not sure but I think they were E A and B with a couple of variations thrown in....

I'll try and contact him, I've got his phone number somewhere.....

BTW, I think Dylan hisself has at least half-a-million versions of this.....his voice has changed so much over the years, he has to sing his oldies about half an octave lower....

:D :D :D

Vic

PS haven't been to the pub for a while - well not with a guitar anyway - hand's a lot better, but still a long way from 100%........

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fredramsey
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Can someone help me out here?

I have never used a Capo before, so if I placed the Capo on the fifth fret as below, would I then play the chords as though the Capo was the nut?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
frank(insert correct number) requested this in the request thread

edit: of course somebody had done it already - Tim Madsen that is. Perhaps this post could somehow be included in that previous thread?

Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan

There are aprox. 1 million different versions of this. Here is how I often play it

Super easy chords here - I think this is close to the version on the freewheelin album (the original version of it). Often, I think, on other versions am is used in stead of C here and there. I prefer this no-frills version. The fun part is to add small bass-lines to it

G C C/B D/A G etc.
I can try to elaborate on that when I have a guitar handy

For strumming - I've never been good at writing down what I actually do, and I don't have a guitar at the moment, but I think you can do something like this, to get the freewheelin' sound:

D/U/DU/DU
How many
D/U/DU/D U
roads must a

capo on 5 fret - sounding C

G C D G
How many roads must a man walk down
G C G
Before you call him a man?
G C D G
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
G C D
Before she sleeps in the sand?
G C D G
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
G C G
Before they're forever banned?
C D G C
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
C D G
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Lars

Learning requires a willingness to be bad at something for awhile.


   
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Hi - if you place the capo on the 5th fret - when you finger a normal G it will sound as a C. That is all there is to it. The capo is basically a barre. You don't even have to figure out what the chords sound like - just play them as they're written out. ( But - G->C, C->F and D->G)

Oh - and don't forget the Harmonica ;-)

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...

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fredramsey
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Thanks, but I just need to clarify:

With the capo in place, I just pretend that it is the nut, essentially the 6th fret becomes the "first" fret, right?

Thanks!
Hi - if you place the capo on the 5th fret - when you finger a normal G it will sound as a C. That is all there is to it. The capo is basically a barre. You don't even have to figure out what the chords sound like - just play them as they're written out. ( But - G->C, C->F and D->G)

Oh - and don't forget the Harmonica ;-)

Learning requires a willingness to be bad at something for awhile.


   
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David Hodge
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Thanks, but I just need to clarify:

With the capo in place, I just pretend that it is the nut, essentially the 6th fret becomes the "first" fret, right?

Correct.

For more:

https://www.guitarnoise.com/article.php?id=2

Peace


   
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fredramsey
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Cool. I'll be buying my first capo tonight - I look forward to using it!

:D

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countryangel28
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This is a great song, it has a lot of deep meaning too.


   
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keithkr
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I play the same version, but using folk fingerstyle/pattern picking/travis picking, whichever your preferred terminology , personally i prefer folk fingerstyle. :D


   
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